Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin's
While the world carries on unawares, Stryker, who leads an army of demons and vampires, is plotting an all out onslaught against his enemies--which, unfortunately for us, includes the entire human race.
To avenge his sister, Stryker prepares to annihilate the Dark-Hunters. But things go awry when his oldest enemy returns.
Enter his ex-wife. Zephyra. Just when he thought nothing could stop him, he's now embroiled in a centuries old war with a shrew who gives new meaning to pain and a shrew who is the only woman he's ever really loved.
Personally, I was just fine with Stryker (the Daimon Lord) being the always scheming evil. He was the perfect bad guy with the right amount of anger and honor, but I am not sure I was prepared for his book. One Silent Night
, however, the book was born. Prematurely I might add.
The plot definitely had potential, but the execution was lacking. Probably due to the fact how short the story was. It was simply impossible to develop the action or the relationship properly. It felt rushed, thus leaving the readers with just moments of truly captivating story.
The characters, well ... there were many (to understand what's going on, it is necessary to read the books prior to One Silent Night
). And the leads: even if I could sympathize with Stryker (more or less), Zephyra didn't win me. Her character was just too snotty, aggressive and with not much depth to herself. And her torturing Jared was definitely not the way to win me over, no matter how much he might've deserved it (something that wasn't exactly explained).
Overall, while the book had its moments (like three enemies working together for the common goal), it lacked the true magic and passion the other books had. Though as always, it is a part of an intricate world of Dark-Hunters that is necessary for the bigger picture and the understanding of the future books.
-> Romance books
-> One Silent Night