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With its frenetic, Matrix-style fight scenes and feral, leather-clad heroes, this book makes it easy to see why Kenyon's fantasy world has caught on so quickly and even inspired some readers to role-play on her Web site. Like the vampire-battling immortals of Kenyon's previous Dark-Hunter tales (Dance with the Devil, etc.), Wulf Tryggvason is sexy, dangerous and well over six feet tall. He also has a chip on his shoulder because no one, except his blood relatives and fellow Dark-Hunters, can remember him after he leaves a room due to an ancient curse. Then he meets 26-year-old Cassandra Peters, the one woman who can remember him. Unfortunately, she comes with a "short expiration date." Not only is she destined to die on her 27th birthday, but she holds the fate of the world in her hands. The last of her bloodline, Cassandra must have a child before her birthday or the world will descend into darkness. Even those who buy into this premise will find the tidy denouement hard to swallow, but Kenyon is a master at creating spunky characterizations and cinematic action scenes spiced with wry humor. Though she has a tendency to overwrite, especially when it comes to loves scenes ("She moaned at the rich sensation of having all of his lush power lying over her"), this book is an entertaining thrill ride.
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The only thing that can free a Dark-Hunter is the love of a woman. Hard to find if you're the only Hunter cursed to be forgotten within five minutes by whatever human meets you. Wulf suffers this fate, finding true companionship only with those who are exempt: his fellow Hunters and his lone surviving descendant. As for love, that's a lost cause, and meeting Cassandra makes the yearning harder to bear. He can have her only in erotic dreams, except that it turns out that those aren't just dreams, and Cassandra is no mere human. Showcasing Kenyon's knack for resuscitating oft-used plot twists with refreshingly different perspectives, the latest installment in the Dark-Hunter series, which includes Night Embrace (2003) and Dance with the Devil [BKL D 1 03], serves up more of what Kenyon fans have come to expect from her paranormal romances: intensely passionate love, laugh-out-loud humor, and drop-undead gorgeous men. Nina Davis
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I just got done reading Tino Georgiou's masterpiece--The Fates, and I pick this one up as soon as it was available. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2007 by Nikki
The first two books were great. The rest are severly over hyped. Each book seems like its only purpose is to set you up to buy the next one. Read morePublished on June 22 2004 by Mkath
First let me say I an a huge fan of the Dark-Hunter series, but this book, there seemed to be something lacking. I can't really put my finger on it. Read morePublished on June 12 2004
I LOVED this book. I appreciate a true kick you know what female and this book had two of them who were role models if ever there were one or two. Wulf was sexy and fun. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by Renee
I admit I am a huge fan of the Dark Hunters. I love Vikings and have been waiting for this book forever. I wasn't disappointed. Read morePublished on May 19 2004 by Terra
....... could SK ever out-do her most triumphant novel "dance with the devil"?
No, I'm afraid not .... now don't think that I'm 'dissing' SK here! Read more