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3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to standard, 17 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Retribution (Dark-Hunter World) (Hardcover)
I was really looking forward to the latest addition to the Dark Hunter series. We'd initially met Jess in Dance With The Devil (Zarek's story) and he came across as another character with a story to tell.

I feel a bit let down by Retribution. There was something a bit haphazard and rushed about it, and for the first few chapters I found myself a bit confused and rereading back thinking I'd missed explanations. At times, the scenes are written as though we were privy to information about the characters background, only that information didn't appear until later in the book, making the flow feel jerky.

I did like the concept of using Native American mythology but, again, it didn't really feel as well thought out as other books in the series. And the relationship between Jess and Abigail just didn't seem as believable as with the other characters in the series. The appearance of a few other Darkhunters seemed to have been thrown in with no real reason behind it other than to have a nod toward characters we know and Ash's complete absence from the tale just didn't sit well with me. A Dark Hunter story with no snark from Ash just isn't right.

I finished the book with a disappointed "is that it?"

Without giving away any spoilers, the epilogue was probably the best part of the book. If you're a fan of the Darkhunter series, then obviously you need to have this one and, of course, it is definitely readable but it's not one of the best in the series - which is a shame.
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