Genre: Paranormal Romance
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?
The thing I like about these Dark-Hunter books is that on the most part the men are the ones that need saving by the women not the other way around, it’s a nice change of pace. Astrid, a nymph of justice, is sent from Artemis to judge Dark-Hunter Zarek on whether he was innocent or guilty and if guilty having him executed and whenever Astrid was sent to judge someone she is rendered blind as to not interfere with her decision. The parts with Sasha are funny, like when Astrid connects with Sasha and he thinks that he doesn’t like the way Zarek is looking at her and asks if he can bite him. Zarek’s past is so gut-wrenching, treated like dirt by his family, used as slave and being abused by his siblings only Valerious stood up for him (His own story is found in Dark-Hunter book #6, Seize the Night) which Zarek hated him for because it often backfired and made everything worse on Zarek. I can’t get enough of Acheron, he sacrifices so much to help the love of others and Simi is hilarious. I loved reading this, I really enjoy how the story and the characters progress. Zarek started off harsh and hot-headed, but toward to the end he was softened and was caring. Another fantastic Dark-Hunter instalment.