Retribution (Dark-Hunter Series #15)

Retribution (Dark-Hunter Series #15)

by Sherrilyn Kenyon
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Retribution (Dark-Hunter Series #15) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Retribution

Sherrilyn Kenyon 

Orphaned as a child and raised by vampires, Abigail Yager lives for one purpose, and one purpose only: To avenge the deaths of vampires everywhere. To destroy the merciless Dark-Hunters who stalk and kill her adoptive race. But most of all, to find the one man responsible for brutally murdering her family: the ex-gunslinger Jess “Sundown” Brady…

Resurrected from death by a vengeful Greek goddess, Jess must hunt and destroy the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings—and especially one resembling the human who’d murdered him centuries ago. Jess knows he’s not the one who slaughtered Abigail’s parents. But now he must convince her of his innocence—and cross the abyss between human and vampire—before the darkest of powers rises to destroy them both…

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312546595
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Series: Dark-Hunter Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

In the past two years, New York Times bestselling author SHERRILYN KENYON has claimed the #1 spot fifteen times. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. With more than 23 million copies of her books in print in over 30 countries, her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency, Chronicles of Nick and the forthcoming Nevermore.

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Retribution 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 529 reviews.
Barbdw More than 1 year ago
I have read and reread all of Kenyon's Dark Hunter books as well as The League series. And, I regret to say her writing in her last several books has gone down hill. Because of that I no longer buy her books but get them from the library. Retribution was totally confusing as there was no prologue or introduction to this new pantheon and I never quite figured out who was who or even what it was all about. I barely got through the book and put it down several times in frustration. The writing was juvenile, full of cheesy quips and humor in situations that should have been more serious. This is not the quality of her previous novels. As far as I'm concerned, I have no desire to read any more of Jess and Abigails adventures if that is the direction Kenyon is going. What happened to the true Dark Hunters - Nick's story (not the teen books she has written as I won't bother to read them) and Savitar who are both such interesting characters with so much potential for great books. I guess there are died-in -the wool fans who will purchase and read anything she writes. I will just reread her best and leave it at that.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of the Dark-Hunter series, but this...this was just terrible. The characters were weak, there was no chemistry, and the story rambled so much that I often had to re-read pages because I thought I'd missed something vital. Not to mention all of the grammatical errors. (Who on Earth edited this book?!) There was no connection to the other books with the exception of some very poorly thought out cameos. Needless to say, I'm glad I checked it out from the library as opposed to purchasing it. I don't know what Ms. Kenyon is trying to do. First, she re-writes history with the Chronicles of Nick, and now this. I would much rather she stop writing than to put out something so sub-par. Those who rated it highly must not have read the series, or must be someone from her publisher. (Also, why am I seeing negative reviews with four stars? Pay attention people! And please READ the book before you review it!) Seriously, if you think this piece of garbage is a good book, go back and read the others in the series. This pales in comparison.
shamrock4 More than 1 year ago
Really..? Was this a DH novel or another new series SK has got going again? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the DH/DH series, but something is definately going on with the last few novel's. Retribution started out great and I was all excited to get going with the story. Then I kept reading and waiting for the story to get going, and waited, and waited. At the end of the novel, all I could say was....What??? Really??? This was about 10% DH and 90% about SK's Personal Native American Heritage. She even says that herself in the book. If I wanted to read a Native American novel, I would have gotten one, but I wanted a Dark/Dream Hunter novel....and didn't get one. So many new characters in the novel I could not keep up with who's whats's & how's. If the Dark Hunter series is turning into a Native American series, and according to SK, looks like it is with Time Untime I am going to need a Native American Companion SK also states on her website that we were getting a "surprise from Talon". If there was one, I didn't see it. The 20 pages in the back of the novel about Acheron were the best thing about the book. And even if you admit it or not, SK has a real talent for describing "love scenes" which we all want too. But... One in the whole novel ???!!!! And I would rate it at PG17. There are only two reasons I would recommend this novel. 1-just to have the completed series on the shelve and 2-Acheron's 20 pages. I was so looking forward to giving this an awesome rating, but I just can't. Please SK, get back on track!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Dark-Hunter books and anxiously awaited this one, even pre-ordered it. This is definitely not up to par in any way. The best part of this book is the bonus at the end about Acheron's child's birth. Please... get back to your quality of writing for #21. If this book had been the first in the series, I would never have read the next 19. To those people who have actually reviewed this book before reading it, you may want to change your reviews...
Jenn8779 More than 1 year ago
I am so glad that others felt as I did and were disappointed by this story arc detour. I have been reading the darkhunter series since Fantasy Lover was 1st released and this book is by far my least favorite and the most disappointing read for me personally. If Sherri hadn't added the bonus birth scene for Ash's baby, the whole book would have been a complete waste. The birth at least saved it, somewhat. The hero in this story is not the one everyone loved in Dance with the Devil. He's totally different, and not in a good way, and I didn't feel the love story between him and his heroine, at all. The new subcharacters didn't add anything to the world she's already created and I am sorry I didn't wait to buy this book in paperback and saved myself some money.
dj52 More than 1 year ago
I have read everyone of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Darkhunter/Dreamhunter books. While I thought Jess and Abby were a great couple, the story seemed very rushed. A lot of information and not a lot of explanation. Didn't flow well. This was not one of her best books.
bookaddictHW More than 1 year ago
It appears after writing her YA books about Nick,which I really enjoyed, she forgot how to write for adults. This was the worst DH book. It wasn't even written in the DH style, and waaaay too many stupid movie one liners in way too many conversations that didn't even really matter to the story. Without the one sex scene, it appears to have been written for a 12 year old. I will not buy a DH novel from Ms. Kenyon in the future if this is the new way the story's are being written. This book was a waste of money.
Katwoman1267 More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire Dark Hunter series and have enjoyed them tremendously. This edition of the series left me feeling disappointed and bored. Of course when reading a series you can not leave one out and in this case that is really too bad. Maybe the next one will be better.
Sybil625 More than 1 year ago
This is probably the most poorly written book I have ever forced myself to read. I have not yet been able to finish it - too much of a chore. How this nonsense fits into the DH series I have yet to discover. It is littered with cliches and old jokes. I cannot believe I actually paid for this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Dark Hunter series is one of my favorites and I eagerly awaited the release of book 21. Unfortunately, it was a major disappointment. It took me more than a week to finish this short book. I found it excruciating! Character development was non-existent. The writing was worse than the choppy story. "He might can do that."!! Really?? I wondered if Sherrilyn let someone else write this book. BTW, I agree this is not the proper forum but, I can understand complaints of the price. Not worth the cost. The previous storyline was only minimally touched upon. I hope book 22 gets back on track.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all DH books and was very disappointed with this one. The story was boring and kind of hard to follow... maybe because it was boring. I read the whole book waiting the moment it would get better and it never came. The extra added at the end about Acheron was ok but could be so much better I just think MS. Kenyon might have lost track of what this series was about. She included way too many meaningless conversations between the characters, I felt she was trying to fill up space for 235 pages this was a story not worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waited days for the book and it wasnt anything like the series very unhappy!
Nitza_C More than 1 year ago
Not nearly as good as I was anticipating. Loved the bonus at the end. Sherrilyn seems to have lost her way. Download of the pre-order was a hassle!!!
AyeletLouise More than 1 year ago
I cannot believe I have to give Retribution 2 stars. It's breaking my heart. The stars are for Sasha who was funny but oh my Ms. Kenyon, I believe you left half of this book in your own head. I have read EVERYTHING well almost everything you have ever done and I think I am starting to prefer your sci-fi but that's just a side note. There was no passion or tone or heart to this tale. I think it could have been there . . .you just left it somehwere else. I can't wait to see what's next. . . .
harstan More than 1 year ago
Retribution Sherrilyn Kenyon St. Martin's, Aug 2 2011, $25.99 ISBN: 9780312546595 He was a gun for hire in the Old West; feared by his so called peers other cold hearted killers. He vowed to change when he fell in love with Matilda and she agreed to marry him. Their love ends in her tragic death at their wedding when his best friend the best man killed him to collect the bounty on William Jessup Brady's head and raped Matilda. He left her pregnant. She gave her son away and went on to live a relatively happy life. Artemis called Jess' spirit to her. She offered him a choice to go after his killer and Matilda's rapist in exchange for her owning his soul as one of her Dark-Hunters killing Daimons who eat human souls as sustenance to survive. Someone is murdering Dark Hunters and no one is as shocked as jess when that adversary tries to kill him. The slayer is Abigail Yeager who was raised by vampires who brainwashed her into believing Dark-Hunters were evil. The execution of Jess is personal as she knows he killed her parents though he vehemently denies it. They are attracted to one another, but she must be sacrificed in the valley for killing a Guardian. An old God watches the pair waiting for the moment to kill Jess and take Abigail. The latest Dark Hunter fantasy is as fabulous as its numerous predecessors due to the seemingly star-crossed lovers. From the Greek Pantheon of the gods, Jess and Abigail must fight essences so much stronger than either of them, but love binds them to a more powerful level. She brings out the best in him while his willingness to die eternally for her encourages her to be even better of a person. They make Retribution an enthralling spellbinder. Harriet Klausner
Denyse More than 1 year ago
I love the Dark Hunter series, but I agree with the majority of the people who reviewed this book it was terrible! I had such a hard time keeping the plot straight that I had to put it down several times. I think if she wanted to write a book about Native American history then she should have started a new series as this book had nothing to do with the Dark Hunter books. If she is going to continue writing in this direction I will not be buying any of her books in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying that I love Kenyon's books. I've read every Dark Hunter & Dream Hunter. This one was not up to her normal caliber. It didn't live up to the hype. It felt forced & did not meet my expectations. My daughter has also read all of the books & she agrees with me.
Dark-Reader More than 1 year ago
I really looked forward to this book and was very confused and disappointed! I have loved all of the Dark Hunter books and this one just seemed too off track. I thought the story became very disorganized and confusing at times. I also did not feel the relationship between Sundown and Abigail. I hope the next book is back on track and more like the previous Dark Hunter books. I did love the ending about Ash and Tory! This is the only part of the book that was worth buying. Maybe her future books will include even more about them.
JENNIFER LOCKABY More than 1 year ago
Kenyon really missed the mark on this one. Where are all of the characters we are addicted to reading about, such as Ash, Nick, Artemis, and Stryker? Hope the next one is better or I'm done. Just awful.
pjkupka More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the series - my favorite books multiple times - and I was disappointed in this one. I finished it but had to force myself. The story at the end of the birth of Ash's baby was much better and more interesting than all of Retribution. That said, as always, I look forward to more Dark Hunter novels. I agree with the people who say that the reviews are not the place to complain about Nook prices. I have always purchased new hardcover editions and I am very pleased with both the Nook and the prices.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series, but this book just wasn't as good as the previous ones. I hope she'll go back to story lines similar to the previous books in the series.
Momto2115 More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Dark Hunter books and loved everyone of them! Even Ash's! However, this one was just "ok" for me. I didn't really feel the love connection between the two leads. I love any Native American story lines but this sub-story just didn't seem complete or very well thought out. The "bonus" at the end felt like an afterthought. This almost didn't even feel like Kenyon's writing. This may have been the last Dark Hunter adventure I read which is sad, because I really loved getting lost in their world.
Ozzy12 More than 1 year ago
had me hooked. It was a great great read!
JYKWA More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with other negative reviewers and am thankful that I managed to get a copy from the library instead of paying for it. If Ms. Kenyon wanted to explore her Native American roots, she should have started a new series. The hodgy podgy attempt to mix Greek mythology with the Native American one just didn't work. It also didn't help that the romance between Jesse and Abigail was weak. Abigail makes for a very unlikable heroine to begin with - she killed numerous Dark-Hunters, thus turning them into shades, which is supposed to be a fate worse than death (as per previous books), but here it only warrants a few frowns here and there, and that's it? Her supposed expression of remorse and guilt rang as deep as someone saying sorry for running a red light. I am sad to agree with those who think Ms. Kenyon is phoning in. If anyone is interested in good Native-American based fantasy/paranormal books, I suggest C. E. Murphy's Walker Papers series (the first book is 'Urban Shaman'). They are good examples of how to blend in mythologies with modern setting and come out strong.