Son of No One (Dark Hunter #24)

Son of No One (Dark-Hunter, #24; Hellchaser, #5; Were-Hunter, #8, Lords of Avalon, #3)Son of No One Summary:
It’s not easy being life’s own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Life will continue to throw every bad thing it has at her, and she will continue to not put her head in an oven. But that’s okay. That which doesn’t kill her will just require a few hours of mental insanity. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group trying to get their own cable show as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they’re even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted out hoopty running. But when her group accidentally releases something truly evil into the world, they are forced to call in reinforcement.

From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn’t quite right. And it’s not just because she can’t even begin to pronounce his last name: Maboddimun. Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his apparent age…

Centuries ago, Cadegan sold his soul for vengeance against the betrayer who cursed him. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him as much as it irritates and frustrates him. Something he can’t seem to fight, and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him his soul.

He knows he has to stay away from her, but the evil her friends unleashed is hellbent on consuming her soul. Something he cannot allow. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?

Son of No One Review:
I'm a little sad in the book because Styxx ended with the time jump being discovered. I was hoping that in this book would talk about that, but I never saw anything about it. Son of No One also lacked the heartwarming story from Styxx. The characters were very interesting but the love story was lacking.

Learning about Cadegan was like a light hearted read after Styxx's backstory, not to say that this past was good. It was obviously a tragic hero, since Ms. Kenyon only seems to write about that. Cade's history was tragic because he got locked away in a hell realm by his family for something he couldn't control. Jo is in her own misery. Fresh from a divorce and very little money and no job. The upside? She is getting a job from her cousin, Selena Deveraux, as a paranormal investigator. This part was very funny. The MEGA insta-love that happens right after? Not so much. After that the action quickly escalated along with the mythology. It went from nothing to powerful babies in what felt like a matter of seconds, going so fast I didn't know what was happening for parts of it. This book felt lie it was about 200 pages, and it seemed as if there was not enough descriptions for each new reveal. I had to read SoNO another time to fully understand all the implications from this book. I'll talk about them at the end.

Jo and Cade were not the most unique characters. The Kenyon formula for a tragic hero seems to be wearing a little thin. The characters kind of mix together. It's better to read about the characters as secondary characters because of the mystery and excitment they bring to the story. That's why Thorn, Ash, Nick, Simi and so many others made this book that much better! Don't get me wrong, the main characters are interesting. But the cut-out molds that Ms. Kenyon already has for each character does get a bit tedious. It takes something like Styxx or Dance with the Devil to really bring out the main characters.

The book, like every other before, is filled with humorous banter. Especially, when the end up talking to themselves.

“Hey, don’t knock it. It still runs. Most of the time, even after I turn it off.” Jo

Also, when their bodies got switches was VERY interesting...

“I’ve got to get my body back. While I like wearing you, I’d rather wear you as a blanket on top of me and not the skin I’m walking around in. It has this whole Hannibal Lecter aspect that’s really creeping me out.”Jo
“Hannibal Lecter?” Cadegan
“It’s a TV show and book character. Not really important. Like a wombat in a blender.” Jo
“I’m not sure what this blender is, but I think I should be feeling bad for that poor wombat.” Cadegan

This book is clearly setting up for something. Every single couple is having very powerful babies which is defeinelty leading to something big. You would think with the amount of superpowers each baby has, especially ones like Cade's, Ash's or Kat's, together they would be able to stop the Malachai. I hope we get to see more of the time and Malachai development in the next couple books.

Now I'm gonna talk about what we learned. I'm going to miss some stuff. There are somethings that you will have to discover on your own. And I honestly can't remember some of them. *SPOILERS AHEAD*
  • We figure out that Noir had a son Paimon. He has a son called Thorn who had a son called Cade
  • The dragons are rising
  • Cade is kinda a god, maybe more powerful than Ash. Imagine his babies
  • A mix of Lords of Avalon and Hellchasers

Not much I know, but the rest is for your to read about. *SPOILERS OVER*

Overall, this book is 3.5-4 star read. Could have been longer to develop the romance and plot so we weren't left confused.

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