The Demon Hunter and The Black Skull

The Demon Hunter: Book 4

Fiction - Supernatural
181 Pages
Reviewed on 04/19/2024
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

The Demon Hunter and The Black Skull is the fourth installment in The Demon Hunter Series by Henry Regnault. Demon hunter Cadence Mage is listening to the stories of Finn Meyer, a dying man with secrets to reveal. As the stories develop, Cadence battles demons one after the other in search of a mysterious black skull with extraordinary powers. Meanwhile, Laura names the black witch Samantha, who has held Meadow, Cadence's lifelong love, trapped inside her body. During one of the attacks by the minions of the vine tree queen and the blood god, Laura gets bitten by a vampire demon, leading to her transformation. While Cadence begins to fall in love with Samantha, he must also prepare for a final confrontation with the blood god and the vine tree queen, who have taken one of his friends hostage.

Having read a couple of earlier books in this series, I have to say Henry Regnault has a knack for delivering entertaining dark fantasy thrillers featuring lots of action, romance, and powerful magical battle sequences. If you enjoyed the hit TV series Lucifer, you will love The Demon Hunter and The Black Skull. With a fast-paced narrative and an engaging plot, Regnault ensures readers are immersed in what's happening in the pages. There is no fat or fluff in this book. I really enjoyed the burgeoning romance between Cadence and Samantha and Cadence's conflicting feelings toward it. It adds some depth to his character, making him more relatable to the reader. All in all, this entire series is a treat for dark fantasy aficionados.

Alma Boucher

The Demon Hunter and The Black Skull: The Demon Hunter Book Series is a paranormal tale by Henry Regnault. Cadence Mage is the Demon Hunter. To protect humans Cadence kills demons in the dream world and sends them back to hell while he sleeps. Finn Meyer is living in the old people's home, and his dying wish is for Cadence to hear his account concerning a mysterious black skull. With each visit, Cadence hears new stories as he evolves into becoming a demon hunter. Cadence helps Meadow, the love of his life, to escape from the dream world, but a black witch comes with her. The black witch shares Meadow’s body and controls it. Cadence named the black witch Samantha, and he spends a lot of his time helping Samantha discover who she is so that she can set Meadow free and get her life back.

The Demon Hunter and The Black Skull is thrilling and exciting. Henry Regnault took me on a supernatural adventure of witches, demons, and demon hunters. The plot was brilliantly executed and alternated between the present and the past. I could not wait to read the chapters relating to the past to learn more about the black skull. The descriptions of the events were detailed and left nothing to the imagination. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat, and I turned the pages as fast as I could. The characters were well-developed and authentic. They were introduced one at a time, and it was easy to get to know them. My favorite was Cadence. He was kind and caring, despite being a demon hunter. The story is excellently written and has exceeded my expectations by far.

Miche Arendse

The Demon Hunter and The Black Skull by Henry Regnault follows Cadence Mage, a half-human, half-demon who kills demons in the dreamworld to send them back to hell where they belong. When Cadence is asked to visit a retirement home, he begrudgingly goes along with the invitation, not knowing the old man Finn is about to send him off on a new adventure. Finn relays more of the story with each visit while shadow demons start to appear. Now Cadence and his companions must fight the shadow demons and prevent the power of the Black Skull from falling into the wrong hands.

The Demon Hunter and The Black Skull by Henry Regnault is a very fast-paced and interesting book. Although this is the fourth in the series, I found it easy to follow along with what was happening in the story. The concept of a half-human, half-demon who chooses to slay demons for the sake of humanity is definitely intriguing, and with a host of interesting characters to go along with it, there is no room for boredom. I enjoyed Cadence's character, although at times he did seem a bit condescending to poor old Finn, but it is very clear by how he acts that he cares deeply for those around him. While there wasn’t much in the way of world-building for this book, considering it is the fourth installment, there was plenty of action and interesting lore. The Demon Hunter and The Black Skull is a good book for anyone looking for a fast-paced supernatural novel.

Essien Asian

Cadence Mage continues as the chosen one who hunts and slays demons escaping hell. He is trying to put the pieces of his life back together and figure out a way to get back his beloved Meadow without causing harm to the black witch. He receives a message from a peculiar elderly individual with a story that he is certain Cadence will want to hear. Years of successfully battling demons seeking an unusual item will finally end as a long-hidden mystery comes to light in Henry Regnault's The Demon Hunter and the Black Skull.

Henry Regnault brings back his human-demon hybrid, who just so happens to be the son of Lucifer, for one more adventure in the fourth book of The Demon Hunter series. Regnault lays out the action thick and fast as our hero battles otherworldly beings left and right. The dialogue between the characters heightens the suspense as Cadence tries to wangle the truth out of his foes. The storyline takes elements from previous books to create the overall plot of this novel, lacing it with a hint of mystery. Regnault effectively jumps between the past and present to unify all aspects of this story in a fitting finale. With so much going on around him, it's a wonder Cadence still has time to sort out his feelings for Meadow and Samantha in their one-of-a-kind love triangle. If you are looking for a novel with the right mix of horror and action, then The Demon Hunter and the Black Skull is the book for you.

Rosie Malezer

Demon Hunter Cadence Mage, son of Satan, is half human, half demon. In Henry Regnault's The Demon Hunter and The Black Skull, for many years, he has been set upon by demons in pursuit of a black skull, and Cadence has killed them all. Under the guise of a simple bookstore owner, Cadence has good people at hand, both in his store and other realms, to help keep the peace on Earth. Cadence's patience grows thin over the years, and as his curiosity piques, Cadence learns that the black skull can break a curse between two lovers, Harkeran and Keres, in the demon realm, which keeps them apart physically. With his human, witch, and angel friends now at risk of dying, Cadence realizes he must do anything to keep the black skull from falling into the wrong hands.

The Demon Hunter and The Black Skull is the fourth book in The Demon Hunter book series by Henry Regnault. I did enjoy the premise behind Henry Regnault's tug-of-war tale between good and evil. The complexity of each character created an interesting read, and, at times, it was difficult to discover who was good and who was not. I found it interesting that Cadence's appearance sometimes changes with his mood and that the angrier he gets, the more evil he looks. The friendships that formed between demons, angels, humans, and witches were quite peculiar, yet they seemed to work. I feel that adult fans of the paranormal will find their literary tastes perfectly catered to after reading this next chapter in The Demon Hunter book series.