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Review: Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Aug 31, 2011

Harm no human…

A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey.

Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief—Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meeting the man who killed her family: Jess Brady.

A gun in the hand is worth two in the holster…

Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on.

(Book Description)

I gave this book a 4

Engrossing!  Riveting!  Kool!  
Sherrilyn Kenyon has got "mad skills"!   'Retribution' brings us a cowboy Dark Hunter with swagger and a pinch the of wild wild west!   Sherrilyn Kenyon's amazing tale of cowboys and Indians is unlike any roundup you've ever read of.   You will find it all here in this desert playground called 'Retribution'. Jess will leave you begging to be called "Baby", and Abigail is the perfect fit to this hunky Dark Hunter. Of all the places to find a Dark Hunter, the desert was the last place I'd think to look.  Dark Hunters, demons, gods, ghouls, and daimons are just some of the characters you will find in this action packed book.    Kenyon's ability to spin a tale seeped in a metaphrastic mystery will leave you enchanted and yearning for more. 'Retribution' is a must read.

Publisher:  St. Martin's Press

Source code:  A/P


  1. I just read this and will be reviewing it in a week or so I will be linking this review to mine. Thanks Lisa

  2. I was on pins and needles waiting for this book to come out since SK hadn't written an DH book in a while and I must say I was sorely disappointed. Although this novel was funny and Jesse was a personable DH, there was way to much gloom and doom for a romance novel and the only hot scene in this book was a quickie in a cramped car surrounded by a swarm of killer wasps. After that the two characters (Jess and Abby)that had great reasons to hate and mistrust each other were "baby this" and "honey that". There was no transition from "I hate you" to "I love you" because in the two days that these characters were thrown together, there were several characters with then at any given time with impending danger and plagues at every turn. I don't mind that this book has had a shift from Greek mythology to Native American mythology (although I miss it), it's just that it was not SK finest work. The book is a good/decent read alone but within the series, it's a flop. I gave this two thumbs down, 2 stars and a warning to save your money and get it free at the library or wait until it comes out in paperback when its cheaper. I feel bad saying this as an SK fan but that's how this books makes me feel.


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