Zarek is the â€œbaddest boyâ€ hero that even the â€œregularâ€ soulless bad boy Dark Hunters fear (book 4 in the series). His mortal life starts with his mother paying to have him killed as a newborn and betrayals get worse from there. His immortal life isnâ€™t much cheerier. After 900 years of harsh solitary exile in frozen Alaska, he is slated for execution with one last chance: being judged by a Justice Nymph Astrid. Sister to the Greek Fates, Astrid is herself pretty jaded and has never found an accused to be innocent. In contrast to the earlier books in the series were there are clear enemies in the modern world, Zarekâ€™s story plays out in large part in dreamscapes of his past and Astridâ€™s fantasies. Still there is plenty of action in battle and bedroom scenes. Being the â€œbaddestâ€ and most misunderstood of course means he is that much more enticing for readers of the series and the virginal Astrid. Hidden truths come out explaining lapses in Zarekâ€™s memories and further the overarching series narrative between the Artemis and the first Dark Hunter, Acheron.