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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Review: One Silent Night (Dark-Hunter, Book 13) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

What a tangled web of friends and enemies and family this series is turning into. That's mostly a good thing, though sometimes it's hard to keep up with who is supposed to hate who, and why. Some of the reasons for the hatred happened eleven thousand years ago, after all.

But, the tangled web is mostly a good thing. It's a huge knot, and it will be interesting to see how the author straightens everything up in future books.

Here's the blurb for One Silent Night:
While the world carries on unawares, Stryker, who leads an army of demons and vampires, is plotting an all out onslaught against his enemies—which, unfortunately for us, includes the entire human race. To avenge his sister, Stryker prepares to annihilate the Dark-Hunters. But things go awry when his oldest enemy returns. Enter his ex-wife. Zephyra. Just when he thought nothing could stop him, he’s now embroiled in a centuries old war with a shrew who gives new meaning to pain.

We aren't supposed to like Striker, right? He's Acheron's enemy, and we like Acheron. Except now we are seeing both sides to the story, and it's not so cut and dried anymore. This started a few books ago, the idea that the Daimon's might not be as bad as we were originally led to believe. I'm curious to see where the author continues to take this.

We also pick up a few new creatures we didn't know existed. Old creatures that are almost extinct. And we learn some new things about people we already know.

I think that One Silent Night does a lot to move the Dark-Hunter series along. The romance within the book was a bit forced, but the other plots were good. And, the part it played in the ongoing series plots was great.

If I had to guess, I would guess that the next book will be about Nick. But, according the author's website, the next book is due out in August of 2009 and will be about Fang.

Book Rating: 8 of 10
Series Rating: 8 of 10

1. Fantasy Lover
1.5 Dragonswan
2. Night Pleasures
3. Night Embrace
4. Dance with the Devil
5. Kiss of the Night
6. Night Play
7. Seize the Night
8. Sins of the Night
9. Unleash the Night
10. Dark Side of the Moon
11. Devil May Cry
12. Acheron
13. One Silent Night
14. Bad Moon Rising

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