No Mercy (Dark Hunter #18)

No Mercy (Dark-Hunter #18, Were-Hunter, #5)No Mercy Summary:
Live fast, fight hard and if you have to die then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before.

Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power- one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date.

The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it.

No Mercy Review:
We are once again meeting a whole bunch of characters. And it wasn't half bad this time. The plot was really good, the characters were dynamic and interesting, the mythology wasn't too confusing and it had a lot of great world building.

I love being back in New Orleans. It has a fun, lively spirit when Ms. Kenyon describes it and almost every character is there. Seeing old families back in with their kids and hanging out in a huge group will always be the best parts of these books. The secondary characters, honestly, provide the most entertainment, even more so than most of the main characters. Now don't get me wrong, I still love the main characters but their thoughts do get a bit repetitive and the mystery of them kinda dissipates. If Ms. Kenyon could change up her writing style to differentiate these characters, the books would be stellar!

Dev was amazing as any bear can be and it was interesting to say the least, to be in his mind. He was protective, funny, witty and sweet (to some people), the kind of hero that makes a book amazing. The only problem was, in the beginning at least, he acted like he had no self-respect for himself by holding onto Sam. He fell in love with her instantly but it was almost one sided for a part of the book. Sam only hung around with Dev because she couldn't sense his emotions. She was whiny and narcissistic at times. She would constantly throw Dev away. I would get if they were just using each other but she was leading him on into a relationship, and when it got to hot, she would step away again. Thankfully, through the harrowing dangers the two of them faced, they worked out the kinks and formed a solid relationship. She became the strong, Amazonian warrior she was supposed to be and Dev fell back into his previous role.

We are starting to see a lot more world building instead of romance with these books. Honestly, I'm quite alright with that, as the world building is much more dynamic.

*SPOILER WARNING* Nick might be becoming stronger than Ash. Something is brewing with Thorn and his Hellchasers. Ash and Stryker might be able to forge an alliance since the Daimons can walk in the sun and no longer need to feed on humans. Plus, they have a common enemy. Finally, evil is winning so far. *END OF SPOILER*

There was a lot of jumping around, from realm to realm and battlefield to battlefield. It created for a lot of action that was good, and brought Ms. Kenyon back to the roots of the series. It was mixed well will the sarcasm of each character. It was fascinating to see the plot jump around, with bumps and holes. It was mainly focused on Stryker's revenge but you could see the layers where other characters would step in for their own voice to be heard. Finally, it was wonderful to see how the Sanctuary family picked up after the devastating loss the felt from the previous book.

Overall, this book was fantastic because it was so interesting. Definitely a 4.5 star read. Ms. Kenyon's writing has been progressively getting worse, in small doses, so I hope that she can find a way to bring her series back to how it used to be. Nonetheless, the books are great and I won't stop. I really need to find out everyone's HEA and if good will defeat evil!

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