I don’t know how Sherrilyn Kenyon does it, but I’m so glad she does. Bad Moon Rising is the 18th book in the Dark-Hunter series and it’s showing no sign of stopping yet. You fear with such a long running series that it will start tailing off, the author starts to get bored or runs out of steam and continues for the sake of it, but there is just no sign at all of that happening here. You feel the love and care she writes with, her characters larger than life but so real and that shines through in every book. It raises them from a good read to an amazing one.
Bad Moon Rising has everything you want in a Dark-Hunter book and then some. It’s Fang’s Story beginning with his history, something you know a little of from his brother Vane’s book (Night Play), through to where Fang is in his apparent coma and then it all takes off. You get to see some old friends again which is always great and another thing I love about the Dark-Hunter books and how they often blend in together, seeing another story from a different angle. New enemies, betrayal and revenge feature heavily as always and fast paced action across it all. But the thing we all want and need the most, is present in abundance. Love.
I have to say (and try not to spoil anything), the ending is a shocker and I think it was really brave of Sherrilyn to do what she did there and I admire her for it. I don’t mind admitting I cried, as I imagine others will too.
I really can’t wait for the next one!