Sunday, August 25, 2013

Devil May Cry (Dark-Hunter #12)

As an ancient Sumerian god, Sin was one of the most powerful among his pantheon. . . Until the night Artemis brutally stole his godhood and left him for dead. For millennia, this ex-god turned Dark-Hunter has dreamed only of regaining his powers and seeking revenge on Artemis. If only life were that simple.

Unfortunately he has bigger fish--or in Sin's case--demons, to fry. The lethal gallu that were buried by his pantheon are now stirring and they are hungry for human flesh. Their goal is to destroy mankind and anyone else who gets in their way. Sin is the only one who can stop them--that is if a certain woman doesn't kill him first. Unfortunately, Sin discovers that now he must rely on her or witness an annihilation of biblical proportions.

Enemies have always made strange bedfellows, but never more so than when the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Now a man who knows only betrayal must trust the one person most likely to hand him to the demons. Artemis may have stolen his godhood, but this one has stolen his heart. The only question is will she keep it or feed it to the ones who want him dead?

My head is still swimming from reading this. One day, almost 400 pages of fucking awesome! Out of the past two or three books, I have complained that the characters had nothing to do with the plot development of the series. Holy hell batman, this book was EPIC in plot development. So many questions were answered along with an amazing story to boot. 

Okay, so here I go, trying to put my thoughts on paper. 

First the main plot. Sin, is now my favorite. He takes the place of Valerius and I have to admit the whole story around his is mesmerizing. We have a Sumerian fertility god that had a cheating wife and had his powers taken from him by Artemis in an effort to destroy the Sumerian pantheon. 

Bring in Kat. The mysterious servant of both Artemis and Apollymi. We learn that she is Artemis' daughter and she has some kick ass powers of her own. The Kat we saw with Cassandra is nothing compared to the woman we are given here. She is sent in to kill Sin, as Artemis is afraid that he is going to try and kill her. 

Second, the fucked up family tree that is this Greek and Atlantian pantheon. I had to take notes to keep it all straight. We finally get answers to several questions. If I get this wrong please forgive me.....

Apollymi- had two sons. One was killed by Apollo. The second is none other than Apostolos, or as we know him. Acheron.  

Bring in the amazing story of Artemis and Acheron's past. We knew he hated her, however I could not even begin to imagine their past was so poignant. It was so sad to see Acheron's past as a human. There is a hidden secret here that I am not going to give you. I WILL TELL YOU IT IS WORTH IT!!!! I was speechless when I realized what it was. 

Stryker-Adopted son of Apollo. 

Then there is the mysterious Styxx.....Cannot wait for the brother's books. I am getting closer!!

Third, there is a race of demons that Gallu that were created to help the Sumerians, however the group of seven elite demons are ruthless killers and cannot be controlled. We learn that Sin with the help of Ash and Sin's brother are the only reason they are still locked in their cage. However, they are close to being released and with Sin not having his powers, he is virtually powerless to stop the end of the human race. 

We learn a smidgen about Savitar and the elusive Chithoian or god killers. It seems that Sherriyln  is finally giving us the hierarchy of her world. I knew some of the divisions from past books, however this time we are given a very clear picture of what the world we are immersed in is really like. 

Fourth, we see Acheron's true form in this book. I had the quote written down for the description, but I want you all to see for yourself. It is also revealed how Ash could not help Nick and his mother. How one sentence quite possibly doomed Nick and his mother. The guilt that Ash feels is very palpable. 

This story is full of so many revelations, I cannot type them all out. I gobbled them all up and I hope that you all enjoy this book as much as I did! The cast of characters that are in this book are amazing as well. Enjoy!!


“She didn't understand that. "How can anyone be afraid of love?"
"How can they not?" His face was completely aghast. "When you love someone... truly love them, friend or lover, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt—you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it's crippling—like having your heart carved out. It leaves you naked and exposed, wondering what you did to make them want to hurt you so badly when all you did was love them. What is so wrong with you that no one can keep faith with you? That no one can love you? To have it happen once is bad enough... but to have it repeated? Who in their right mind would not be terrified of that?”

Sherrilyn Kenyon, Devil May Cry

“You know the incredible thing about hearts is their unbelievable capacity for forgiveness. You’d be amazed what people will overlook when they love someone. (Acheron)”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Devil May Cry

“We need to gather everyone we can.
Damien scoffed. Uh, boss, hate to be a pall, but I think everyone we can gather is currently in this room.
Sin paused to look at Simi, Xirena, Damien, Kat, Kish, and Xypher. It was a pitiful number of defenders. But it was all the world had. In that case, we need to seriously arm ourselves.
Damien crossed himself. Hail Mary, full of grace-
What are you doing? Kish asked. You're not Catholic.
Yeah but I'm feeling really religious all of a sudden and it seemed like a good idea.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Devil May Cry

My favorite Quote: Given by Acheron himself...

Even the devil may cry when he looks around hell and realizes he's alone....... Acheron, Devil May Cry....


Until Next Time:

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