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One Silent Night

(Dark-Hunter #15)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  24,588 ratings  ·  801 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition, 310 pages
Published November 2nd 2008 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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I gave this book 3 stars, not because it was an unpleasant read, but because I couldn’t warm up to the two main characters, Stryker and Zephyra, no matter how hard I tried. I wouldn’t say that I was disappointed with this book; in fact, it was exactly what I expected before I reluctantly went into the story.

Stryker has been a villain since book 3 in this series so when he has become the male lead in this book, I couldn't care less about him or Zephyra. And the funny thing was that I found Zephyr
Sophia Triad
Strykerius or Stryker (Spathi Daimon) and Zephyra or Phyra (Daimon with extra demon abilities)

“Who are you, Stykerius?”
“I’m a lost soul,” he breathed quietly. “I had a purpose at one time, but I stumbled on the path of it.”
“And now?”

Right, so this is the story of Stryker and Phyra. Styker had not been really likable or friendly in the series so far. He is one of Acheron’s worst enemies. In this book, he tries to kill Acheron and Nick Gautier in order to avenge his dead sister.
Thus, he orders Wa
Dec 09, 2015 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
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
The Dark-Hunter book that fell in the shadow of the awesome Acheron was always going to have a tough time. Kenyon took a risk and gave us something different: Stryker's story. Surprisingly it really worked and I loved this!

Stryker is the evil Lord of the Daimons. His kind prey on human souls to elongate their own cursed lives and hare the very creatures the Dark-Hunters were created to fight! He has been the mortal enemy of pretty much every Hero and Heroine we have read about in the series so
Nov 03, 2012 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
Stryker wanted revenge against Acheron & Nick for the death of his son so he releases Aries, the god of war and bargains for Aries to kill Ach & Nick.
To thwart Stryker, Artemis enlists the Zephyra, Stryker's ex-wife to stop Stryker's plan. So now the ex lovers are on a collision course to fight it out, along with their personal issues.

This series is iffy for me but this book was one of the good ones. I didn't enjoy Acheron as much as others, but this one was enjoyable. We get to see how
Sep 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio
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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So Stryker is a vengeful jerk and he found his perfect match in Zephyra his first wife (who he had abandoned a billion years ago when his father threatened them).

Sorry if Kenyon was trying to soften me towards him or her.

This book did nothing to make me like Stryker more - he still wants to destroy mankind for revenge/jealousy and he still wants to kill Acheron and Nick. Zephyra seemed to be a good person when she was human but she's become just as vengeful. She has good reason to be mad but bl
When I read this series I made the decision not to read this book because of the MCs. I am not a fan of evil getting an HEA.

I was recently reading reviews and read a compelling one that said notwithstanding the romance between the MCs, the book was important to the overall storyline. So I decided to give it a try.

As someone who skipped the book, I can attest that the book IS important to the storyline. Things I was confused over were explained here.

As for the MCs, my feelings did not change.
Ronda  Tutt
Jan 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 31, 2010 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
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.75/5 ⭐

Esta muy entretenido. Es un relato corto que mantiene bastante bien el ritmo y tiene mucha accion.
Mas que el romance, lo que mas me ha gustado es todo el cambio de escenarios y malvados que aparecen "de nuevas" en esta historia ya que, en mi opinion, dara un cambio al desarrollo del resto de la saga y a nuevos objetivos a derrotar. (me gustan estos cambios 😱😨, crean nuevas inquietudes a la trama 😝)
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
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Puede que más un 3,5. La verdad es que cuando vi que el libro era de Stryker no podía darme más igual, mi reacción era algo así como un "pos ok", pero me ha gustado más de lo que esperaba, teniendo en cuenta que a Stryker no lo aguanto xD Tenemos una historia que no es instalove (que en esta saga lo "acepto" pero se agradece la diferencia) y una trama que al principio parece un poco mierdosa pero que ha acabado revelando cosas muy interesantes y con un final de querer más.
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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
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
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
เราสัมผัสไดถึงเนือเรืองทีสอเคาออกทะเลมาแตไกล ถาใครไมไดอานโครนิเคิลสออฟนิคกอนจะมาอานเลมนี คงจะงงกันวามาลาไคคืออะไร แลวทำไมนิคถึงไดรับพลังแบบนันมา เพราะในเลมนีมีการเอยถึงความเปนมาของนิคแคหนอยเดียว แตบทบาททีเขามีตอเนือเรืองกลับเยอะกวานัน

รายละเอียดมากเกินไปจริงๆแหละอยางทีเราวา มีการรวมมิตรตัวละครหลายตัวจนทำใหคูหลักของเรืองจืดจางไปเลย ถาเลมนีไมมีแอชกับตัวละครตัวอืนๆในเลมกอนหนามารวมดวย เราวาเนือเรืองคงตองนาเบือมากแนๆ

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Oct 14, 2008 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
Very good , fun fast purky little book ,and i say little cause it caught me by surprise how small it was , but none the less a great fun read
Stryker was really funy to read and i love that there's so many character in it , i feel terrible for Jaden ... Theres a good story brewing there i think
Mar 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Jun 10, 2012 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.
One Silent Night
2 Stars

Determined to end Acheron and Nick once and for all, Stryker awakens a monster from the depths of Hades only to learn the fatal truth - all creations turn on their creators. Then, just when he thought things couldn't get worse, his ex-wife arrives and she wants nothing more than to remove his head - unless he can convince her that their love is still alive and kicking.

Unfortunately, this installment in Kenyon's series is a dud. The only thing that makes it somewhat of a w
Grecia Robles
Volví a mi vicio no lo pude evitar. IM BACK

A pesar de que esta historia no me llamaba tanto la atención por ser de Stryker no me arrepiento de haberla leído, te muestra el otro lado de la moneda la parte de los Villanos sus motivos, sus sentimientos, es lo que me gusta de Sherrilyn Kenyon que no deja que demos todo por sentado sus personajes no son ni blancos ni negros lo villanos no son tan villanos y la víctimas no siempre son tan víctimas siempre hay una versión en cada parte que complementa
Karou Rincon
Sep 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Los Dark-Hunters son una gran serie de libros, hace casi un año que no leía nada de está serie y es que el libro de Acheron me género muchas emociones conflictivas todas de la mejor clase, realmente pensé que no volvería a leer nada de esto pero aquí estoy.
En fin los protagonistas que son Stryker y Zephyra y créanme son tan malos como sus nombres difíciles de pronunciar todo el argumento de la crueldad de esos personajes es el sufrimiento y no es siquiera válido todos los personajes de esta seri
Mar 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
No esta mal pero despues de Aqueron...
Sofia Teixeira
Sep 28, 2014 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
Sammy Loves Books
Nov 24, 2012 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
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the Dark-Hunter Series; Bad Boy Heroes & Kick-Butt Heroines
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The last full-length, Christmas-themed book in the Dark-Hunter series was just OK for me, and perhaps for that reason, I went into reading One Silent Night with low expectations. The fact that Stryker had been an antagonist in several past Dark-Hunter books and my uncertainty about him being the hero of his own story only added to my lack of anticipation. Well, maybe that was a good thing, because I ended up finding this book to be pretty entertaining. Admittedly, the myt
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