Deadmen Walking (Deadmen’s Cross #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Synopsis: Deadmen tell their tales . . .
To catch evil, it takes evil. Enter Devyl Bane―an ancient dark warlord returned to the human realm as one of the most notorious pirates in the New World. A man of many secrets, Bane makes a pact with Thorn―an immortal charged with securing the worst creations the ancient gods ever released into our world. Those powers have been imprisoned for eons behind enchanted gates . . . gates that are beginning to buckle. At Thorn’s behest, Bane takes command of a crew of Deadmen and, together, they are humanity’s last hope to restore the gates and return the damned to their hell realms.
But things are never so simple. And one of Bane’s biggest problems is the ship they sail upon. For the Sea Witch isn’t just a vessel, she’s also a woman born of an ancient people he wronged and who in turn wronged him during a centuries long war between their two races―a woman who is also sister to their primary target. Now Marcelina, the Sea Witch, must choose. Either she remains loyal to her evil sister and almost extinct race against Bane and his cause, and watches humanity fall, or she puts faith in an enemy who has already betrayed her. Her people over the totality of humanity―let’s hope Bane can sway her favor.
Review: Another awesome book by Sherrilyn Kenyon, this time with pirates! Loved every second. I loved the backstory, the characters were so diverse, and the plot entertaining and engaging. Devyl and Mara were awesome protagonists and I hope they make appearances in the Dark-Hunter series so we can see how they fare in modern times. Love to see characters show up in other books. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this historic adventure set on the high seas with pirates who fight to protect the world from demons. The concept is inventive and fun. Devyl and Mara have been through so much together and I am glad they finally worked through their past so that they could have a future, loved them so much and am ready for more!