Dark-Hunter, Book #21
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By Sherrilyn Kenyon
Author’s Website: https://www.sherrilynkenyon.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
Ren has always lived life being mistreated by those that are supposed to love you; family. His father’s hatred for him led to him lashing out at the tiniest of conceived infractions. Meanwhile, his brother was doted on and loved. However, Coyote, never missed an opportunity to hurt Ren even more and to make sure that he never received praise from their father or anybody else. The one time that Ren felt love was a huge trick and it turned him evil. It ended in his death, by his brother’s hand. Artemis brought him back as a promise to his mother to protect him. Now Ren is determined to right the wrongs he made and to help protect the world. The Time Untime is upon us. The Mayan calendar must be reset or the gates of hell will open causing the apocalypse. Ren is sworn to protect the keeper of the stone that is needed to reset the clock. However, he doesn’t know who it is.
Kateri is a geologist and one of her colleagues passed away suddenly, but not before shipping her a most unusual find he found. A large stone that appears to be a Mayan calendar, but with some strange script on it. Shortly after receiving the package her lab is attacked by strange men. Other men and her cousin’s husband come to save her. They inform her that she is the mother of the apocalypse. Her grandmother was the keeper that was in charge of resetting the Mayan calendar, but now the duty falls to her. But those that serve evil want to stop the calendar from being reset. And the man who is tasked with keeping her safe is the man she’s been dreaming of her entire life. They both have dreams of the other killing them. Can the two trust each other enough to do what is needed to save the world as we know it?
“Deep inside your heart there are two wolves. Each strong enough to devour the other, they are in constant war. One is evil through and through. He is revenge, rage, greed, arrogance, stupidity, superiority, envy, guilt, lies, ego, false-pride, inferiority, self-doubt, suspicion, and resentment. The other wolf is everything kind. He is made of peace, blissful tranquility, wisdom, love and joy, hope and humility, compassion, benevolence, generosity, truth, faith, and empathy. They circle each other inside your heart and they fight one another at all times. Day and night. There is no letup. Not even while you sleep. Be careful which wolf you feed. For that beast will follow you home and live with you until you either make a bed for it to stay, or find the temerity to drive it out.”
I found this book had an incredibly slow pace to it. I also had a hard time keeping up with what was going on and what everyone’s roles were. I was eventually able to figure it out, but it was more difficult than I had been expecting.
I felt bad for Ren and the life that he has had to endure. Always being ridiculed and shamed. I’m glad that he was able to find someone who could appreciate him for whom he is and to show him what it means to love. Although I do feel, the romance happened it bit too quickly to be realistic.
The book had a slow and sometimes tedious pace, but the ending definitely got me in the feels! We also go to see Sundown, Ash, and Nick in this one along with a few others, which was nice. This wasn’t a favorite book of mine, but hopefully I’ll like the next one in the series better!