Book Review: Seize The Night

Seize The Night
Written by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks Imprint of Macmillan
ISBN10: 0312992432
ISBN13: 9780312992439

Review by Linda Yau

In a world that reminds me of various vampire series, Seize The Night is book seven in Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series. This book features Tabitha Deveraux, a human who lives in New Orleans and owns a sex shop. By night, she is a experienced hunter of vampires and Damions.

One night, she encounters Valerius Magnus, a shunned Dark Hunter and their relationship develops. Valerius has ample reason to avoid Tabitha. She is the twin sister of his mortal enemy’s wife. During Valerius’s mortal life, he was a Roman general, whose family had murdered Kyrian during his own mortal life.

Dark Hunters are immortal warriors, that sold their souls to the Greek goddess Aretmis for revenge. They protect mankind from Daimons who feeds on human souls. Daimons are originally from the Apollite, a race cursed by the Greek god Apollo, who must live on blood, and die a painful death.

As a light read, Seize The Night is quite easy to digest as a stand alone paranormal romance story. Because it is being part of a larger series, readers may be drawn to the other books in the series. There are going to be some terms that are known, and the author has a website that explains more about the series. There are recurring characters, and if there is to be a chronological reading order, then Seize The Night should be the tenth book in a series of what is currently at 25 books.