Sunday, December 19, 2010
Day 6 of the Twelve Books of Christmas: A Dark Hunter Christmas by Sherrilyn Kenyon
A Dark Hunter Christmas is a short story by the most awesome author Sherrilyn Kenyon. It's not in print and can only be found on her website under the Dark Hunter tab.This is Dark Hunter, Gallagher's story. During his life, Gallagher was Jamie Gallagher, the son of Irish immigrants living in Chicago in the early 1900's. While a youth Jamie, in pursuit of making a better life for his mother and siblings, got caught up with the wrong crowd and became a gangster of sorts. As a young man he met and fell in love with Rosalie, the daughter of Portuguese immigrants. He marries Rosalie and attempts to make a better life for himself, but is cut down by police as he is trying to get to his wife while his wife is in labor.
Shot dead, he becomes a Dark Hunter, but Gallagher can't get his family out of his head and his heart seventy years later. When he saves a girl from being killed by Daimons and brings her to a hospital, he ends up meeting his great grand-daughter by chance and feels the loss of his family even more.
He also finds Acheron, the head of the Dark Hunters, at the hospital entertaining kids with Simi, Acheron's "friend". Acheron asks him to stay in New Orleans until the New Year to assist another Dark Hunter. Gallagher reluctantly agrees.
In the few days leading up to Christmas, Gallagher must come to terms with his loss and see what he actually has instead. With Simi's help. he just may do that.
This was a great short story. i enjoyed it immensely and would love to read more about Gallagher in the future.
Sherrilyn Kenyon's website: http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com/index.php
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Sherrilyn Kenyon on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kenyonsherrilyn