Sorry GNE: I should have stated that I'm way into Kyrians STORY not him... You can keep him. I'm still all about JM. The DH's are nice, but I'm not attached YET.
So, I've now read Julian and Kyrian and the short story Dragonswan (which I didn't care for). My biggest hurdle/issue is Kenyon's writing tends to be a bit more on the "romance" side, especially at the beginning of the books. The writing is all about the HOT SEXY men and their future mates can't stare enough. The women are all "I can't help myself, I just want him" etc., etc. The actual language she uses is so cheesey sometimes.
But, I am enjoying the mythology... Still hard to follow. Let's see what I've learned and retained... Appollites are another race that was cursed by Appollo. (Former Atlantians) They want to rule by nature, but the curse prevents it to a large part. It seems that there are some Good Appollites, ones that live their 27 years and go... is this correct? Then there are some Bad Appollites and those who wish to cheat death are Damions - sucking souls and drinking blood of humans (probably the closest thing to our "vampires".) Do the Damions have heartbeats, like the DHs? Or are they "dead?" Then there were two other groups of badguys that I didn't understand (Slayers - that's Buffy, come on!!)
Now, the "good guys" there are 3 different species - the Dark Hunters, Dream Hunters and Were-hunters. The DaHu are former humans that make a deal with another God, lose their soul and become *like* appolites, but aren't. The other two I don't know much about, other than they aren't former humans.
Okay, so what important things should I have gotten from reading these first two books? Did I catch it all? I was pretty sleepy when I finished last night. I do like the women... they seem fairly normal - well except that Amanda's family is all "supernaturally gifted," it seems. They are strong of heart, which I like and don't seem to take a lot of crap.
ETA: I forgot another question... Did I read/remember correctly that there is no human "conversion" process... In other words, all Daimons (vamps) come from Appollites - right? The humans will just lose their souls, no life eternal... thanks!
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