Series: Dark-Hunter/Chronicles of Nick
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Links: Hardback, Paperback, Kindle
Nick Gautier’s day just keeps getting better and better. Yeah, he survived the zombie attacks, only to wake up and find himself enslaved to a world of shapeshifters and demons out to claim his soul.
His new principal thinks he’s even more of a hoodlum than the last one, his coach is trying to recruit him to things he can’t even mention and the girl he’s not seeing, but is, has secrets that terrify him.
But more than that, he’s being groomed by the darkest of powers and if he doesn’t learn how to raise the dead by the end of the week, he will become one of them...
What did you think of the book? (Why this book?, New Author? Read more by author? Keeping? Thoughts on Hero? Heroine?)
I like this retelling of Nick's story. We met him in the second full book of the Dark-Hunter series (Night Pleasures) while he worked for Kyrian. His character developed over the series being a good friend to Acheron and a Squire amongst the Dark-Hunters. It wasn't until he got involved with Simi that things went horribly wrong.
If you haven't read this far into the series, don't keep reading. Nick's mother died because of something Ash said and Nick sought Artemis because he wanted to kill Ash but that didn't happen. As it was Nick has become bitter and now hates Ash. Despite everything that has happened Nick and Ash still appear to be on the same side going so far as to help Ash save the woman he loves. But Nick still wants vengeance.
But that is all in the first time-line. In the Chronicles of Nick series Nick as his future self is changing young Nick's past. Young Nick is still working for Kyrian but Nick is learning who and what he is along with what and who people are around him. This in an attempt by his older self to save the world that older Nick is fated to destroy.
What I love is that while this is the overall arch of the series, Kenyon makes obstacles in each book for young Nick. In the first, it was to stop the Zombies from overrunning New Orleans and in this book it is to stop a soul stealing coach and stop 14 year old boys from dying.
It is like Nick has his own crew though at times, when Nick comes up against something he doesn't think he can handle, you keep wondering why he doesn't bring Ash into it since at this stage they are still friends despite older Nick's warnings that Ash isn't Nick's friend. Frankly, I think it is the anger talking.
This series is wonder with great twists and turns, new things to learn about different character and a whole subset of the Dark-Hunter world.
Other Book in the Series:
1. Fantasy Lover
1.5. Dragonswan (novella)
2. Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter)
3. Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter)
3.5. Midnight Pleasures (Anthology)
4. Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter)
5. Kiss of the Night (Dark-Hunter)
6. Night Play (Dark-Hunter, Were-Hunter)
7. Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter)
8. Sins of the Night (Dark-Hunter)
8.5. Stroke of Midnight (Anthology)
9. Unleash the Night (Dark-Hunter, Were-Hunter)
10. Dark Side of the Moon (Dark-Hunter, Were-Hunter)
11. The Dream-Hunter (Dark-Hunter, Dream-Hunter)
11.5. Fear the Darkness (ebook, Dark-Hunter)
12. Devil May Cry (Dark-Hunter)
13. Upon the Midnight Clear (Dark-Hunter, Dream-Hunter)
14. Dream Chaser (Dark-Hunter, Dream-Hunter)
15. Acheron (Dark-Hunter)
16. One Silent Night (Dark-Hunter)
16.5. Dead After Dark (Anthology)
17. Dream Warrior (Dark-Hunter, Dream-Hunter)
18. Bad Moon Rising (Dark-Hunter, Hellchaser, Were-Hunter)
1. Infinity (Chronicles of Nick)
19. No Mercy (Dark-Hunter, Were-Hunter)
2. Invincible (Chronicles of Nick)
20. Retribution (Dark-Hunter, Were-Hunter)
21. The Guardian (Dark-Hunter, Dream-Hunter, Were-Hunter)
3. Infamous (Chronicles of Nick)
22. Time Untime (Dark-Hunter, Hellchaser)