This fun paranormal book is related to the substantial series that features the prolific Dark-Hunters and provides a surprising look at some of the characters from that series. It is a little difficult to believe that Jo could be so naive about the members of her family and their ties to the paranormal world and things get pretty convoluted so it would have been nice to have a glossary to remind the reader of who is related and how. I think that it would be a little difficult to read this as a stand-alone story, although there is a fair amount of history revealed for Cadegan himself...plus plenty of mystery about both his and Jo’s origins that will hopefully be cleared up in future stories. It was great to see multiple characters from other books in this series and I particularly enjoyed reading about Simi (although I sympathize with her thwarted desire to add horns to some unsuspecting being) as she provided the comedic element that only she can provide.
One can’t help mourning the experiences that scarred Cadegan both physically and emotionally, and it was very entertaining watching as he and Jo struggled to understand the euphemisms and frames of reference that each depend on, although the language usage was a little erratic at times. The epilogue and bonus chapter provide ominous foreshadowing for future events and the extended preview of the upcoming novel “Born of Betrayal” whets one’s appetite for even more adventures of all of these beings and I suspect that plenty of new revelations will provide even more opportunity for conflict and violence but undoubtedly it will be leavened by romance and a bit of humor as usual, as more is revealed about this complex and entertaining group of beings.
“Son of No One” by Sherrilyn Kenyon details the story of Cadegan (Cadwgwn Maboddium) who has been enduring isolation and punishment for centuries. Jo (Josette) has never been quite comfortable with her extended family’s affinity for the paranormal, but she never expected to fall through a mirror and get involved with a being who not only speaks multiple ancient languages but is surprisingly attractive despite his scars and very prickly personality. Together, they try to find a way to return Jo to her world and maybe even free Cadegan from his imprisonment, but the price of success may have unintended and unwanted consequences...like the end of the world?
In Son of No One, next in the blockbuster The Dark-Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, it’s not easy being life’s own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they’re even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted-out hoopty running. But when something truly evil is released into the world, they are forced to call in reinforcements.
From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn’t quite right. Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his age.
Centuries ago, Cadegan was viciously betrayed into an immortal prison by the only person he’d ever trusted and was cast into an immortal prison. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him. Something he can’t seem to fight and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him everything.
He knows he has to stay away from her, but the unleashed demon is hell-bent on consuming her soul. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?