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Dance with the Devil [PDF] ✎ Dance with the Devil By Sherrilyn Kenyon – Zarek’s Point of ViewDark Hunter A soulless guardian who stands between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed Yeah right The only part of that Code of Honor I got was eternity and solitu Zarek’s Point of ViewDark Hunter A soulless guardian who stands between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed Yeah right The only part of that Code of Honor I got was eternity and solitudeInsanity A condition many say I suffer from after being alone for so long But I don’t suffer from my insanity I enjoy every minute of itTrust I can’t Dance with MOBI :º trust anyonenot even myself The only thing I trust in is my ability to do the wrong thing in any situation and to put a hurt on anyone who gets in my wayTruth I endured a lifetime as a Roman slave and years as an exiled Dark Hunter Now I’m tired of enduring I want the truth about what happened the night I was exiled I have nothing to lose and everything to gainAstrid Greek meaning star An exceptional woman who can see straight to the truth Brave and strong she is a point of light in the darkness She touches me and I tremble She smiles and my cold heart shattersZarek They say even the most damned man can be forgiven I never believed that until the night Astrid opened her door to me and made this feral beast want to be human again Made me want to love and be loved But how can an ex slave whose soul is owned by a Greek goddess ever dream of touching let alone holding a fiery star.

10 thoughts on “Dance with the Devil

  1. Alkyoni Alkyoni says:

    I’m really not getting any points for originality am I?Dark Hunter Flashcard #3Name ZarekAge 2150 give or takeFormer Occupation Greek slave to the RomansSpecial DH power Telekinesis Enchanted hearing Energy blasting Pissing everybody offReason why he became a DH The Romans were beating the crap out of him since the day he was bornBest thing that came out of his mouth I don't suffer from my insanity I enjoy every minute of itHe finds his one true love when She is sent to judge himHe falls for her because She was kind to himHer Name Astrid Age Let’s just say that she’s oldOccupation Justice NymphBest thing that came out of her mouth I’m a nymphBecause then he got to say I hope you just left an important syllable off that word princess She falls for him because Depends on who you’re askingIf you asked me I’d say that she just couldn’t resist his charming personalityIf you asked a fan of tortured heroes in romance she’d say that she saw through his bad boy façade and that underneath it was a tender heart craving to be lovedIf you asked Freud he’d be on it for a weekSurgeon General's Warning Trauma Unit kindly proceed to Ancient Rome to tend to the wounds of a very tortured hero The Devil's Advocate Bad boy finding his true love is probably the most popular female fantasy after Channing Tatum Take it or leave it? Less cheesy than the first one less sexy than the previous one romantic than both of them he uotes the Little Prince c’mon it’s sweet Most DH fans consider it to be one of the best in the seriesWho’s Channing Tatum? You’re joking right?

  2. Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》 Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》 says:

    Dance with the DevilI'm thinkingPhury Zadist ZarekZarek was very much like Zadist from Black Dagger Brotherhood and I LOVE ZADIST If you take Phury away from Zadist you'll be left with Zarek This probably makes no sense at all but that's all i could think throughout the whole book Maybe it was a mistake to start this series with this book because now i hate all other hunters Except Ash Full review to come

  3. Exina Exina says:

    “Dying’s easy It’s living that’s hard” Dance with the Devil is a perfect romance the beautiful love story of Zarek and Astrid Certainly it's not simply a romance there is an incredible plot and fast paced action suffering and dread twists and turns revealed secrets humor one of the most heartbreaking background story ever and fascinating secondary charactersBut the main attraction of the novel is the story of the two of them the development of the love and relationship of Astrid and Zarek Their every thought and emotions are meticulously captured and conveyedZarek is tired of pain; he is unimaginably lonely mad and angry at everyone especially himself He is full of hatred and rage has lost faith in goodness and is incapable of trust He is totally broken but at the same time unexpectedly vulnerable kind and gentle with poetic and artistic skills He is generous merciful and tender   She held her hand out to him “You have to learn to trust someone Zarek You’ve been brave your whole life Now show me that courage Take my hand Trust me and I swear I won’t betray you” He stood there indecisively his heart pounding He’d never been terrified Not even the day they’d killed him His personality is complex and brilliantly layered While there are many attributes to describe his character there are no words for the cruelty of his pastAstrid is a perfect mate for him She is strong sensible caring and loving I admire her perceptiveness as she is able to see through Zarek's façadeIt was not my first read of the novel and not the last either Dance with the Devil will always remain one of my all time favorites My favorite uotes

  4. Sarah Elizabeth Sarah Elizabeth says:

    I felt uite sorry for Zarek in this one he’d had a terrible life and hadn’t even been shown love by his own father He and Astrid made a good couple though65 out of 10

  5. Sophia Triad Sophia Triad says:

    Zarek of Moesia Hunter Astrid Nymph of Justice Dream warrior Why Zarek become a dark hunter For many awful reasons His mother was a whore who wanted him dead since the day he was born His father was rich and from a noble family but also the cruelest man alive His father hated Zarek his half brothers hated Zarek the servants hated Zarek Before he realised what life is he became the family whipping boy He was starving his whole life he became crippled and half blind from the beating After a lot of continuous suffering he died stoned to death accused of being a rapist although he was a virgin Obviously he needed to have his revengeAstrid She was sent to judge Zarek but she could not resist his dark charm She slowly breaks through Zarek she makes him feel loved she gives him cotton candy to taste she follows him in his nightmares she teaches him how to make love she falls desperately in love with himOne thing I loved Both Zarek and Astrid love the book the Little Prince and they say passages and recite favourite uotes to each other while they are falling in loveSettings AlaskaI greatly enjoyed the story The book is about the healing powers of love A dark tortured hero is usually a favourite story of mine I felt sorry for Zarek I was angry on his behalf I was happy that he found Astrid The book made me feel really strong emotionsFavourite uote Come away with me AstridWhy should I?His gaze burned into hers Because I love you and even if I'm lying on the sun itself I'll be freezing there without you I need my star so that I can hear laughter

  6. Carmen Carmen says:

    3 REAL STARS 5 ROMANCE STARS Yes this an elusive 5 star romance' that I rarely stumble uponDISCLAIMER This review has some discussions about the correct use of the word fuck If the word fuck bothers you please skip this review Some sex will also be discussed although not graphicallyZarek has had a rough life Born with his father a nobleman and his mother a whore his mother paid some servants to kill him by leaving him in the snow to die But a servant took pity on him and gave him to his father His father hated Zarek for existing and turned him into the family whipping boy Due to these beatings Zarek is blind in one eye partially blind in the other has had his legs broken so many times that he limps and is almost crippled and doesn't have full use of his right arm for the same reason Not only is he regularly beaten and mocked by everyone but he is also forced to eat rotten food and sometimes shitHis father finally pays a slaver to take Zarek off his hands and Zarek spends a few years cleaning out slave cesspools Eventually he is bought by a Roman noblewoman who uses him to keep watch for her husband when she is with her lover After 5 years of this he hears one night his mistress being beaten He rushes in to save her from her lover who has turned violent The lover runs off when he hears Zarek coming and the noblewoman tells her husband that Zarek was responsible for the beatingrape So Zarek dies being spat on and stoned to death for being a rapist when in reality he is a virginOf course this is when the goddess Artemis comes along and gives Zarek the powers to be an immortal Dark Hunter and save humanity from the demons But even though he is now physically healed and whole his life never becomes any better Hated and feared by the other Dark Hunters banished to isolation in Alaska left to suffer and live completely alone Zarek is a snarly prickly mess Everyone thinks he is a murderous dangerous asshole This info dump I've just given you is slowly and carefully revealed through the book just in case you think Kenyon is a bad writer she's not There's also a lot to his story this is just the bare bonesBut we the readers know this isn't true Zarek's not a monster How? Because in the previous novel Night Embrace we see him do things like help a child who is lost find his mother and also save Talon's woman Sunshine Runningwolf So even if no one else can see it we know that he's really a good man deep insideUnfortunately Artemis has him slated for execution Zarek is a hard man to kill understatement of the millennium and he drags his bullet riddled body through the blizzard to a cabin and promptly passes out outside the doorImagine his surprise when he wakes up warm and dry in a woman's bed And not just any woman the beautiful Astrid who is blind and lives by herself He's been unconscious for 4 days and cannot go back outside because there's a terrible blizzardThis being a romance novel you should know what's coming LOVE Love Kissing YaySome important notes1 This NOT erotica It's not a book that is just like Here's some sex I don't like those books they are boring This is a romance and that means a really long story that focuses on love acceptance and redemption with a generous side dish of sex Big difference huge I enjoy reading about people having sex but only if they are characters that were developed and characters who started to fall in love slowly and sweetly and I understand how much they care for each other and why they are choosing to have sex Not like erotica which is like porn in book form Erotica just shoves me into a room with two people or having vigorous sex And I'm like I don't care about these people can I please leave? Whereas in romance I am like Oh this couple is so cute Remember how he took care of her dog when she was sick??? Remember when she taught him how to make sugar cookies? Oh they're finally kissing Yay Also most times erotica skips over kissing Who wants to read a book with sex but no kissing??? Blergh I must have tons of kissing in my romance novelsI'm including this explanation for anyone who sneers at romance novels and says Why is Carmen reading this shit? Because it's sweet and cute and I like to read about kissing That's why2 This book works for me only because it keeps up the pretense that Astrid is a human normal woman I can't get as involved in paranormal romance as regular human romance because oftentimes two powerful magical beings are falling in love and I don't care I need at least one of them to be human so that I can relate to the story So even though Zarek is a Dark Hunter and therefore very powerful we've got the vulnerable Astrid to balance it out3 This book employs one of my all time favorite tropes bring the dangerous wounded man home and heal him while falling in love tropes However this trope is not a guarantee of a book's success just look at how Joyce Maynard screwed up Labor Day 4 Zarek is one of the only Dark Hunters in this very long series that is allowed to say 'fuck' I believe it is used about 4 times in the novel However Kenyon mostly makes him say 'screw' when he means 'fuck' I can understand why she's doing this she is being considerate of her readers and doesn't want to offend them but if anyone would be fine with saying 'fuck' it's Zarek oO I mean I just can't see him pulling his punches and toning his language down no matter what the reason So when Kenyon did this it just completely took me out of this very excellent story I didn't like thatFortunately I remedied the problem by taking a pen and scratching out every single time Zarek says a form of 'screw' and replacing it with the proper tense of the word 'fuck' Very fun very satisfying and will save me a lot of annoyance when I re read this And I will re read itYes I am one of those terrible people who has no problem writing in books don't worry it's a cheap paperback Bad habit I picked up at University5 I love stories of grumpy men learning to be happy and enjoy life It is one of the reasons I re read A Christmas Carol every single year I had so much fun watching Astrid slowly slowly break through Zarek's belligerence and sharp words So cute She does things like forces him to eat cotton candy LOL It's just so cute and sweet and makes my heart melt 6 Zarek and Astrid have funny conversations sometimes Are you up? the unknown woman asked her voice surprised Dressing?No he said irritably I'm pissing on your rug What do you think I'm doing?I'm blind For all I know you really are peeing on my rug which is a very nice rug incidentally so I hope you're kiddingHe felt a strange twinge of amusement at her comeback She was fast and smart He liked thatOr the amazingly cute scene where Zarek makes Astrid hot chocolate Here he said his voice ringing with its usual rude hostile note He took her hand and led it to the cupWhat is it? she askedArsenic and vomitShe screwed up her face in disgust at the thought Really? And yet you managed to hack that up so uietly Who knew? Thanks I've never had vomit before I'm sure it's extra specialOr I think I might be grateful for my blindness after all she said Something tells me that if I could see the reckless speed you're driving at I would probably have a strokeNo doubtShe rolled her eyes at his ready agreement You have no idea how to comfort anyone do you?In case you haven't noticed princess social skills aren't my forte Hell you're lucky I'm housebrokeLOL This book was freuently making me laugh with Zarek's snarling sarcasm and Astrid's dry wit responses to his barbs 7 The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry plays a big role in this novel as it turns out to be a favorite book of both Zarek and Astrid If you are familiar with this amazing book then your enjoyment of this novel will be that much sweeter 8 Kenyon's ideas of letting a man 'handle' you how 'disrespectful?' or 'bad girl' some innocuous behavior is continues to baffle me I mean I can think of a thousand things a man can do to disrespect a woman sexually but it's definitely not anything Kenyon writes about In this book it's He slid a cool hand under her shirt until he could cup her breast She shivered as his fingers pushed the lace of her bra aside so that he could run his palm against her swollen nippleShe'd never allowed anyone to handle her like thisThis whole thing is just confusing What he's doing is a safe loving respectful for a boyfriend activity and not even in the least bit dirty shameful or letting a man 'handle' you which to me makes it sound like he's doing something disrespectful violent or unwanted which he isn'tThis isn't the first time Kenyon's pulled this crap she did it in Night Pleasures when the hero grabs the heroine's ass while they are kissing Again not something I consider even the least bit shameful or scandalous or 'letting a man do something dirty with you' I mean both of these instances are just very basic normal sexual behavior and I am unsure as to why she thinks they are shocking9 I've noticed that the way Zarek makes love to Astrid in this book is eerily similar to how Robert Kincaid makes love to Francesca Johnson in the book The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller Just something to think about10 The differences between 'making love' and 'fucking' Important differences Astrid has to have uite a few educational conversations with Zarek to stop him from referring as what they do together as 'fucking' She has a problem with him describing their lovemaking as 'fucking' because a She's in love with him and is hopeful that he is in love with her toob She sees calling what they do together 'fucking' as disrespectful to herc She's trying to educate him on the fact that all sex is not 'fucking'Now I don't exactly share all her beliefs on the word 'fucking' and it's appropriateness and usefulness when describing sex but I could definitely see where she was coming from and why she was doing what she was doing I am fascinated by semantics and how couples choose to describe what they do together sexually so this was very interesting to me11 Kenyon writes great sex It's so difficult to find an author who is able to write good sex Kenyon is amazing at this Some romance authors are just cringe inducingThat's about all I can think about now but I might have points laterOverall a sweet tender book about the healing powers of love Sounds so sappy and silly but I really need books like this sometimesFor every 50 romance novels I read I only find 1 that I really enjoy So it's a slog I have a short list very short of actual romance novels that are good and this is definitely going on it I cannot give any romance book than 3 real stars in good conscience because they are predictable silly and just basically a daydream written down on paper So don't expect any prize winning plot or superb writing from any romance novel but just read them for fun and love them for what they are PS Kenyon gives Zarek kiss virginity in this novel Yes he is a Roman from ancient times who has been alive for thousands of years But with no kissing Kenyon freuently invents new forms of 'virginity' for a man to have so that the heroine can be his 'first' in some way3 REAL STARS 5 ROMANCE STARS

  7. Maya Maya says:

    This is the story I was most excited about and I'm so glad it didn't let me down I loved it I loved Zarek loved Astrid and above all I loved their journey to each other Zarek's past is so sad and I'm amazed how strong he turned out to be despite all the pain and loneliness He's one of my favourite characters and I'm really glad I got to read his story I adored Astrid and her undiing strenght to not let go of Zarek and to show him the beauty of kindness and love they really are perfect for each other The other character that I liked was Sasha He's just adorable and I would enjoy reading about this story All in all the action romance and angst was really nicely placed and I couldn't have hoped for WellOK so let's get to the grand plot shall we? Yes we shall Sothe big problem seems to be the Gods and their immaturity that on such a high level not even Mount Everest can reach it And then we have Acheron the supposedly God killer He was the very thing she feared most in the universe In this state he could kill her with nothing than a passing thought She panicked If she didn’t get him calmed down the other gods would feel his presence and there would be hell to pay for everyoneAnd honestly that's where my mind stops and says 'so you have a god problem and someone who can easily solve it but can't because Why exactly can't he?' Seriously I liked Acheron in the previous books but now I just want to kill him He's so weak it's unbeliavable I get that the author want's to make him as such an important character and a wise strong leader but come on Then why does she write such a weak plot where he's nothing but a bitch for the bratty slutty Artemis Oh and let's not forget the reason poor Zarek has to spent nine hundred years in Alaska Fuck themI cannot believe what I'm about to write but Artemis said it as it is “I’m a goddess not a servant I fetch for no one” “Just because you sold yourself so cheaply Acheron it doesn’t mean I have to” To be honest I don't know how I could read about his book since he fucked that bitch a lot Yeahpass And what's even is that out of all the characters I like the demon Simi the most now ain't that a funny thingSorry guys for my rantig but I just had to get that off my chest What matters is that Zarek's story is amazing and you definitely should give it a try

  8. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    Oh Zarek I still love you I wish he was real because I just want to give him a great big hug Upon revisiting this long time favorite of mine I decided that Zarek deserved a review This was my first Sherrilyn Kenyon book once upon a time and it was the book that started my love of the Dark Hunters Zarek has remained my favorite hero all this time and while there are others that I love none match Zarek for me Every glimpse of him throughout the series is a treasured moment Reading Zarek's story breaks my heart He was a truly tortured hero who deserves all the good things in life just to make up for his really horrible beginning The only other hero that comes close to Zarek’s torment and actually surpassing it is Acheron who is one of my other Dark Hunter lovesThere are a few books that I love having multiple copies of I have the well loved paperback signed by the author herself and a brand new copy for my Kindle I normally have a hard time buying Kindle books for the same price as a paperback but I had no problems doing that with this book I know Zarek is a character I’ll revisit often and actually being able to read the book at any moment no matter where I am made the decision to purchase the Kindle version easy for me Every time I read this book my heart breaks all over again as I read Zarek’s memories Astrid is the perfect heroine for him She sees through his attitude to the guy he really is and is able to love him in a way that shows she accepts himsurly attitude and all view spoilerAnd straight from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s websitehere’s ZarekAstrid hide spoiler

  9. Jilly Jilly says:

    My favorite one so far I love me a damaged hottie who just needs someone to love him in order to fix himSo this is Zarek's story He had one messed up life but I guess they all did in order to become Dark Hunters Zarek was a whipping boy and then a slave during his mortal life He was beaten daily to the point of being disfigured when he met Ash Luckily Ash was able to restore his body before becoming a Dark Hunter Of course no one could restore his soul Dun dun dun So he turned into a hardened psycho who lashed out at everyone and everything so that nobody would have the ability to ever hurt him againPoor poor Zarek sniff sniffYeah I'm going with this cute animal theme I know it's disgusting but I stand by my decisionAstrid is a justice nymph who is sent in to judge immortals when the gods are thinking of killing them It is her job to find out if they have any redeeming uality that should allow them to live So far she has never judged anyone innocent She is sent in to judge Zarek since he is so feral He has no idea but his life is in her hands Since justice is blind she has to go in there blind with only her wolf man guide dog Sasha as her eyes I absolutely loved Sasha He totally wanted to bite Zarek the whole time I love when dogs can talk in books I wish I could have a talking dogAlthough my dogs would just nag me for treats all day Never mind Mute dogs are fine if just one talkedSo Astrid finds Zarek injured and brings him into her cabin to help him heal and to find out whether he gets to walk the green mile Zarek of course is rude and prickly as ever but he also finds her attractive and does nice things for her behind her back Since she is blind he feels free to be a little of himself He has no idea that Sasha is telling Astrid what he's doing or that Astrid can look through Sasha's eyes to see him occasionally Of course Sasha hates him soSasha I swear he shoved one entire pancake in his mouth at onceAstrid would have been disgusted had she not been in his dreams No one had ever taught him even the most basic form of manners Okay that made me laugh She would have been disgusted seeing him stuff a pancake in his mouth? I'm guessing she's never been around young boys or teenaged boys or young men I have two young men who bring over loads of friends all of the time and shoving a whole pancake into their mouths would be a good day You don't know the word disgusting until you've had a slumber party with 10 teenage boys at your house It's scary stuff And the next day with the bodies all around it smells like a petting zoo yeah that looks about rightBut of course they fall in lurrv It is cute and sweetWe also learn about Ash and meet his child Simi who is some weird Greek demon thing She is also kind of funny But poor Ash His mortal life apparently sucked and his immortal life doesn't look like it's much better Still in the sucks category I'm looking forward to his happy ending but I don't think it comes along for a while Suffer a bit longer Ash We'll get to you eventually

  10. Azet Azet says:

    OH MY GOD i think i have died and gone to heavenThis book is soooooo goodDance with the Devil is the third book in the Dark Hunters seriesincredible and sexy paranormal romance series by the popular author Sherrilyn KenyonShe have never disappointed meI was kinda scared before i started this book since i knew it was about the very dark Anti hero Zarek who is the darkest character i have stood upon in this seriesIn reading his story i wepthis pain was mine and i couldn`t believe what a dullharschinhuman and tortourus existence he lived in the every days in his human lifeAll people around him had beaten him up so severlyWatching Zarek scream out his pain at the worldoh god it was PAINFUL and SHATTERING for me to readAs i saidi cried with all my heart for this tortured heroAstrid who is a nymph and also blind was sent to judge Zarek if he is innocent or notZarek is shocked that this beauty have saved his life and taken care of himand not knowing her true intensionshe gets slowly but wonderfully tamed by herAstrid was the one woman who saw through his painful barbs and stinging retortsShe saw inside his battered and bruised heart and heals him with the precious gift of loveZarek of Moesia is a vicious Dark Hunterand one hell of a sexy mean devil of a Anti hero who gets reformed by the bright light of tenderness from AstridHe made me feel so many emotionsand i found it so touching that both he and Astrid loved the book The Little PrinceEvery time he uoted the booki literally criedZarek and Astrid are awesome together like Beauty and the Beast awesomeI am so happy Acheron Parthenopaeus made them find each other he knew they are fated soulmates so no wonder he choose Astrid to judge ZarekBy the way i found his Little demon Simi so adorable and funnyi want of herAnd watching Sasha and Astrid bickering was lots of fun toohe hated Zarek immenselylolDance with the Devil is a devastatingaction packedromantic and carnal love storyAstrid and Zarek are no doubt one of my favourite couples everI will never forget this bookits deeply imprinted in my mindHe clutched the coat to his skin burying his face deep in the fur so that he could capture her scentHe held it in trembling hands as emotions and memories crashed through him racking himHe needed herOh gods he loved her He loved her than he'd ever imagined possible He remembered every touch she'd given him Every laugh she'd had around himThe way she'd made him humanAnd he didn't want to live without her Not for one moment Not a single oneZarek fell to his knees unable to deal with the thought of never seeing her againHolding his coat that smelled of her he wept

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