Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Review: No Mercy (Dark-Hunter #19, Were-Hunter #6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Synopsis (via Goodreads): Live fast, fight hard and, if you have to die, then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before.
Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power--one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date.
The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it.
My Take: First off, I have to say that I love the Dark-Hunter series. It never fails to deliver on thrills and every book seems to deepen and expand the universe and mythology. I'm intrigued by how Sherrilyn Kenyon is tying in her YA series, The Chronicles of Nick, to the main series. The more I see of this world, the more I enjoy it. I especially enjoy running across characters from previous books, those heroes and heroines that you've come to know and love.
Okay. So I pretty much love the entire Peltier family. Dev has always been the strong, silent one- the guy who guarded the door and kept the undesirables away from his family. Getting a glimpse into why he's so terribly protective of Aimee and how his relationship with his mother was always rocky were heartbreaking.
Samia had a lot of things going for her, but I never quite got how she was so uber-badass that she became a Dog of War. I liked her as a character, I liked how she had to work through her issues, but she never hit that level of insanity that I was expecting from Dark-Hunters who call themselves the Dogs of War.
Overall, it was a solid entry in the Dark-Hunter series. We got to see Fang's boss, learn why Remi is such an ass (which is terribly sad, btw), and revisit with a Dark-Hunter and his Daimon bride that I had been curious about.
I do recommend reading the entire series, as daunting as that seems, because you'll get so much more out of this book.
Other books by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sherrilyn Kenyon's official website
Official Sanctuary website