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The Chronicles of Nick, Book Three
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Read by Holter Graham

Hachette Audio
March 13, 2012 / ISBN: 978-1-4272-1489-8
YA/Paranormal/Urban Fantasy /Audio Book

Reviewed by Linda Young

Nick Goutier (go-shay). On the outside, he is just your typical teenager with an over-protective mother that smothers him at every turn. He loves her dearly. On the inside he's not so typical. He is a boy with a destiny he does not understand. His first order of the day is to stay alive while everyone, including his own father, tries to kill him.

Stay out of trouble, stay in school, get good grades, and stay alive. All these things are what a good parent tells their kids. But, when you're not the typical teenager, it's not something you want to share with your mother. She's not even aware of the mythical creatures that go in and out of Sanctuary, the place where she works. Kyrian, Nick's boss, is a Dark-Hunter. Nick can't tell his mom that either.

Nick has learned divination and clairvoyance, how to kill zombies and raise the dead. All these skills and he can't seem to keep a girlfriend or drive a car. Unfortunately the one skill he needs the most is the hardest one to master, survival. Nick must learn all he can to be able to save everyone and everything he cares about, even himself. Will he become a great hero, or will he become a destroyer?

I love the way that Sherrilyn has been filling out Nick's character through his books. It gives you such a greater understanding of why he is the way he is. What you learn in the Dark-Hunter series is just the tip of the iceberg. If you haven't read, or listened to, the first two books in the Chronicles of Nick series please do. This series is for young adults but adults will love it too. Holter Graham does an amazing job of reading the story on the audio books. He has a unique understanding of the characters in Sherri's books. If you close your eyes while you're listening, you can almost see the scenes play out in your mind. There is also a bonus interview with him on the audio book. It's very enlightening. You won't want to miss it. I can't wait for the next book in this series. Even better, I can't wait till they finish making the movie about Nick. It is still in pre-production, but hopefully it will be out by the end of next year. It is being done by the same people that did Lord of the Rings. Is that awesome, or what!

Reviews of other titles in this series

Infinity, Book 1   [review]
Infamous, Book 3   [review]

Reviewer's Note: Some adult language
Reviewed 2012