The Wizard Hunters is the first book in Wells’ The Fall of Ile-Rien, Ile-Rien being the country she’s set several novels in. I was first introduced to her through short stories in Black Gate, and as it turns out, these stories involved two of the characters from The Wizard Hunters. It made the mentions of their backstory less mysterious, but that didn’t harm the book. The world of Ile-Rien is engaging (I’m a sucker for magic-as-a-science), the Gardier are a creepy enemy, and the whole thing feels almost hopeless (as you might guess given the title of the series) but…it’s clearly not all over yet.
Of her other novels, I’ve only read The Death of the Necromancer, and I mean to remedy that soon. (So many books, so little time.)
I tore through Robyn Bachar’s second Cat book, Bewitched, Blooded, and Bewildered in an evening–it helped that I’d read a big chunk in our crit group already. So I’m not entirely objective. But it has a trip to hell, the all-Harrison psychic radio, and dragons fighting helicopters, what more do you want?