Devil May Cry( Dark Hunter #11)

Devil May Cry (Dark-Hunter, #11)Devil May Cry Summary:
As an ancient Sumerian god, Sin was one of the most powerful among his pantheon. . . Until the night Artemis brutally stole his godhood and left him for dead. For millennia, this ex-god turned Dark-Hunter has dreamed only of regaining his powers and seeking revenge on Artemis. If only life were that simple.

Unfortunately he has bigger fish--or in Sin's case--demons, to fry. The lethal gallu that were buried by his pantheon are now stirring and they are hungry for human flesh. Their goal is to destroy mankind and anyone else who gets in their way. Sin is the only one who can stop them--that is if a certain woman doesn't kill him first. Unfortunately, Sin discovers that now he must rely on her or witness an annihilation of biblical proportions.

Enemies have always made strange bedfellows, but never more so than when the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Now a man who knows only betrayal must trust the one person most likely to hand him to the demons. Artemis may have stolen his godhood, but this one has stolen his heart. The only question is will she keep it or feed it to the ones who want him dead?

Devil May Cry Review:
After reading Dream Hunter, this story was much, much better! We are introduced to a new hero, Sin, a Sumerian God of Fertility. Some readers found his name, Nana funny but with a little research I found that this was Sin's real name. Sin was the modernized name that Sherrilyn made, but Nana was the Sumerian God of Fertility in Mesopotamia. We also have the heroine Katra, who have met three or four times since the beginning of the series. I went into this book confused because of Seize the Night. I thought that she was in love with Acheron, until I saw she is supposed to love Sin. The reason she cares so much about Ash, is discovered and what a secret it is!

Sin and Katra are very "3D" characters that were intriguing and smart in the way they handled their problems. It was also realistic to what a normal couple would face. Both have been isolated largely due to external factors. Sin has been abused by everyone that was supposed to love him and lost the ones that did. His tragic story blended perfectly with Katra's deception. It is because of Sin's tragedy that he can teach Katra an important life lesson, to stop keeping secrets from the people she loves. Unfortunately, there were some moments where I was rolling my eyes. For example, Katra is an eleven thousand year old virgin. It is understandable because of the protection she gets from both Apollymi and Artemis, but I was skeptical that she could keep it in so long. And then she gives it to a guy who she met a few days ago. Other than the plot flowed seamlessly, and the characters had constant development throughout the story. The novel was full of humor and witty comebacks timed to perfection. Just look below for one such scene:

“Any game plan? Xypher asked Sin.
Don't die.
I like it. Simple, bold. Impossible. Works for me.
Kat scoffed at his sarcasm. What are you bitching about, Xypher? You're already dead.
He laughed. You know, for once, it's good to be me.”


“Kat laughed. 'Who wants to live forever?'
Kish put his hand up. 'For the record, I do.'
Sin scowled at him. 'Then why do you irritate me so often?'
Suicidal tendencies are inherent in my species?”


“We need to gather everyone we can.
Damien scoffed. Uh, boss, hate to be a pall, but I think everyone we can gather is currently in this room.
Sin paused to look at Simi, Xirena, Damien, Kat, Kish, and Xypher. It was a pitiful number of defenders. But it was all the world had. In that case, we need to seriously arm ourselves.
Damien crossed himself. Hail Mary, full of grace-
What are you doing? Kish asked. You're not Catholic.
Yeah but I'm feeling really religious all of a sudden and it seemed like a good idea.”

The plot was riddled with mythology and lots and lots of action. From this novel we can see a major clash that is soon to come in the series, between the Gallu, Daimons, DH and Humans. We now get even more bad guys and the line between good and bad is blurring. There was a lot of tension and excitement between Kat and Sin. Added to the fact that they are almost mortal enemies, it provided a lot of humor and balance to the story.

Secondary characters like Xypher, Ash, Simi, Kish, Damien and Kessar all added to the suspense of the ending. Kessar is an evil villain, meaning 10 times worse than Stryker. I hope that he eventually falls, but right now it was very interesting to the see the aftermaths of the war play out. The last battle was awesome, with just enough to action and gore to please readers, but enough happy endings to not be a cop out.

This book is mandatory for every reader as it has HUGE world building themes, reveals important characters and sub-plots and was overall an astounding read. Overall a 5 star book!

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