I loved this book!! It did take some memory to recall some events from previous books that she referred to but overall it was great! I finished it in 5 hours - was up until 2 am! I couldn't put it down. As always, Sherrilyn Kenyon sets up for the next books perfectly. She leaves you wanting more! Great series, but definitely start with the first one and read in order. 5 stars all the way!!
Finally, after the last two books, a good Dark Hunter story again. I was about to give up on this series! This is the story of the Sumerian Fertility God: Sin. He isn't exactly a Dark-Hunter as he never died, he was drained of his powers by Artemis' trickery and left to die. Acheron found him like that and trained him to be a Dark-hunter so that he could continue to protect the world from Sumerian demons. Artemis gets mad at Sin and sends one of her handmaids: Kat Agrotera to kill Sin ... but, of course, it isn't that simple. Sin is the only Sumerian God left which means he is the only one who can save the world from the Sumerian demons. Kat and Sin decide to work together to rid the world of the Sumerian demons. Of course, this is a romance, so they fall in love in the process. Enjoyed it very much. It finally answered A LOT of questions about the characters in this series.
This whole book felt like scratching an itch for me. So much of the series became clearer as I read this book. I didn't read the series in order and I only read them as I got them off of here. So there have been alot of gaps in my knowledge. Beyond finding out things I didn't know previously, I enjoyed the look into Kat's life.
That being said I am finding them a bit predictable. Just as a warning for some who might mind. However, the look into the other pathenon was great and I enjoyed the expansion to the Kenyoverse.
I have loved all the Dark Hunter books, but am I the only one that was bothered by Ash previously being extremely protective of Simi, and in this book didn't seem to be at all? They are my favorite characters in the series, and now I don't know what to think.
Good book. The story of Sin, a god stripped of his powers and now a Night-Hunter, and Katra, the daughter of Artemis and Ash.
For millennia Sin has tried to regain his powers and seek revenge on Artemis. But now he has to kill the gallu that were buried by his pantheon. The gallu's goal is to destroy mankind. Sin is the only one that can stop them.
Artemis, knowing nothing of the gallu, sends Katra to destroy Sin. Now Sin, who has known nothing but betrayal must learn to trust the one person most likely to hand him to the demons!
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is not only Sin's and Katra's story - but it gives you more back story on other characters including Acheron, Appolymi and Artemis. It is definitely a book you don't want to miss reading in the Dark Hunter series. I highly recommend it.
I really did not want to buy this book until it was in paperback, but I just couldn't resist. After the last couple or so disappointing Dark-Hunter books, I was almost tempted to stop with them all together. I'm so glad I didn't give up! While I still feel like some things were way too sudden or convenient, I finally cared about the main characters again. It certainly didn't hurt that so many answers were revealed.
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This one was good. It had a different kind of plot than usual. I was angry though because I read online the order of the books and read the sequel to this before it, so I found out information I hadn't wanted to know yet. Anyway, I loved this one, it was clever, funny, and just all around good.
how do you begin to talk about thhe best show of workmanship, ever! the puny 'im better then everyeone'were off watching the pending doom... Zeus off playis oames. while the SUMERIAN GOD HAS TO DO IT ALL ALONNE,SAVE man kind from something that has been released by his pepople...DEMONS MORE TERRIBLE THE DAMIONS...THE DEMMI WILL BE RELSEASED
You won't beable too get your heed arouunnd by the time you get even half way throoh.it cause you get moor into tradigies of the past
Ash almost for a second was going to kil artemtete
The fammily story is comii in ffst, on yor toe rushing you on and on
loved it!! but i will share this gret book wii otheres
Wow, ok, apparently I'm in the minority. I hated this book. Kenyon is totally predictable, and as usual, everything is soooo convenient. Here we have a (new) mythical threat we've never heard of before in the series and OF COURSE there is only one person or heretofore unknown object or whatever necessary to negate it...the history of which is to be revealed in just a few easy conversations between characters, "oh, you know the thing that can defeat the Evil Threat - the one that can only be used by X person with this convenient bloodline and doesn't work for anyone else - and even then only if he happens to be standing on one leg holding a banana", or something equally ridiculous.
Oh, no! We must get it before Armageddon is upon us! Blech. Blah blah. I'm a lone dark hunter/ex-god and I've been wronged and I'm so grumpy and hurt (and boy do I have major trust issues) that only one special woman can truly make me not act like a big putz all the time. Show me that women can be trusted! Save my wounded soul!
The end features the usual deus ex machina with this series - Acheron shows up at the end to bring back the dead - 'cuz he can. He facilitates the usual pathetic nod at self sacrifice and then fixes everyone's boo boos and wraps the book up in a tidy bow.
If you ARE A big fan of this series and you can get past her crap writing and the fact that its always the SAME STUPID BOOK over and over again - there are loads of personal revelations to be had - who is Acheron's long lost daughter? Will he find out? Will he kill Artie if he finds out she knew? Who are the enemies of the Charonte demons (like Simi)? What's Simi's favorite bbq sauce? Is Artie just misunderstood? What is the mysterious hold she has on Acheron and why can he only feed on her? What's with Apollymi and those Daimons anyway?
Argh! ****SPOILER**** DON'T READ BELOW HERE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW
Let me save you the trouble - now we've got a demon-hunting deposed Sumerian God who's only sort-of a dark hunter - and who is fine with Daimons as long as they only eat bad people. He hates Artemis (who doesn't?). He meets Katra, secret daughter of over 1000 years of Artie and Acheron. Conveniently, only a Sumerian can keep the lid on evil demons they created eons ago that threaten the world every so often...but since he's an ex-god (thanks to Artie, indirectly), they must search for his long lost brother and use a tablet that drains god-powers ("I've got just the thing!"). He learns to love the daughter of the woman he hates most, "the heifer goddess". Naturally, there's some setup for the next book, with collusion between the new enemy (demons) and the old enemy (daimons).
I like Kim Harrison, Kelly Armstrong, LKH...there are just so many authors who do it better.
Loved it. This book is just as great as the others, I didn't want it to end. The book is about Sin, but also gives you a lot more in site to Ash and his life. You will really enjoy reading this dark hunters book.
How do I love this one, let me count the ways!
Great plot! Fast reading that you just can't put down!
and you get to learn a lot more about Ash that you have always had some questions with.
You know there are other things out there besides Damions to worry about and you get to meet them here.
You get to see how things are connected which a lot of the other's don't give you.
I am putting this one back in pile only because I know that other's would be just as eager to learn and read what the connections are.
Artemsis is still the "heifer cow" no matter what Simi has to do for her lol
I won't give a plot synopsis here but I really liked this book as it did not follow the same path as many of her other ones did. Kenyon is without a doubt one of my favorite authors. She keeps her stories fresh even if sometimes it doesn't always work. I loved this one though.
Finally the wait is over, Artemis finally tells Ash that Katra is his daughter and now Kat is thrown in to kill an ex god, but his trying to stop Armageddon from demons of his pantheon. Sin and Kat have to come to terms on how to stops these demons from braking more demons from the prison. We also see a different side of Apllymi towards her granddaughter Kat, but also Kat has to face the betrayal that she was blacked mailed in when he was a child by her mother and stripping a certain god, Sin, of his powers and giving them to her mother. Sin has to trust someone at is back the first time in countless centuries and as soon as he starts to trust Kat he invades his heart that hasn't been touched in all his life.
This book was amazing! Well worth the wait. Makes me even more anxious to get to Ash's story.
Sin, an ancient Sumerian god, was one of the most powerful among his pantheon...until the night Artemis stole his godhood by trickery and left him one step from death. Trust of any kind died in him that night, as well. For millennia, this ex-god turned Dark-Hunter has dreamed only of regaining his powers and seeking revenge on Artemis. If only life were that simple.
Unfortunately, he has bigger fish--or in Sin's case, demons--to fry. The lethal gallu that were buried by his pantheon are now stirring, and they are hungry for human flesh. Their goal is to destroy mankind and anyone else who gets in their way. Sin is the only one who can stop them--that is, if a certain woman doesn't kill him first. Unfortunately, Sin discovers that he must now rely on her or witness an annihilation of biblical proportions.
Enemies have always made strange bedfellows, but never more so than when the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Now a man who knows only betrayal must trust the one person most likely to hand him to the demons. Artemis may have stolen his godhood, but this one has stoelen his heart. The only question is: Will she keep it or feed it to the ones who want him dead?
Interesting read and better than some others that she's written recently. Learned a lot about Ash and Artemis. Simi was too funny in this one also. If you like Sherrilyn Kenyon, you'll definitely enjoy this one! :)
Again, I loved it
There is a lot about Ash in this one and and Simi whom I adore... and I think it is giving me the small hint as to what is to come in the next book which is Acheron, I am waiting patiantly for my copy to get here so I can begin it, I almost can't wait!