Welcome back all, I thought we’d close out the year with a Sherrilyn Kenyon review. In reading this book I felt like I’ve missed a few of her books from the Dark Hunter world. If you’re interested in me reading these and reviewing them comment below with the title’s I haven’t reviewed and I will try and get to them to read and review them.

This book is following Urian right from before he was even born (from the time of Acheron’s death when Apollymi went nuts on the world) right up to the end of 2017. I wasn’t too sure how this was going to play out since Phoebe had died way back when. But I was really interested to see where this was going to go.

I felt like the first kinda part of this book was a bit repetitive since it was taken pretty much directly from Acheron’s book from just after his death. And there were a few other sections that felt like this as well. Which can’t really be helped given how long Urian has been alive, and how much he’s been involved in other books. But what I didn’t like about how Sherrilyn did it is that she didn’t even try to re-write the scenes that Urian was in from his perspective. It felt more like a copy and paste from previous books.

However we did spend quite some time with the first few (thousand) years of his life mostly stuck in Kalosis. On his few forays into the human world we see him cross paths with a few different Dark Hunters, Were Hunters and even Acheron and Savitar. Because of this we see a different side to Urian than we’ve seen in the past. Which was pretty cool.

We also got to know his brothers and one sister. We learnt about the various relationships and I really felt like I got a sense of Urian and why he was like he was like. To find out how close he was to Apollymi was strange. We knew from a previous book that he’s actually Bethany and Styxx’s child. And we know that Apollymi hated Styxx with a massive passion. So why would she be close to their son? Why train him to be amazing? Why be ok with him having Styxx’s emblem on his shield? Her love of him just felt so strange to me but at the same time so nice.

The biggest thing that was strange to me was Urian’s first love. And that it was to a dragon. From everything we knew about Urian until this point in time he has never ONCE mentioned loving anyone other than Phoebe. So to hear that he loved Xyn, and had a relationship with her over a span of hundreds of years. He loved her so much that he was devastated when she didn’t meet him and went back to her cave to check on her and found it abandoned and her long gone.

So my problem then became a matter of. Was Phoebe or Xyn his true love? Or is there someone new who has entered his life? Well after a whole lot of drama, adventure and tension it turns out Xyn was alive and locked as a statue all this time. Cue a bit more drama coz turns out Phoebe is alive as well and he ends up going back to Xyn and leaving Phoebe to try and enjoy what remains of her life.

Just like with Styxx’s book I was grabbed in, sucked in emotionally and really felt like I was there with Urian. The loneliness he’s experienced his whole life, as if he’s not like everyone else? It’s a feeling I’ve felt most of my life and its something that can isolate someone further than they already feel.

I hope everyone has a great end of the year and welcomes in 2019 safely, but with a lot of fun!

PS. I will be welcoming in the new year with a new look, fingers crossed I will have finished it (you may have already noticed some changes…) by the time the first review of the new year is released!

December 31, 2018

Stygian – Sherrilyn Kenyon

We go way back in time to when Acheron dies and we learn all about Urian's life and loves. Click, read, like, comment and share!
December 24, 2018

Sent as the Viking’s Bride – Michelle Styles

A historical novel set in viking times that shows women really do make men's lives easier in a typical Harlequin Historical way. Click, read, like, comment and share!
December 10, 2018

All Wrapped Up In You – Sun Chara

A sweet, short, easy read to kick off the Christmas time good cheer. Click, read, like, comment and share!
December 3, 2018

Naked Truths – Karen Botha

A gripping story that had me grasping at straws literally until the last word! Click, read, like, comment and share!
November 26, 2018

Daisy – Karen Botha

A love story of two reluctant people on two sides of the same coin. Can they find a way to meet without compromising their values? Click, read, like, comment and share!
November 19, 2018

The Merest Loss – Steven Neil

Not your typical romance or mystery type story but quite intricate and intriguing none the less. Click, read, like, comment and share!
November 12, 2018

Vanilla Extract – Louisa Berry

An erotic exploration of a woman coming to her sexual prime and discovering what she does and doesn't like. Click, read, like, comment and share!
October 8, 2018

Chasing Ghosts – Madalyn Morgan

A gripping love story that spans 3 countries, multiple intelligence agencies and involves a lot of subterfuge. Who will win this battle of wits? Click, read, like, comment and share!
October 4, 2018

The Warrior’s Bride Prize – Jenni Fletcher

My first Roman novel and I loved it! Although that might have to do with being able to nest in bed to read this one. Click, read, like, comment and share!