Sunday, February 1, 2015

Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark-Hunter 18 - Hellchasers 6)

Son of No One 

Written by: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dark-Hunter Novels and Hellchasers
Sequence in Series: Book 18 and Book 6
Page Count: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date for Paperback: March 31, 2015 | Sept 2014 for Kindle | Hardcover
Rating: 4.5 Stars
ISBN-10: 1250029937
ISBN-13: 978-1250029935
Genre: Scifi | Urban Fantasy
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Synopsis:
It’s not easy being life’s own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Life will continue to throw every bad thing it has at her, and she will continue to not put her head in an oven. But that’s okay. That which doesn’t kill her will just require a few hours of mental insanity. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group trying to get their own cable show as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they’re even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted out hoopty running. But when her group accidentally releases something truly evil into the world, they are forced to call in reinforcement.

From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn’t quite right. And it’s not just because she can’t even begin to pronounce his last name: Maboddimun. Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his apparent age…

Centuries ago, Cadegan sold his soul for vengeance against the betrayer who cursed him. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him as much as it irritates and frustrates him. Something he can’t seem to fight, and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him his soul.

He knows he has to stay away from her, but the evil her friends unleashed is hellbent on consuming her soul. Something he cannot allow. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?

Son of No One (Hellchasers, #6; Dark-Hunter, #13)My Review:
Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Josette Landry's life has fallen to pieces. Her family member offers her an unusual job taking videos for a paranormal hunting group...consisting of mostly her relatives. She doesn't believe in all their hockos-pockos until she is the one sucked down the proverbial rabbit hole and thrust into hell it self...well at least a hell dimension.

Saved by a handsome warrior, Cadegan, Jo knows there is something lying just under his glance. Imprisoned to a hell dimension, Cadegan has had no company in years. Connecting on so many levels, he wants Jo to be in his life but knows he must return Jo to her own time before this realm destroys her and her purity. The price to save Jo might just cost Cadegan his soul.

This story provides a great balance between bloody battle, humor and even gives us some steamin' romantic connections as well. All in all, a marvelous paranormal read.

It's been a long time since I picked up a Sherrilyn Kenyon book. Son of No One was a pretty complex read. I'm not saying the characters are super complex but there is a lot of pantheons and demon types to wade through the story. Also with many of Kenyon's books, this story too, uses names and words that would defy even the best of readers. Maboddimun, yup, I looked it up...well lets just say his last name was Mab and so on I went. Still, I found myself drawn into this world on the other side of the mirror. Kenyon's signature blending of her other series and their characters also come into play and of course I loved that as well. Simi, once again, steals the how even with the small cameo she plays.

Ultimately, you know you've just finished a great series read when it reunites your desire to re-read the author's work...in this case its a lot of books. Once again, I was riveted to the pages, kept on the edge of my seat, laughed and cheered and can't wait to see where this will go next.




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