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Retribution (Dark-Hunter World Book 19) [Kindle Edition]

Sherrilyn Kenyon
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (299 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon comes the next thrilling installment in her blockbuster Dark-Hunter® series

Harm no human…

A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey.
Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief—Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meeting the man who killed her family: Jess Brady.

A gun in the hand is worth two in the holster…

Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he’s not the one who killed her parents. But Abigail refuses to believe the truth and is determined to see him dead once and for all.

Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they’ve sworn to protect.

Editorial Reviews


Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels -- Boston Globe Boston Globe Kenyon's Dark-Hunter books are changing the face of the vampire novel, making it hip, darker, and all the more appealing -- Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly


Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels -- Boston Globe Boston Globe Kenyon's Dark-Hunter books are changing the face of the vampire novel, making it hip, darker, and all the more appealing -- Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • File Size: 401 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition (August 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SCOF7U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,964 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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84 of 90 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another new direction August 2, 2011
Any fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter books, can tell you that this is a series that requires you to pay attention. Sure, on the surface, each book is a romance featuring a different couple with some preternatural connection. But from the very beginning, these books have had an ongoing story playing out in the background. First it was just the battle between the Dark-Hunters and the Daimons; Greek mythology played a big part. Then we had some Atlantean lore thrown in the mix. Beyond Acheron's book, demons began to play a bigger role and by the time we got to Bad Moon Rising we had a new subplot that Kenyon is calling the Hellchasers, featuring Thorn and his bad-boy gang. I made a real effort to try to connect to that because I thought that's where the series was going next. I was wrong.

Sundown's story is, in some ways, a throwback to the old books. It features characters we haven't seen much of in a long time. Characters like Sundown, himself... Zarek, Sin, Sasha, and Talon. But in other ways, it's dramatically different. Kenyon put almost everything she's been building on pause for this one to introduce an entirely new Pantheon of Native American gods and mythology. There are Dark Hunters and Daimons in the books, but at times I felt like it was unrecognizable from the books preceding it. Ash is just a mention (other than a "bonus scene" at the end. Artemis & Nick each have a cameo. No Savitar. No Stryker, Jaden or Jared. It just felt disconnected.

That's not to say it was bad. It wasn't. The romance features Sundown and Abigail. It begins with the heroine trying to kill the hero because she thinks he murdered her parents.
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70 of 76 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I love and hate her in one breath. August 2, 2011
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I've waited almost a year for this moment. If It had NOT had the bonus chapter....I would be calling for blood...maybe...probably.

The brillince of La Kenyon is her ability to bring us into other realms. She does not allow us to grow complacent and expectant. However...there is too much here!

We have enough Pantheons and this one barely made sense. I loved Sundown and Abby by the time I was through...but I was absolutely exhausted in trying to keep up with her Native American pantheon story line. Did not work!!! Convoluted at best....but this book wil selll....why?.....we are all dying for more!! Her bonus chapter gave that to me...I laughed and cried and cannot wait for more.....stick with what works, SK.....anything to do with Ash....and the Greek, Roman, Atlanteon and Sumerian panthoens. Anything else continues to dilute the purity of thought and sentiment.

This was hell...and except for the bonus chapter....not worth the wait.
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67 of 73 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Who wrote this book? August 6, 2011
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Did Sherrilyn Kenyon even write this book? I don't even know where to begin with everything I felt was wrong here. There was no chemistry between these characters. I couldn't have cared less what happened to them. Where is the witty dialogue? She kills his fellow dark hunters and oh well thats ok because we all make mistakes. Huh? And the first time they have sex it's going to be in a car when they are being attacked? Wow that just didn't sell me. Even the bonus scene was confusing. Artemis doing something nice for someone else? Completely goes against every other book Kenyon has written in this series. And how did Nick get Brady's soul back when she told Ash she wasn't giving up any more dark hunters? All of this goes back to my original statement. This didn't remotely sound like a Sherrilyn Kenyon book. I'll read the next one to see if she gets back on track but if it is the same drivel I will give her up altogether.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cliches anyone? August 7, 2011
By Aimee
Did Sherrilyn Kenyon actually write this book? I would feel a lot better if it were a forgery! This book is terrible! The plot builds on one of the most unoriginal Wild West cliches there is. . .the character of Jesse James. The heroine is also nothing to admire and other character's reaction to her are completely unrealistic. If some chic went off and killed colleagues you had known for centuries, would you easily forgive her even if she was decieved to believe they were evil? Uh, no. I didn't think so. So, she can't reason idependently, is not intuitive or suspicious but justifies killing? Huh, sounds like a fanatic that deserves to die, not a heroine. It's very hard to have any empathy and to stay involved in this book. To add to the weak main characters, nothing original develops in the Dark Hunter world either and prominent characters get a once-over probably just to include them in the book as opposed to having them add any value to the storyline. This series has been on a downward slide since "Acheron" and this is definitely the worst to date. I plan to check this series off my 'to-read' list until something interesting like Salvitar's story comes along.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor investment! August 10, 2011
By J Lobo
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Like everyone else I have been waiting for this book to come out! I even pre-ordered it for my kindle so that I could get it ASAP. A letdown, to say the least. There was absolutely no punishment for the death of the DHs???? These guys are doomed to an existence as a shade but hey... we all make mistakes? She was not likable at all. The characters lacked chemistry and the dialogue fell flat. There is a snippet about how Abby never felt welcome by her adoptive father?? And yet she starts killing people at his behest? It just doesn't fly!
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Love this story!
Published 11 days ago by Lauren V
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Published 16 days ago by Caroline Zermeno
3.0 out of 5 stars Love My Dark Hunnters! Desi
I have every Dark Hunter Book! I'm an avid FAN of Sherrilyn Kenyon's book series's. But the Dark Hunter is my Fav. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Desi
3.0 out of 5 stars just ok read,
Not nearly as good good as rest of dark hunter series. Characters are not as in depth, or interesting, storyline is boring. I love Dark hunters series normally
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
great book. I love her characters and storyline. I have read the entire dark hunter series more the once. highly recommend
Published 2 months ago by pandora1777
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love this series, had to have it in print
Published 2 months ago by Kim Keaton
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Love this book I couldn't put it down
Published 2 months ago by Melisa McKinney
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As always she writes a great book, this one is just as wonderful.
Published 2 months ago by donna
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
I really enjoyed this addition to the Dark-Hunter series. The main characters had chemistry and a nice story line. I can't wait to read the next book!
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Always a Fan!
Wonderful book and continuation on the Dark Hunter series. I always enjoy reading this series for the plot as well as the character development.
Published 2 months ago by Alexia N Anderson
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More About the Author

The #1 New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, who is proud of her mixed Cherokee heritage, lives a life of extraordinary danger... as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a major fixation with. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she's found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than thirty million copies of her books in print, in over one hundred countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.

Her books appear regularly at the coveted #1 bestselling spot. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. Her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Chronicles of Nick and Beladors. Since 2004, she has placed more than 80 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga.

Her Lords of Avalon novels have been adapted by Marvel and her Dark-Hunter novels are now a New York Times bestselling manga published by St. Martins, and her Chronicles of Nick series is adapted by Yen Press. Her Dark-Hunters and Chronicles of Nick series are both soon to be major motion picture releases.

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