Wednesday, January 01, 2014

review: TIME UNTIME by Sherrilyn Kenyon

TIME UNTIME by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Dark-Hunterverse #24
Narrated by Holter Graham
St. Martin's Press / Macmillan Audio
Released: August 7, 2012
Source: Library
Page Count: 414

Rating: Really liked it!

The Mayans aren't the only ones with a 2012 prophecy . . .

Long before recorded history, there was a Keetoowah warrior so feared that everyone trembled before his wrath. Only a brutal betrayal by the one closest to him could defeat him. But not even death was the end of a man so strong. The Time Untime approaches . . .

Kateri Avani has been plagued her entire life with dreams she doesn't understand: images of places she's never been and of a man she's never seen. Her quest for answers has driven her to Las Vegas where she hopes to finally silence the demons in her mind. What she never anticipates is coming face-to-face with the warrior who has haunted her her entire life. One who belongs to a world the scientist in her refuses to believe is real.

Ren Waya came back from the dead to keep the prophecy he began from coming true and ending the world. For thousands of years, he has fought the same evil that once possessed him. But now that evil has found the one person he can't fight. The one person who, against his will, holds the most sacred part of him: his heart. But if he doesn't kill Kateri, the deadliest of evils will reemerge and destroy everyone else on the planet. It was a sacrifice he made once. Will he be able to make it again?

My Thoughts
The description doesn't really match my perception of the book. It doesn't matter all that much, but I personally find that a little annoying. Regardless, this was a good one. It was nice to see some characters from earlier in the series, namely Sunshine and Talon. It was also nice to have a bit of a continuation of the story begun in Retribution and to see Sundown again. Kenyon bought into the end-of-the-world craze with this book. Kateri is the one who must reset the clock on 12-21-12 or the world will be plunged into chaos, yada yada yada. I was far less interested in that storyline than I was in Ren's flashbacks to his childhood, seeing him come to accept that his brother is truly a contender for the title of World's Biggest Jerk, and watching as Ren and Kateri fell in love. Their romance, while quick, did not feel rushed, and I thoroughly enjoyed their story. The epilogue was especially sweet.

On the other hand, I was a bit confused as to why Time Untime totally disregarded all of the destruction that occurred in Las Vegas in Retribution. Seriously, it sounded like the entire city had been destroyed in the plagues, but there was absolutely no mention of it. Did it all magically return to normal after Retribution ended? I have no idea! Gah!

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