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While the world carries on unawares, Stryker, who leads an army of demons and vampires, is plotting an all out onslaught against his enemies—which, unfortunately for us, includes the entire human race. To avenge his sister, Stryker prepares to annihilate the Dark-Hunters. But things go awry when his oldest enemy returns. Enter his ex-wife. Zephyra. Just when he thought not ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 310 pages
Published November 2nd 2008 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Jilly
Dec 09, 2015 Jilly rated it it was ok
Hmm, not exactly easy to love a story when you hate the characters. And, these main characters are despicable.


In this case, they are definitely the assholes!

We have Stryker, the bad guy from the series who slit his own son's throat for marrying a girl he didn't approve of; and his ex-wife, Zephyra, a demon bitch woman who is actively torturing some poor guy in her dungeon.


Just a few hundred centuries...

Stryker has released War -an ancient god of war - to kill Ash and Nick. Artemis wants to prote
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AJ
Nov 06, 2012 AJ rated it it was amazing
Well, this book has shown me that I am a fickle, fickle, sappy reader. It’s taken Stryker, a character that I have hated and wished dead through 15 books of the Dark Hunter series, and made me love him a little bit. God, I disgust myself! Regardless, I loved this book! Especially getting inside of Stryker’s head, seeing his regret at what he’s done in the past, and understanding why he is the way he is.

The book starts with Stryker unleashing an ancient God, War, to destroy his worst enemies – h
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Yodamom
Sep 20, 2015 Yodamom rated it liked it
Shelves: audio
2.5
Stryker is not all evil, he had been wounded so deeply that his heart just went black. There was a great love once, his father and his youth tore her away and scarred him for thousands of years. When War is released to kill Nick and Ash things go wrong and Stryker must deal with his past and work with his enemies.
This was a short read filled with some background on Stryker which was very interesting. We see how he was formed into his big bad self was not as heartbreaking as some of the other
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Ronda  Tutt
Jul 17, 2010 Ronda Tutt rated it it was amazing
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Vilda
Mar 03, 2013 Vilda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Dark-Hunter fans! (& series to PNR lovers!)
'"Swear it on your life."
His gaze hardened. "That I can never do."
She pressed the point in until it drew a bead of blood. "Why can't you?"
"Because you are my life," he said, his voice cracking. "And I can't live another day without you."'

Wow! I was a bit worried about how I'd react to Stryker's story, but I shouldn't have worried--it was just as good as the rest of the series! I love how good Kenyon is at showing both sides of a story and it was very interesting to see things from the Daimons
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Ariana
Mar 31, 2010 Ariana rated it did not like it
Really? ...I mean REALLY? I used to love Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. Now I'm seriously wondering why. This was quite possibly the stupidest book I've ever read. A love story about the selfish bad guy (and I'm not talking about smoking-hot-bad-guy but bad guy that kills people to get what he wants and thinks the whole world is against him) and the woman he divorced a thousand or so years ago, and low and behold they still have feelings for each other. Who really cares about them? Why the heck di ...more
Sarah
Let's face it Acheron is a hard act to follow so any hero that came next was going to have his work cut out. I wasn't convinced that Stryker was the best choice, considering all the horrible things we've seen him do throughout the series he was always going to be hard to sell as a hero for me, but I trust Sherrilyn Kenyon and I do adore a great redemption story so I was willing to give One Silent Night the benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately, no matter how much I wanted to love this story, it ju ...more
Gina
Not completely disappointed, but it’s cutting it really close!

Okay, let me begin by saying I’m a huge fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon. I was first introduced to her Dark-Hunter series with Seize the Night, loved it, went back and got the rest of the series and have been following it ever since. Let me continue that by saying: although the story and plot was good, I was disappointed and found the book overpriced.

I paid $8.09 CND for OSN - I have an iRewards card through Chapters. I felt like I was cheate
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Celeste
Nov 06, 2008 Celeste rated it it was ok
I am so disappointed with this book! I don't think I've ever given a Sherrilyn Kenyon book only 2 stars! Both main characters were entirely too harsh and mean for my tastes! While I usually love some good tortured souls and a long road to fulfillment and HEA, I don't particularly like it when the women are known for their brutality and cruelty and have slaves that they beat! Jeez! I was like, ok, at some point something is going to happen to make me love both of these characters... nope. That ne ...more
Alina
Oct 28, 2014 Alina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muito bom. Mesmo.
É fascinante perceber o lado da história de Strykerius e o quanto sofreu (e fez sofrer) com as escolhas que teve de fazer por culpa do pai, Apolo.
Gostei especialmente dos capítulos finais, tanto por terem mais ação como pelas alianças que se fizeram.
Adorei as novas personagens, e estou muito curiosa para conhecer a história do Jared. Espero ler um livro dele.
Joana Aleixo
Aug 11, 2015 Joana Aleixo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-portuguese
4.5 stars!

*** SPOILERS ***

OMG I thought I wasn't going to enjoy this book because well, it's Stryker's book after all, but I was so wrong!!

I really enjoyed it. I loved seeing almost all of my babies in this book. Acheron, Savitar, Simi, Urian!!! Oh my heaven!!

I'm finally catching up with the time line. Since I read Ash and Styxx's books first than most of the others there were a lot of thing that I knew that happen I just didn't knew how. There's also a lot that I don't remember what
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Sofia Teixeira
Apr 06, 2015 Sofia Teixeira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ah! O universo dos Predadores da Noite, tão sensual como vertiginoso! Depois da obra prima que foi o volume anterior, o tão esperado episódio com Acheron, dificilmente este estaria a esse nível, mas o que é certo é que não me deixou, em nada, desapontada. Ao longo da demanda para proteger os seus predadores da noite, Acheron deparou-se várias vezes com dificuldades trazidas por Stryker, que tem estado sempre ao lado de Apolimy, a Destruidora, que é também sua mãe. Este é o volume em que tréguas ...more
P.Z.
Nov 03, 2014 P.Z. rated it it was ok
เราสัมผัสไดถึงเนือเรืองทีสอเคาออกทะเลมาแตไกล ถาใครไมไดอานโครนิเคิลสออฟนิคกอนจะมาอานเลมนี คงจะงงกันวามาลาไคคืออะไร แลวทำไมนิคถึงไดรับพลังแบบนันมา เพราะในเลมนีมีการเอยถึงความเปนมาของนิคแคหนอยเดียว แตบทบาททีเขามีตอเนือเรืองกลับเยอะกวานัน

รายละเอียดมากเกินไปจริงๆแหละอยางทีเราวา มีการรวมมิตรตัวละครหลายตัวจนทำใหคูหลักของเรืองจืดจางไปเลย ถาเลมนีไมมีแอชกับตัวละครตัวอืนๆในเลมกอนหนามารวมดวย เราวาเนือเรืองคงตองนาเบือมากแนๆ

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Zeek
Alot of reviewers for One Silent Night didn't think too much of this the latest Dark Hunter novel. I personally rather enjoyed it!

In OSN, Stryker, the leader of the Daimons who have been the hated enemy of the Dark Hunters from the very beginning, gets his HEA.

Long ago Stryker had a wife. But his mercurial father, the god Apollo, decided the low born Zephrya wasn't good enough for his son. In an effort to save her life, Stryker leaves her, unbeknownst to him, pregnant with his child.

Now thousand
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Leah
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Joanaf
Sep 08, 2015 Joanaf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-the-shelf
Gostei muito de ler da perspectiva de um dos supostos "vilões" e de alargar o meu conhecimento acerca deste mundo! Foram também introduzidas novas personagens com as quais fiquei muito curiosa.
Só é pena o livro ser muito pequeno e os acontecimentos se precipitarem um pouco. A autora podia ter feito muito mais com esta premissa e ter desenvolvido a história.
Porém, como sempre acontece com os livro desta série, esta foi uma leitura rápida, viciante e muito divertida.
PepperP0t
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 know
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Miss Kim
Dec 06, 2008 Miss Kim rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Dark Hunter Fans
Recommended to Miss Kim by: continuation of series
Really 3.5 stars -

I was really anticipating this book, since I just finished Acheron not long ago. However, I was kind of disappointed.

I didn't expect to like Stryker, but I did come around as I read on. I suppose he really does have a heart. It is hard to have sympathy for Ash and Dark-Hunters' enemy.

His ex-wife, Zephyra, shows up here. She is a mean, hateful, shrew, and I just couldn't like her. They were married eleven thousand years ago when they were children of 14. I was a little uncomfo
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Anzu The Great Destroyer
First of all I MUST comment about the number of pages this book has. 166 – magic number. Cmon Stryker should get more than that! Make it a short story then if you’re out of ideas. What should I call this? Medium story? Sounds like crap. I don’t like medium stuff. I either like it huge, long or short. And for all you pervs out there STFU!!

I have to tell you from now that I won’t be giving this a good score. I am so damn disappointed in Stryker because I was expecting his story to be more wild, d
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Sarita
Feb 09, 2009 Sarita rated it liked it
Okay. I needed some time to think today before I added a comment about this book.

First, I must say I love Kenyon and even though my rating was low by my standard, I am still an avid fan.

This seemed to be another filler/change of direction book. I can see how some people would be overwhelmed with all the different species if they haven't read all the previous books. Everyone's stories were going back and forth and back and forth...

I want to say that I would have loved a longer story on Stryker.
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Aquit
You know there's something wrong with the author when the GOOD GUYS and the BAD GUYS have their own books

I know, as a reader, that we have to see things from both side of the "war" but I can't help disliking a author who tries to make us sympathize with EVERY SINGLE BAD GUY there is in her damn book. I want to know who to dislike and I don't give a damn about their happy ending!!!

I don't like Stryker and that b***h wife of his. They all need to be kill off somewhere and take Nick with them.

And
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Jen
Feb 18, 2009 Jen rated it liked it
Shelves: kenyon-macgregor
Ok, I am glad I read this book simply because it introduced some new character I might need to know for future books. However, I didn't really like it. I grew to like Styker, but never Zephyra. Just didn't like her, at all.

The 3 stars are simply because of a leftover Acheron high.
Kathleen
Dec 31, 2014 Kathleen rated it did not like it
The gods must be crazy. I know I am. Why did I give this absurd series another try??? I wanted to know how things would go for Acheron and Tory and Nick. Ok. So one star for that. The rest of this book is a big goose egg. Stryker and Zephyr are not worthy of an epic love story. They. Are. Evil. He killed his own son and plotted to destroy mankind. She tortured Jared for millennia. Still does. Lock the psychos away...

Kenyon's plots are full of holes. Her characters are yo-yos. And her writing sty
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Tessa Teevan
Reread-- January 2016
Melinda
Sep 12, 2015 Melinda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I, personally, don’t think there were any silent nights in this book. It was packed with action and there were some major game changers.
This book is about Stryker. We know him as the enemy but this book gives us a closer look into his character and why he is the way that he is. Stryker is downright hardcore. He killed his own son because he betrayed him. He calmly walked up behind him, hugged him and slit his throat. But he also is known to have a knightly code of honor even though he is on the
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Rebyj
Jan 26, 2009 Rebyj rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book so much !
No offense to those of you who liked the book or to SK herself, I just didn't like it at all.

It's way too full of characters and character types/species. Greek, Sumerian, Egyptian (and maybe more?) Pantheon's were all represented.

I counted over 80 characters and character type/species!
Seriously, want the list?
That's in a 300 page book with a large font no less.

Stryker's character was much better developed than Zephyra's I guess because his backstory is men
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Jun 28, 2013 Fangs for the Fantasy rated it did not like it
Stryker, for reasons that don’t make sense to anyone, has decided he is finally going to bring down Acheron and Nick once and for all – by unleashing the very essence of War. A deity only the combined might of several pantheons – pantheons that are no longer complete – managed to defeat and imprison before.

Things do not go as planned.

Not least of which is the rise of old powers – powers older and greater than even War himself rising to make his mission difficult. And Artemis, rather annoyed with
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Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Ivonne
Gostei bastante deste volume.
Além de mostrar um protagonista diferente - um que foi e é durante a saga um dos antagonistas - mostra outras personagens e combina diversas histórias passadas de Deuses/casais/criaturas/etc... No fim, eleva o poder feminino, chega de as mulheres ficarem à espera que sejam os homens a lutar! Gostei bastante.

Foi pena ser pequeno, soube a pouco...

P.s. a tradução melhorou bastante (ou então foi o cansaço, que me fez cega às gafes habituais, o que duvido).
Sammy Loves Books
Nov 24, 2012 Sammy Loves Books rated it really liked it
How is it that Kenyon actually had me cheering for the bad guy, Strykerius, and hoping he would find love, when I have hated that man since book #1 of this series. I wasn't even thinking I would like this book, let alone not be able to put it down. Very good story and there is a series change about to take place in the world of the Daimons. This is a must read for all Dark Hunter fans.

Stryker unleashes an evil being and sends him to destroy Ash and Nick. That being then turns on Stryker causing
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