Monday, August 31, 2009

The Dark Hunters Vol. 1

Author: story- Sherrilyn Kenyon
art- Claudia Campos

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Fav Character: I liked Kyrian because he isn't shy and that type of character it the opposite of mine.

Summary: Vampires getting you down? Call the baddest warriors in town: the Dark-Hunters. What are the Dark-Hunters? Man, have you been living under a rock not to know this one....

They're mad, bad, and immortal. Ancient warriors with attitudes who fight rough, and play hard. They are the scary things that go bump in the night. And they love every minute of it.

It's just another night on the prowl for vampires for Kyrian of Thrace when he meets the most frightening thing imaginable. An accountant. But Amanda Devereaux is much more than she seems. Hunted by one of the deadliest of vampires, Amanda is the key to our survival. If she goes down, so does he, and-- no offense-- he doesn't want to die (hence the whole immortality thing). And he doesn't want humanity dead either, which is a good thing for us since he and Amanda are all that stands between us and oblivion.

Let's hope they win.

Review: It is a vampire story and it has the same basis as most vampire stories, but I still liked it. Maybe there's something wrong with my brain.... Anyways, the drawings were pretty good and the story was well told since it was originally a book they condensed it. It has romance and action.

I think it's a lot harder to review manga since I can't really feel any of the characters. In such a short book, they have little time to develop and that was one of the problems of this book. The main characters aren't too difficult to understand, but there wasn't enough explaining of their background or what they are.

Many references are made to Amanda being human when she has powers and her family hunts vampires. Then I don't understand whether Kyrian is a vamp or not. He seems to be some sort of god or something. I didn't get any of that. I think I'm gonna have to re-read it.

The story's plot was fast-paced, although not a lot happened since it was like barely an introduction to the series. I meant fast-paced in the sense that the characters readily accept each other. They learn their different stories and the action was mostly in the past. Like there was half a page on how the main character was going to fight and then it was over. No details or anything really. It just went on.

In the end, I was really sorry to have finished it because I was really beginning to like it. I would still recommend it because among the Manga I've read, it was good and slightly different since it is the more western style than Asian.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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  1. I agree with this review. :D I have this and it really wasn't as great as the actual book.

  2. I haven't read the books, so I can't compare, but I'm glad you agree! Thank you.


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