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Dance with the Devil

(Dark-Hunter #3)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  62,820 ratings  ·  1,970 reviews
Zarek’s Point of View:

Dark-Hunter: A soulless guardian who stands between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. Yeah, right. The only part of that Code of Honor I got was eternity and solitude.

Insanity: A condition many say I suffer from after being alone for so long. But I don’t suffer from my insanity-I enjoy every minute of it.

Trust: I can’t trust anyone…no
Mass Market Paperback, 361 pages
Published December 2003 by St. Martin's Press (first published November 28th 2003)
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I’m really not getting any points for originality, am I?

Dark Hunter Flashcard #3

Name: Zarek

Age: 2,150 give or take

Former Occupation: Greek slave to the Romans

Special D.H. power: Telekinesis, Enchanted hearing, Energy blasting, Pissing everybody off…

Reason why he became a D.H.: The Romans were beating the crap out of him since the day he was born.

Best thing that came out of his mouth: I don't suffer from my insanity -- I enjoy every minute of it.

He finds his one true love when: She is sent to jud
Dance with the Devil
I'm thinking...

Phury + (-) + Zadist = Zarek.

Zarek was very much like Zadist from Black Dagger Brotherhood, and I LOVE ZADIST!! If you take Phury away from Zadist you'll be left with Zarek. This probably makes no sense at all but that's all i could think throughout the whole book. Maybe it was a mistake to start this series with this book because now i hate all other hunters! Except Ash.

Full review to come...
“Dying’s easy. It’s living that’s hard.”

Dance with the Devil is a perfect romance, the beautiful love story of Zarek and Astrid.
Certainly, it's not simply a romance: there is an incredible plot and fast-paced action, suffering and dread, twists and turns, revealed secrets, humor, one of the most heartbreaking background story ever, and fascinating secondary characters.

But the main attraction of the novel is the story of the two of them, the development of the love and relationship o
Sarah Elizabeth
I felt quite sorry for Zarek in this one, he’d had a terrible life and hadn’t even been shown love by his own father. He and Astrid made a good couple though.

6.5 out of 10
Sophia Triad
Zarek of Moesia (Hunter) & Astrid (Nymph of Justice/ Dream warrior)

Why Zarek become a dark hunter: For many awful reasons. His mother was a whore who wanted him dead since the day he was born. His father was rich and from a noble family but also the cruelest man alive. His father hated Zarek, his half brothers hated Zarek, the servants hated Zarek. Before he realised what life is, he became the family whipping boy. He was starving his whole life, he became crippled and half blind from the beat
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance fans
3 REAL STARS, 5 ROMANCE STARS - Yes, this an elusive "5-star-romance' that I rarely stumble upon.

DISCLAIMER: This review has some discussions about the correct use of the word "fuck." If the word "fuck" bothers you, please skip this review. Some sex will also be discussed, although not graphically.

Zarek has had a rough life. Born with his father a nobleman and his mother a whore, his mother paid some servants to kill him by leaving him in the snow to die. But a servant took pity on him, an
This is the story I was most excited about and I'm so glad it didn't let me down. I loved it. I loved Zarek, loved Astrid and above all I loved their journey to each other. Zarek's past is so sad and I'm amazed how strong he turned out to be despite all the pain and loneliness. He's one of my favourite characters and I'm really glad I got to read his story. I adored Astrid and her undiing strenght to not let go of Zarek and to show him the beauty of kindness and love. they really are perfect for ...more
Oh Zarek. I still love you. I wish he was real because I just want to give him a great big hug.

Upon revisiting this (long time) favorite of mine, I decided that Zarek deserved a review.

This was my first Sherrilyn Kenyon book (once upon a time) and it was the book that started my love of the Dark-Hunters. Zarek has remained my favorite hero all this time, and while there are others that I love, none match Zarek for me. Every glimpse of him throughout the series is a treasured moment.

Reading Za
OH MY GOD i think i have died and gone to heaven!This book is soooooo good!!!"Dance with the Devil" is the third book in the "Dark Hunters"-series,incredible and sexy paranormal romance series by the popular author Sherrilyn Kenyon.She have never disappointed me.I was kinda scared before i started this book since i knew it was about the very dark Anti-hero Zarek who is the darkest character i have stood upon in this series.In reading his story i wept,his pain was mine and i couldn`t believe what ...more
Jun 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of PNR Romance, Dark-Hunters, or Sherrilyn Kenyon
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"4.5 stars" At last.....another Dark-Hunter book that I could really sink my teeth into (pun intended;-)). I had greatly enjoyed the first book of the series, Fantasy Lover, but the stories in between that book and Dance with the Devil had left me feeling underwhelmed and less than satisfied. As I suspected it might, Dance with the Devil gave me a meatier tale with two well-developed characters that I could totally root for and who were very relatable, as well as getting
My favorite one so far! I love me a damaged hottie who just needs someone to love him in order to fix him.

So, this is Zarek's story. He had one messed-up life - but I guess they all did in order to become Dark Hunters. Zarek was a whipping boy and then a slave during his mortal life. He was beaten daily, to the point of being disfigured when he met Ash. Luckily, Ash was able to restore his body before becoming a Dark Hunter. Of course, no one could restore his soul. Dun dun dun!!! So, he turned
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Last book of 2016 and I'm so glad it was a great read! More importantly, it's my 200th book! YAS.

It's about time I got to writing this review, so I apologize in advance because it sucks.

I really enjoyed this! Much better than the previous book. When I read the previous book, Night Embrace, I liked Zarek so much I got super excited to start this story, which is this book. Zarek is a very deep and complex character. His past is very troubled and difficult, the most troubled I've read so f
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

This fourth book in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series is one of my favorites. Zarek is an incredible hero with a horribly tortured soul. I wept for him, and I was angry in his behalf... words can't express just how much I adore him.

Interestingly enough, Zarek is one of the most tormented heroes I can think of, next to Zsadist, Brother extraordinaire from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Zarek and Zsadist... hmmmm.... must be a "Z" thing.
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favoritos, releídos
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
I give this book 5 stars solely for Zarek. I cried so many times for his story. Was she inspired by JR Ward's Z who'd been a slave. Coincidence or not? Anyway, I cried buckets over Zarek. Now it's a toss up between Kerian and Zarek for who I like better. My only beef is more new characters were brought in. Where are those from the last story? ...more
I loved this book!

When I picked up this one, I didn't expect a ton of mixed emotions that would flood over me; the compassion, the pain, the depression, the tenderness, and the happiness. This story was not only much better than the previous one, but also held itself and my hands together like glue! (hahaha)

Zarek was the hero whose emotions were badly damaged. He had a very miserable life before he died, and later became a Dark-Hunter. Ever since he could remember, he was repeatedly tortured and
Fani *loves angst*
Zarek is a Dark Hunter, who has commited some terrible act in the past -about 1000 years ago- and was punished in exile in Alaska during all this time. Every other Dark-Hunter avoids him and is forbidden to talk with him. He's considered insane and dangerous and his creator, goddess Artemis, demands his execution. Acheron, leader of the Dark Hunters, steps in and asks for a judge to decide whether Zarek should live or die: the judge is to be Astrid, daughter of Thetis.

Zarek, is the epitome of a
Sep 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Hunter Zarrek suffered horrifically as a human, tormented and shown no kindness, he finds it more than a little difficult to let anyone in, to say he is anything but friendly would be no understatement. The flashbacks to his past remain powerful and had my heart aching for him.
Astrid is the Nymph of Justice and has been sent to judge Zarrek, what she doesn't expect is to be so compellingly drawn to him. Tortured, sweet, abrupt and wary he is not what she expected. The MCs certainly worked w
Milica's Bookshelf

Zarek's story didn't disappoint me.
He's one of my favorite characters and I'm really glad that he's finally happy. He deserves it.♥
Feb 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
I have a love/hate relationship with Sherrilyn Kenyon. I love her world, her writing and her characters. I hate that all of her men are tortured and self-hating. Could we have one male who likes himself and his inner child? Other than that, I liked this story. Zarek was last seen protecting Sunshine and Talon (so un-Zarek-like) and we catch up with him as he's being flown back to his Alaskan prison. Astrid is the judge who Themis sent to either save him or kill him. Is Zarek really insane as eve ...more
Mar 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, m-f, adult-lit
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Lisa Kay
This is how Italians envision Zarek of Moesia. Yum. And let me tell you, his love words to Astrid, “la mia stella” (my star)... ahhh... they sound much sexier in Italian.
★★★½✩ Okay. This was a good read. By that I mean well written and a well developed world setting. It is just that it is pretty depressing reading about all the abuse Zarek suffered through-out his lifetime. Especially as a child. He was feared and rejected – for the most part unfairly – over and over. And for centurie
There are already tons of reviews with significant information about the plot so I will try to be brief.

I loved the hero Zarek. I feel pain and sorrow thinking about his life both before and after he became an immortal. The facts of his life are HORRIBLE. It is not possible to not be affected by it. So this is not an easy book to read. I will say that this did not make me cry. It made me rage! I wanted to hurt something/someone. I found myself taking long walks to work off some steam. I was not
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Marulett by: Aly (Mircea) Basarab
I´m only four books into the series, but it just keeps getting better and better!!!

Thanks Aly for recommending this series :)))

My Zarek:

Dance with the Devil is the third installment in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series. I’ve really enjoyed these books because they are filled with a ton of great characters and packed with fast-paced action.

In this book, we meet Zarek who is a soulless Dark Hunter responsible for protecting mankind from the Daimons that want to destroy humans. Z’s past is long and tortured and when the story commences we learn that the goddess Artemis is about to condemn him to death for crimes that go agains
Mar 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of the Dark Hunter series/tortured heroes
Shelves: my-dream-men, 2009
5+++ Stars
*All Time Favorite Book List*

This book inspired so many emotions for me.

Long before I fell in love with the King of all Tortured Heroes, Zsadist (from JR Ward's brilliant Black Dagger Brotherhood series), there was Zarek. A truly frightening lone-wolf assassian who delights in shocking and scaring the hell out of anyone who even attempts to get to know him.

Zarek's backstory is heartbreaking. And in fact, a lot of the flashback scenes are a bit hard to read. But that only made me love t
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
this was cute! And this series hasn't tended towards the cute, so I'm happy with this one! I'm hit or miss on the rest of the books, but I enjoyed this one! ...more
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of my all time favs z is one of my favs out of this series five out of five all the way round
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
re-read(listen) #1

4.5 stars! This is my favorite, second only to Acheron.
Seena Seena
Jun 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-fav-s
There is not a rating I can give this book. It beats any expectations I had and then some!

My heart ached, bled, & cried for Zarek. I don't think I have read another character so tormented and abused as him. I wanted to throw my hands into the book and wrap him up around me.

He was hard done by, by a lot of people but he still cared in his way. Still put everyone's else needs before his.

I adored Astrid, I honestly could not fault her nor could I fault this book.

Oh and the introduction to Jess w
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