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Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Retribution (edition 2011)

by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Authors:Sherrilyn Kenyon
Info:St. Martin's Press (2011), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 432 pages
Collections:Your library, Fiction
Tags:romance, fantasy, dark-hunter, demons, shapeshifters

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Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon



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Nice to read a Dark-Hunter book again. Jess died as a trying to reform gunslinger on the way to his wedding, by his best friend. Abby is the great-something-grandaughter of his best friend's rape of Jess' intended bride. Yea, shot in the back and then your bride-to-be is raped by your 'best friend'. Abby believes that Jess killed her parents when she was three and so grows up hating him and all Dark Hunters. Helps that she's being raised by Appollites. So thanks to her the world is facing an apocalypse. Not a bad ride to the finish line, wonder who will be next? ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
A little hard to follow - got bogged down in the folklore. ( )
  keindi | Jan 23, 2016 |
3.5 stars. It was totally different compared to most Dark Hunter books but still good. Absolutely LOVED the bonus scene at the end! ( )
  TexasBookLover7 | Jun 16, 2015 |
4 ½ stars ( )
  BookaholicCat | Mar 4, 2015 |
Wow... uhmm... boring mostly.
All new bad boys and mythology. Yes, she puts a little of the other characters in Sasha is back as is Zarek but only for a little bit. We meet Jessup Sundown in Zareks story ages ago. What we get here is a bunch of new mythology from American Indian's to add to the already expanding, Olympic, Atlantian, Sumerian, Primal power, demon, damion, were-hunter, dark-hunter, demon hunter (sorry cannot remember the name here but Fang is one of them and Thorn is the head), etc... and let's not go into the types of demons, charonte, gallu, slug, dimi, etc... Sorry but it seems as every other book is introducing us to new bad guys and mythologies. I get that it is leading to the time-untime or 12-12-12 the end of the Mayan calender but... I'd just like to get back to the basics.

This story was semi OK in romance and boring in the continuing Dark Hunter saga. New North, South, East and West guardians of American Indian legend are introduced and one has a grudge against Jesse (or Jess, Jessup, Jessie or Sundown). You get plagues released by a couple of the guardians and Jess and his friends running for life and to stop the end of the world. This did give a little action but it seemed contrived just to make this a novel instead of novella.

The bonus chapter in the end of the book with Ash and Tori and Tori having her baby had nothing to do with the rest of the story and should have been offered either as a novella or on her website. I was happy to get this little tidbit but was disappointed as many others were in parts of it.

1. Tori wishes Ash could have the pain of childbirth. Does she know he has been through worse and easily would take something so little for her. I've done it twice, naturally, with long drawn out labors and never have wished my husband castrated or even cursed him. For her to even suggest that to Ash, who has been castrated was sad.

2. For Ash to promise anything to Artemis was just too much for me. He should promise to release his mother on her if she didn't help, not vise versa. Sorry that just pissed me off and we all know Ash would lose it if Tori were to die. As for Artemis's turn around, and it points to Nick as the reason, I don't know how Kenyon is going to pull that off but I doubt I'll think it makes sense. Artemis has been selfish for thousands of years, it is not going to change by loosing Ash and gaining Nick. Nick getting the souls now, that was totally predictable from the scene in Acheron, at the end, where Artemis and Nick are commiserating outside the wedding, looking longingly in.

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  tivonut | Jul 25, 2013 |
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Harm no human…A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey. Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief—Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meeting the man who killed her family: Jess Brady.A gun in the hand is worth two in the holster…Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he’s not the one who killed her parents. But Abigail refuses to believe the truth and is determined to see him dead once and for all.Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they’ve sworn to protect.
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Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, hired gunslinger William Jessup Brady and orphaned vampire-raised Abigail Yager must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they've sworn to protect.… (more)

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