Time Untime( Dark Hunter #21)

Time Untime (Dark-Hunter #21; Hellchaser, #4; Were-Hunter, #7)Time Untime Summary:

Long before recorded history, there was a Keetoowah warrior so feared that everyone trembled before his wrath. Only a brutal betrayal by the one closest to him could defeat him. But not even death was the end of a man so strong.

The Time Untime approaches...

Kateri Avani has been plagued her entire life with dreams she doesn't understand. Images of places she's never been and of a
man she's never seen. Her quest for answers has driven her to Las Vegas, where she hopes to finally silence the demons in her mind.

What she never anticipates is coming face-to-face with the warrior who has haunted her her entire life. One who belongs to a world the scientist in her refuses to believe is real.

Ren Waya came back from the dead to keep the prophecy he began from coming true and ending the world. For thousands of years, he has fought the same evil that once possessed him. But now that evil has found the one person he can't fight. The one person who, against his will, holds the most sacred part of him

His heart.

But if he doesn't kill Kateri, the deadliest of evils will reemerge and destroy everyone else on the planet. It was a sacrifice he made once.

Will he be able to make it again?

Time Untime Review:
Ms. Kenyon welcomes us back into the world of the Aboriginal mythology. This is a vast area because of the number of tribes that have their own beliefs and ceremonies. It makes for a very interesting topic to delve into, and I applaud Ms. Kenyon for touching upon this. Sadly, the execution of the story could have been done better. A lot of this book was made into info dumps through past visions or history lessons. For someone like me who loves to study religion and cultures, it was incredibly interesting. But if you are someone that wants more romance, action or a development of plot, this book may not be the best option. It also should be taken into account that these are not fully accurate descriptions of an given Aboriginal culture. Ms. Kenyon took some liberties to move away from the true beliefs and made it her own because she didn't want to offend any group with her interpretation.

Compared to the Guardian, this book was not as good. Don't get me wrong, I loved Ren, and the constant appearances of various characters. Kateri, was also interesting but I felt that she was lacking something, or it was just that wasn't the right fit for Ren. I did get used to her relationship by the end, and the epilogue made my heart soar. Ash continues to play a major role and it was hilarious to see what he had done to himself! After he got his son, he cut his hair for Locks for Love, don't worry he didn't go bald!

"He did a double take on Ash's short black hair as a sick feeling went through him. "Madre de Dios...it is a sign of the Apocalypse. what happened to your hair? Did someone scalp you?" (Cabeza)
"Now there was something terrifying. "What happened to you? You get into a losing argument with a pair of scissors?" (Ren)
Acheron rolled his eyes. "Damn all of you are going to make this hard on me until it grows back. I swear. What's more important? Armageddon or my haircut?" (Ash)

Nick, Sasha, Sundown, and Urian all played a huge role in this novel. And they were great together, probably one of the funniest groups that got together. Whenever they came on the scene, I would be in stitches or trying to figure out who would attack who next!

“I don't do vague. If I want to call you a coward, I will bock at you in no uncertain terms. Chicken shit." (Urian)

Ren's past was different from anyone's before. He was not a coveted military general nor was he a slave. He was a boy born from a demon that had a speech impediment. Because of this, he was looked as weak and a toy to be played around. He thought love was being used and taking the blame for someone else mistakes. He was so scared that he doesn't even talk for fear stuttering. This made me incredibly angry and sad at the same time. The only cool thing was that he's older than Ash and knew Artemis.

Kateri was good for him in the sense that she worked through his speech impediment. She was also very interesting because she is the cousin of Sunshine, yes the wife of Talon from Night Embrace. That means that we got to see quite a bit of those two and there is a surprise waiting for us when we do meet them! I liked the connection between the Mayan mythology and the Cherokee mythology. For some, this was confusing since it was also mixed with Greek, Egyptian and Atlantean mythology, but I enjoyed it. There were some parts that I was scratching my head at. I still can't fully understand the ending, but I still liked it!

The main characters were strong and independent. You could tell that Kateri and Ren were two different people yet they gave strength to each other. They were a powerful combination, and by the end I could sense their connection. To me, this was a strong love story because it was not instantaneous. They built their bonds and, especially Ren learned to trust again. The secondary characters were just as interesting and I'm excited to see which will get the HEA next.

Overall, this book was pretty good, being a little skeptical the Aboriginal mythology since Retribution was sub par. Ms. Kenyon isn't writing as she used to, but as the last two books has shown, she is getting into the groove of it again. Hopefully, the books will only get better from here. This is a 4.5-5 star read!

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