The Dark-Hunter Companion

Dark-Hunter Series

By Sherrilyn Kenyon & Alethea Kontis

ISBN# 9780312363437

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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

This book is a reference guide telling you all you need to know about the Dark-hunters, Were-hunters, Dream-hunters, squires, civilians and gods of the Dark-Hunter universe.

There were things I liked about this book and things I didn’t.

This book is written in a way that implied you were just turned into a Dark-Hunter and this is the handbook given to you.  Now, you must read it and soak up all the knowledge of your new life so you can apply all you’ve learned in your new everyday life.  I really liked that about this book and I thought it was a smart way to write this kind of guide.

I read this book cover-to-cover, which wasn’t the easiest reading to do, if I’m being honest.  This book was mostly directories of different characters and a dictionary of commonly used words.  It made for some very dry reading.  Although I can imagine, it would come in handy if you kept it as a reference guide and referred to it when you come across a character you didn’t know or had forgotten about.

I read this book primarily for the novella I thought it contained (thanks for nothing Goodreads who claimed this was Dark-Hunter #7.5).  There was a very very short story about Acheron going to get Styxx out of the Underworld.  Calling this a short story is a bit of a stretch as it’s more of a scene than anything else.

The bonus material was the only thing worth reading straight through.  However, with that being said, I was a bit disappointed with it because I’ve already read all the deleted scenes previously (were they even deleted?) and Widget Bones’s Diary was supposed to be from a male point-of-view, but seemed pretty feminine to me, not to mention the picture of the girl next to it.

I did, however, like the fact that Ash’s chapter was a hidden chapter that wasn’t even listed on the contents since he keeps erasing it.

Overall, this was an okay book for reference purposes.   It’s just hard to sit through and read and actually stay interested with it.