"Superb romantic fantasy"
Half Apolloite Cassandra is with her friends and her
bodyguard when the Daimons arrive. They recognize her and
go after the kill because they believe that her death will
free them from the curse that has forced them to either
die or become vampires. However, Wulf a dark hunter
arrives and kills the Daimons. Afterward he and Cassandra
kiss, but he leaves because his curse is that no one
except his blood remembers him five minutes after he
Cassandra forgets Wulf until she shares exotic dreams
him. She begins to remember the dark hunter who saved her
life and the advice of her deceased mother to avoid that
deadly species. To his chagrin the first person outside
his nephew and his peers who remembers him is from a
species he has pledged to kill. Making it worse is that
this duo falls in love sharing not only their respective
species, but the gods of several Pantheons.
Sherrilyn Kenyon's latest Dark Hunter tales is a superb
romantic fantasy that has the extra twist of the hero's
plight that is great for one night stands, but very
lonely. The story line is the ultimate star-crossed
lovers theme as a warm loving relationship between the
lead couple will probably result in the wrath of Gods.
The support cast, especially his nephew and his New
Orleans based peer and her Amazonian bodyguard, add depth
to a fine story. Those sub-genre readers tasting their
first Dark Hunter novel will seek the previous winners.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 2, 2004
Some kisses are worth dying for...
What do you get when you have one immortal Viking warrior
no one can remember five minutes after he leaves their
presence, a princess on the run for her life, and one
seriously annoyed demigod? Basically, you get my life.
It started out simple enough. One night I went to save a
woman in trouble. The next thing I knew, the doorway to
hell had opened and out stepped Daimons-vampires the likes
of which I'd never seen before. Led by the son of Apollo,
they are out to end the curse that has banished them all to
darkness. The only problem with that is they have to kill
Cassandra Peters to do it and if she dies, so dies the sun,
the earth and all who dwell here. Life's just a bowl full
of cherries, ain't it?
Brought together by fate, it's now my job to protect a
daughter of the very race I have been hunting for
centuries. Neither of us dares to trust the other. But she
is the only one who remembers me... More than that, with
her courage and strength, she is the only one who has ever
touched a heart that I thought had died centuries ago.
The only way for a Dark-Hunter to regain his soul is
through the love of a woman. But what happens when that
woman isn't exactly human?
Previous Dark Hunter books, in order according to Sherrilyn Kenyon's website:
Novellas from the Dark-Hunter series
- Fantasy Lover
- Night Pleasures
- Night Embrace
- Dance with the Devil
- Kiss of the Night
- Night Play
- Seize the Night
- Sins of the Night
- Unleash the Night
- Dark Side of the Moon
- Devil May Cry
- One Silent Night
- Bad Moon Rising
- The Dark Hunter Companion
- Winter Born (in the Stroke of Midnight anthology
- Second Chances (in the Exclusive Dark-Hunter Collectible Booklet (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2005), free giveaway. Also was included in the Dark-Hunter Companion)
- A Hard Day's Night-Searcher (in the anthology My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding)
- Until Death We Do Part (in the anthology Love At First Bite )
- Fear the Darkness (a free e-book)
- Shadow of the Moon (in the anthology Dead After Dark