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Sunday, 27 April 2014


Inferno Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Publisher: St. Griffins Press

April 2013

ISBN: 978-1-250-00283-9

Pages: 451

Contemporary, Paranormal, New Orleans

Nick now has his driver’s license and he will use it though turning sixteen isn’t quite what he thought it would be.  Most boys his age are thinking about and worrying over prom dates and college applications.  Nick is neck deep in enemies that are more than happy to make sure he doesn’t make it through another day.  He is no longer sure just who he can trust or if he can trust anyone.  His one ally seems to be the one person who he was told would ultimately kill him. 

Life is anything except ordinary when it is spent serving the undead.  Now his enemies have summoned an ancient force that is powerful enough to have the gods in fear of it.  As Nick learns to control and command the elements he must master the one that will help him combat his latest foe and it is also the one that is most likely to destroy him.  As the old saying goes fire shows no mercy.  If Nick can survive this latest round he will ultimately have to sacrifice a part of himself.  Sometimes though the best sacrifice isn’t the sanest move.  Sometimes it is the one that confuses your enemies the most.  Sometimes you have to trust the enemy to save those most important to you though what you are supposed to do when the enemy is yourself is anyone’s guess.

This is proving to be a fun series that gets better with each book read.  It will also have readers eagerly wanting to read the next book.  Seeing how Nick grows with each book and how he bumbles his way to saving the day makes for a book that is very difficult to put down once the reader starts it.  The situations get more complicated and yet how Nick gets out of each one will have the readers at the very least chuckling because only Nick seems able to get into so much trouble trying to do the right thing.  This is proving to be a series for the keeper shelf.  It is also a series that just seems to get better and better.  It is fun to revisit earlier versions of the Dark Hunters and see how time has changed them. 

I give this one 5 red roses 


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