There's a reason hardcore SK fans are giving this book only 3 stars.... but like me, you will probably read it & hope the reviewers are wrong. SK CAN write well : Acheron and all the preceeding DH books prove that. But after reading her last 2 books I gotta wonder what's happening. I don't mind the storyline change (it needed a good shaking up) I do mind the poor quality of writing.
This book was ok. Not great, not wonderful just ok. I was looking forward to a new begining in the DH series after Acheron's story and after reading One Silent Night, which I loved, because it was a great Arc book and claimed to be nothing else. I gave that book GREAT reviews.
This book well, it felt like it was rushed. The 'love' story was barely there and happened waaaay to quickly it was almost comical and lacked substance or reason and sort of seemed as if it was an after thought. Not much depth in this book. Quite frankly, it should have been longer, more developed and should not have ended so abruptly. I hate books that have cliff hangers. Books should be written as stand-alones. This book almost feels like it was written for an evening TV series. (with cliff hangers)
On the slight upside: lots and lots of new characters. Jaden, Jared, Nike, Noir, a crazy insane bunch of rad new DH and other cool things happen to the Skoti and Oneroi to shake up the status quo. Several other characters from past books make very breif appearances: Leta& Adian, Zarek, M'Adoc, Stryker & his lovley wife. And of course Acheron & Nick.
Still, as fair warning: This book will leave you wanting. Wanting more depth, more descriptions, more romance, more detail, more story. less names, less new characters and less rediculous happenings. The whole 'heart' thing was just stupid. When you read it you will understand.
I feel like my money was wasted. More so, I feel I was cheated out of my money and tricked into buying a SK book- thinking I was getting quality instead I got an empty shell.
I really hope SK gets back to writing decent books: good storylines and more depth & feeling to her characters. I want real stories not Manga, not cheap throwaway romance books. This one isn't going to be re-read by me. Its going straight to my PBS bookshelf.
Well I promised myself I wouldn't buy another crappy book from Sherrylyn Kenyon, but I guess absence has made the heart go stupid because I forgot about that promise and bought another one.
Cratus, the son of Warcraft and Hate (not the same as War in the last novel) has been damned to live the rest of his life in pain and discomfort for betraying an order from Zeus. As Zeus banishes Cratus he is betrayed by all of the Gods that once feared and respected him. Once favored by Zeus for his blind loyalty he is doomed to live a lonely existence, suffering for the rest of his immortal life and wanting revenge against all those that have wronged him. He decides to ally with the enemy of the Greek Pantheon, Noir and his sister Azura, hoping that he'll get to kill Zeus in the process.
Delphine is an Oneroi Dream-Hunter who is asked by Zeus to find Cratus and convince him to help fight Noir and Azura because he is one of the few gods left that can derive power from the Source (I would tell you what the Source is, but I still have no idea). Told to seduce Cratus by his sister Nike Delphine is kidnapped by the Greek's enemy and given to Cratus as a slave. As he falls for her he realizes that the betrayals of his past need not haunt him anymore. There's also some plot involving Noir and Azura, but there are so many characters involved that it would take me days to describe it.
While technically not a Dark-Hunter novel (this one's a Dream Hunter) it still includes a lot of the same characters and if you want to know what is happening in the world of the Dark-Hunters this one does advance the plot in them both. This really is the only use I could find in this book. I read it in one sitting, but more due to the fact that I just wanted to finish it. Cratus was bitter and angered but he got over that in hours because he fell in love with Delphine-it just seemed like too smooth of a transition to me. Plus the amount of characters she includes in this novel I can't count on twenty fingers and each one is more powerful than the other but can't use their powers or it will unbalance something else. Can anyone use their powers anymore? Who are all of these characters? What the heck is "The Souce," is it like "The Force?" I'm completely lost in this series now and I've read all of the previous books. I'm going to need a map to navigate my way through the next one. And sucker that I am I'll probably forget how terrible this one was and buy it right away too.
aaaahhhh! SK is back on track. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down and finished it within one read.
Cratus was horribly tortured for 6000 years by Zeus, his father. It's no wonder he was a mess emotionally. Delphine definitely was his salvation. The love between them was amazing and sweet as hell. She was a virgin and he was untouched for 6000 years so almost virgin again. Some of the characters from the Dark-Hunter novels showed up in this Dream-Hunter book. It was nice to revisit them and prepare for the next Dark-Hunter novel.
Sherrilyn Kenyon's books just get better and better. Her grasp of Greek mythology is incredible. With so many characters, it's difficult at times to remember who is who.
This is one of the books in the series that i did truly enjoy. It has the adventure/action, romance, and a bit of humor.