Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand

No Mercy No Mercy
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Supplied for review by Hachette New Zealand

Reviewed By: Jan Butterworth

Live fast, fight hard and if you have to die then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Her family slaughtered, she’s now one of the elite Dark Hunters - a Dog of War, Samia gained the gifts of empathy, psychometry and telekinesis and can’t touch anyone or anything without seeing everything about them. Her feet can’t even touch the floor bare without being overwhelmed by past occurrences. This has left her abstinent in her long life and a bit on the prickly side. All her passions go into killing

Dev Peltier is one of the werebears that own Sanctuary. It used to be the bar where anyone, human, Arcadian, Kattagari, Dark-Hunter or Daimon, go and be safe but has been stripped of its status by the Omegrion council. There’s now a new rule to follow – Come in peace or leave in pieces. Restless, Dev was getting ready to roam the world - then Samia speeds into his life. Who can resist a sexy Amazon on a motorcycle?

Dev is the one male she can’t "read". He is like her "null". Could it be possible that she has finally found a man that she can touch and be touched by that she can't read? There are a couple of problems though. She's a Dark-Hunter, he's a were. They’re not allowed to mix. Second, the daimons are in possession of new sources of powers, mainly the ability to walk in daylight. Samia must find out what is going on.

This book is fast-paced and well-written, like all of the Dark-Hunter books, but it is massively confusing with all the various types of demons, gods, demi-gods, were-hunters, were-animals, animal-weres, dark hunters, daimons, and too many various gods & goddesses to keep track of. Dev and Samia’s back stories aren’t really explained. I don't know how Sam could've stayed alive for 5,000 years since in this book she was always captured or losing her powers.

Hopefully the next Dark-Hunter book holds my attention more.

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