Wulf is an ancient Viking warrior with a useful but extremely aggravating power-amnesia. No one who meets him in person can remember him 5 minutes later. It makes it easy to have one-night stands, but hard to have a meaningful relationship, and without true love he can never regain his soul. When he finally meets Cassandra, the one woman who can remember him, she turns out to be the princess of the cursed race he's sworn to hunt-and forbidden to him. The two of them must face ancient curses, prophecies, and the direct meddling of the Greek gods to find true happiness at last.
With its frenetic, Matrix-style fight scenes and feral, leather-clad heroes, this book makes it easy to see why Kenyon's fantasy world has caught on so quickly and even inspired some readers to role-play on her Web site. Like the vampire-battling immortals of Kenyon's previous Dark-Hunter tales (Dance with the Devil, etc.), Wulf Tryggvason is sexy, dangerous and well over six feet tall. He also has a chip on his shoulder because no one, except his blood relatives and fellow Dark-Hunters, can remember him after he leaves a room due to an ancient curse. Then he meets 26-year-old Cassandra Peters, the one woman who can remember him. Unfortunately, she comes with a "short expiration date." Not only is she destined to die on her 27th birthday, but she holds the fate of the world in her hands. The last of her bloodline, Cassandra must have a child before her birthday or the world will descend into darkness. Even those who buy into this premise will find the tidy denouement hard to swallow, but Kenyon is a master at creating spunky characterizations and cinematic action scenes spiced with wry humor. Though she has a tendency to overwrite, especially when it comes to loves scenes ("She moaned at the rich sensation of having all of his lush power lying over her"), this book is an entertaining thrill ride.
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Kiss of the night is everything!
Loved this book!
The dark-hunters series as a whole is a masterpiece. Each book is better than the last but Wulf has stolen my heart and has to be a fav character currently.
It is so easy to fall in love with these tortured heroes and their love. The books are well written and very entertaining.
The series as a whole provides the gorgeous main character, lovable love interest and interesting side characters that also hold a special place in your heart.
Recommend this series to anyone and everyone!!
Thing book is sweetness incarnate. Beautiful imagery and absolutely heartbreaking. Plus, I truly respected Sherrilyn's writing in this one because she gave the "enemy" a human face and the DH world was never truly the same for me ever again!
Wulf meets Cassandra at the Inferno when he rescues her from several Daimons. They share a kiss, but Wulf is cursed so that no one remembers him after he leaves their presence. Neither can stop thinking of the other. It turns out that Cassandra is an Apollite, and she can remember him. They must face a great evil and the machinations of a couple of Goddesses. Will they find a way to beat a curse? If they do are they destined to lose anyway when Cassandra turns 27 in a few short months? I can’t wait to hear more about Urian and Katra. I also loved the cameos from the Dark-Hunters from previous books. I loved this book as I have everything I’ve read by Sherrilyn Kenyon.