Fang Kattalakis isn't just a wolf. He is the brother of two of the most powerful members of the Omegrion: the ruling council that enforces the laws of the Were-Hunters. And when war erupts among the lycanthropes, sides must be chosen. Enemies are forced into shaky alliances. And when the woman Fang loves is accused of betraying her people, her only hope is that Fang believes in her.
Yet in order to save her, Fang must break the law of his people and the faith of his brothers. That breech could very well spell the end of both their races and change their world forever. The war is on and time is running out.
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©2009 Sherrilyn Kenyon; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
"This series puts a contemporary spin on classical mythology...irresistible." (Publishers Weekly)
Not the best but better than some of the DH series stories. I have to admit that I wasn't really pulled in with the marketing hype about Fang's story - honestly i didn't think his character was all that interesting before but this story was pretty good.
If you've read through other reviews, you know this story is the Fang/Amy "backstory" during the stories of Talon, Vane and Wren. I thought that was actually very creative and an interesting approach. The only "timeline" issue I struggled with was the end. It seemed to cross over past Acheron's story but didn't connect with some of the goings-on between Tabitha's story to Ash's story. For me, the ending events just hung out there with no timeline connection, like it was a dangling piece that didn't fit into the fabric of the DH series. (True, she has many inconsistencies in her stories - but this one was hard to overlook)
If I were to rank this were-hunter story, it's behind Wren's story but definitely better than Vane's and pet-dander Raven (bleck!).
The real reason I got this is because Holter Graham is the narrator - he has the sexiest voice ever and does an excellent job bringing Sherrilyn Kenyon's unique humor to life. That was the tipping point for me to get this addition and I'm glad I did. I recommend it if you are a DH fan.
Great story with a great narrator. I really enjoy Holter Graham's work. Through his skillful use of very distinct and clearly identifiable character voices He is able to bring the story to life. Unlike many narrators, all of his voices seem natural and he preserves the precious comedic timing that has been trampled on and lost by his ham handed predecessors.
As for the author, Kenyon has written another good one. She is still going strong with the original and much loved characters without being redundant. She also introduced new characters we can't wait to know better. Still sexy and still violent- so newbies be ware. That said- actual grown ups who enjoy a good paranormal fantasy will likely agree that Kenyon hits the spot every time.
I really liked the book. Narration was good...story line...good. I only wish that Fang and Amy's story would have been more "connected" rather than their story be more of their individual stories. Otherwise...I recommend!
It was classic Kenyon. It was very exciting and there was a lot going on. There was also some new characters introduced and that is good, more books coming. The end was not what I was expecting, but good all the same.
Sherrilyn Kenyon has done an excellent job creating the world of Dark Hunters, Demons, and Were-Hunters. I was really excited about this book and was not let down at all. In fact, I stayed up almost all night so I could finish listening to the book. Unlike some of her other books, this one has few love scenes. But I read her books for the actual story- not the love scenes. If you are a fan of Kenyon, you can't go wrong. The narrator was ok (I'm extremely picky) and at least didn't try to give everyone a fake southern accent. I've read all of her books but have been unable to listen to all of them because of atrocious/annoying narrators. I don't think you'll be disappointed with this book.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
Whats different here is that its timeline is a bit different than the others. It starts from the time period of the first book (2003) and ends after the previous book. Here it focuses on the story of the wolf Fang and the bear Amy and their story, which was hinted about in several books before. It was a very interesting story and the full of too much information.
As usual you get to know many new characters, and you get to know more in other characters.
Narration was good !
The ending of this book was one of my favourites, you have to give it a listen to know how good it was.
Audible ROCKS! I re listen to my books ALL the time
Loved this first installment of the second series of the dark hunter series! Yes she had to set the table to get people up to speed- but I still loved it and look forward to next book!
I normally LOVE Ms. Kenyon's work, but this one was NOT up to her usual standards. Don't buy this unless you are prepared to listen to a painfully sluggish story that spent entirely too much time on separate stories for Amy and Fang and not nearly enough time developing their relationship. Too much angst and an obvious ommission of the style that normally makes Kenyon's works so appealing to me. The only good thing about this purchase was listening to Holter Graham - my favorite narrator.
The scene where both katalakis brothers were willing to sacrafice themselves for each other without the other's knowledge
I don't feel that Amy was the ideal mate for Fang, she wasn't worthy of him, the fact that she was so immature and not think over the consequences of her actions is very telling. I mean when both brothers were willing to sacrifice themselves for love of each other, she was willing to sacrifice Fang's family, just so she can have him for herself,(when she tried breaking him out of Sarbitar's prison) and when she knows she makes a mistake, rather than own that mistake she lashes out in anger instead ( this was when she tells Fang she can take care of herself, even though she was out numbered 3 to one with the enemy wolves, when she was in their territory) I repeat,she is not the right woman for Fang, as a third example, is rather than be happy that Fang's family accepts her as his mate, she still longs for her MOTHER"S approval, even though she knows her mother hates Fang. If not for the fact that I like that the brother's look out for each other despite their anger over what happened between them you can still feel that love and caring, as family their bonds are still strong, this book is not worth the credit I spent for it. As I said, 'AMY IS NOT THE RIGHT MATE FOR FANG!"
can't remember why, maybe it was one of the cheaper promos... gotta say, i loved the narration! Holter Graham has one of those voices i enjoy listening to. i also enjoyed the idea of this book, and the one area i wished had been downplayed was the descriptive, and sometimes lengthy, sexual situations. i'd rather have some things left to the imagination, although it is not the worst i've listened to by any stretch of the imagination.
but, even though i thought there was too much time given to the love life, or lack thereof, of the main characters, i really enjoyed listening to this one.
i am concerned about the multiple narrators in this series...for me the narrator makes or breaks a book, and Holter Graham has become the heart of this series for me. ( as with the Dresden Files, changing the narrator breaks the spell of the series...)
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