Retribution is the first book of Sherilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series that I’ve read. It is not, however, the first book in the series. I must say, she does a pretty good job of creating a stand-alone story in the midst of an ongoing saga.
There are lots of different types of creatures from lots of different areas of folklore – vampires, demons, shape shifters, a Greek goddess, a Celtic warrior,several North American Indians, and others I don’t even recognize. And, having read a number of reviews since finishing the book, I have learned there are even more sorts of creatures/characters in the rest of the series.
Another thing I learned from reading reviews of this book by readers of the rest of the series is that this may not the best example of Sherilyn Kenyon’s work. If that is the case, the rest of the series must be pretty spectacular.
I’d recommend Retribution to readers of fantasy. If you are not adept at suspension of disbelief, this one is not for you. But those of you who can immerse yourselves comfortably in other worlds should enjoy this one.