Friday, November 26, 2010

The Dark Hunters, Vol. 3, by Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Dark Hunters Vol. 3 is a continuation of the acclaimed Dark Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. The Dark Hunters are mythical warriors under the direction of the gods who have sworn to protect the earth from soul-sucking vampires. The main character, Talon, is a Celtic Dark Hunter with a cursed past. In this volume of the series, he makes a discovery that could ultimately lead to his redemption. This discovery comes in the form of Sunshine, a girl he meets while living in New Orleans. While Talon and Sunshine’s romance develops, a grand scheme of destruction brews, and some characters are not what they seem. The end of the story will leave readers asking for more as the clash between vampires and the Dark Hunters is about to escalate.
The strength of this volume is its focus on the main character, Talon. Talon’s past and the curse he has to live with for the rest of his life makes you empathize with his character even though he is an immortal being. The theme of an imperfect hero is very apparent in this story as the Dark Hunters are the only force in the way of earth’s destruction, yet they must not exist in the eyes of humans. They carry their own curse, and it can cause them to sway away from their cause. The raw relationship between Sunshine and Talon is a bit underdeveloped. However, the flashbacks and links between Sunshine and Talon’s pasts are excellent. Where this book falls short is in the action. I had expected more action and fight scenes in the story. Nevertheless, this volume of The Dark Hunters serves its purpose, and readers should be very excited for the next entry in the series. Manga enthusiasts and those infatuated by the Twlilight/Vampire craze will enjoy this book.

Reviewer Age:20
Reviewer City, State and Country: Eden Prairie, Minnesota United States