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3.0 out of 5 stars
Meh, 3 Sep 2009
Okay, so this is the new Dream-Hunter book. And although this is true, the book is pretty much integral to the Dark-Hunter storyline. The one of the first things that happend was that suddenly we find out that that is some great war going on with Noir and his "sister". A war I had heard nothing about but had obviously been going on for some time because most of the Oneroi and Skoti had been imprisoned in Noir's lair or had converted to the dark side. To say that I flicked through the previous books for any mention of this would be and understatement.
Then there is the romance. I am getting seriously tired of the brooding and tortured (often litrally) guy, who is saved by (notice the cliché) true love! gag. I have never been a believer that true love wins against all obstacles. And this one was worst than most. It seemed like one minute Jericho was filled with hatred and bent on vengance (something I would have liked to have read about) and then, in like the next chapter or something, he is suddenly giving away his freedom to the very man he has a vendetta against to save Delphine. I was like what the hell, have I missed something. Then after that it is pretty much them fighting and making out for the rest of the novel. They both had very little depth, and it was predictable. I also found it strange that Acheron hadn't in the war before they went to see him. It is against the nature of his character to be sitting at home with his wife, Tory, while Jaden, someone he considers to be a friend, is being tortured and he knows about it.
The only characters I actually liked in it were Jaden, Jared, Acheron and Asmodeus. The rest were just annoying. And the lost mother reunion at the end fell kinda flat for me. Now don't get me wrong, I did like this book but I it just felt too rushed.