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The Horde Wars - Ravenous by Sherri L. King is the first of the Horde Wars series. Sherri is also the author of the Moonlust series along with many other titles: Fetish, The Jewel, and Sanctuary just to name a few.
In a sleepy little Southern town where everyone is family, things are not what they seem. When you live in a town this size, secrets are hard to keep. Cady Swann, employee of the local bookstore, has a few secrets that she has managed to keep to herself. One of them is that every night for the past fifteen years she has been hunting the creatures that killed her family. For whatever reason there has been a slow invasion of the town by these monstrous creatures. Cady has become the self-appointed hunter of the daemons. Her secret has been discovered and now they are hunting her.
Obsidian is a Shikar warrior whose only purpose in life is to end the Daemon Horde. The Shikars are losing ground in their battle; there are fewer and fewer Shikars and even more Daemons to fight. When he is sent to recruit Cady, Obsidian does not trust the Elders' belief in her. He attacks Cady thinking that she is consorting with the Daemon Horde. In their battle where he is forced to seriously wound her, he finds that she is more a warrior than he thought she was. The Elders want Cady to join the Shikars in the war against their common foe. Obsidian, or Sid as Cady calls him, finds that he wants her to join him in his bed.
Cady is drawn to Sid like she never has been to another. He tempts her; he is every woman's fantasy. But is he enough for her to give up her life and leave her world behind . . . forever?
I have to say that Sherri King is one of my favorite authors. Moreover, this book is one of the big reasons for that. Sherri has created strong characters in Ravenous in not only both the lead characters but also in the supporting characters. Cady is a strong sassy kick ass woman who has proven that she does not need a man to protect her. Sid is a fierce, proud, and dedicated warrior. When these two get together, the dialogue is fast paced and the sex is Hot! Hot! Hot! If you have not read this book, you should.
Reviewed By Tammy Adams
© March 2005