Study Guide

Infinity: Chronicles of Nick The Supernatural

By Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Supernatural

Back in the 1930s, the supernatural consisted of being swept away to a fantasy world filled with lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Today, the supernatural trifecta is vampires, werewolves, and zombies, and they eat lions, tigers, and bears—and humans—for breakfast.

Sherrilyn Kenyon's Infinity is a pastiche of almost every supernatural character you can think of. She's like Jackson Pollock, except instead of splattering paint all over a canvas, she sprays zombies here, squirts some werewolves here, and dots a few vampires into the rest of the white space for good measure. Even Artemis, the goddess of the hunt from Greek mythology, makes a cameo appearance.

Questions About The Supernatural

  1. What supernatural creatures appear in Infinity? What aspects of monster mythology does Kenyon adhere to? How does she change monster mythology to fit her story?
  2. Speaking of mythology, what elements of Greek mythology appear in Infinity? Are these elements different from the Greek mythology you know?
  3. What are some brand-new supernatural creatures that show up in this book? How do you think they will play into the plot of future books?
  4. Does Nick change when he finds out he has powers? How do you think he will change as his powers get stronger?

Chew on This

Nick is poor and normal, and he longs for wealth and power. The supernatural creatures in this book promise him the opportunity for both.

The supernatural is a poorly kept secret in this book. People talk about things like demons and werewolves out in the open and simply change the subject if someone eavesdrops.