From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn’t quite right. And it’s not just because she can’t even begin to pronounce his last name: Maboddimun. Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his apparent age…
Centuries ago, Cadegan sold his soul for vengeance against the betrayer who cursed him. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him as much as it irritates and frustrates him. Something he can’t seem to fight, and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him his soul.
He knows he has to stay away from her, but the evil her friends unleashed is hellbent on consuming her soul. Something he cannot allow. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?
Josette is cousin to the Devereaux family, who have previously featured in this series, but unlike her kin she strictly refuses to acknowledge the possibility of the paranormal and deities. A fall through a magic mirror completely changes her mind as she stumbles upon an ancient Welsh warrior trapped in a hell like realm! Cadegan has never truly known love and the betrayal by those closest to him is something he can never forget. When the strange talking Josette arrives in his world he is beyond confused by her and yet determined to protect her. Cadegan is truly a knight of old and even though he wants nothing more than to keep Josette will do all he can to help her find her way home.
Yet again, Ms Kenyon brings us a truly tortured hero but happily she pairs him with a heroine who just seems to bound about like an overexcited puppy! Josette never seems fazed or nonplussed and her openness and acceptance of Cadegan enables him to believe in love. Nowt the instant romance doesn't work for me but at least there was no instant declaration of love or anything, just two people enjoying each other's company not to mention bodies! Much as I loved Cadegan's old-fashioned attitude and manner of speaking I really did not enjoy reading just how eager he seemed to be to trade his life away constantly for Josette. They have only just met and yet he will do anything to return her to her own world and honestly, after surviving for centuries, you would think he would be a little less hasty!
So overall I did enjoy Son of No One but it's not my personal favourite. I loved the first few books and it was fabulous to see those characters in this story. If you like Acheron, Styxx, Kyrian (my personal favourite!) Talon, Thorn, Jaden and of course, the irrepressible Simi, you will be overjoyed with this instalment.
Speaking of Thorn, it's very annoying at times as both his original name and the one we are used to are in play. This series seems to be taking a turn though as Merlin is mentioned in this book. Fans of the author might remember her Avalon series and it seems likely that she is now tying the two series together.
My biggest gripe though is the length because it's a large font with very little on each individual page which meant at the end I found myself confronted with an extract from another upcoming book. Still, I will get the next book because this author truly is awesome and I'm always hoping the Dark Hunter books will return to their roots.