(This review may contain spoilers).
I was a bit hesitant about reading the book, as although I enjoyed reading the Dark-Hunter novels at first, some of the later ones have been somewhat disappointing. But I really liked the blurb of this book and decided to give it a try.
I found this book to be close to a return to the Dark-Hunter novels I’ve enjoyed. While it wasn’t very clear who the main characters involved in the relationship were at first, I did enjoy getting to know them. And it was really good to see the different Deadmen (and women) on the ship.
I really liked the fact that this book was set further back in time and I felt the atmosphere came across really well. I would have perhaps liked a bit more of a sense of the size of the ship – and as well as the characters indicated, there seemed to be more crew members who weren’t really shown. It would have been good to get more of an idea of the size of the crew.
I did particularly like Devyl, even though he did have the required traumatic past. It was nice to get flashbacks to his past and to see how he was with his sisters.
I did like the use of the Norse mythology in this book and it was good to see that, even though there was a Dark-Hunter in the book, there wasn’t a whole lot about the Greek mythology, which meant I could treat this book as an entirely separate storyline. However, considering it is set so long before the first of the Dark-Hunter novels, I can’t help but be concerned it’s going to massively contradict those books.
I did like Cameron, but I was kind of confused, as the romance seemed to start off involving two characters and then seemed to switch to involving a different woman. I did like Mara as a character, but I would have liked to see more of her interactions with the rest of the crew members, as by the end, I didn’t really have a clear idea of any of their relationships.
I felt this book could have done with being a bit longer and it didn’t really feel as claustrophobic as it perhaps could have done, given how many people were sharing such close quarters. I did, however, enjoy reading this book and I’d definitely be interested in reading the next book/s after this one in the future.