This story, in my opinion, is the best of the Uncommon Animals series. For one thing, we finally get some clue as to what’s up with Matty, but we also get a look at what Mina and Matty were like before they ran away.
I had a lot fun mixing the flashbacks into the present day narrative. I also introduce one of my best villains, Ivan Dzubenko.
But I truly believe that if you read this one, you have to read the other six. And if you’ve read Talasam, and not Hunted Down, grab a copy. The two stories can be read separately, but they are highly complimentary.