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Acheron [PDF / EPUB] Acheron The most anticipated story in the blockbuster Dark Hunter series The never before revealed story of the Dark Hunter leader Acheron He was made human in order to escape death but in death he was reborn The most anticipated story in the blockbuster Dark Hunter series The never before revealed story of the Dark Hunter leader Acheron He was made human in order to escape death but in death he was reborn a god 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 mankindOnly 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 existenceNow his survival and ours hinges on hers and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both War has never been deadly or fun.


10 thoughts on “Acheron

  1. says:

    STILL MY ALL TIME FAVORITE IN THIS SERIESAcheron was the first book I ever read by this author and it made me into a die hard fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon who up to this time I had never heard of or knew about her booksI decided to read this book again before getting started on Styxx It’s amazing that no matter how many times I read this book it continues to consume all my sensespulled at my emotions all over again I don’t remember when last I was so I absorbed into a world and characters that became so real to me Acheron a character that has stayed with me for a very long time Acheron’s life was an embodiment of tragedy and sadness and also of courage and happinessI cried I raged as I experienced his parents rejection the cruelty the torture and the abuse – physical emotional and sexual he endured by evil family and foes alike the manner in which people exploited him with no regard to his being like Artemis and Apollo I felt his fear his grief and his pain his joyI struggled with the first part of the book primarily because it was such a dark part of Acheron’s life I had some moments But the 2nd part is what made it so special for me It was like I suddenly saw light after being in this tunnel of darkness with AcheronThere were so many memorable characters in this story that I either hated or loved with total passionAcheron beautiful brokenlonely lost Ryssa Acheron’s sister who loved him and protected him where she could And how she was used the same way like him by her father who married her off to Apollo who clearly had no feelings for her And the final tragedy in her life and how much heartache it caused Acheron was so damn sad Styxx Acheron’s twin brother who had turned away from him and had become the favored son at Acheron’s expense Artemis have I ever hated a character so much as hers?? Her cruelty towards Archeron I just love to hate her Okay I did feel a “tad” sorry for her she lost the man that she realized too late was the only man she loved what the “heifer” actually shed a tear or twoto no avail I might add Savitar his dialogue is witty funnyi had so many laughs with this very mysterious characterwho is he really? A surfer god??? Tory Acheron’s true love What a fabulous character I just fell in love with her from the first moment she gets up on stage to deliver her speech on the finding of Atlantis And the scene where she finds Acheron working as a builder at a construction place is an absolute HOOT And Simishe has found a place in my heart I adore her Unforgettable uirky dangerous sweet enduring cute and love her style Acheron is her Akri The dialogue and interaction between the two is spectacular I adored the modern Greece parts in this story so vividly described that made me feel that I was right there on a Greek beach looking for Atlantis as wellI loved the connection and chemistry between Tory and Acheron The interaction between them is so lovelyHaving to go through some trials and tribulations and finally finding happiness together was than satisfying for meand I loved the connection between Acheron and Tory as a young boy her grandfather had been rescued from war ravaged Greece by Acheron and taken to America where he was told stories about the lost city of Atlantis Tory had been told those stories by her grandfather and it was the reason that she wanted to find Atlantis it was destined that Acheron and Tory were meant to be together Pre ordainedSo arrived at the last page and still as unforgettable as before OF COURSE HE ISAnd now it’s time for me to meet up with Styxx and Acheron again I am so looking forward to that 1st Review 2011MY FAVOURITE OF ALL SHERRILYN KENYON'S BOOKS EVER I KEEP READING IT OVER AND OVER AGAINACHERON IS THE MOST AMAZING HEROOOPSSHOULD THAT BE GREEK GOD


  2. says:

    This review is a little involved for me than most I am a long time fan of the Dark Hunter and Dream Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon Some might think this would dispose me to be lenient in my evaluation fawning with my opinions However the opposite would prove to be true; I find that I have such high expectations for Ms Kenyon’s books at this point that there was a better certainty that I would be disappointed Truly how could an author possibly deliver on all the anticipation that she has been building for readers such as me since the introduction of this saga back in 2002 with Fantasy Lover? Serendipity strikes though and Ms Kenyon not only delivers she surpasses expectations leaving them in the dustDevotees of this series know that Ms Kenyon can create heroes villains and anti heroes that readers cannot help but fall for cheer for even when the man of the hour may be the villain of the piece She is also skilled at taking characters such as Nick Gautier and carving out places in our hearts for him then turning him so we are not sure if we should cheer him on or wish him ill but we just can’t; he is too deeply entrenched in our hearts at this point Her characters have heart; they have souls; they have dark cutting edge humor that carries them through some of the darkest places a soul would ever have to travel The roll call of characters is impressive at this point; the readers of Acheron need to know their Dark Hunter history and reviewing a play list before picking up the book might not be a bad idea unless of course you’re a geek gyrl like me in which case these people are like fictional family members alreadyAcheron son of Atlantean gods born into a human body and cursed by the Fates attracts readers like no other member of Ms Kenyon’s cast of players He struts upon her stage with a feral grace; he is Gothic grim and forbidding Hades he is downright scary; scarier than most of the villains by a margin so great a new form of measurement might need to be invented But Ash is also the most heart wrenchingly vulnerable person in this world of damaged souls This is hinted at in prior books in the series; his loneliness while surrounded by other cursed hunters is legendary The secrets surrounding Ash are tightly held than the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa’s final resting place or the real special blend of eleven secret herbs and spices Until now In this book that bears his name and his emblem we learn so much about his history and what forged the God we know in the current timeline of the seriesMs Kenyon addresses the pressing uestions surrounding the relationship between Ash and Artemis or as Simi calls her the Heifer Goddess We learn how and why Ash is such an irresistible sexy beast And the learning is not easy; it is a dark twisted tale of abuse degradation and despair The first half of this book is darker than any previous Dark Hunter or Dream Hunter novel The series is known for its blending of tension sensuality sharp dialog and humor This is not absent from Acheron; but the first portion of this story is harsh so readers must be prepared Ms Kenyon deals with issues of mental emotional verbal and physical abuse skillfully but openly and honestly This honest but respectful handling of such a terrible subject helps raise this story from the realm of everyday fantasy to literature Brain candy books are enjoyable and can certainly get high marks and are necessary parts of the fictional world But “literature” asks difficult uestions; does not flinch from ugly truths and reflects our own truths back to us Ms Kenyon has achieved literary standing with Acheron She offers a light and a lesson to those who have suffered from abuses of their own in their real lives You can endure; you can triumph; you are worthy of love no matter what someone else has forced upon you in your past In the words of Acheron she also brings home a crucial lesson about power manipulation and relationships “just because you can doesn’t mean you should and sometimes some things have to go wrong in order to go right” A powerful lesson brought to you by a paranormal fantasy romanceThe second half of this novel brings the reader to present day in the every day human world For a time anyway Do not fear; we visit Kalosis Katoteros and Olympus before this world tour of torture and redemption is doneHumor returns in the form of Xiamara or as most know her Ash’s demon daughter Simi She still craves VC shopping; ice cream with hot sauce; takes orders from Ash a little too literally; color codes her horns to her clothes; and protects her akri as she calls Ash with a devotion that is endearing and a little terrifying Also the ex hunters who make appearances in this book enter into the same uick witted banter with Ash that all of the prior books are renowned for including Especially rewarding for long time fans are encounters with Julian and Talon The heroine Tory is a delight to get to know through as well She is spunky stands 6’1’’ has a keen appreciation for all things Greek the older the better; she stands up to Ash his moods and she swings a mean hammer Saying anything else would be tellingThis book really is a powerhouse of a read The only cautionary comment would have to be that if you have not read the prior books this may not be the best place to begin The relationships and histories between the characters are critical to a full understanding and a finer flavoring of this story With Acheron Ms Kenyon proves once again that she truly is the Author Goddess spinning tales that sweep you up into a world of dark desires darker passions and the enduring strength of the heart and the soul Truly this book is the total package; it even tells you how everything endsI can’t wait to see where Ms Kenyon takes us when we read Stryker and Jaden’s stories the next two installments One Silent Night is currently scheduled for a November 4 2008 release For myself based on my experience with Acheron when it comes out November 4th will be a silent but satisfying night for this Kenyon MinionAuthor website


  3. says:

    I hated most of this bookBook 1 Acheron's torturous human life Good stuff Artemis was always a bitchBook 2 Present Day Crap shit Did someone else write this book? I wasn't buying any of it and I had many moments of extreme eye rollingI don't know what was worse the horrible music and cheesey serenade in the club or Acheron saying he wanted Tory on a platter It didn't seem like those were things he would do or say at all


  4. says:

    Acheron Parthenopaeus or Apostolos Atlantean God of Destruction and Soteria or Tori Kafieri HumanApostolos Απόστολος in greek ie the man with a missionHis Soteria Η Σωτηρία του in greek ie his salvationTheir song Prison gates won't open up for meOn these hands and knees I'm crawlin'Oh I reach for you well I'm terrified of these four wallsThese iron bars can't hold my soul inAll I need is you come please I'm callin'And oh I scream for youHurry I'm fallin' I'm fallin'Show me what it's likeTo be the last one standingAnd teach me wrong from rightAnd I'll show you what I can beSay it for me say it to meAnd I'll leave this life behind meSay it if it's worth saving meSavin' Me NickelbackI think I have developed a major crush on Acheron after I read his book I could write sonnets haikuς and erotic poems to tell you all about my love for him BUT I think I will just describe his book for you It is a very very long book but it is not boring It expands in two time periods roughly and it basically has six partsTIME PERIOD 1 Starting on May 9 9548 BC and finishing on April 10 9526 BC with a short additional chapter that takes place in 7382 BCPart 1 Appollymi’s sacrifice Part 2 The Diary of Ryssa Princess of Didymos The story until Ryssa is given to ApolloPart 3 Acheron’s point of view The story that starts when Ryssa’s diary finishes and concludes when Acheron as finally a God depends completely on Artemis in order to feedPart 4 Acheron starts training his Dark Hunters you may have already read this story in The Beginning Dark Hunter #05TIME PERIOD 1 PRESENT DAYPart 5 When Acheron meets SoteriaPart 6 Epilogue and happily ever afterDuring the first time period BC; Acheron experienced hatred abandonment betrayal fear pain humiliation weakness torture rape hunger and thirstAcheron was the kid that his parents did not want to know He was abandoned in his uncle claws and his became his tsoulos ie his trained whore who was sold to the richest people men and women in Atlantis Acheron is a God but during his childhood he was just a human His mother Apollymi hid him in a mortal woman’ womb a ueen nevertheless and he was born with his twin brother Styxx as a mortal baby Only his eerie eyes proved his uniue heritage The problem is that as a human before his god powers were unlocked Acheron was so weak and easy to hurt His mortal parents were afraid of him so he was sent far away to his uncle and they did not want to know anything about what his uncle was doing to himHis sister Ryssa was the only one who loved him but her love caused trouble than good for poor AcheronGoddess Artemis was his lover his friend and then the worst manipulator and bitchDuring the second time period present; Acheron experiences pure love commitment unconditional sacrifice trust and true friendshipHis Soteria Tori will make him see the world in a different perspective She will cherish him embrace him feed him even when he is not hungry she is a Greek girl after all that needs to feed her loved ones until they burst accept his past and acknowledge their common futureIf the first time period represents the darkness and the desperation the second time period represent the light and the hopeI loved the book as a whole but I would like to point out two things that I found weird1 For someone who has been trained the art of seduction and all his life he was basically whoring himself; Acheron behaves far too innocently with Soteria in their intimate moments and there are many things that he had not tried before2 Acheron tries desperately to hide his old life and his negotiations with Artemis from the Dark Hunters who are also his friends I mean Why? Most of them have been raped at least once in their mortal life and all of them had been betrayed and humiliated than once I am sure they will understand when they find out about his sacrifices


  5. says:

    Caution this book is not for the faint of heart I'm going to keep this short because there are no words to adeuately describe this book It's one of the most emotional gut wrenching heartbreaking books I've ever read but at the same time it was inspiring uplifting and completely amazing And I just can't find the words to do this book justiceIf 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 uestions 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 gets his happily ever after as wellIn 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 comfortable doing so I only mention this because in varying degrees sex plays a big part in Acheron's story and some of it is emotionally very dark The bottom line This is one of my absolute favorite books 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 than I had before and with a deeper respect for him


  6. says:

    This was the book that I HIGHLY ANTICIPATED and pined for it and yearned for it and after all that expectations building I WAS EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED1 It was LONG I don't mind a long book as long as it keeps me riveted and given all the convoluted back story around Acheron I figured it's gonna be a blast and I'm gonna gobble up every word Not so2 The h was meh She just wasn't anything special and kind of random in terms of fated to be for Acheron He deserved someone truly special but she was nothing special3 Maybe this book started it or helped the trend escalate the whole sexual torture thing I'm not a fan I've read plenty of books with this plot device but I just felt like it was delved into with too much detail here and turned me off Plus it's a departure from the vibe of the rest of the series to this point so it felt kinda disjointed and out of placeOverall I think it was my built up expectations that made this a flop for me Never build up expectations I've learned over the years It's also the book that turned me off the series FOREVER AFTER I have not read nor any desire to read another one of SK's books since


  7. says:

    I reread this this weekendand it still brings tears to my eyes what Acheron went though at the hands of people who were suppose to love and take care of him and the sick terrible things that the gods did to him alsoThe first half of this book is a gut wrenchedBut the second half is full of redemption and Acheron finding love and for the first time in his life knowing the touch of someone who did not want to hurt him in some way Soteira is determined not to be put off by Acheron's bad ass actions and soon these two very different people will both have their moment of happiness and forever Acheron has always been my favorite Kenyon character and I will always love this dark hunter


  8. says:

    The heroesAcheronFrom the very first moment I read about Acheron I was in love The mysterious sexy brooding loving goth Dark Hunter leader captured my heart from the first page He is powerful but tries not to take advantage of his power even when people let him down left and right He takes care of those he loves and protects those he feels responsible for he is always there when the others need him and never asks for sth in return You can't dislike him if you try Although at some points I thought everything would be better if he killed one or two or a hundred peoplePToryTbh Tory isn't what I had in mind for Acheron I wanted a heroine a little punk ish Maybe a badass with blades and scarssomeone like Tabitha but Tory had her own advantages She was fearless loyal and accepted Acheron just as he was In the beginning I didn't like her at all because she seemed like a judgemental bitch but she grew on meSimiI ABSOLUTELY ADORE Simi I love the little demon girl She is a combination of wisdom and naivity naughtiness and innocence and you really can't help liking her just like her Akri ArtemisArtemis is a royal bitch She takes advantage of Acheron and hurts him in every opportunity she is uncaring heartless selfish cold She thinks only of what she wants and she doesn't care who has to be hurt to get it So of course I'm a fan;There are many others Apollymiwhom I love Lysafor whom I don't feel neither hot nor cold Nickwho starts to get on my nerves the Dark Hunters and the Weres but if I list them all the review will be longer than the bookThe storyThe story is written in two parts the first one is Acheron's past11000 years ago and the second part is in the presentAcheron's past was painful to read and I mean it I felt pain in every page I've read the book about 10 times and I can't bring myself to re read the past story Acheron has suffered every way a human can suffer he has been shamed every way a human can be shamed every awful thing someone can think of has been done to him I really was impressed that with so much abuse he didn't become feralIn the present Acheron continues to put up with Artemis' abuse but she is the only one that dares hurt himand dare she does I really don't get why he let even her but I guess if you kick someone one time too many Of course with the love and understanding of our heroine he'll get over the pastblah blah blah This was kind of expected The present story was entertaining funny and sweet but nothing really original I think I liked it because Acheron finally got his HEA than I did because of the story itselfGenerally the book was addictive Do I think it could have been much better? Yes I definitely doDid I like it regardless? YeapI loved it


  9. says:

    This book was awful The first part of the book was just the same thing over and over Ok yes I get it he was abused everytime he trusted someone they betrayed him yes I get it move on At one time I actually held the book in the air and screamed I GET IT MOVE ON ALREADY My auntwhom I was visiting thought I was crazy Tory was weak weak weakas a character and just not right for acheron at all Well since he turned into a wimp in this book maybe they did make a good couple? I think maybe Acheron and Phury from Jr wards lover enshrined took a class together on how to become whiney wimps and they both graduated with A's in my opinion In this class an A was not the grade to shoot for I am done with buying the dark hunter series after this train wreck and her dream warrior books


  10. says:

    Loved it Best in the series hands down It is an emotional read but I think some of the reviews on here and on other boards are over doing it a bit when reviewing the first part I think its scaring some fans away Truth is it is an emotional bitter sweet tortured hero story with an HEA It's a captivating enthralling and non stop page turning read It is also funny and heart warming with some surprising twists that will make dark hunter fans cheer I think JR Wards books are eual in the emotional angst and tortured hero storyline so dark hunter fans should not hold off for fear of getting too emotional Its an amazing survival story and it truly is Kenyon's best piece of work I loved how she used first person writing in several of the chapters it really added so much And the world building remained solid and true to what we learned it all her other books but it was great to read the history of Acheron and the dark hunters all in one book instead of bits and pieces in all of her other books Ash's heroine was great and this romance felt much believable than many of Kenyon's recent books This book will be a hard act for Kenyon to follow but I am so glad to have it


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