Wulf is an ancient Viking warrior with a useful but extremely aggravating power—amnesia. No one who meets him in person can remember him five minutes later. It makes it easy to have one-night stands, but hard to have a meaningful relationship, and without true love he can never regain his soul.
When he finally meets Cassandra, the one woman who can remember him, she turns out to be the princess of the cursed race he’s sworn to hunt—and forbidden to him. The two of them must face ancient curses, prophecies, and the direct meddling of the Greek gods to find true happiness at last.
“I will not let you go without a fight.”
The Prologue tells the legend of Atlantis, of the race of Apollites, and a mistake Apollo had made a long time ago through which now the world is threatened by its very end.
Sherrilyn Kenyon has built a logical, deliberate, consequent, and complex world.
Kiss of the Night is a peculiar book of the series, as for the heartbreaking parts, because the prime tragedy is set in the present, not in the past. Although Wulf’s background story is sad, what truly broke my heart was the hopeless, desperate situation they were in, and the realistic threat in the matter of their future.
Wulf and Cassandra are enemies by race. Their principles and beliefs are different as well. The obstacles between them seem to be unbreakable.
But the author has a talent for showing the other side of the fence. She presents the Spathi Daimons, even good Spathi Daimons, many different kinds of Apollites, especially one certain community: their lives, deaths, dreams, difficulties, fears, and their respectable attitudes to their fate. As Wulf has never really thought about his enemies, neither have I, and now it was shocking and surprising to face them.
It is an enthralling story, with a consequent and exciting plot, twists and turns, a heartbreaking loss, sizzling erotic scenes, amazing secondary characters, and fantastic humor.
I loved that Acheron, Simi, and Zarek made an appearance!
But my new favorite character, and love, is Urian. I really felt for him. I swear this book alone made me cry more than all of the previous ones of the series altogether.
See my favorite quotes on my Tumblr page,
Daily Quotes by Exina, from 254 to 261.