Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon Review


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New York Times and international bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves. Since 2003, she had placed more than 75 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Her current series are: Dark-Hunter, Chronicles of Nick, Lords of Avalon and The League, and her books are available in over 100 countries where eager fans impatiently wait for the next release. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter, Lords of Avalon and The League are being developed for television. Join her and her Menyons online at SherrilynKenyon.com and www.facebook.com/AuthorSherrilynKenyon
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Series: Dark-Hunter: Deadman's Cross Trilogy
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Tor Books (May 9, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765385686
ISBN-13: 978-0765385680


Praise for DEADMEN WALKING: A Deadman's Cross Novel

"Kenyon (Born of Legend) puts the lie to the old adage “Dead men tell no tales” in this jam-packed, appealing first book of her Deadman’s Cross historical fantasy series...this piratical tale is filled with swashbuckling, death, glory." Publishers Weekly on Deamen Walking

“Kenyon’s writing is brisk, ironic and relentless imaginative.” ―Boston Globe

“Arguably the most in-demand and prolific authors in America these days.” ―Publishers Weekly

“[An] engaging read.” ―Entertainment Weekly



Hell On Earth

When the Chthonians brought the primal gods to a truce at the end of their great war, part of the pact they forged was that the worst of the evil the gods had unleashed against each other and mankind would be forever banished.

But forever is a long time. And nothing can contain those determined to find a way back.

To catch evil, it takes evil . . .

While Thorn is able to contain the demons unleashed on the ground, the ones who prey on the innocent sailors and sea faring travelers are beyond his reach.

For the sake of humanity, he makes a shaky alliance with an old foe, Marcelina. In the form of the ship they sail upon, she assembles a team under the command of Captain Devlyn Nathaniel Bane, one of the most notorious and bloodthirsty pirates to ever sail the high seas.

Damned and murdered by his own, Bane is out for revenge. With his own secret agenda, he agrees to take charge of the motley crew of pirates and brigands, and to protect the seas from the preternatural terrors that seek to devour every unwary soul they can take.

Theirs is a sacred and deadly task, as they are hunted by their prey and human authorities alike. If they fail, the world will fall to the ancient gods of chaos, and anarchy will reign. Most of all, the Southern gate, where the greatest, most powerful darkness is imprisoned, will be opened and there will be no stopping it.

It’s yo ho ho and a bottle of high seas stakes where the souls of all humanity are the ultimate prize and bargaining chip.



Sherrilyn Kenyon’s newest Trilogy, Deadman’s Cross, starts off with an eloquently written fantasy with a paranormal twist titled Deadmen Walking. Although it is a new series, there are characters from Kenyon’s other popular series such as Darkhunters and Hellchaser scattered throughout the story. Readers who are familiar with her other works will appreciate these characters coming back and others will want to check them out. Regardless of the reader’s prerequisite or the lack of it, Deadmen Walking will surely take them for a wild ride.

The story centers on Bane and Mara. Bane and his cursed pirate crew of Deadmen aim to recapture the demon Vine back in her place. With the help of the Sea Witch, readers go on a twisting adventure with the crew of Deadmen (and women) to try and earn the right for another chance at life.

Writing a story in the realm of three categories, paranormal, history, and fantasy can be quite the task. However, it was not a deterrent for Kenyon to create such an action-filled story. She takes elements from mythological worlds and brings forth new assortment of gods and their counterparts, demons.

As with any book that kicks off the series, there will be a lot of build up. The first half of the book certainly went that route only to prepare the readers of all the action that were set to kick into high gear. It was like Kenyon introduced the pieces to the puzzle and as each pieces slowly connecting together, readers are able to see the bigger picture and the story goes through an enhancement. Things that were head-scratchers at first have quickly become revelations filled of gasps and surprises. Kenyon knows exactly what readers want as proven with her very successful Dark-Hunter series. She keeps the story in a steady pace and provides descriptive texts allowing readers to easily transform themselves right into the middle of the action.

You can purchase Deadmen Walking (Deadman's Cross Trilogy #1) at the following Retailers:
        


And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you Sherrilyn Kenyon and TOR Books for making this giveaway possible.
3 Copies of Deadmen Walking: A Deadman’s Cross Novel and Poster by Sherrilyn Kenyon.



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2 comments:

  1. AWESOME! love the blurb/ overview of Deadmen Walking. LOVE the whole Pirates genre :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. I've dreamed about touring the world & seeing/doing all the things on my "bucket list". I think most of all I'd like to tour England (Stonehenge & White Chapel in particular)

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