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A Dark-Hunter series audiobook from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon. Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the. Acheron (Dark-Hunter, Book 12) [Sherrilyn Kenyon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Eleven thousand years ago, a god was born. Cursed. Acheron book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers . Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a huma.

I just love to hate her!!! Savitar , his dialogue is witty, funny A surfer god??? 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 Simi ……she has found a place in my heart. I adore her.

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Unforgettable, quirky, 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 well.

I loved the connection and chemistry between Tory and Acheron. The interaction between them is so lovely Having to go through some trials and tribulations and finally finding happiness together was more than satisfying for me……and 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.

So, arrived at the last page and still as unforgettable as before.

I am so looking forward to that!!! View all 50 comments. Jun 18, Justine rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This review is a little more involved for me, than most.

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. Truly, how could an author possibly deliver on all the anticipation t This review is a little more involved for me, than most.

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 , with Fantasy Lover? Serendipity strikes, though, and Ms. Kenyon not only delivers, she surpasses expectations, leaving them in the dust.

Devotees 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. 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. Acheron, son of Atlantean gods, born into a human body and cursed by the Fates, attracts readers like no other member of Ms.

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. 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 series.

Ms Kenyon addresses the pressing questions 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. 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. 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: The 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 done.

She still craves QVC 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 quick 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. Saying anything else would be telling…. This 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 ends. One Silent Night is currently scheduled for a November 4, 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 Minion.

Author website: View all 12 comments. Aug 25, Michelle rated it did not like it Shelves: I hated most of this book. Book 1 Acheron's torturous human life: Good stuff.

Artemis was always a bitch. Book 2 Present Day: Crap shit. Did someone else write this book? I wasn't downloading any of it, and I had many moments of extreme eye-rolling.

I 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. View all 21 comments. Oct 24, Sophia Triad rated it it was amazing Shelves: Prison gates won't open up for me On these hands and knees I'm crawlin' Oh, I reach for you, well I'm terrified of these four walls These iron bars can't hold my soul in All I need is you, come please, I'm callin' And, oh, I scream for you Hurry, I'm fallin', I'm fallin' Show me what it's like To be the last one standing And teach me wrong from right And I'll show you what I can be Say it for me, say it to me And I'll leave this life behind me Say it if it's worth saving me Savin' Me Nickelback I think I have developed a major crush on Acheron after I read his book.

It is a very very long book, but it is not boring. It expands in two time periods roughly and it basically has six parts: Part 1: The Diary of Ryssa, Princess of Didymos. The story until Ryssa is given to Apollo. Part 3: Part 4: When Acheron meets Soteria Part 6: Epilogue and happily ever after During the first time period BC ; Acheron experienced hatred, abandonment, betrayal, fear, pain, humiliation, weakness, torture, rape, hunger and thirst. Acheron was the kid that his parents did not want to know.

He was abandoned in his uncle claws and his became his tsoulos, i. Acheron is a God, but during his childhood he was just a human. Only his eerie eyes proved his unique 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 him. His sister Ryssa was the only one who loved him, but her love caused more trouble than good for poor Acheron. Goddess Artemis was his lover, his friend and then the worst manipulator and bitch.

During the second time period present ; Acheron experiences pure love, commitment, unconditional sacrifice, trust and true friendship.

His 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 future.

If the first time period represents the darkness and the desperation, the second time period represent the light and the hope. I loved the book as a whole, but I would like to point out two things that I found weird: 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 before.

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 more than once.

I am sure they will understand when they find out about his sacrifices. Caution - this book is not for the faint of heart! I'm going to keep this short because there are no words to adequately 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 justice. 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 ques Caution - this book is not for the faint of heart! 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 gets his happily ever after as well.

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 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 more than I had before, and with a deeper respect for him.

View all 28 comments. The heroes: From 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 p The heroes: Although at some points I thought everything would be better if he killed one or two or a hundred people!

P Tory Tbh Tory isn't what I had in mind for Acheron. I wanted a heroine a little more punk-ish. Maybe a badass with blades and scars someone 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 me. 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.

Artemis 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!

The story. The story is written in two parts, the first one is Acheron's past Acheron'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 feral. In the present Acheron continues to put up with Artemis' abuse but she is the only one that dares hurt him and 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 past This was kind of expected. The "present" story was entertaining, funny and sweet but nothing really original.


Generally the book was addictive. Do I think it could have been much better? Yes I definitely do Did I like it regardless? I loved it!

View all 18 comments. Apr 23, Princess under cover rated it did not like it Shelves: 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 so. 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 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 place. Overall, 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! I have not read nor any desire to read another one of SK's books since.

View all 9 comments. Oct 15, twinfish2 rated it did not like it Recommends it for: 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.

My aunt,whom I was visiting, thought I was crazy. Tory was weak, weak, weak,as 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 ma This book was awful. I think maybe Acheron and Phury from J.


In this class an A was not the grade to shoot for. I am done with downloading the dark hunter series after this train wreck and her dream warrior books. View all 11 comments. 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 equal in th Loved it. I think JR Wards books are equal 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.

Ash's heroine was great, and this romance felt much more 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. Poor Acheron I cried at lest 4 times while reading this book and I am not a crier!! I love this book love that Acheron got his happy ending I loved Tory's personality. View all 8 comments. Jul 13, Grecia Robles rated it it was amazing Shelves: Me haces sentir completo y querido.

Jaden es un personaje que me tiene intrigada desde el libro de Xypher, siento que es otro ser torturado ay Jaden Jaden Jaden creo que me puedes llegar enamorar View all 33 comments. Feb 21, Kat Valentine rated it it was amazing. I reread this this weekend,and 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 also.

The first half of this book is a gut wrenched. But 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 act I reread this this weekend,and 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 also.

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!!! View all 5 comments. Aug 19, Aestas Book Blog rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of my favorite books EVER written.

It will break your heart into more pieces than possible and then put it back together better than it ever was to begin with. The first half of the book tells his back story. From birth to adulthood, what happened to him is heart wrenching.

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Unspeakably horrific. Incomparably violent. Sickeningly abusive. Both physically and emotionally shattering. Acheron is without a doubt, THE most tortured character in the history of paranormal romance… or maybe just, ever. The second half of the book tell his present day story… and what leads to his beautiful happily-ever-after. To have a character go from a place of the ultimate suffering, the ultimate humiliation, and the ultimate torment to a place of ultimate peace, happiness, healing, love and acceptance was heart-warming to an extreme.

So beautiful. Having seen all the horrors that happened to him, it makes you appreciate every moment of joy as beyond precious. If ever there was a character that deserved a happy ending, its Ash. For the complete reading order, click HERE. Its WAY worth it!! Here's how I see Ash and Tory: View all 63 comments. Jul 16, Julie jjmachshev rated it it was amazing Recommended to Julie jjmachshev by: I finished "Acheron" by Sherrilyn Kenyon in the wee hours of the morning. I was right. Acheron's story was larger than life, just like Acheron himself.

My emotions ran the gamut from despair to joy as I read his story. As others have commented, the first part of the book was almost painful to read. Each time I fi Whew. Each time I finished a chapter and thought, "Whew, now things will get better for him. I liked the fact that the author warned us in her note at the beginning of the book that the story would be painful.

Reading that she herself has firsthand knowledge of childhood abuse made Acheron's past that much more poignant.

But by providing a happy ending for him, Kenyon really made this book a paean to all those who have experienced abuse and overcome. I won't take the time to retell any of his story. Suffice to say that until the age of 21, Acheron's suffering was horrific and endless. My emotions are still reeling, hours after I finished with the happy ending. Will I reread this book? My first instinct is to say no Does that make this a great book? I don't know that either.

But I DO know that those are just a few things that make this a book I will never forget. View all 26 comments. Jan 18, Penny rated it really liked it Shelves: Rating Clarification: Acheron is an incredible book, the best of this series hands down.

The only defect for me is that the second part is not as strong as the first one. Acheron is a memorable character. He is part of every single book of this series, and finally getting to know this mysterious and essential character was a treat, fantastic. The book is divided in two very different parts: The first part is Ash's past, his life story.

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It was full of heart and soul, emotionally wrecking Rating Clarification: It was full of heart and soul, emotionally wrecking. I absolutely loved it, it was incredible. However, the second part paled in comparison. After such an overwhelming and painful past, his present, his true love story, deserved to be much more than what he got.

It was truly disappointing to read just a normal romance next to such a strong first half. I wish his love story could have been memorable,like his life was, instead of just one of many in the Dark Hunter series. He deserved EPIC. I'll keep reading the Dark Hunter series, but this book is going to be hard to top.

View all 13 comments. I decided to read this because it has amazing ratings. I used a lot of the word 'too' This is not for me. All of the characters were too evil, except one. Yes, Acheron. Unfortunately I didn't like him either. While others were too cruel, he was too kind. I didn't care with everything else anymore because the characterization was already a major problem with this book.

Acheron was too tortured. Way too much. It was too sad. Every single character in this book was too weird view spoiler [I liked Acheron's sister. She was the only character who had my simpathy. But guess what? She was killed. Oh Blast! Whatever reason she had to save her son, to protect him, blah, blah, blah I just couldn't bear it. Too much for me. There were also Acheron's father and his uncle.

Both of them were the male version of cinderella's stepmother with the level of cruelty that beyond my imagination. I couldn't believe they were actually human being. Then we had Artemis. What in the world was going on with her? She kissed Acheron, slapped him, hurted him, made love to him, kissed him again, slapped him again, hurted him again, made love to him more and more and so on and again.. Perhaps she was too damn sexy so Acheron was totally fine with some sport like beating-kicking-punching-'till-bleeding after sex.

What a saint! I tried, really , to hold on.. But after pages I was still wondering where's the heroine? White flag. View all 36 comments.

Aug 16, Argona rated it did not like it Shelves: I am giving up on this book. I rarely do this but after years of trying to finish this, I am finally giving up.

This book was a big disappointment and I am sorry to say that I found the writing very poor and the whole story read like a very poorly written fanfiction, repet I am giving up on this book. This book was a big disappointment and I am sorry to say that I found the writing very poor and the whole story read like a very poorly written fanfiction, repetitive, predictable and stupid, with cartoonish characters that lacked any depth or humanity.

I don't even consider this a tragedy since I didn't feel a damn thing and this book contains pages after pages of torture and abuse. I can cry over the death of a cartoon character but not over the characters of this book. I have many friends who have enjoyed this book and yet I also have many friends who haven't. I am sorry to say I have to join the negative reviews. View all 17 comments. Dec 02, Alp rated it it was amazing Shelves: Have you ever read the book that gave you so many feels, which you had to experience heartbreak all over again and again while reading?

I can feel that the author put so much energy into this. It is a very long story, yet truly enjoyable. I loved every single line of it! This book contains two parts. Acheron was born cursed and doomed to a life of misery. He grew up without love from his human family.

Every day of his life was like living in a horrifying world alone, filled with neglect and torturous agony. Not even the gods themselves will be safe from his wrath. Gods hated him. Humans hated him. My heart broke for him and all that he endured through his entire human life. I cried like a baby every time he was treated like garbage. It was so hard for me to read and to know that he was repeatedly beaten until blood flowed from every inch of his skin ever since he could remember.

It was sad to see him falling in love and starting to have some hope, but then everything fell apart. He was betrayed by the only woman he gave his heart to. Why had he ever thought for one moment that Artemis would be any different? In the end, he was what he was. And he was Acheron Parthenopaeus. Cursed whore. Despised slave.

Incapable of being loved by anyone. How stupid of him to fall for her lies. To think for one minute that something like him could ever have had value to a goddess. The whore was tired now. He was finally broken. And it wasn't by the hand of his master or a client. It'd been by the hand of the only person he'd ever loved. Defeated and lost, Acheron lay down on the cold balcony and closed his eyes, praying for death to finally come and end this nightmare that was his life.

It's all about endurance and how much we can suffer through. Oh, how can I not love him?! When I finished this part, I felt like I had no tears left to cry! Sherrilyn Kenyon did an excellent job on this! She was just a nerdy girl back then, nothing special about her that would catch my attention. Then I thought, alright, I would give her a chance to prove that she deserves him, and she did so! She had proved herself over and over again until I can see how worthy she is of his love.

Tory has a heart of gold! Tory pulled away from his lips and wrapped her arms around his neck to hold him close as the true horror of his human life tore through her. And to think she'd dared to accuse him of not understanding what it was like to be mocked or humiliated.

Thank God she had no idea of the depth of his sorrow that made a mockery of hers. She couldn't speak for the tangle of emotions that gathered in her throat to choke her.

She was angry for him and heartbroken. And in that moment, she realized how much she loved this man. She'd never heard this song before but the lyrics were beautiful. Heaven's gates won't open up for me.

With these broken wings I'm fallin' And all I see is you. Those lyrics brought tears to her eyes. All her life, she'd had a fantasy about a great-looking guy in a band singing to her. She knew how stupid it was, but to be here right now having Ash of all men sing to her.

It was surreal and it was wonderful. Most of all, it made her want to cry. Not only Tory who wanted to cry, but it was also me! No, actually I burst into tears! I could feel tears running down my face, but I couldn't stop them. It hit me square in the middle of my heart…This is his song! After all he had been through, I truly rejoice that he finally found the woman who would stand beside him, who would give him true love, loyalty, solace, and care, without expecting anything in return.

She'd taught him to finally embrace who and what he was. Woe to the rest of them. Because he was now the Harbinger not just for his mother, but for a slip of a woman who held his heart.

For her, he'd do anything. Even end the world. This is the woman I fell in love with and there's nothing about you I'd ever change. He was surrounded by people he loved, who loved him back unconditionally. Fantasy Lover [4] is not officially a Dark Hunters novel, according to Kenyon's website [5].

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Crossing her arms over her chest, she pouted. I take my mythology very seriously. The interaction between them is so lovely Not even the gods themselves will be safe from his wrath. Does this series have to read in order or can I pick up any one and understand the series from that random book if I read it through? If you're a fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series, and who isn't? Its WAY worth it!!

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