Unleash the Night - Dark-Hunter, Bk 9 Author:Sherrilyn Kenyon Unleash the forbidden... — Unleash the hunger... — UNLEASH THE NIGHT — It's a predator-eat-predator world for the Were-Hunters. Danger haunts any given day. There is no one to trust. No one to love. Not if they want to live.... — An orphan with no clan that will claim him, Wren Tigarian grew to adulthood under the close s... more »crutiny and mistrust of those around him. A forbidden blend of two animals -- snow leopard and white tiger -- Wren has never listened to anyone when there was something he wanted. Now he wants Marguerite.
Marguerite D'Aubert Goudeau is the daughter of a prominent U.S. Senator who hates the socialite life she's forced to live. Like her mother before her, she has strong Cajun roots that her father doesn't understand. Still, she has no choice but to try and conform to a world where she feels like an outsider. But the world of rich and powerful humans is never to meet the world of the Were-Hunters who exist side by side with them, unseen, unknown, undetected. To break this law is to call down a wrath of the highest order.
In order to have Marguerite, Wren must fight not just the humans who will never accept his animal nature, but the Were-Hunters who want him dead for endangering their world. It's a race against time and magic without boundary that could cost Marguerite and Wren not just their lives, but their very souls....« less
ANY book in the DARK-HUNTER series is worth reading... shapeshifters (werewolves, werecats, etc.), vampires, gods, goddesses... this world will draw you in and you will want more and more and more. Don't wait to start with book #1...each story stands on it own and introduces you to previous character...which makes you want to read their book!
Armstrong reviewed Unleash the Night (Dark-Hunter, Bk 9) on
Helpful Score: 5
In this book we are introduced to more of Nick Gautier's friends. This was a fun and moving story of compassion. There are plenty of references to the other books and story lines for faithful readers, but the work stands alone as well.
A very enjoyable read!
This is Wren Tigarian's story. He's the busboy at the Sanctuary bar in New Orleans who rarely speaks but carries a mean growl. The only friend he had was Nick Gautier. Nick is now "missing" (read Seize the Night).
A different side story about being a "deformed" Katagari Were-Hunter. Wren is part Tiger, part Leopard and part Human. He's considered a freak in nature and nobody cares for him. Actually, they're all afraid of him because they don't understand him. His parents are dead and he works at the Peltier's bar, Sanctuary peacefully.
Until... Maggie comes into the bar to pay her respects to her study-buddy, Nick. Maggie and Wren are attracted to each other.
No Dark Hunter or God stories included here. Generally a good story about a boy who's been discriminated against because he's different and met with hatred and pity. With Maggie's love, Wren learns to accept himself; but before they can live happily ever after, Wren is marked for death and Maggie helps him to hope to find a solution and they seek the answers in his past and discover a whole lot of interesting information.
It's a great break from the traditional Dark Hunter plot; but Wren and Maggie are connected through Nick.
We get introduced to Savitar, who rumor has it that he originally trained Ash to be a Dark Hunter. We get a glimpse of the Omegrion "Congress of the Were-Hunters" during Wren's 'trial'.
Most interesting and a great resource is the glossery of all the verbage to the series in the back of this book.
First let me say that I may be biased in this review as I am more than a little in love with Wren myself.
There's something about Kenyon's feral men that just do it for me.
Wren's character is strong, fierce, feral, but believable. You want to just protect him but at the same time he doesn't come off as pitiable or pitiful.
He and Maggie just sizzle.
I admit it's been awhile since I visited this series and I'm woefully behind at this point. Don't worry, after reading "Unleash.." I'm kicking myself harder than anyone else could. This book was awesome!! Everything one would want in a paranormal romance! Tortured, antisocial Were animal finds the one woman who calms and centers him only to find she is NOT his chosen mate AND there is a contract on his life. YUM!!! love, suspense, angst... everything! Why or why did I ever leave?!?
I picked this book up before entering a plane ride for Atlanta. I did not know what I was getting into. I read half way through the book on that trip. It was an easy read. It drew me in. Such a great story. It had more depth to it than a typical romance. I loved learning about the alt-world in which this was set.