Spathi demon leader, Styker gets a star turn in this quick entry to the Dark Hunter universe. Once again, Stryker believes he’s found a way to rid the world of Ash. Then he thinks ‘Oh, Nick’s pretty worrisome, the world could use less of him as well. He knows not how much could go wrong going down that path. Not only could Ash disappoint him, ex-wife Zeyphera could have tricks on her arms too.
As Stryker is infamous with Dark Hunter fans and casual readers and Stryker and Zeyphera were well known to each other, this outing broke from the standard format and the focus wasn’t on the star couple. However short and different in format, the read is quite a critical juncture with long reaching effects for a few characters.
This short is extremely fast paced and can be read in one series and while this reader hopes Stryker gets a full length novel worthy of his diabolical-ness, this outing is definitely enough to go forward with Stryker insight.
Originally Read/Rating: September 2012 — (4) stars