Hunters of the Shadows

Hunters of the Shadows
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10+
Release Date
January 01, 2002
ISBN
1591460573
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A good vampire story
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5.0
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5.0
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For as long as there have been men, there have been creatures who prey on them, vampires, werewolves and others of that ilk.

Darius Creed is a Hunter, a special breed of human charged with the protection of all humans from the darkness lurking everywhere. He is long-lived and comes from a long line of Gypsy Royalty.

In modern times, most humans have forgotten the old lore, how to protect themselves against the darkness, all those except the Gypsy people who follow the old ways. Hunters in modern times are hard to come by, but they are needed, for a great battle is about to commence and only the Hunters can stop the powers of Darkness from attempting the Dolmage - Armageddon...

This book had a bit of everything, romance, adventure, mystery, horror, action, it was a difficult book to put down. As I was about half way through, I was thinking to myself, "I wish Selena (Creed's lover) was more involved in the story," and shortly thereafter, my wish was granted, although not in the way I expected! Selena is pivotal to the plot, even though she is not involved so much in the action.

My one niggle, and it is a niggle, although the story more than makes up for it, is that the layout of the book was a little odd. There were no spaces or indents between paragraphs. I'm not sure if that's the way the author meant it to be, or if it was a mistake at the printers.

Even with that, it's a good book and an interesting read if you like vampire stories with a bit of magic and romance thrown in.


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A vampire story for those who hate vampire strories!
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Well, I don't really _hate_ vampire books, but Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire" was enough for me. But my husband read this book and said, "You MUST read it." So I did. Wow! What a fun, exciting and interesting book! Yes, there is this handsome, sexy, Gypsy guy (woo-woo) who has been at war with this big cheese vampire (boo hiss) for ages, but they both band together to fight an even _more_ evil vampire. Now, here comes the even more terrific part. Their indispensible ally is ... a CAT! Yes, a regular alley cat, or so he does appear. Actually he is a king of cats, has a lot of wisdom, and I wish he had his own book series. Anyway, when the last great battle of the book takes place, the Gypsy hunk plus his former nemesis vampire against the Incredibly Evil Vampire, we get to see (in our mind's eye) a great sight: The Cat King, decked in his battle dress of the red cape with golden trim, his silver earrings and silver necklace, flanked by 40 of his mighty cat warriors similarly attired. Double wow! Who would not gladly go into battle with such blade-brothers at their side? All I will add is this is one heck of a book - there is _always_ something happening that you can't wait to find out the result of (scuse ending that with a preposition.)And that cat - oh me oh my. Reportedly there is a sequel to this book on its way. I can't wait. I hope it has a lot in it about the glorious Cat King. The Gypsy guy is okay, too

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