Devil May Cry tells the story of Sin and Katra. Sin used to be a Sumerian god of fertility until Artemis and her usual thoughtless scheming ways, caused his powers to be removed and added to her own. Cast out from his Pantheon he was helpless to intercede as their infighting destroyed them. One small problem though. The Sumerian Pantheon were responsible for the creation and control of the horrendous gallu demons and if that wasn’t bad enough, had entombed the Dimme, a vicious breed of demons and almost unstoppable. The tomb has a clock and it’s running out of time. Three Sumerians are needed to reset the clock and prevent them from escaping and Sin is the only one left free. Artemis’ handmaiden Katra is sent to kill Sin because of his hatred, desire for vengeance and to see Artemis dead. Expecting to find a monster, instead she finds an intriguing man, tortured and betrayed and trusting no-one, yet still doing what he can to protect humanity from the ravages of those that would prey on them. Katra soon realises there is more to the battered but handsome Sin than meets the eye, and Sin fears this beautiful woman will betray him as all others have.
I’m not sure how I missed this in the series but I did! I thought I’d read all of the current Dark-Hunter books and when a friend pointed out I was missing one I was very (and pleasantly) surprised. It’s like finding something sweet and yummy in the back of the fridge when you were craving it and thought you had run out 😉
I’m always astounded by the world Sherrilyn Kenyon has created for her Dark-Hunter series. How she keeps it all straight is mind-boggling and yet continues to slot in more history of characters and their place in her godverse. I’d met Sin and Katra in other books and had wondered why they hadn’t had their story told. Silly me!
The book is a good one, has Kenyon’s unique writing style and ability for bringing her characters to life and into your heart. The story is engaging and the action only lets up for those brief, tender moments she writes so well.
Thoroughly enjoyable and a great addition to the series (even if it is book 13 of 18 and I missed it!)