Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Acheron (Dark-Hunter #14) by Sherrilyn Kenyon


Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. However, his human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, Acheron became the sole defender of mankind.

Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he’ll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence.

Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers, and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both. War has never been more deadly... or more fun.

I'm going to be honest here: there really are no words to adequately describe Acheron. No words that can do this man and his story justice. It's one of the most emotional, gut wrenching, heartbreaking novels I've ever read, but at the same time it's inspiring, uplifting and completely amazing - a truly epic adventure.

If you're a fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series, (and who isn't?) Acheron is a dream come true. We finally get the answers to so many questions, and get into the heart of the true hero of the series. Acheron's story is so dark, so tragic and so gruesome, but our hero of heroes, at long last, gets his happily ever after!.

In general, the books in this series have fairly intense, explicit sexual scenes, but those parts of the book can be skipped over without losing the story if you're more comfortable doing so. I only mention this because, to varying degrees, sex plays a big part in Acheron's story and some of it is emotionally very dark. Also, I know of a few people who have read this story out of its order and had no problems doing so. That said, I truly believe that Acheron had a greater impact on me, having gotten to know him through the previous books.

The bottom line - This is one of my absolute favorite stories ever, and I can't tell you how many tissues I went through by the time I was done reading it. I came away loving Ash even more than I had before, and respecting him like I respect no other.

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The Dark-Hunter Credo:

We are Darkness. We are Shadow.

We are the Rulers of the Night.

We, alone, stand between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. We are the Guardians.

The Soulless Keepers.

Our souls were cast out so that we would not forewarn the Daimons we pursue. By the time they see us coming, it’s too late.

The Daimons and Apollites know us. They fear us. We are death to all those who prey upon the humans.

Neither Human, nor Apollite, we exist beyond the realm of the Living, beyond the realm of the Dead.

We are the Dark-Hunters.

And we are eternal.

Yeah, yeah. Enough of the doom and gloom because, baby, that ain’t us. You want to know what a Dark-Hunter is? We are what the intro says. We’re Mad, Bad and Immortal. We’re ancient warriors with attitudes who fight rough, and play hard.

We are the scary things that go bump in the night. And we love every minute of it. So when you think you’re being watched. You just might be. The question is…is it something evil or is it one of us?

Book Information:

Print Length: 737 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: August 5, 2008

Click here for the author's list of series and their reading order

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