Review by Booklist Review
Kenyon reaches back into the past to tell a crucial tale of star-crossed lovers in the second hardcover release in her long-running, best-selling Dark-Hunters series (Acheron, 2008). The last thing Fang, a Were-Hunter wolf, wants to do is help train young whelps to blend in with humanity. But it's the job of the pack, and the best place to do it is the local tavern and safe house, Sanctuary, domain of the were-bear clan, the Peltiers. Their only daughter, Aimee, never liked the viciousness of wolves, but her attitude changes once Fang and his pack help protect her family against dangerous rivals. Acts of revenge draw her into battle to literally save Fang's soul, as they also fight an attraction neither family will accept. Kenyon fulfills her fans' desire for this backstory, introduces new players and developments, and briskly recaps the past dozen novels in her popular series. These competing objectives may leave some readers feeling bogged down, but Kenyon's hallmark ability to balance put-them-through-the-wringer love stories with heaping helpings of wisecracks and southern sarcasm shines as bright as ever. And readers will enjoy seeing Fang and Aimee earn their happy ending.--Davis, Nina C. Copyright 2009 Booklist
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