Death Doesn’t Bargain is the second historical fantasy title in New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Deadman’s Cross series. Where Deadmen tell their tales, and every soul is damned or redeemed by the final choices they make.
The Deadmen are back…
But so are the demons who have broken free of their eternal prison and are bent on mankind’s destruction. The worst of the lot is Vine, determined to claim their lives for taking hers. She will see the world burn…and has the perfect lure to destroy them all. One of their own.
Kalder Dupree has never known a day of mercy. Born to the cruelest of mer-races, he sacrificed himself for his crew and is in Vine’s hands. He expects no mercy or rescue.
Yet Cameron Jack is determined to set Kalder free. As a Hellchaser, it’s her calling, and she cannot allow even a not-so-innocent to be tortured for an act of kindness that spared her damnation.
To defeat evil, it sometimes takes an even worse evil, and Cameron is willing to do whatever she must to make this right. If Vine thought she had her hands full before, she hasn’t seen anything nearly as powerful as Cameron’s resolve.
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Kenyon follows Deadmen Walking with a rollicking second supernatural pirate adventure featuring grim humor and just a trace of romance. Cameron Jack is a demon hunter and member of the Sea Witch crew, resurrected pirates who are tasked with saving the world. She also happens to have a crush on Kalder, a mermaid crewmate who bargained his life to save both Cameron and her brother, Paden, from being tortured in hell and the crew refuses to leave him behind. Complicating the machinations to reclaim their missing companion is the return of the Malachai, the latest incarnation of a cursed warlord who was imprisoned during a great war between the world's protectors and those advocating fear and brutality. He has broken free of his chains and is determined to make the world his own. Readers will be jarred by the uncontrolled veering among deadly battles on land and sea, oversaturated worldbuilding, and deus ex machina revelations, but the author's dramatic and comedic storytelling style and charismatic characters carry the day.