Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by St. Martin's Press
Released on August 7, 2007
Katra has been a little of a mystery in the Dark-Hunters series. She appears in several books and we know she is a handmaiden to Artemis, but really nothing deeper. I first met Katra in Kiss of the Night were she guarded Cassandra. Then again I remember her in Devil May Cry protecting the location of Atlantis. I know she appeared more than that, but with every series, there are so many characters, you get confused as to where all she appears. Little is really known about her because she holds her parentage and powers close. But this story doesn’t leave you guessing and blows open a ton of information about the characters I wasn’t expecting.
Sin is a Sumerian God that was betrayed by Artemis. Stealing his powers, he now fights as a Dark-Hunter preferring to be alone as he watch is Pantheon crumble. Simply Sin is looking for a way to get his powers back and give good ole Arty the God spanking she deserves. Gallu (demons) are rising up fast eating humans. Being the only one who can kill them, diverts Sin’s attention from Artemis until she sends an assassin to take care of him in the form of Katra.
Their witty or sassy dialog was a pleasure to read. Neither is totally innocent, nor are they totally evil. They make calls per situation so when Katra comes to kill Sin on Artemis’s orders, she is driven to find out really why instead of blindly performing. Sin is a protector, so he also doesn’t just try to kill Katra even if she annoys him while also stirring the blood in his cock. He is after all the God of fertility.
Like with every Dark-Hunter story, there is more going on than just the main characters story. This story doesn’t paint Artemis with a kind brush. Seriously could she get in more petty, cruel or just idiotic? Now Acheron learns he has a child that Artemis has hidden from him for over eleven thousand years. And this is where I can’t begin to understand why Acheron continues to put up with her shit. I know he cares about the Dark-Hunters, but really, how much more can this man take?
I really loved getting to know new characters, some from the past and even the continuation of Acheron’s tragic life. You do get a new Pantheon to learn about and all the internal drama that ultimately led to its demise. Sin has a painful story and now is trying to save his brother who has been tortured for so long, evil is starting to finish its job on his mind. Katra has a lot on her shoulders as she tries to keep everyone from killing each other. Her powers are so powerful, she has to keep them a secret from everyone. What I loved most about her was her caring heart and her kick ass fighting skills. While she can kill with ease, she also is petty or cruel.
This was a revealing book that leads into bigger secrets coming out. But this one had a humdinger of a secret that leaves you crying for Acheron and all the time he has lost knowing his own child. A reckoning is coming and Artemis better watch out. A great addition to the Dark-Hunters series.