Sunday, August 17, 2008


Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon is the long awaited story of the Dark-Hunter leader Acheron.

The story is told in two parts. The first part tells of Acheron's birth and his life in very ancient Atlantis and Greece. How his Atlantean Goddess mother, Apollymi tries to save him from the rest of the Atlantean Pantheon, who wants him dead. He is born into a human family. When they see his silver swirly eyes, they reject him except his sister Ryssa. Ryssa tries her hardest to mend the rift in her family, but nothing works. Every time she tries she just makes things worse. All Through Acheron's life he is degraded, abused and made to feel unworthy by everyone he comes in contact with.

The second part is set in modern times. The secrets of Acheron's past are about to come to life. He wants to keep his secrets secret. He ridicules Dr.Soteria Kafieri who is giving a lecture about the fact that Atlantis does exist so that no believe Dr. Kafieri. Dr. Kafieri has a journal written in a very ancient language. She discovers that Acheron is the only one who can read the journal and he also is the one who ridiculed her in public. Needless to say sparks fly.

Soteria or Tory discovers that other people want the journals. The people who want the journals will do anything to get them even kill Tory. Acheron pledges to protect her. He also wants to keep the journals a secret because they were written by his sister Ryssa. The journals had secrets about his past. Why do other people want the journals? Can Acheron keep Tory safe and keep her at a distance? Can he keep the journals a secret?

I loved this book. If you are a Dark-Hunter fan; this is a must read. No one will be disappointed in reading this much anticipated novel about Acheron. This book draws you into Acheron's life. There are times when I had to walk away from the book because I was so angry and then I would cry because of what happened to Acheron.

I was not sure if I wanted Acheron to have a heroine. Acheron is the consequential Lone Wolf. That is who he is. I did not know what a love interest would do for him. All I have to say is that Tory is the perfect heroine for Acheron. It has made him stronger.

I like how Kenyon put in modern references. She sited things that we as readers can relate to. Like a line from the TV show Heroes and and the movie 10,000 B.C. I love it.

No You do not have to read the series in order. I believe that you should read some of the dark hunters books before you read Acheron. Since in the big battle all of the dark hunters who ave books written about them appear. It would be nice to get the story about them and why Acheron is important to them.

Here is the reading order of the books:
  1. Fantasy Lover
  2. "The Beginning" short story in Sins of the Night
  3. Dragonswan
  4. Night Pleasures
  5. Night Embrace
  6. "Phantom Lover" In the anthology Midnight Pleasures
  7. Dance with the Devil
  8. "A Dark Hunter Christmas" short story in Dance with the Devil
  9. Kiss the Night
  10. Night Play
  11. "Winter Born" in the anthology Strokes of Midnight
  12. Seize the Night
  13. Sins of the Night
  14. "Second Chance" included in the Dark hunter Companion
  15. Unleash the night
  16. dark side of the Moon
  17. "A hard Day's Night-Searcher" in the anthology My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding
  18. "Until Death We Do Part" in the anthology Love at First Bite
  19. Fear the Darkness Free Ebook
  20. The Dream-Hunter
  21. Devil may Cry
  22. Upon the Midnight Clear
  23. Dark-Hunter Companion
  24. Dream Chaser
  25. Acheron
  26. One Silent Night

Kenyon's next book in the Dark Hunter series is One Silent Night. Here is the product description from

Product Description
While the world carries on unawares, Stryker, who leads an army of demons and vampires, is plotting an all out onslaught against his enemies—which, unfortunately for us, includes the entire human race. To avenge his sister, Stryker prepares to annihilate the Dark-Hunters. But things go awry when his oldest enemy returns. Enter his ex-wife. Zephyra. Just when he thought nothing could stop him, he’s now embroiled in a centuries old war with a shrew who gives new meaning to pain.

I can't wait.

Happy Reading

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