Book # 6 in the Hellchasers series or #14 in the Dark-Hunter series, really it is like story #41 in the whole combined Dark-Hunter universe….
I own a copy of this book. (Thanks Sel)
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?
Oh how I love me some Kenyon. I’ve said this before, she is hands down my favorite author. Most of the time, we will over-look those three books that even I won’t re-read, her stories click for me. I love the good vs evil, the fight for the greater good, Hero and Heroines that overcome so much to end up with a H.E.A, the romance is great, the story line full of humor and great friendships and the fact that she can take even the most of her bad guys and find a way to redeem them in the end. All hail Ms. Kenyon.
Son of No One is a beginning of a three book story arc that is focusing on the Hellchasers aspect of her dark-hunter world, or at least I think that’s what I’ve read. I was a little hesitant, I LOVED Styxx and last time she went off on a three book arc I was not impressed with the plot line and, while happy I read them, but once was enough. So I started this book a little bit hesitant not wanting to be disappointed. Hell there is never going to be any author where you love each and every single book the same, they can’t all live up to expectations. There was no need to worry in this case, I LOVED Son of No One!
For me this was like going back to when the series was fresh and new. Sure most of these characters had been around before and we are familiar with these worlds by now, but the story felt like those first books that made me fall for the series in the beginning. I loved Cadegan and Jo, they were a great match for each other. Cadegan was very sweet and innocent in the beginning before showing his bad-ass side and Jo was fun and quick lipped like the heroines early in the series. It was also nice to have a series where my heart didn’t get ripped out and stomped all over for all the crap the Hero had to go through in his life. Sure Cadegan still had a tortured past, but compared to most of Kenyon’s heroes she definitely went easy on this one.
The action was great, the chemistry between the leads amazing and the pacing just right. After having a couple of months of being off in my reading I finished this book in a day. It sucked me in and didn’t let go, now I can’t wait for the middle book in this arc and I have my finger’s crossed as to who will be the male lead.
To all Kenyon fans this is a must read that will bring back familiar faces and a feel to the world we grew to love…or become obsessed with. Again, love me some Kenyon.