For the next chapter in her much-loved Dark-Hunter series, Kenyon mixes in new mythology based on Native American beliefs and legends to add another layer of peril to her world. Longtime fans will be happy to see Jess “Sundown” Brady get his story told, plus as a special treat there is a bonus scene at the end of the book featuring the birth of Tory and Ash’s baby.
Even though he was a gunslinger in the Old West, it was betrayal, murder, plus the rape of his fiancée that led to Jess Brady becoming a Dark-Hunter. Abigail Yager was orphaned as a toddler and taken in by a family of Appollite/Daimons. Abigail has been trained to kill Dark-Hunters in the belief that they murdered her parents and she’s quite successful — but her true target is Jess. Jess knows that he didn’t kill Abigail’s parents, but convincing her is not going to be easy. What they don’t realize is there is another player in the mix, an angry god bent on vengeance. (ST. MARTIN’S, Aug., 448 pp., $25.99)