Narrator: Holter Graham
Length: 8 hours 50 min
Published by St. Martin's Press on September 2, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
It’s not easy being life’s own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Life will continue to throw every bad thing it has at her, and she will continue to not put her head in an oven. But that’s okay. That which doesn’t kill her will just require a few hours of mental insanity. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group trying to get their own cable show as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they’re even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted out hoopty running. But when her group accidentally releases something truly evil into the world, they are forced to call in reinforcement.
From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn’t quite right. And it’s not just because she can’t even begin to pronounce his last name: Maboddimun. Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his apparent age…
Centuries ago, Cadegan sold his soul for vengeance against the betrayer who cursed him. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him as much as it irritates and frustrates him. Something he can’t seem to fight, and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him his soul.
He knows he has to stay away from her, but the evil her friends unleashed is hellbent on consuming her soul. Something he cannot allow. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?
I think that every place you look tells you that Son of No One is the XXth book of the Dark Hunters series. I’ve lost count with all the Were-Hunters, Dream Hunters and Hellchaser books thrown in there.
I started out not being the biggest Cadegan fan. I felt bad for his position being trapped and all, but my mind was more drawn trying to make connections of who was related to who and what curse was related to what person. I just didn’t click all that well with him. He had that warrior vibe but also a bit of innocence after being held in that realm for so long. The innocence threw me a bit.
I love anyone related to the Devereaux’s and Josette, fits right in there. Josette is determined and strong-willed and is definitely a character not be screwed with. I love her devotion to her babies!
The game really is on as we bring in characters from the world, including a surprise (at least it was for me) relationship between Cadegan and a previous character. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but I didn’t see the bad side to this person before. I am glad he redeems himself because I really liked him in the previous books. Cadegan’s view of all our fun cast is kind of funny as he takes in Ash, Simi and the rest of the crew. I think Styxx made a big impact on Cadegan when he reveals his history with Ash.
The ending and epilogue were awesome and some interesting new facts are revealed.
The story itself was enjoyable, but I did have a few problems. I really think I need to do a re-read of the series. There are just so many people to keep track of now. Some of the names are really stumping my brain. They are long, and I get stalled trying to sound out what a word is. I made the mistake of turning to the Whispersync once I was pulled into the story. I think I was too far in because I had already established what the names and places sounded like in my head, so when I actually heard them from the narrator I was really confused as to who was who and what was going on. I was also not really impressed with the narrator.
There is no question that I will continue the series, I just think I need to go back and jumpstart my memory on who is who.
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