Monday, November 21, 2011
Review: "Kiss of the Night" by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Wulf is an ancient Viking warrior who has been cursed so that no human can remember him within 5 minutes of him leaving. Luckily, the Dark Hunters and most of the other immortals can remember him, as well as anyone in his direct bloodline. Unfortunately for him, there is only 1 member of his blood line left and he is extremely over protective of him. When he meets Cassandra, a woman who can actually remember him, he starts to have some rather erotic dreams about her. Cassandra is having the same dreams and they are feeling a little too real for her. Wulf wonders if these dreams could be happening for real in an alternate dream realty and finds himself very intrigued with Cassandra. As he soon finds out, she turns out to be the heiress to a cursed race. This race is destined to die at the age of 27 unless they kill and take in human souls to remain alive as Daimons. The Dark Hunters were born to hunt Daimons and this makes their situation a touchy one. If she becomes a Daimon, it will be Wulf's job to hunt her down and kill her, but if she doesn't she will die a very painful death on her next birthday. Just to mix things up a little, there is of course lots of interference from the gods too.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The inner struggles with Wulf and Cassandra were intense and definitely gave us a deeper look into the lives of the Apollites and Daimons. So far, we've thought that all Daimons were bad, but as it turns out it's not quite so cut and dry. There were lots of twists and turns that I didn't see coming. As usual we got more information to piece together about Acheron. I really can't wait for his book, that is one mysterious and intriguing man (and I use the term man very loosely). With so many Dark Hunter books, I was afraid when I started that they would all blend together but that surely has not been the case. Sherrilyn Kenyon continues to find unique stories to take each of these Dark Hunters on. I like that we get some reoccurring characters from book to book as well. I really liked Wulf but there were a lot of new characters in this book that we hadn't met before that I really liked too. I'll be intrigued to see where Ms. Kenyon takes us in the next book when we see a little more into the Were-hunters too.