Friday, November 23, 2007

Review: The Dark-Hunter Companion by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title: The Dark-Hunter Companion
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Read copy: Paperback
Published: November 13, 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 0312363435
ISBN-13: 9780312363437

Consider this handbook your education. Hunter 101. And don't go thinking you got off easy just because there's not a pop quiz at the end. This is the good stuff. The real deal. In here you'll find out all there is to know about being a Dark-Hunter.

Now for the disclaimer: This book is mutable. It goes with the wind. It changes more often than the mind of a sixteen-year-old Gemini with a closet full of clothes and a date in an hour. Don't be surprised if you open it up for the thirty-five thousandth time and find something old, something new, something borrowed or. . .well you get the point.

Curl up in a comfy chair with some millennium-old scotch and feast upon the informative banquet I have prepared for your enjoyment.

Welcome to your new life.


My rating:

This is a must have for all Dark-, Were- and/or Dream-Hunters fans out there.

A mixture of manual, fictitious material, historical tidbits, and yummy recipes, it's a fun, light read to escape the often gloomy, dark world of the Hunters.

This is a go-to book to refresh your memory on the Hunters (present and past), learn a little more about them, their squires, and even their leader.

It also explains the origin of the Apollites and Daimons, sheds some light onto the powers-that-be (gods, demigods, deities, and other immortals), offers short Greek, Atlantean, and Cajun dictionaries, along with a brief tour of New Orleans and its hot spots, and Cajun culture.

The authors haven't been stingy with the yummy extras, either. AG, Ash, and Simi all agreed on short interviews, there is a hilarious parody about an DH in making, a short story Second Chances which appeared in the official booklet (that's impossible to get nowadays), along with the original synopsis for Saving Grace, Fantasy Lover's original, and a few deleted scenes from previous books.


Though The Dark-Hunter Companion reads like a manual, you should take it for what it is. A light, entertaining read that serves both the purpose of broadening your Hunter horizon as cracking you up.

Also, love the manga-style chapter intros.