At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.
As if starting high school isn’t hard enough…now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?
Book 1 in The Chronicles of Nick series
**Note to Dark-Hunter fans from author Sherrilyn Kenyon**
The Chronicles of Nick *is* Nick’s real and true past. There is a huge surprise (several actually) in the book that I don’t want to spoil, but when you read the book, everything you think is an inconsistency will make perfect sense to you. More than that, you will understand exactly why Nick is the way he is and why he continues to hate Acheron the way he does. But you have to be patient. All will be clear on May 25, 2010.
Nick’s series will run until it intersects with Night Pleasures and then Nick will have his own novel in the Dark-Hunter world.
Book one, Infinity, begins when Nick meets Kyrian.
Book two will pick up the next day after Infinity ends and will be out Feb 2011.
Remember the one promise that I try to keep in every book: Just when you think you know the truth about a character or event, you find out that things are seldom what they seem. Nick is one of those characters. There’s a lot more to our little Cajun than what you’ve seen to date. That’s why it takes 12 books to tell his story.
There are many, many secrets you’ll learn about a lot of characters, including Cherise and especially Jaden and Jared. Just hold on… you ain’t seen nothing yet
So how exactly does Sherrilyn Kenyon take a character from her adult paranormal romance Dark-Hunter series and spinoff backwards to his teenage years in a new paranormal YA series? Well, there’s a bit of a twist in answering that question, one that I think will be satisfying and provocative for both old and new readers. She doesn’t ignore or change what happened to Nick as an adult, but she does give him opportunities to surprise old readers and challenge what they thought they knew, while engaging new readers at the same time.
And can I talk about the character of teenage Nick? I loved him. He has so much that he has to deal with: extreme poverty, a smothering yet fragile stripper for a mom, the responsibilities of protecting and providing for her (especially when his New Orleans home town turns into a vacation spot for the cast of Zombieland), an entire school of over privileged bullies and faculty who despise him. And yet he’s funny and confident, cocky when he can get away with it, respectful when he can’t, and smart enough to know the difference.
If you’ve read all the Dark-Hunter novels (there are around 20 books so far) you will be delighted by all familiar faces that pop in INFINITY, and pleasantly surprised at the ingenious twist that Sherrilyn employs to change everything you thought you knew about Nicholas Ambrosius Gautier. On the other hand, if you’ve never even heard of the Dark-Hunter series, fear not. There is no required reading before you can enjoy this book. But I can basically guarantee that you will hunting down the entire Dark-Hunter backlist once you’ve entered this world. The next book in The Chronicles of Nick series is called Invincible and will be released on February 1, 2011. Can’t wait!
Sexual Content: Kissing.
Click HERE to read an excerpt from INFINITY
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
- Published: 25 May 2010
- Format: Hardback 480 pages
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- Categories: Science Fiction
- ISBN 13: 9780312599072 ISBN 10: 0312599072
- Cover Art: Cliff Nielson
*Disclosure: I received this book courtesy of St. Martin’s Griffin
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