PUBLISHER: Piatkus Books
DATE PUBLISHED: 28th December 2004
Dark-Hunter: an immortal warrior who has traded his soul to Artemis for one moment of vengeance on his enemies. In return, they swear to spend eternity protecting mankind from the daimons and vampires that prey on them. Valerius isn’t a popular Dark-Hunter – he’s a Roman, which means that the largely Greek Hunters have a major grudge against him and his civilization for superceding them. To make things worse, he’s very conscious of his aristocratic background and breeding. So it serves him right when he runs into Tabitha Devereaux. She’s sassy, sexy, and completely unwilling to take him seriously. (Not to mention Tabitha is also the sister-in-law of Kyrian, a former Dark-Hunter and Val’s mortal enemy.) What Tabitha does take seriously is hunting and killing vampires-and soon she and Val have to grapple with the deadliest of all Daimons – one who’s managed to come back from the dead, and one who holds a serious grudge against both of them. To win against evil, Val will have to loosen up, learn to trust, and put everything on the line to protect a man he hates and a woman who drives him nuts.
This is the seventh novel in the Shadow Hunter series. This is an amazing series and the complex mythological elements add to the ARC of the series while focusing on the relationship of different characters through the different books.
The protagonists of this book are Tabitha and Valerius. Tabitha is the twin sister of Amanda (from Night Pleasures) and she is a vampire hunter, hating everything paranormal. She is sassy and a character I adore. In comes Valerius, a stubborn and moody Dark Hunter who is a Roman and therefore is not appreciated amongst other Dark Hunters.
As they work together to hunt down a Daimon the pair reluctantly grow closer and closer. The contrasting personalities clash. Soon the emotions grow between the two and this leads to some cute and funny moments. Penironi… lol.
This is a series that I am throughly enjoying, the characters are well thought out, and funny. There is a clear story ARC and I am intrigued to see this develop through the future books.
Keep Calm and Read On,