REVIEW: Night Huntress by Yasmine GalenornMonday, May 11, 2009 13:00
This is one series that I’m not in love with, but I do enjoy it well enough. Part of this is because the narration of the series cycles through the three D’Artigo sisters and I am not in love with oldest sister Camille by any stretch of the imagination. Delilah’s voice works much better for me, though I’m not entirely sure why. I think Camille is a little too self-satisfied for me, though it may be something else. Yasmine Galenorn does do a good job of differing the sister’s voices. (Other differences, like that of appearance and power, are taken to a ridiculous extreme.)
The girls are continuing the hunt for the MacGuffin, seals that keep Shadow Wing tucked away in the Subterranean Realms. But this time Delilah’s lover has been kidnapped in order to force the girls to give up a seal they managed to find first. Of course, Delilah’s miffed with Chase since he cheated with her after he declared he wanted a closed relationship. Galenorn’s faeries aren’t the kind to be faithful, and Delilah had her eyes on people other than Chase, like fellow werecat Zachary, who is willing to step in the gap created by Chase’s betrayal. To make things more complicated, the Autumn Lord has his eye on Delilah as well.
(She does wear an outfit at one point that should turn all of them off. I don’t care how good looking you are, skin-tight gold lame is not flattering. The fact that it’s described as such, despite Delilah’s embarrassment, is laughable.)
While the endless hunt for the seals is getting tiresome, two plots got resolved in Night Huntress that I was expecting to get drawn out for a couple more volumes, at the least. That concession was enough to earn my goodwill for this entry. (I do dread that they seem to only find one seal per volume. When they actually direct their energies toward finding a seal it seems to happen quickly, so they could find two or three a book easily.)
This series continues to be entertaining enough to continue to read, though the characters are too shallow and the world-building too shaky for my taste. I could pick up worse and I could pick up better, but the books are good enough to pick up if your library has them on the shelves. And I know many people who love the series, so you might give them a chance to see if they’re more your taste than mine.
We’re the D’Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae means our supernatural talents always go haywire at the wrong time. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch who attracts men like honey attracts flies. Menolly’s a vampire who’s still getting the hang of being undead. And me? I’m Delilah, a werecat who’s been marked by the Autumn Lord as one of his Death Maidens. And wouldn’t you know it, Karvanak–the demon general who stole the third Spirit Seal–is back. And this time, he’s out for blood…
The Hags of Fate enjoy seeing me squirm. First, my boyfriend, Chase, mutters another woman’s name in his sleep. Then I discover the Autumn Lord has a very special plan for me. But things go from bad to deadly when Karvanak–the Rāksasa–returns. In order to get his greedy hands on both the fourth Spirit Seal and his former associate, Vanzir, he kidnaps Chase. Now, we have to find a way to rescue the man I love without risking the safety of both Otherworld and Earth…
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