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At Death's Door

(Deadman's Cross #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  1,166 ratings  ·  151 reviews
#1 New York Times bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon brings us the final chapter in the Deadman's Cross saga with At Death's Door, an epic pirate fantasy perfect for her millions of Dark-Hunter fans

Welcome to the latest Deadmen's Quest...

Valynda Moore was born cursed. So when she dies as the result of a spell gone wrong and is trapped in the body of a voodoo doll, she expects not
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Published September 10th 2019
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Sherily I think that was it for this series. Have you read the series 'Chronicles of Nick'? I know it's a young adult series and I've read them all with my so…moreI think that was it for this series. Have you read the series 'Chronicles of Nick'? I know it's a young adult series and I've read them all with my son. A lot of these characters are actually in that series. Caleb, Jaden, Thorn, etc. Since I read the CON 1st, I found after reading this Deadman series, I had a more clear picture of those characters and their history. But keep in mind Deadman series is based in the 1700's, where as DH and CON are more current and future. (less)

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Kat Valentine
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fabulous read from The deadman's cross series!!! I adore this series and it's amazing characters so much!!! This is Xuri and Valynda's story and it was a awesome page turning read with plenty of action,passion and emotional moments as well.The gods and villians are plenty and still going out of their way to make everyone's life hell. The deadmen are fighting baddies left and right , with Adarian Malachai in the lead !! All valynda wants is to be human again and to get revenge for xuri's ...more
Kat Valentine
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous read from The deadman's cross series!!! I adore this series and it's amazing characters so much!!! This is Xuri and Valynda's story and it was a awesome page turning read with plenty of action,passion and emotional moments as well.The gods and villians are plenty and still going out of their way to make everyone's life hell. The deadmen are fighting baddies left and right , with Adarian Malachai in the lead !! All valynda wants is to be human again and to get revenge for xuri's ...more
This is Valynda’s and Xuri’s story. Valynda was tortured, betrayed and murdered only to be resurrected as a doll by Thorn. He transforms her into a walking, talking voodoo like being. She may be made of straw, but she remembers everything and feels even more. With her new body she joins the Sea Witch, a ship with a mission to return demons to the hell they came from.

When captured by Malachai, she is offered a chance at a real life with a real body if she would just betray those she has found as
Marta Cox
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Valynda was abused, tortured, betrayed and murdered but thanks to Thorn she has been resurrected although without a body of her own she’s transformed into a walking, talking Poppet ! Yes Vala has a body of straw and whilst her heart might not beat that doesn’t mean she doesn’t feel or remember and as a member of the crew of the Sea Witch it’s her mission to return Demons to hell. Trouble is she’s a captive of the Malachai who wants to unleash chaos and he has a bargain for Vala that could see he ...more
Val was betrayed, tortured and turned into something else that was not how she was made. She lost her love, her life, her body, her trust and her soul. What else could the Gods take from her ? Not much so they give her something precious back and then bargain/blackmail her to let her keep a touch of what she wants. It's not a good bargain, it's a dark one feed on hate, lies and revenge. Finding the truth and fighting for her heart will make or break her.
I love this series of haunted pirates and
Eva Millien
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Star Death's Door  
As a result of a spell gone wrong, Valynda Moore died and became trapped in the body of a voodoo doll. She expected nothing else from her messed up life, until Thorn, leader of the Hellchasers, offers her chance at redemption and a new life. She and crew of Deadmen have sworn to keep the beast locked away, but the Malachai has risen and this time he’s taking not prisoners. It’s a demon-eat-demon world where the stakes have never been higher and either redemption or the ultim
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: librarybooks
Valynda Moore is a very unlucky woman. When she is cursed to have a straw body by men that were suppossed to love and protect her, she is offered a human body only if she would steal the crook of the Loa Nibo God of Death for the Malachai Adarian. Will she do it and send the world to its doom? Read on and find out for yourself.

This was a great finale to the Deadman's Cross Trilogy Pirate supernatural fantasy series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. If you like stories about pirates, demons and more then be s
Erin Dall
May 18, 2019 rated it liked it
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Tanya Davis

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.This review kills me to write, and I've put it off for some time. I am a huge fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon and for one of her books to just totally fall short for me was devastating. I was really looking forward to this conclusion to the Deadman's Cross series.

The biggest thing that sticks out for me about this book is how many times we have long, unne

Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
What? I expected an epic battle and what do I get? Bleh. Duh. This was super disappointing.
Diane Lynch
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook
Sherrilyn Kenyon’s AT DEATH'S DOOR (Deadman's Cross #3) is a pirate fantasy set in her Dark-Hunter world. In this story, Valynda Moore is trapped in the body of a voodoo doll. Along with the crew of Deadmen, she is tasked with fighting demons and locking the Malachai away. Meanwhile, Nibo is trying to win back Valynda’s affection.

AT DEATH'S DOOR is an entertaining and exciting read. At times, this series reminds me of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. They both have a lot of humor and action
Nikki Brooks
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Valynda is more than a little cursed. A spell went haywire and she ended up trapped in a doll! Now resurrected, thanks in no small part to Thorn, she is ready to face the rest of her demons.

The Malachai are still causing havoc with their attempts at world domination. Val and crew of the Deadmen have made an oath to keep the monster locked away and they will die (again in some cases!) to honour that oath.

Val does waver more than bit. You never know if she wants her true love from one money to th
Scholar inArmor

This was the last book in this trilogy. Just like in the Intensity, everything and nothing happened at the same time. Sherrilyn McQueen writes wonderful stories but her skill to write an ending that has at least the same momentum as her other books is non-existent.

Valynda and Ghede Nibo got their happy ending. She got her body back. She has many powers but it was not explained why. Adarian wanted her as her ušumgallu but, again, it was not explained why. V
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Really did not like it. Again, had the feeling like I was missing half the story and was very confused by the different species and flavor of bad guy. Perhaps I have just been out of this world for too long. Aside from that, the story was just boring. The main characters were very shallow and their motivations were endlessly repeated. About half the book could have been edited out. This one just didn't do it for me. If I come back to Kenyon's books I'll go back to her older stuff to get caught u ...more
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Oh Poor Me! That seems to be the theme of this book. Valynda was a great character in the other books and such a whiny, pathetic character in her own book. Drove me crazy! "Oh the bad guy we have been fighting against this whole time shows me something bad about the one I loved and of course I believe him right away!" She almost fell in the to stupid to live catagory. Enjoyed all the other characters but her!

I liked the trilogy, sorry to see it end on such a bad note.


I expected a lot from this one. A big battle at the end with the Deadmen, Thorn, Savitar maybe, Archangel Michael against the Malachai and his army.

My heart hurts for the story of Nibu and Valynda. They suffered so much. And deserved a happy ending. I wanted an excruciating death for Nibu's asshole twin brother.

My little theory is that those characters that needed to be dealt with and the ones who deserved a happy ending will meet their fate in future books.

I was
I found this one dragged at times and what happened with the characters is much like what has happened in other books in the Kenyon universe. It wasn't til the end that things picked up for me. I liked how this book showed how the Malachi ended up in New Orleans and what everyone else did to protect the world and their people, how NOLA became such a powerhouse in the present in these books. ...more
Thea Stevenson
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So I just read that the author had to delay the publishing of this book due to some horrific health and life issues she’s been dealing with. It’s due to come out in September of this year! Can’t wait! Please pray for the author too!
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was really good and I loved the segue that shows how Nick comes to be. The biggest problem I had with this story though, was there was a lot of repitition. The same thing said over many times. Other than, I loved it. And I can't wait to see if there's another coming. ...more
Nov 17, 2020 rated it did not like it

What a slug. For someone that has over a dozen books published, this author cannot write for shit. I read some other reviews and it appears this books is a huge self insert of her angry negative emotions. But come on, did she proof read nothing?

But, Aleixci, you're reading the third book of a series and it takes place in her already well established Dark-Hunter universe. Of course you're not going to understand everything.

Alright, fair. But I did my research. This book is meant to be a sta
Tracey Anderson
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another winner by the Author Goddess. At Deaths Door brings the Deadmen Series to a close and we see why the Dark Hunters set up headquarters in NOLA. This book is typical Sherrilyn Kenyon (McQueen) with plenty of sarcastic back and forth as well as the ever beautiful poetic wisdoms we all love about them. I only hope this is not the last book she produces.
Tracie R
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgally
Book three in the Deadmans’s Cross Series, At Death’s Door, is a great addition. I enjoyed the characters and the other characters we have come to know and love. A well delivered story, engaging throughout this one is a keeper and I look forward to recommending and reading more
Jacqueline P.
Oct 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
The novels are becoming more and more trite. The main characters aren't interesting. They spend so much time with their "woe is me, no one loves me" discourse that it is beyond nauseating. Kenyon could have picked any other pair to close out the trilogy and it would have been an improvement. They just weren't likable, especially the heroine. She was incredibly annoying.

To give the characters some semblance of depth there was the usual horror show of a background story showing why the characters
Diana Brown
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Netgalley and Tor books for the Advanced copy of At death’s door. What a blast! While this was the end of the Deadman’s Cross trilogy it is still in the Dark Hunter world and had plenty of character cameos! I highly recommend reading the first 2 books first. This story is Valynda’s and Xuri story. Valynda was killed and was brought back to life as a straw doll by Thorn. She always thought Xuri betrayed her, and now the Malachai offers her a chance of a real body...but she needs to betr ...more
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The best book in an amazing series but not gonna lie there is a bit of finality feeling in this book!! Valenda and Nibo are funny and outrageous and the pieces that come out in this book from the dark hunter series are like WHAT!?!????!?? Eeekkkkkkk Ms. McQueen (Kenyon) has really blown this one out of the water I hope she can get back to writing so that we can keep this amazing story going!!! #Istandwithsherrilyn
Rodger Nelson
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome although I can't help but to wonder if the author put into her book some things that she experienced. I mean I remember reading on Facebook about the author experiencing poisoning and this book happens to have a character who was poisoned by a husband. While reading the book I just couldn't help but see how the author might have used that in this book. Besides that I loved this book. I sure explains some things about New Orleans. I wonder where the author is going to take t ...more
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every time I read a new book from the Dark-Hunters Universe, I am reminded of how much I love the series. Another great book in the Deadman's Cross series. Gotta love our pirate crew. And with each new book we get another piece of the puzzle to this series. Our story here focuses on Valynda and Nibo. Valynda as we remember is our made of straw, basically a walking talking Voodoo Doll, woman. We get to dive into her past and find out exactly what happened to her. And was it a tale. And we learn a ...more
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