He is solitude. He is darkness. He is the ruler of the night. Yet Kyrian of Thrace has just woken up handcuffed to his worst nightmare: An accountant. Worse, she’s being hunted by one of the most lethal vampires out there. And if Amanda Devereaux goes down, then he does too. But it’s not just their lives that are hanging in the balance. Kyrian and Amanda are all that stands between humanity and oblivion. Let’s hope they win.
“Well, I’m not an expert, but that guy behind you looks like a Daimon to me.”
Captivating writing style, appealing and lovable characters, and unique world-building make this novel really enjoyable.
The writing is professional. The information about the characters, the background myth, the world-building, the different kinds of beings, the story of Kyrian, and the significance of the secondary and tertiary characters are all built up very accurately and smoothly. As the story progresses, everything is unfolded.
Humor: excellent, I really enjoyed it.
Kyrian. Tragic past based on an intriguing and unique myth and history background. Still, somehow his personality remains in shadow. I just can’t see him.
Julian closed his eyes as he felt compassion and anger for his friend. Over and over in his mind, he could see Kyrian the way he’d been all those centuries before. His human eyes had always been laughing, mischievous. Kyrian had loved life in a way very few people ever did.
Generous in spirit, kind in nature, and courageous of heart, Kyrian had even managed to win Julian over and he had truly wanted to hate the spoiled, arrogant brat.
But hating Kyrian had been impossible.
Amanda. She is spirited, sarcastic, brave, and loving. Her character is really special with her suppressed and finally activated abilities.
Desiderius. He is a powerful and unpredictable villain, but I don’t understand his motivation. What is he driven by? Rage, revenge, bitterness, or simply pure cruelty? His erratic deeds make the action line random and incidental. He wants Kyrian dead, but why him? Why not another Dark-Hunter? Does he simply want to become stronger by Amanda’s abilities? What are his long-term goals? Anyway, although Desiderius’ character is well-created, sadly his motivation and aims are not clear, and finally his evilness becomes insignificant. There is no real drama at the end.
Secondary characters. Nick, Tabitha, Esmeralda, Talon, and Acheron are professionally delineated, and very intriguing.
Romance. As in every paranormal romance, the realization that they are in love comes pretty fast. But as they are not merely human, and possess supernatural abilities, I can absolutely accept it. The erotic scenes – as usual by Ms. Kenyon – are hot and sizzling.
Night Pleasures is an entertaining book of a really amazing series.
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