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Dance with the Devil
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Category: Fiction / Fantasy
416 pages; ISBN: 0312984839

Rating: 10/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


Dance with the Devil
Sherrilyn Kenyon
St. Martin’s, December 2003, $6.99, 416 pp.
ISBN: 0312984839

Zarek the Dark Hunter was banished to Alaska as punishment for his failure to protect humans under his shield from those who want mankind eradicated, but instead his charges were murdered. He expected Artemis to eventually kill him for this fiasco, but his immediate supervisor Acheron pleaded for his life. Thus Artemis, showing rare compassion has kept Zarek in frozen isolation for centuries until now.

Judgment time has arrived for Zarek. Artemis feels he must die, but Acheron disagrees and suggests an unbiased person rule on Zarek. They choose Astrid, the nymph of Justice and the youngest of the Fates, who is sent to determine whether Zarek is truly innocent of what happened. Meanwhile the immortal Thanatos is coming for Zarek, who he blames for the death of his wife nine hundred years ago.

Using figures from mythology, Sherrilyn Kenyon provides a deep novel that a romantic FANTASY LOVER will cherish. DANCE WITH THE DEVIL is a powerful story that makes believers of skeptics that Ancient Gods and Goddesses, Dark Hunters, Dayslayers, and other mythological characters walk among us. The romance between Zarek and Astrid is brilliantly handled as both start as adversaries with her judging his merit, but soon want an eternity together. This is another fine myth from a superb storyteller climbing to the top of the sub-genre by providing reading pleasure that sub-genre fans will embrace.

Harriet Klausner


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