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Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter #5)

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  29,739 ratings  ·  909 reviews
Dark-Hunter: an immortal warrior who has traded his soul to Artemis for one moment of vengeance on his enemies. In return, they swear to spend eternity protecting mankind from the daimons and vampires that prey on them. Valerius isn't a popular Dark-Hunter - he's a Roman, which means that the largely Greek Hunters have a major grudge against him and his civilization for su...more
Paperback, 339 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Piatkus Books (first published December 28th 2004)
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Here is my impersonation of Acheron in this book:
*in my best Acheron voice*

What? You're dead? Not on my watch. Here... have a little immortality. Oh, you too? You can be immortal now, too. Oh... your sister is immortal, so you should be immortal also. Ahh... but not that sister. She's going to stay dead. But, you over there... yeah, you're not going to stay dead either. You're immortal, too. But, not your mother. I'm afraid I'm going to let her stay dead. Where's my Simi?
Blacky *Romance Addict*
giving oprah - He gets immortality! She gets immortality Everyone gets immortality!!!

This is basically all you need to know about this book. photo 798186.gif (or series) photo 798186.gif.

To say I am hugely disappointed is an understatement.

So far I've noticed the books get worse and worse as the series moves along, but call me an idiot, I still decided to read them all because I am DETERMINED to get to Acheron's book.

What disappointed me here:

**spoilers ahead**

The main couple.
First you have to know that everyone hates the main guy, everyone. So, the main woman sees how they hate him and she just can't understan...more
"She allowed him to laugh and to feel joy again.
No, she allowed him to feel joy for the first time in his life."

This series just keep getting better and better with each book and I have to admit that I'm completely addicted. While Night Play blew me away, I was surprised to find Seize the Night almost outshining it! I was so not expecting to fall in love with Valerius, but I did. As we got to see the man beneath his cold and stiff façade, there was no stopping it! Not that I'm complaining; I a...more
Valerius. I’ve been hearing mention of this name since book one in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series. Valerius is portrayed as a heartless and cruel Roman bastard in the earlier books. He is described that way before we even get to really meet him. But in Seize the Night, he has a chance to shine. Since this is his book, he has the opportunity to completely redeem himself. And he does. He really does. By the end of this book, I was totally in love with Valerius. And Tabitha and Valerius have...more
“Love isn't easy. Anyone who says differently is lying to you. But it is worth fighting for.”

As for me, “Seize the Night” is one of the best books of 2012. It is the 6th book of the “Dark-Hunter Universe” series, the story of Tabitha and Valerius.

It is just perfect! Love it! The story is filled with unforgettable characters, incomparable romance, mesmerizing erotica, real drama and tragic losses, vicious and powerful antagonists, witty and deep dialogues, sparkling humor, forceful emotions, t...more
This is the book that forever shatters the Dark Hunter world...

Wow the plot was was mix with a lot of actions and romance, and they didn't overlap each other...problems arises in just a snap yet they were solve too, it would leave your heart ache for the characters and some went crushing along, it made me cry to many times in the book and the romance squeal I'm so happy with the story so much!

"...I guess I feel like all of us misfits need to hang together. At least that way we don'
I have read every book in the Dark-Hunter series and prior to reading "Seize the Night", my favorite story was Zarek's in "Dance With The Devil". I thought no one could be more tortured than poor Zarek. Wrong!

I was captivated by Valerius almost immediately! Gone were the black leather pants and the gothic/punk attire replaced by turtlenecks, slacks and style. Wow! What a breath of fresh air! Not saying I mind a hot bod clad in tight leather was a nice change. *grin

This man was sooo se...more
Sita Sargeant
I absolutely love the world of the dark hunters, I love the idea, the recurring characters (you see people after they got their happy endings), I basically love the books. So it was no surprise that I own all of them, the minute I finished Night Play, I ran out and bought this. And I was glad I did, I really liked Night Play, but I loved this one and it has to be my favorite out of the whole series so far.

Seize the Night is about Tabitha (the crazy twin sister of Amanda that we hear so much abou...more
“Life is serious.”
“No, life is an adventure. It's thrilling and scary. Sometimes it's even a bit boring, but it should never be serious.”

OMG!! 6 shining stars!!! I freaking loved this book and can’t believe everything that happened! My mind is still reeling.

I love Tabitha… LOVE her! We have seen her a few times throughout the series so far, and when I realised that she was going to be matched with Valerius… OH YEAH!!! Valerius refers to her as a “brazen temptress, vampire slayer, complete unco...more
Tilly Slaton
Seize the Night is the Dark-Hunter story of Valerius and Tabitha.

I always check out the excerpt before reading a book. When I realized this story would be of Valerius and Tabitha, I was somewhat bummed. I honestly didn't care for either character. It's always nice to look forward and say YES! when you are about to read a book you've been waiting for. This book didn't give me that feeling.

Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised. Valerius and Tabitha are perfect for each other. I appreciate their...more
Ok, here's the deal. I liked this book and I didn't like it.

Valerius. Again, Kenyon does superb when she speaks for/writes about the Dark Hunter. For some reason her writing comes alive for me when she centers on their past and their emotions.

The Ending: Once again, Kenyon begins with a whimper but ends with a bang. There were a few jaw dropping moments here that, from a reader perspective, were gratifying to see. I like it when a writer does something unpredictable and she did. Up to thi...more
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What did I think of this book - I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!

Tabitha is hilarious, Val was as sexy as hell! It was just a brilliant story, kept me hooked the whole way through. I love how you still get to hear all about the other Dark Hunters in each of these stories especially Ash as I just can't wait to get to his story!

I really need to be reading another series but I'm just chomping at the bit to start the next DH book - love, love, loving this series!!
I'm going to admit that I was a bit nervous about picking up Seize the Night, having seen Valerius through both Kyrian and Zarek's eyes I went into this book feeling quite prejudiced towards him. Although we had started to see a nicer side to him in Night Play I still wasn't expecting to like him all that much but I should have known that Sherrilyn Kenyon would completely turn my opinion on it's head. It didn't even take her that long to do it and I found myself feeling sorry for him very quickl...more
Lelyana Taufik
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This series is wildly popular, so I'm in the minority, but for me, this is silly, with too much deux et machina. All problems are far too easily resolved, making it impossible for me to become seriously captured by the plot. Life and death mean little in this book. It felt like playing cops and robbers when I was little -- hey presto! I'm alive again, in the game again!

Romantic development: None. No slowly developing intimacy and trust here. Tabby falls for Val fast -- not sure why the sudden at...more
Tessa Teevan
I freaking love these books!!! Seriously, each one gets better and better! I loved everything about Valerius and Tabby's story.


I want to live in a world with Dark Hunters. I imagine Kyrian, Acheron, Talon, and Valerius are just hanging out like a hot bunch like these guys.


This is one of my favorite Dark Hunter books, right up there with Dance with the Devil! I really liked the love story between Valerius and Tabitha... And I loved how the book was so connected to characters from previous books in the series -- Amanda & Kyrian from Night Pleasures, Zarek & Astrid from Dance with the Devil, and Nick, of course! This book is a huge turning point in Nick's story - and if you like this series, THIS book is not to be missed!
Jessica Florence
Val and Tabby. It was nice. I always feel bad for these Dark Hunters. They all had a terrible life. Poor Valerius. He got punished for helping people, and trying to do the right thing. and for being Roman. Tabby was a free spirit. which she got yelled at all the time for. Their romance was sweet. I love she brought him out of his defensive spell.
Oct 04, 2010 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of PNR Romance, Sherrilyn Kenyon, The Dark-Hunters
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"4.5 stars" Seize the Night was another very good installment in the Dark-Hunter series, but it started off a little slow for me. Sherrilyn Kenyon seems to have a habit of throwing her heroes and heroines together – in bed – a little too soon for my taste. Every once in a while it works for me depending on how it is written. However, most of the time I find myself wanting a little more relationship development, and Seize the Night was not an exception. I just had a hard t...more
Ronda  Tutt
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Com este par, Sherrilyn Kenyon só veio provar que é mesmo verdade que os opostos se atraem... muito!
Definitivamente Tabitha não é a minha personagem preferida. No inicio mostra o quanto ela é forte e destemida, mas não o quanto ela é doida. No meio e no fim, SK acabou por a tornar vulnerável em relação a quase tudo. Este é sempre aquele momento em que eu repito o quanto não gosto desta transformação nas personagens femininas.
Este volume ganha muito graças a Valério e à sua história e suas verdad...more
Dark, enticing and exciting, everything about this book made me hunger for it more. Valerius was a sexy, sensuous man who was struggling with being estranged from society, which wasn’t entirely his fault and Tabitha is every bit of kick-ass and sensitive to what a female protagonist needs to be. The two were unconventional, they had problems, they were entire opposites and they had the gulf of family hatred, but this made it all the more thrilling, and exciting to witness forbidden romance and K...more
Man, I had forgotten how this book is like a punch to the gut. Valerius had a pretty craptastic life before he died and, honestly, an even worse one once he became a Dark-Hunter. Seriously, to be hated by EVERYONE just because he was born a Roman? That sucks. Hard. Not in a sexy way.

Yeah. So. Valerius. He was the guy I loved to hate when he was initially introduced. The fact that Sherrilyn Kenyon made me care about his story and about him makes me giddy. Under his stone cold facade, he's a gentl...more
Ravioli Rachel
I loved Valerius, he is the epitome of the misunderstood hero. This book shows an entirely different perspective to him then what we gather from the books before it (except we get a hint in Night Play with the way he interacts with Bride).

Tabitha is pretty crazy, you wouldn't think that these two would fit together but they totally do.


The ending to this one is a bit sad. I mean don't fret Tab and Val get there HEA but there is some other stuff that causes you to be just a bit upset. Stuff tha...more
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Poor Valerius!! Everybody hates him for what his grandfather did and for being Roman, but no one understands him until Tabitha almost kills him. Brought in by Artemis to screw with the other Dark-Hunter's in New Orleans, Valerius is reserved and proper. Tabitha of the Devereaux clan is flamboyant and lives by her own rules. They are a perfect match, they complete each other. Marla is a trip, Nick and Simi 'meet', Desiderius is back but not for long, and Ash almost dies and dooms his best friend....more
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Wow this one was good. After reading this I'm so excited to read Acheron. That man gets more mysterious by the book. Damm I can't believe some of the things that happened in this book, or shall I say death. I am dying of anticipation waiting for the next 7 books to arrive. Holy shit Book depository where the hell are my books!!! if I don't have them this week I'll condemned you to spend the rest of your life with Apollymi!!!!!!! And holy shit Nick, really!!!!! I didn't know how to feel. I kinda...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
This one lets in a lot about what happens to Nick, and we see Acheron finally showing his godliness to others. gotta love Ash. :) My favorite is still Unleash the Night, but I really like this one too. Since I've read them out of order, it's nice to see things falling into place.
♡♥Ang ♥♡
This was a Awesome read!!
This has to be one of my faves so far!!
it is a must read, so much happens in this book!!

Re Read Was Amzing Loved it so much more the 2nd time around!!
poor nick!
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“Relax. You're in good hands. Tabby wont hurt you.

She stabbed me!

Damn! I told her not to stab any more Hunters. I hate it when she does that.”
“Laugh it up, asshole. But she who laughs last laughs longest, and I intend to belly roll tonight ~Tabitha” 312 likes
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