"Exciting romantic fantasy"
During the height of the Roman Empire, no opponent lasted
long against the mighty legions. That is except Kyrian of
Thrace, who led his people to victory against the
invincible Romans. Just when it seemed as if Kyrian would
rule the known world, betrayal left him for dead. However,
instead of a simple death, Kyrian "dies" as he lived by
becoming the "Ruler of the Night" seeking two things: to
hunt the soul stalking Daimans and to find a woman who does
not betray him to his immortal foes.
Desiderius, an elder Daiman, binds Kyrian to modern day New
Orleans resident Amanda Deveraux, the accountant in a
family of psychics and vampire hunters. As Kyrian
struggles to liberate him and Amanda from their magical
handcuffs, the bound couple begins to fall in love.
However, the last time he fell in love, his beloved
betrayed him to his enemy. Amanda does not want some
soulless wandering killer for a mate when she only desires
a faithful CPA.
Fans of romantic fantasy will gain plenty of pleasure by
reading Sherrilyn Kenyon's latest offbeat tale. The store
line is loaded with action in a world that feels real while
the key cast members seem genuine too whether they are
paranormal, mythical or human. It is that feeling of
authenticity in her plots that makes Ms. Kenyon one of the
leading sub-genre authors with cross appeal to pure fantasy
readers as both groups will enjoy this novel and her
previous work FANTASY LOVER.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 18, 2002
When the sun sets, passion rises...
Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be immortal?
To journey through the night stalking the evil that preys
on humans? To have unlimited wealth, unlimited power? That
is my existence, and it is dark and dangerous. I play hero
to thousands, but am known to none. And I love every
minutes of it.
Or so I thought until one night when I woke up handcuffed
to my worst nightmare: a conservative woman in a button-
down shirt. Or in Amanda's case, one buttoned all the way
up to her chin. She's smart, sexy, witty, and wants nothing
to do with the paranormal--in other words, me.
My attraction to Amanda Devereaux goes against everything I
stand for. Not to mention the last time I fell in love it
cost me not only my human life, but also my very soul. Yet
every time I look at her, I find myself wanting to try
again. Wanting to believe that love and loyalty do
Even more disturbing, I find myself wondering if there's
any way a woman like Amanda can love a man whose battle
scars run deep, and whose heart was damaged by a betrayal
so savage that he's not sure it will ever beat again.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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