Half animal, half man, wholly dangerous.
Locked in eternal battle, a Were-Hunter knows everything about peril and pain. But the greatest threat is yet to come…
Susan Michaels was once the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until she walked into a setup that ruined her reputation. Now she’s working for a small Seattle paper, penning stories about killer moths and alien babies, convinced that her life couldn’t get any worse…
That was before an idea for a breaking news piece brings her to a local animal shelter where she ends up listening to her source rant about vampires and gets coerced into adopting a cat despite her allergies. But when her new pet suddenly reveals himself to be a gorgeous – and lethal – shapeshifter, Susan realizes that there’s far more at stake than a career-saving by-line.
Born into a world of predators, Were-Hunter Ravyn Kontis was betrayed by those he loved best. Soulless, pitiless, he has spent three hundred years battling the Diamons who seek to subjugate humankind. And with the ultimate battle about to begin, this one very human woman holds the power to shatter both their worlds…. ______________________________________________________________________
“You don’t knock on the devil’s door,
unless you want him to answer.”
Nicely developed story, many sublines and characters, so much emotion, mystery and fate, love and pain, wrath, woe, guilt, and grief wrapped in one novel. The plot is exciting, great paced, and well-worked-out with almost constant fighting, but it is still followable. The final fight is excellently constructed. I loved both the humor and action in it.
He laughed gently at her never-ending humor. Sometimes it was gallows and dark, but it never failed her. She wore it like armor.
He was exceptional. But it made her wonder what he’d be like if he was just an average guy on the street. No, she couldn’t imagine that. He was so much larger than life. A guy like this could never be average.
The development of the romance seems slow because so many things happen, but actually it takes only a day for them to fall in love with each other. I loved their parallel thoughts: when they first notice the appeal in each other, or when they both think they have no chance with the other…
… she knew a woman like her could never dare to have more than a moment with a guy like him.
… an animal like him could never dare to touch something as precious as she…
Cael and Amaranda: great subline, I’m really curious about them.
Squires and Dark-Hunters: excellent overview of how the squires work, and the Dark-Hunters in Seattle.
Nick: well, Nick is back just to cause more calamity…
Ash: OMG, what a man!
Artemis: What a bitch!
Stryker: I’m starting to seriously like him.
Savitar: hegemonic and surprisingly talkative…
See my favorite quotes on my Tumblr page,
Daily Quotes by Exina, from 918 to 929.