Dance with the Devil (Dark Hunter #3)

Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter, #3)Dance with the Devil Summary:
Dark-Hunter: A soulless guardian who stands between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. Yeah, right. The only part of that Code of Honor I got was eternity and solitude.

Insanity: A condition many say I suffer from after being alone for so long. But I don't suffer from my insanity-I enjoy every minute of it.

Trust: I can't trust anyone...not even myself. The only thing I trust in is my ability to do the wrong thing in any situation and to hurt anyone who gets in my way.

Truth: I endured a lifetime as a Roman slave, and 900 years as an exiled Dark-Hunter. Now I'm tired of enduring. I want the truth about what happened the night I was exiled-I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Astrid (Greek, meaning star): An exceptional woman who can see straight to the truth. Brave and strong, she is a point of light in the darkness. She touches me and I tremble. She smiles and my cold heart shatters.

Zarek: They say even the most damned man can be forgiven. I never believed that until the night Astrid opened her door to me and made this feral beast want to be human again. Made me want to love and be loved. But how can an ex-slave whose soul is owned by a Greek goddess ever dream of touching, let alone holding, a fiery star?

Dance with the Devil Review:
This is one of the first books in the series where I really did want to cry because of what Zarek had to endure when he was young and even as he got older. Unlike the other dark hunters, much like Julian he never got a happy ending. In Night Embrace you come to almost dislike Zarek but in Dance with the Devil you start to wonder why no one ever saw anything but hatred in Zarek. Every other person in the previous books has had an extremely large or comfortable house, but Zarek lived in a wood shack and thought of himself as nothing above slave. Zarek was a slave through and through and never learned anything about warmth or love. Even when Astrid and Zarek first met there was no love in between them. He has a icy heart but inside he cares for every living thing and will die to protect what he loves most and he has a moral.

Astrid on the other hand is incredibly kind but is jaded because she is the truth goddess and has condemned many dark hunters to shadedom( death for dark hunters). Having lost all hope in people, it was heart warming watch her get back her faith and teaching Zarek that he was worth more than his old life as a slave. Sasha as another new character that was humorous in a very sarcastic way and was very protective of Astrid. Sasha has another sad story and I'm waiting for him to get his own book.

This book made me really start to hate Artemis because she killed so many dark hunters and she managed to put it's own kind of curse on Zarek for thousands of years. I'm really waiting for her to die, but so far there's no way to kill her. We see a flash back of Acheron so we get to see why he's so jaded. Zarek's hope and loss in this book was amazing was the first book to really affect me, even though I still loved the other books as well. Overall 5 stars!

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