In this installment of the Chronicles of Nick, Nick is expelled to a parallel universe where he is not the Malachi, his mom married Bubba, and everyone is normal for the most part. The Nick from this world is now in his body cowering in fear as Caleb, Zavid and Kody are trying to figure out what happened to Nick and how to get him back before his generals destroy the world. Someone did this to Nick, making him vulnerable in both worlds so that they may be able to kill him easier, but they underestimated Nick and those who care about him in both worlds.
I am a little sad to say Illusion felt like it was lacking something. It seemed to progress slowly and drone on until the real action took place. I missed seeing Acheron having a role in the book, even though he does make an appearance, it is not in the way that I expected. But true to form Nick triumphs and kicks butt out of the big bad in this novel. I expected more things to be revealed about Nick, but things are revealed about Kody and Savitar, making the plot thicken. There is now a bigger mystery that surrounds Kody, and I almost feel the need to write down her family tree to keep everything in order.
Like with the other books in the series there are twists and turns throughout the book. Once you think you have everything figured out Kenyon changes things and blows you away. I honestly started and finished this book within 5 hours or so. I wanted to see what would happen, where the story would go and what would happen to our Nicky-poo. As with all her other books, Kenyon brings the story life and makes her characters all jump off the pages. I simply hunger for more about Nick and other members of the Dark Hunter series. I like that she has a series devoted to Nick, and kind of gives an insight to his character more. I have read almost all the Dark Hunter novels and always wanted a book just for Nick, and I guess his story took more to tell. I almost hoped there would be a series dedicated to Acheron. One could only dreams...hmm Acheron...oh wait we are talking about Nick.
I have this image of Nick in my head and I don't know if anyone else does, but I picture a young Gregory Peck, swaave and smoothe, sexy but at the same time a little awkward. Somewhat of an old sole in a young man's body. A man older than his years. I wonder if that is something Kenyon goes for with Nick, maybe not.
Anyway, I got a little sidetracked. Illusiion is a good book for the series even if it felt a little slow. It continues to set the stage for something bigger to happen to Nick and I can only speculate at what that will be, some things I know from the Dark Hunter series, but I am waiting to be completely blown away with the ending to this series whenever it happens. But for now on to the next book!