Book Reviews of Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter, Bk 7)

Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter, Bk 7)
Seize the Night - Dark-Hunter, Bk 7
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
ISBN-13: 9780739448472
ISBN-10: 0739448471
Publication Date: 2/24/2005
Pages: 289
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 85 ratings
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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This story is just not worth the paper it's printed on. After a few chapters, I really wanted to just throw it in the trash. I had read the previous book to this one and thought it was okay, but all this book is, is more of the same. The writing continues to be unoriginal and the author seems to only have characters who know how to spout cheezy one-liners like it's cool... trust me, it's not. I'm not even going to go into how a lot of the main characters have a plethora of powers and money and continue to try to "fight the good fight" when it's just ridiculous that they even participate in their "wars" when there shouldn't even be a battle because the "good guys" have so much power. Nothing is believable (as far as fantasy stories can be believed) and the imagination the author has is lacking due to all her plot-holes. There are far more authors out there who can deliver a story while not making you annoyed that there are obvious flaws to their overall narrative. I'll be avoiding this author in the future.
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Tabitha a human that hunts the vampires, falls in love with Valerius a Dark Hunter that no other Dark Hunter has anything to do with.
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Another great Kenyon book! This one tells Valerius & Tabitha's story.
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This story is just not worth the paper it's printed on. After a few chapters, I really wanted to just throw it in the trash. I had read the previous book to this one and thought it was okay, but all this book is, is more of the same. The writing continues to be unoriginal and the author seems to only have characters who know how to spout cheezy one-liners like it's cool... trust me, it's not. I'm not even going to go into how a lot of the main characters have a plethora of powers and money and continue to try to "fight the good fight" when it's just ridiculous that they even participate in their "wars" when there shouldn't even be a battle because the "good guys" have so much power. Nothing is believable (as far as fantasy stories can be believed) and the imagination the author has is lacking due to all her plot-holes. There are far more authors out there who can deliver a story while not making you annoyed that there are obvious flaws to their overall narrative. I'll be avoiding this author in the future.
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For those of you who have been living in the Dark Ages, or perhaps under a rock, and haven't a clue of Ms. Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series, there are a few vocabulary terms you must become familiar with before reading this review.

Dark-Hunter: Dark-Hunters are created from ancient warriors-but not just any warrior-only those who have been wronged and are dying, due to an act of treachery and betrayal. At this time, Artemis approaches the dying warrior and offers them a pact-a one-time Act of Vengeance against the party who has wronged them. These soulless beings, neither Apollites, Daimons, nor humans, are the only thing that stands between humanity and the creatures who seek to destroy them.

Apollites & Daimons: Apollites are direct descendants of the god Apollo, who has the unfortunate luck of being cursed when they killed his twenty-seven year old mistress, Ryssa, and child. Even worse, Apollites are forced to die a horrible, painful death over a twenty-four hour period when they are twenty-seven themselvs. Daimons, of course, are the unearthly creatures that Apollites transform into during their twenty-seventh birthday celebration.

Now that you have the basic downs, you can fully enjoy SEIZE THE NIGHT. The latest in Ms. Kenyon's series, this book centers around Valerius Magnus, the good-looking, quick-tempered Dark-Hunter who had the good fortune of being born to a Roman Senator, serving as a Roman General, and conquering cities throughout the countries, too numerous to name. He's also the poor, unfortunate soul who has the bad misfortune of being betrayed, losing the woman he loves, and becomes a soulless Dark-Hunter.

I could say that Valerius doesn't play well with others, but that would be an understatement! He refuses to embrace those who once rejected him, and he's not quite sure how he ended up in New Orleans, staked by one Tabitha Devereaux, a woman who somehow happens to be almost as proficient at hunting and destroying Daimons as he is. But, alas, the gods aren't happy enough just to force Val into working with the Dark-Hunters he has tried to avoid at all costs-instead, fate has decided that his mortal enemy should be married to Tabitha's twin sister. He'd probably laugh, but he lost that ability sometime around 160 BC.

I love this series. Actually, I love every book that Ms. Kenyon writes. But with SEIZE THE NIGHT, she's managed to capture the true emotion of Valerius's pain, his betrayal, and his resolve to stay emotionally uninvolved with Tabitha. Tabitha herself is no humble society debutante-she's worked for years to put her psychic talents to good use, by protecting those she loves, and her city from the destruction of the inhuman beings who wish to destroy it.

However, this time, an evil force is determined to destroy everything that Tabitha holds dear, and if it can take Valerius down in the process, so much the better. The storyline is non-stop action, the heat and emotion between Val and Tabitha is kept at a perfect pitch. Once again, the Dark-Hunters reign supreme-or do they? There's only one way to find out, and that's by picking up your very own copy of SEIZE THE NIGHT.
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This story is just not worth the paper it's printed on. After a few chapters, I really wanted to just throw it in the trash. I had read the previous book to this one and thought it was okay, but all this book is, is more of the same. The writing continues to be unoriginal and the author seems to only have characters who know how to spout cheezy one-liners like it's cool... trust me, it's not. I'm not even going to go into how a lot of the main characters have a plethora of powers and money and continue to try to "fight the good fight" when it's just ridiculous that they even participate in their "wars" when there shouldn't even be a battle because the "good guys" have so much power. Nothing is believable (as far as fantasy stories can be believed) and the imagination the author has is lacking due to all her plot-holes. There are far more authors out there who can deliver a story while not making you annoyed that there are obvious flaws to their overall narrative. I'll be avoiding this author in the future.
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This book was a very short, but a delicious Dark Hunter book. Val is uptight and doesnt know how to relax and Tabitha cant wait to get him out of his element. And does she! With that aspect only being part of the story, the other part is her family dealing with Val, this is truly one of the better Dark Hunter stories. Oh, and a very dark turn for Squire Nick in this book, I cant believe it! One book closer to Acheron.
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Book Description from Amazon.com:

valerius magnus,dark hunter,ex-general of rome,ancient rome.bane of my existence,tabitha deveraeux,human vampire fighter and twin to my mortal enemy's wife.she and her sister are being stalked by an evil power that will not rest until everyone she holds dear is dead.
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As usual, I first read this book out of order from the series and quickly became addicted to the rest Sherilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunters. I found this book to be funny, suspenseful, and sexy.
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This story is just not worth the paper it's printed on. After a few chapters, I really wanted to just throw it in the trash. I had read the previous book to this one and thought it was okay, but all this book is, is more of the same. The writing continues to be unoriginal and the author seems to only have characters who know how to spout cheezy one-liners like it's cool... trust me, it's not. I'm not even going to go into how a lot of the main characters have a plethora of powers and money and continue to try to "fight the good fight" when it's just ridiculous that they even participate in their "wars" when there shouldn't even be a battle because the "good guys" have so much power. Nothing is believable (as far as fantasy stories can be believed) and the imagination the author has is lacking due to all her plot-holes. There are far more authors out there who can deliver a story while not making you annoyed that there are obvious flaws to their overall narrative. I'll be avoiding this author in the future.
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Love it, worth 5 stars. For me its almost like Romeo & Juliet. In Tabby's deal is her family doesn't like Val for the fact is that his spitting image grandfather is the one who killed Kyrian and they are biased on that fact. Val is hated all around but the one women who should hate his guts most of all since her twin is married to Kyrian. Val has to deal with he fact he is almost alone in a town of people that hate him but his survived it and now with Tabby by his side and her family warming up to him slowly and that his own brother/god Zerek has changed his tune coming to grips that Val his not their father in more ways then he thought, even when on to gift Val nectar for immorality and Astride gifting Val ambrosia to give Val god powers to fight back Zerek when ever he decides to throw a bolt of lighting at Val in the future. Many wonderful and funny parts, but the very sad note is that Tabby lost an older sister, the voodoo Priestess, and Nicky is now a Dark Hunter after killing himself after Desi/Ulrick killed his mother one the wake of having Ash upset with him for doing the nasty with Simi. Now is whole life and is future is in turmoil.