When school started I slacked a lot on my reading, hence why I went quiet for the past two months. I am trying to take personal time from school work, which has ended up with me reading. That brings me to this review of Dance with the Devil, a Dark Hunter novel by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
This book tells us the story of Zarek, one of the most hated Dark Hunters to serve Artemis. After being banished to Alaska after killing his charges, Zarek blows his chance of being moved after he betrayed the Dark Hunters by joining ranks with Dionysus and Styxx in the previous book. When he changed teams to safe Sunshine’s life, Zarek saved himself from getting killed.
Instead of being killed right out, Acheron convinces Artemis to send a justice nymph to determine if Zarek should be put down. While he is being judged, a group of Squires head up to Alaska with another Dark Hunter, Sundown, to kill Zarek. While all of this is going on, Dionysus releases Thanatos, Artemis’ destroyer who she created to kill Dark Hunters when they went rogue.
Astrid, the justice nymph sent to judge Zarek, takes Zarek into a cabin where she attempts to figure out if Zarek is actually a bad man who should be put down. While she judges him, Astrid attempts to remain impartial but finds it increasingly hard as she figures out the type of man Zarek is. She delves into Zarek’s life while he was human, and figures out why he became the type of man he is.
Zarek’s story isn’t one of my favourite stories, but it is a good one. Astrid assists Zarek to deal with his past, and he attempts to let it all go. His recovery is important to his story, and when he attempts to deal with his past abuse is when he can open himself to a loving relationship with Astrid.
I’m planning on continuing to read the Dark Hunter books, and hopefully it won’t take me so long to read the next one. Keep an eye out for it, and let me know which Dark Hunter book is your favourite!