Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Dark Hunter's Companion- Sherrilyn Kenyon with Alethea Kontis

The Dark Hunter's Companion
Sherrilyn Kenyon with Alethea Kontis
St. Martin's, Nov 2007, $19.95
ISBN: 9780312363437

In the five years since Sherrilyn Kenyon first introduced readers to the Dark Hunter saga, the mythos has expanded into an extremely complex universe. This companion tome serves as a resource for fans of the series. Besides the obvious bibliography with a brief description of the plots, the book offers a deep look at the various races and their history and customs that occupy the Kenyon world. By species classification, every character to appear in any of the books (I take the words of the author as to that) is included. There are also sidebar sections on Greek and New Orleans cultures and though connected especially the latter to the Kenyon mythos seems out of place (this reviewer skimmed those two chapters). Interviews with the “Author-Goddess (if you don’t know who that is – you need to pass on this book), Acheron and Simi are entertaining and insightful especially Acheron. Finally there are the outtakes that never made it into a final book and a new short story. In sum this is winner for readers who relish the complete Dark Hunter mythology (eleven novels, eight short stories and six official websites.

Harriet Klausner

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