Dance With The Devil: A Dark-Hunter Novel Book 3
9 journalers for this copy...
Zarek's Point of View:
Dark-Hunter: A soulless guardian who stands between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. Yeah, right. The only part of that Code of Honor I got was eternity and solitude.
Insanity: A condition many say I suffer from after being alone for so long. But I don't suffer from my insanity-I enjoy every minute of it.
Trust: I can't trust anyone...not even myself. The only thing I trust in is my ability to do the wrong thing in any situation and to hurt anyone who gets in my way.
Truth: I endured a lifetime as a Roman slave, and 900 years as an exiled Dark-Hunter. Now I'm tired of enduring. I want the truth about what happened the night I was exiled-I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Astrid (Greek, meaning star): An exceptional woman who can see straight to the truth. Brave and strong, she is a point of light in the darkness. She touches me and I tremble. She smiles and my cold heart shatters.
Zarek: They say even the most damned man can be forgiven. I never believed that until the night Astrid opened her door to me and made this feral beast want to be human again. Made me want to love and be loved. But how can an ex-slave whose soul is owned by a Greek goddess ever dream of touching, let alone holding, a fiery star?
Fantasy Lover (a prequel to the Dark Hunter Series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Night Pleasures (Book 1 Dark Hunter Series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Night Embrace (Book 2 Dark Hunter Series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dance With The Devil (Book 3 Dark Hunter Series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Kiss of the Night (Book 4 Dark Hunter Series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Night Play (Book 5 Dark Hunter Series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Seize the Night (Book 6 Dark Hunter Series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sins of the Night (Book 7 Dark Hunter Series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Unleash the Night (Book 8 Dark Hunter Series) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
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Back to me NeedSun in Canada
I will send this on to Kiki as soon as I confirm with her that she still wants it.
Sent: August 26
Thanks NeedSun for mailing... looking forward to read this one.. though I have to admit it makes me kind of sad.. since all these novels take place in New Orleans.. I have been there and I am really shocked of what happened there these days....
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Now it's Austria's turn to dance with the devil!
I loved both Zarek and Astrid, and it was refreshing to read a different story line. It was great to have a new association to the name Astrid, because one of my teachers in elementary school was called Astrid, and she was very strict and I didn't like her very much. This Astrid was so much nicer. I too liked the demon Simi, and it was great to have more insight into the lives of Acheron and Artemis.
Before sending the book on, I read the short story at the back of the book. A Dark-Hunter Christmas was a nice feel-good story, different from Sherrilyn Kenyon's regular stories. Chronologically it was set between Night Pleasures and Night Embrace. She introduced a new dark-hunter, Gallagher, and we got to see a different side of Acheron again!
"Zarek is the most dangerous of all the Dark-Hunters. He endured a lifetime as a Roman slave and centuries as a Dark-Hunter in exile. Zarek trusts no one. Because of his steadfast denial to follow any orders, he is kept in isolation in Alaska where his activity is seriously limited and closely monitored. There are many who fear he will one day unleash his powers against humans as well as vampires. Have nine hundred hears of exile made Zarek too vicious to be redeemed? The gods want Zarek dead but reluctantly agree to allow justice goddess Astrid to judge him. Astrid has never yet judged a man innocent, and yet there is something about Zarek that tugs at her heart. He views even the smallest act of kindness with shock and suspicion. But while Astrid struggles to maintain her impartiality in the face of her growing attraction to Zarek, an executioner has already been dispatched... "
Out of the three Dark Hunter novels I have read so far, I like this one best. There is actually something resembling a story line. But again, too much fluff. All the characters have the maturity and mental depth of teenagers. I think there are 2 more of them on the way to me, but I give up. I just find the characters and the minimalistic plot too annoying to make my way through any more instalments. Sorry, not for me.
I can't make up my mind, how to rate this. 7 out of 10, because it had a more interesting storyline? 4 out of 10, because I think it is barely worth reading? You'll just have to decide for yourself...
My book #34 in 2006, first published in 2003; 343 pages.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I will be sending books #1 - 4 along after I finish the next.
Kenyon's 4th Dark-Hunter book (counting Fantasy Lover as book one) tells the full story of Dark-Hunter Zarek, who's been banished to the far reaches of Alaska. Zarek first appeared in the previous book, Night Embrace, when he was called to New Orleans to help out with the overabundance of Daimons that always infiltrate the city during the annual Mardi Gras celebration.
Unfortunately, Zarek's life hangs by a thread. The Goddess Artemis, creator of all the Dark-Hunters, wants him dead and has sent her executioner Thanatos to hunt him down and kill him. Zarek's sour disposition towards everyone around him—and towards life in general—hasn't helped his situation any. It seems that only Acheron, the firstborn Dark-Hunter and leader of their kind, truly understands his plight and is able to see the good that lies dormant within Zarek. In a final attempt to spare Zarek's life, Acheron requests that he be judged by Themis, and agrees to be bound by whatever decision the judge comes to. If deemed that Zarek poses a danger to society, then he will agree to the Dark-Hunter's death.
Now it is Astrid—daugher of Themis and sister to the Three Fates—who must determine Zarek's fate. Astrid, who herself has begun to feel despondent and emotionally bankrupt, and has never before proclaimed anyone innocent in the history of the world. Is he beyond redemption? Or can he be saved by the hand of Fate... or the heart of an impartial judge?
This is now reserved for WatersideKatt, who's up next in the ring. I'm planning to hold it for the next book as well and send both together so it'll be waiting here for just a wee bit longer. (If I have a pkg going out to you first though Joanne, I may just include it with that. Will play it by ear.)
Package of 5 books mailed to a Joanne (NeedSun) on 09-Feb-2009 via USPS First Class International Mail.
Joanne, this bookring book is actually scheduled for WatersideKatt next, but since I had a package ready for you before having the 2nd book for her, I'm including it in your package instead for you to hand over to her directly. I hope that's okay. :)