Inferno (Chronicles of Nick)

Synopsis:

The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen . . .

Nick has his driver’s license and he’s not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn’t what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he’s been told will ultimately kill him.

But life spent serving the undead is anything except ordinary. And those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat his latest foe is the one most likely to destroy him. As the old proverb goes, fire knows nothing of mercy, and if Nick is to survive this latest round, he will have to sacrifice a part of himself. However, the best sacrifice is seldom the sanest move. Sometimes it’s the one that leaves your enemies confused.

And sometimes, you have to trust your enemy to save your friends. But what do you do when that enemy is you?


The Phoenix’s Perspective

It has been a little over a year since the publication of Infamous (Book #3). Even with all that time in between the two books, I was pulled in automatically. It was a very fast start with small references to the events from the previous book.  The book was full of action right up until the last minute — so much so, that I never found a good place to put the book down.  I ended up finishing it in one sitting of a couple of hours.

The most interesting part of this book was how much background information was embedded in it. By book #4, one would assume that we had come to know all that was needed. However, Sherrilyn Kenyon found ways to continually open our eyes in wonder.  Inferno gave us a true look at who the people in Nick’s entourage really were, where they have come from and what their past has done to them.  This new information does not simply open our eyes to see these characters as individuals with their own backgrounds, but it also helps us to realize how far Nick has come in the last 3 books.  He has grown from a child, who couldn’t see past the world right in front of him, into a young man, who is beginning to understand that every person has their own path to walk and that path can affect every decision that is made.


Would I add it to the library?

Yes! When I finished Infamous, I thought the series was over. I had deemed it a nice trilogy to have in the library.  Inferno has given me that “happy reading” feeling.  As unexpected as it was, I was so glad to see the story continue and the characters develop.  I find this was just another example as to why Sherrilyn Kenyon should be on everyone’s list of favorites.

 

Genre: Fiction – dark fantasy
ISBN: 9781250002860
Rating:  good

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