'Epic adventures, fantastical creatures and an epic romance. What's not to love?' Fortress of Books
'Angels. Demons. Sirens. Goddesses. The undead. Pirates. Mermen. Dragons. This book has it all!' Goodreads reviewer
One step into the Dark-Hunter world and you'll never turn back
Born the beautiful daughter of a poor cobbler, Valynda Moore learned early in life that beauty was its own form of a curse in a world ruled by ruthless men who would use any means to take what they wanted. And the stakes were never higher than the night when one man went so far as to steal her very soul and condemn her to live eternity in the body of a living straw doll.
Now she has one chance to be human again. To have her soul restored to a flesh-and-blood body. But only if she betrays everyone she holds dear, and breaks every vow she's made.
To her, the choice is simple. She'd never hurt her friends. Besides, what use does she have for a human body? Until her enemies use the one lure that even she cannot resist. Now, like Eve in the Garden of Eden, Valynda has a choice. She can be selfless and alone in her cold, doll's body for eternity. Or she can pluck the one piece of fruit she's always longed to taste and become human in the process. But there's just one small catch. Not only will her friends pay the price for her humanity, she will damn all of humanity in her place.
The latest gripping instalment in this sensational, rip-roaring Historical Fantasy series, set in the Dark-Hunter World from #1 NYT bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon, 'arguably one of the most in-demand and prolific authors in America' Publishers Weekly
Discover the dark magic of the Dark Hunter series:
'Kenyon boldly goes where no author has gone before and claims yet another genre as her own' Publishers Weekly
'Brisk, ironic and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels' Boston Globe
'Kenyon blew me away with her imagination' Goodreads reviewer
'Intense and thrilling' Goodreads reviewer
'Fantastically fun romance' Goodreads reviewer
'A fantastic start to the trilogy' Goodreads reviewer
Overfilled with piratical melodrama and plot twists galore, the final romantic historical fantasy in Kenyon's Deadman's Cross trilogy (after Death Doesn't Bargain) is an over-the-top adventure. As a member of the Deadmen, a crew of reanimated pirates sworn to fight demons, Valynda has never fit in, cursed as she is into the body of a doll made of straw. Throughout Valynda's tenure aboard the Sea Witch II, the only person to make her feel whole has been Nibo, a powerful Voodoo spirit. When one of the demons known as the Malachai reveals to Valynda that Nibo betrayed her, she no longer knows who to trust. As the Deadmen prepare for battle and Valynda works to break the curse and regain her human form, she struggles to untangle her romantic feelings for Nibo. But the focus on their overdramatic love story comes at the expense of the action, and the cast of supporting characters is so vast and their shifting loyalties so convoluted that even returning readers will find it difficult to keep track of everything. This bloated series finale suffers for attempting to do too much.