on June 28, 2006
Susan Michaels day has gone from bad to worse and it doesn't look like it's going to get better anytime soon. First she is told by her boss to investigate a story she would rather just ignore, she than meets her best friend Angie and her husband after a rather secretive meeting is made. When all is said and done she is now the owner of a very weird looking cat (she's allergic to cats) and her best friends are now dead and she's being blamed for their deaths. Oh, and the cat...well now he is one yummy guy with a boatload of attitude and her boss...he knows the catman. Now Susan is in the middle of a war between good and evil and everything she once thought of as the products of strung out people and Hollywood is real. Too real. And on top of that Ravyn her catman is way too attractive and speaks to a part of her heart she thought would never be reached. But he's a Dark-Hunter and she is a Squire now...he is off limits yet she can't forget the taste of his kiss or the touch of his hand. Can they find a happy ending while they try to stay one step ahead of Stryker and his determined troop of Daimons who want to control Seattle, and stay alive?
Ms. Kenyon's latest installment in her Dark-Hunter series is not what loyal fans have come to expect when they open up one of her books. At the same time her creative ability is what has drawn us to her time and again and her creative drive has changed focus. There is a great deal more action involved with a little less detail to the romance between her main characters Ravyn and Susan. This story has no less than four additional storylines running at the same time and when combined with the extra characters introduced...might seem to be a bit overwhelming for the reader. Still, Ms. Kenyon has given us another entertaining read with a little more insight into the legend of the Dark-Hunters. Ravyn is a very sexy hero, one which kept me coming back to continue the read. Readers might be disturbed with the changes Nick has under gone as well as Acheron...but I believe that we should keep an open mind where this is concerned and wait to see how this plays out. Come to this book with an open mind and you will enjoy an entertaining read.
Investigative Reporter Susan Michaels wants nothing more than to resurrect her professional reputation after a major scandal destroyed it two years ago. She is currently stuck writing cheesy articles for a tabloid about alien babies and the like. Then she gets a lead that could revamp her dead career. Her sleuthing puts her in an underground world populated by different types of vampires and shape-shifters. This gives her two choices, become a "squire" and help or die immediately for security reasons. Duh! Do I need to tell you her choice? So the cat she is stuck with, and allergic to, changes into a good looking Dark-Hunter man. Susan finds "Puss in Boots" extremely irritating, but likeable. Too likeable...
Ravyn Kontis is one of the shape-shifting immortals/guardians who are sworn to protect humankind. He is captured while in cat form by a minion of the Daimon King. Lucky for him, Susan "adopts" him while following her lead. Rave is thankful, but Susan knows too much. Now they are thrown together as partners. Things get even worse now because it becomes apparent that the Daimons have declared war on the Dark-Hunters and have some of the police department on their side. Susan and Ravyn find themselves on run for two murders that they did not commit. And all that is only the beginning of their first full day together!
***** Author Sherrilyn Kenyon has created an extremely realistic, but hidden, world that will grab its readers and hold onto them tighter than cement! You do not have to read the previous novels to understand everything going on. I am proof, since this is my first experience with the underground world. Once I began this story I could see why the author is so famous and has her own cult following. Outstanding! *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
on February 11, 2009
Amazing writting, fun and sexy. Always the best from Sherrilyn Kenyon! A must to read, but really the whole series is a must to read. Night Play is my favorite of the were-hunters, and Acheron was the absolute best! Can't wait to read Dream Warrior!