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

#27 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!
October 12, 2018

#23 Son of No One – Sherrilyn Kenyon

The first Avalon based book I read in the series where a down on her luck cousin falls through a mirror into a black and white realm that is Cadegan's home. Click, read, like, comment and share!
October 5, 2018

#22 Styxx – Sherrilyn Kenyon

My all time favourite that made me connect with Styxx more than any other character before him. Click, read, like, comment and share!
September 28, 2018

#21 Time Untime – Sherrilyn Kenyon

We're back to the Native American history which is relatively new to the series and seem to get a few more questions raised, then answered. Click, read, like, comment and share!
September 21, 2018

#20 The Guardian – Sherrilyn Kenyon

The stoic bad guy who is kind of a good guy being tempted by a feisty mute were-jackal who only wants to save her dad. Click, read, like, comment and share!
September 14, 2018

#19 Retribution – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Betrayal that spans multiple lives through reincarnation where the good guys might finally lose. Click, read, like, comment and share!
September 7, 2018

#18 No Mercy – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Cool fight scenes, a romance between Hunter's and a bad ex. Click, read, like, comment and share!
August 31, 2018

#17 Bad Moon Rising – Sherrilyn Kenyon

A love story that really makes you feel for them with a tragedy that rivals some of the greats. Click, read, like, comment and share!
August 24, 2018

#16 Dream Warrior – Sherrilyn Kenyon

This is the game changing book that allows us to really see what direction this series is now going in. Click, read, like, comment and share!