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Feature book: Time Untime

10 October 2012

Time Untime by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Scientist Kateri Avani, cousin to Sunshine Runningwolf, is plagued by dreams her entire life, in which she either is killed or kills a strange man. Kateri is bound by her beliefs in science and struggles with her heritage as a Native American and the granddaughter of a powerful ‘witch’. Ren Waya, best-friend to Sundown, is a Dark-Hunter with a difference, as the godson of Artemis herself and the son of a Native American chief and Atlantean Goddess, he has struggled for centuries with the choices he made in his first lifetime. When the time comes for Kateri to save the world from apocalypse—will they survive?

Kateri is a geologist. While she knew there was something special about her grandmother she always believed her stories to be just that—stories. But when she is attacked in her office and begins to see things that just shouldn’t be there—she has to let go of her doubts and believe in herself. As with all of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s heroines Kateri is intelligent, decisive and determined to make Ren see himself as she sees him.

Ren is the unwanted son of a Keetoowah chief, he was abused and neglected from the day he was born. While Kateri has visions throughout the story, you see Ren’s history and you admire his courage and strength to overcome the contempt and cruelty during his life to become the great warrior he is. Ren is not without flaws and makes a huge mistake in allowing his body to be used by evil and it haunts him still 11,000 years on.

The apocalypse is about to begin and the only one to stop it is Kateri, she just doesn’t know it yet. In order to stop the world from ending, Kateri must re-set the calendar (kind of like the Mayan one), she must come into her powers in order to do so. What do her dreams mean, especially when she discovers Ren has been having the same dreams? With the help of others can they stop the apocalypse and maybe get their own happy ever after?

It must be August because there is a new Dark-Hunter book out. I’m a huge fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon, her Dark-Hunter series (and by default the Chronicles of Nick series) is a must buy for me, I pre-order the next book as soon as it is available—usually the year before release. With appearances by several fantastic characters—Talon, Sundown, Sasha, Urian and an interaction between Nick and Acheron, I was left wanting more. I will admit that I am getting a little lost with the new mythologies added recently, but I will persevere. I am eagerly anticipating the release of Styxx (Acheron’s twin brother) and I hope that she eventually gets to the books I’m dying for—Savitar, Jared, Jaden and Varyk.

reviewed by Aimee

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. All ARRA members who leave a comment on this article will go in the draw to win the book. The giveaway closes on 31 October.

  1. Na S. permalink
    14 October 2012 4:30 am

    I really like Kateri’s occupation. I think a geolist will give me an interesting look at what she does and how it applies to the story. It’s been a while since I’ve read a Sherrilyn Kenyon book but I turn to them when I want to read a good paranormal.

  2. lynette williams permalink
    12 October 2012 8:59 am

    I have read lots of her books even when she wrote as kinley mac gregor & always cant wait for the next new one

  3. 10 October 2012 9:09 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how invested you can become in a single series…to wait and hope for the stories of those characters that beckon you…and find yourself wishing the authors and publishers would just get them to you that little bit faster.

  4. 10 October 2012 8:38 pm

    Yikes! That last post was from me, and I’ve never been anonymous!

  5. Anonymous permalink
    10 October 2012 8:36 pm

    Aimee, great review! I’m like you, Sherrilyn is an auto buy for me, but surprisingly, I found this in our local library (before it was delivered) and borrowed it from there. Like you, it took me a while to get my head around this latest Pantheon. And like Shiona, I met Sherrilyn at the first ARRA Conference and we had a lovely chat….she was very gracious and approachable,

  6. Shiona permalink
    10 October 2012 7:47 pm

    I loved Sherrilyn Kenyon at the first ARRA conference – she was incredibly funny, down to earth and all round quite delightful. Therefore I have a bit more of a special affinity to her books. I will admit I get a little frustrated by the indestructability of the god like beings who stride her pages – it does take away some of the suspense when you know they are going to bounce back from the dead. But this one sounds great.

  7. Barbara permalink
    10 October 2012 7:11 pm

    Thanks for the review Aimee…. dare I say I have never read any of her books😦

  8. Heidi permalink
    10 October 2012 6:17 pm

    I have a couple of her books in my TBR pile. The new one sounds very good!

  9. Tina B permalink
    10 October 2012 2:44 pm

    I also have to agree with the ladies above. I have all but the last 2 and maybe because I read them so long ago, I feel a little disconnected. This one sounds very intriguing. And I, too, cannot wait for Styxx book! I am sure it will be fantastic!🙂
    Thank you for sharing.

  10. 10 October 2012 10:54 am

    I have to agree with tash89. Most of the family loved Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books. DH read as far as Acheron. But Time Untime could be a one to start reading her work again.

  11. 10 October 2012 10:04 am

    I have become a little jaded with the direction of the last 3 books but this one sounds interesting.
    I am also looking forward to Styxx book, it will be good to here his side of the story.

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