Thursday, November 4, 2010

NO MERCY by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dark Hunter Series #19
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Date published: September 2010
ISBN: 978-0-312-54656-4
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Library Copy

Bear shifter Dev Peltier has watched the door at his family’s bar, Sanctuary, for almost two hundred years and has seen a lot of things in his life. What he saw months before has scarred him and his family as they deal with the after effects of a battle that killed his parents.

Amazon Queen, Samia is a dark hunter and has lived by the Amazon code for a very long time. When she meets Dev Peltier, she finds a man who makes her laugh and live for something other than vengeance against the enemies of the Dark Hunters. Now war is coming to the dark hunters as their enemies find a new way to destroy them. Can Dev, Samia and their alliances keep their enemies from harming them all and changing the world in the process?

NO MERCY is the latest Dark Hunter/Were Hunter book and though it wasn’t as good as BAD MOON RISING, it did deliver a nice addition to the series. Ms. Kenyon is a talented storyteller who knows the world she has created in her dark/were/dream hunter(s) series and always seems to deliver stellar stories to her many readers. NO MERCY continues what happened in BAD MOON RISING and even though more questions were given and answers were few & far behind, NO MERCY keeps the tension flowing as the daimons find a way to come out during the day when the dark hunters are vulnerable. What I like about Ms. Kenyon’s stories is that they are character driven and the reader finds the heart & souls behind them and what drove them to be a dark/were/dream hunter. There are some wonderful comedic moments that had me laughing at times and lightened up the dark storyline. The chemistry between Dev and Samia, or Sam to her friends is spontaneous and flares whenever they are on the same page. I loved how the author got into Dev’s past to show why he never wanted a mate and how Samia became a dark hunter. It was nice to see what drove them to be who they are today. There are some new characters introduced that really got me wondering how they fit in the series and of course, Nick and Achron are back as well, which had me swooning in delight.

NO MERCY keeps the series going smoothly though I felt the storyline could have been fleshed out a little more in spots but overall, it delivers a solid story that will keep any Kenyon fan glued to the pages for their Dark Hunter fix. I just hope I am not waiting long for my next installment. NO MERCY is a story that will leave you asking Ms. Kenyon “More please.” If you haven’t picked this one up, I highly recommend it. It will deliver the reader some hours of reading entertainment.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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