Zarek's point of view:
"Dark-Hunter: a soulless guardian who stands between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. Yeah, right. The only part of that Code of Honor I got was eternity and solitude.
"Insanity: A condition many say I suffer from after being alone for so long. But I don't suffer from my insanity - I enjoy every minute of it.
"Trust: I can't trust anyone...not even myself. The only thing I trust in is my ability to do the wrong thing in any situation and to hurt anyone who gets in my way.
"Truth: I endured a lifetime as a Roman slave, and 900 years as an exiled Dark-Hunter. Now I'm tired of enduring. I want the truth about what happened the night I was exiled - I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
"Astrid (Greek, meaning star): An exceptional woman who can see straight to the truth. Brave and strong, she is a point of light in the darkness. She touches me and I tremble. She smiles and my cold heart shatters.
"Zarek: They say even the most damned man can be forgiven. I never believed that until the night Astrid opened her door to me and made this feral beast want to be human again. Made me want to love and be loved. But how can an ex-slave whose soul is owned by a Greek goddess ever dream of touching, let alone holding, a fiery star?"
Love in vein: listen to another Dark-Hunter novel.
©2003 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2010 Macmillan Audio
"In turns angst-filled and laugh-out-loud funny, her latest once again delivers a sensual, fast-paced read with a hero who is definitely worth the risk." (Booklist)
I LOVE This Series, this is Zarek's Story and as sad as his life is, it was just that much fascinating he has never been shown kindness by anyone other than his half brother which always caused him to be whipped. So he doesn't what kindness because its known to cause him pain. He was unfairly accused of a crime he did not commit by a women who he tried to protect. Then he also finds out he once again is accused of a crime of he did not commit as a dark hunter and must find a way to prove his innocence. In this series where else can you find Weremen, yes I said Weremen because they are wolves that can transform into MEN!. and werebears, demons, vampires and Greek gods all in one series!! I love the fact no matter how much Zarek tries not to be drawn in by kindness he finally can not deny the woman who offers it so freely and without cause, she gives him the most precious gift of all herself because she is a virgin demi god and he is or was in his human life a slave.
i have read and hear more then 16 book in the DH series and i always wonder about Z. after i read talons and sunshines story i had to find out. it didnt disappoint me. i love how fred puts life into all the characters. thank you very mr berman.
I am glad I got to read Zarek's story. Poor man I cannot imagine how cruel his father siblings are to him. It's amazing that despite all that injustice he still have kindness towards those in need. I also the part on Acheron and Simi. I like Fred Berman's voice for Simi - it was just what I would imagine her to sound like. Wonderful series. Thanks to Sherrilyn Kenyon for her books and Fred Berman for performing so we'll all the character giving them their own individual voices.
Addicted to Audible......well.....healthier than smoking, right?!
Another great novel, totally exceeding my expectations!
The happy ending made my day and the narrator is marvelous!
Totally great listening.....one of my favorite.
Have to stick with it because it gets better and better. You will love Ashe's dragon demon. She's so cute.
from 1-10 this one hits a solid 9
Seemie and because I love her childlike view of the world through her demonic eyes, innocent but deadly, hilarious and confusing but always entertaining.
I liked the way he brought the characters to life, the inflection he placed in the voices of the characters was spot on, making me believe I was listening to individual personalities.
When Seemie was hurt, calling Acheron when she called him her daddy.
Very good story line, strong and believable, good narrator kept me very interested in the story/plot
You are the sum of what you read!
This story is a wonderful exposition of a child, crippled by a loveless and abusive life who is offered the chance of immortality to right the wrongs done to him. He is considered 'insane' because of an event in his distant past that he cannot remember and has been banished to the frozen regions of Alaska.
He has lived a difficult and lonely life, compensating by not allowing anyone to get close to him emotionally and his responses to others is always biting and apparently without guilt.
Astrid, a Nymph Judge, is sent to judge him prior to him being destroyed by the god Artemis, and the softer side of him is exposed. Even though he rejects the idea that he has any goodness or kindness within him, she will not give up.
Unknown to both of them, a killer from Artemis has already been sent to eliminate him and it is a race to save Astrid, the only person that has ever been kind to him. The only person he feels anything for.
Is he insane, or is he just misunderstood?
Equally as good, I always read a book before I listen to the audio edition but My Gosh!, Fred Berman is brilliant!!!! I didn't think that any one could be as good as Robert Petkoff in Kresley Cole's IAD series and Fred Berman definitely just as amazing.
This series reminds me of JR Ward's - BDB series. S.Kenyon is wonderful & so funny ! There's a feeling of togetherness btwn the Heros but they're all still very alone. This book reminded me of Lover Awaken very similar in the sense that the author really makes your heart cry out for the hero
I have too many to just narrow down
I take about two days to listen to my books not by choice btw
This series is delightful, Kenyon in my opinion went a completely different route for the explanations of all the characters in a refreshing way. I'm extremely picking about my paranormal romance & can get disappointed quickly depending on the route the author takes the "vampire" "immortal" reason for being and/or how they "live" among us.
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