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Sunday, 4 September 2011


Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon  4 Stars

Admittedly, it's been some time since I was reading the Dark Hunter series, and they are well written to allow the reader the ability of chopping and changing, more freedom with the series. Although they aren't so gripping that you are just dying to get to the next one.

Wren Tigarian is a Tigard, which basically means he is half snow leopard and half white tiger, with a splash of gorgeous blonde male mixed in. He's a hybrid, and a freak in this Were-Hunter world, temperamental and lonely. He works at Sanctuary (Bar) and keeps to himself, lone tigard. One night he meets Maggie (Senator's Daughter) at Sanctuary where he busses tables, and there is an attraction between them. The story basis was nice, again delving into the characters past as most of the Dark Hunter stories tend to do, though not as far as previous stories. This concept isn't redundant, its unavoidable with how long these guys live. I was pleasantly surprised at the change in story arc, we are dealing with the inhabitants of the Sanctuary and steering away from the Dark Hunters and Acheron which is nice and refreshing. Not that I don't lurve Ash!

Kenyon always sets up some huge insurmountable barrier for both characters to overcome for their love, it's always over the top and its perfectly fitting for the incredibly dramatic and action packed world she has created. This world is so big, I find myself getting lost sometimes. If this was ever put on the TV screen it would run longer than Frasier, there is so much potential an avid TV viewer or Producer, would salivate. There is a glossary in the back of the book if you ever get lost with the Arcadians and the Katagaria's and their switcheroo, which happens to me all the time, but the story keeps flowing even if you gloss over that technical side of the argument.

I liked the time travel part of the story, it was a nice twist. However I find that Kenyon tends to set her stories up with the same palette, changing the names and tweaking the circumstances for every book. Shaking things up with Nick Gautier in the previous books was great and at least reflects on her that she doesn't always write her characters path's down the easy road. I am sure there is allot more craziness on its way with the series and each story just makes it juicier and juicier.

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