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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Character Connection: Hunter Niall

Character Connection is a weekly meme hosted by Jen @ The Introverted Reader.



This is our chance to tell the world about a character that we love in whichever way we want. More information about this meme can be found on Jen's blog.
The books in order:
Book of Shadows and The Coven
Blood Witch and Dark Magick
Awakening and Spellbound
The Calling and Changling

The series: Wicca
The author: Cate Tiernan
The character: Hunter Niall

I love Cate Tiernan's Wicca series. They were originally published as individual volumes that at least went up to number 11. Puffin recently started re-printing them as two stories bind ups. I keep hoping and praying that they will do the whole series. If anyone can confirm or crush this hope, I would be very grateful.

Of all the characters in this series, Hunter Niall is my favourite.

I'll give you five reasons why:
  1. He is an English witch and has many of our nation's quirks. 
  2. He is blond and extraordinarily handsome. (There are not enough gorgeous blond guys in books)
  3. He is duty-bound.
  4. He is unable to hide his emotions.
  5. He is looking for redemption. I just adore characters who are in need of salvation. 
And, that's all you're going to get because otherwise this post would be spoiler-tastic!

On another note a Book of Shadows is where witches record all their learning from Wicca. You can actually buy them. I found this out when I was seraching google images for the book cover. When I first started reading this series it spooked me a little bit. I guess it is as close to "real" magic as you can get. Of course, one might argue that science is a form of magic because it performs miracles. Look at all those advancements in medicines. In my mind science is a little bit magic and that scares me too sometimes. Something to think about...

7 comments:

Sullivan McPig said...

Sounds like a cool character. I'll check out this series.

Lauren said...

Oooh, I like the sound of this series. And I'm definitely intrigued to hear that you can actually buy your own 'book of shadows'. I kind of wish I was a witch, so I think I'd like the Wicca series a whole lot - and Hunter sounds pretty cool too.

Rhiana said...

I'm completely fascinated by wicca and pagenism so this sounds like something I need to check out!

Jen G. said...

You've chosen another series I hadn't even heard of! This sounds great though. I'm going to have to add it to my list and give it a try.

You mentioned your country's quirks, so that got me thinking. I'm visiting my in-laws right now and we went to a "British" pub last night. I scored mega-points when I was able to say, "I think rashers are like bacon or something," and I was right! "How did you know that?" they cried. "I read," was the answer. :-)

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I used to read this series when I was in middle school or early high school. I someone lost all of my books, so I've been trying to find them all again at a relatively cheap price. I always remember liking Hunter, so I really want to reread the series now.

Shweta said...

I am yet to read this series. These books were in the second hand book store but I had already bought so many that I didn't dare buy more at the time .But I guess next time these will be on my priority list !!

Daria Hlazatova said...

this sounds like a perfect book for me! especially if there are more than one!