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Styxx (Dark-Hunter #12)

4.58 of 5 stars 4.58  ·  rating details  ·  12,503 ratings  ·  1,907 reviews
Just when you thought doomsday was over...

Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge.

As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother’s side. They’ve spent more centuries going at each other’s throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx
Hardcover, First, 836 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by St. Martin's Press
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El Fietry i never cry when i read Acheron's book, and then i can't stop crying when i read Styxx's book. it's really hard to keep going on reading.

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Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

There just not enough stars to rate this book. 5+++

Only an amazingly talented author can pull off an EPIC read such as this. Her talent of creating tortured heroes goes beyond any other authors I know. She has proven this novel after novel and Styxx tops it all. Yes, it is better than ACHERON. And yes, it is THE best of the Dark Hunter series. In fact, it is one of THE BEST of the PNR genre!!!

For the two days that I read this book, I did nothing but sobbed and ugly cried over Styxx’s story. I k
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Some people really loved this book. They gave it 5 star reviews. Some even called it the best thing Sherrilyn Kenyon has ever written. I am not one of those people. In fact, I was barely able to make myself finish Styxx. Not because it was 800-and something pages... but because it was one of the most miserable books I have ever read. It is filled from cover to cover with rape, incest, abuse, torture, and unrelenting suffering for our hero. Before you tell me that Kenyon is Queen of the Tortured ...more
Neyra ♦

"You're right Acheron. I am a selfish bastard. I had to be, because no one else gave a single shit about me, except me."

It doesn't usually take me this long to write a review, but between my busy work schedule and conflicted feelings towards this book, I just couldn't sit my tushh down and get this review going. I'm not sure how this'll turn out, but I'm hoping for the best...

I love SKenyon's Dark Hunter world with it's vampires and Greek Gods causing havoc. If you want tortured heroes with re

“The most beautiful heart of all is the one that can still love even while it bleeds, and especially after its been broken into thousands of pieces.”


That's it. That is the book. And i am not even joking. Well, other than that i have a message for Sherrilyn Kenyon:

Dear Miss Sherrilyn Kenyon,

You are a master of sadism, tortured heroes, heroines,tragedies, and everything else. Thank you for making my life miserable by reading this book. Not only have you made my life misera

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I can't even keep up with the who and why's of it all. When in the hell is Jaden or Savitar getting their book? I'll read this book cause I have to see where Sherrilyn is going with this series...hopefully closer to Savitar & Jaden's stories.
Gianne Kris

Styxx paused inside the courtyard doorway as he caught sight of Apollymi sitting on a stone bench that overlooked a dark fountain. So this was the bitch who had forever changed and ruined his life…

And all to save the life of her own son.

He should probably hate her for that alone, but given the fact that he’d have sold his soul to have a mother who would just acknowledge his existence, how could he? In spite of what Acheron thought, Apollymi’s love for Acheron was the only thing Styxx had ever co
There are always two sides to every story, and I'd long been wondering just how Sherrilyn Kenyon would handle Acheron's twin brother Styxx. I figured she would continue the theme of reluctant/redemptive hero and she did. Too bad this book was an incredible let-down.

This was nearly six-hundred-plus pages of rape, verbal and physical abuse, incest and bloodshed with some forgiveness and HEA thrown in at the last minute. Worse, there was major gender and GLBTQ fail (the first I've sadly come to exp
HMMM WOW!!!! Well I really don't care what order Sherrilyn Kenyon goes in, I just like the fact she keeps writting. I love her work so much, and all of her characters are extreamly interessting and loveable in their own ways.

While I have loved all of her Dark Hunter, Dream Hunter, and Were Hunter books, the one I will always love the most is Acherons. It was written with such depth, emotion and pain. I can only imagine what it took to write it. So yes, I am so looking forward to Styxx's book, b
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
This is the moment we've been waiting finally get Styxx's POV and find out what happened between him and Ash. And I have to tell's not pretty. Not at fact, be prepared to have all your views challenged, your loyalties torn (yes, I'm talking about Ash) and your heart hurt.

Well, I'm beginning to feel like a broken record since it seems like I keep saying this about SK but seriously, she is the Queen of Torture. No one, and I mean no one, does it better than her. But I h
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“Be kind to everyone you meet, for we are all fighting a fierce battle.”

“...Life, like war, is neither right nor wrong. It just is. And rather than worry over a philosophy you can’t change, you should just try to live through it as best you can.”

Warning: the events in Styxx's life is very nauseating, do not attempt to read if you are not comfortable with raped, abuse, violence, war, degradation,
Stephanie E
Wait a minute...Styxx? What the heck? What happened to Jaden's book? What about Savitar? I mean, I would like to hear Styxx's story, but he is just a blip in the Dark Hunter universe and his story can wait. How long must my poor Jaden be locked in Azmodea? And what about Savitar? What about Jared (and Nim) even? This is what I hate about authors and Book Series. They never go the way I want them to. I say stop introducing characters and forgetting that you left their story open, and wait years t ...more
Aug 19, 2012 Whitney marked it as wishlist


Jessica Hatfield
love Styxx, love Acheron, hell I love em all! I will say this is one of the saddest stories I have ever read. I almost need a antidepressant after reading it lol. They all were so hurt and abused it just rips your heart out and makes you feel helpless, and sad for the characters. You feel such joy that they get their happy endings, and I just loved that Apollo gets his comeuppance. I had a hard time on Whether to give it a 4 or 5 stars I went with 5 because I was so happy that he got his family ...more

From the first time we met him, I, like so many other fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series, hated Styxx. He was our hero's twin. The evil one. The one who hated his brother Acheron, and wished him no good, ever.

Sherrilyn Kenyon blows all that to hell with Styxx's story.

And I'm so glad she did.

Styxx, the hero of Didymos, the future King of the two islands that make up the Greek City-State. He's the Heir. And you would think that he has it easy. Only, that's not true. He has it as hard, o
Delilah Stephans
Okay, I'll admit it - I came into this book with very low expectations. Honestly my thought was "Oh she's going to reform Styxx and turn him into a hero - whatever."

The review part of the book - where Acheron and Styxx's books overlapped realy didn't effect me. But the things that weren't in Acheron - yeah those got to me. But what had me tearing up was when Acheron finally realized what a bastard he'd been. Now I love Ash and his story broke my heart - to this day I haven't read the first half
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
I think I'll give this one a 4. Maybe a 4,5 or a 4,75. Oh, screw it. It's a 5!!!

Where to begin with this one? You think you know your characters and then "BOOM", the skies open, the fires roar and suddenly you're in a new world. Let me explain...


See that gorgeous guy? That's Ash's twin the infamous Styxx. Before his book Styxx was an arrogant guy who saw the light to me. Boy was I wrong Styxx's life was an even bigger tragedy than Acheron's. Everything bad that happened to Ash happened to
Ms. Nikki
*******************BIG ASS SPOILERS AHEAD*****************************

Ahem *clears throat from all the bullshit I just swallowed* It leaves a bitter aftertaste.

First, so I won't be a complete bi-atch. It's totally awesome that authors take the time to write, sometimes to the exclusion of family and a life. Not to mention carpal tunnel and hemorrhoids. I have not been able to make myself finish my own writing, so I know it takes determination, will-power, time, and self-motivation.

I have really

"The most beautiful heart of all
is the one that can still love even while it bleeds,
and especially after it's been shattered into thousands of pieces."

First I want to say thank you to my Buddies who experienced this book with, or listened to me whine about how upset I was during the reading of this book! Thank you to Steph, BK, and Paula; I truly appreciated your support while going on this emtional journey.

Wow! I can't believe that I made it through over 900 pages; which I will add that most o
I cannot believe that I thought so badly of Styxx before this book. The pain and suffering he faced throughout his life is just unimaginable.
This was an absolutely incredible book, and in ‘Part 2’ it really felt like we were back in the Dark Hunter world. I loved all the crossovers from previous books too.

The reason, well the two reasons I didn’t give this book the full five stars was, One... the first part of the book where we saw Styxx and Acheron’s past again was absolutely brutal and hea
*****Five and more definite eternally "forever and always" tear jerking sparkling stars!*****

This review came with warning, there's too much abuse, rape, explicit torturing sex scene,and so many tears will fall. Eternally torturing hero, prick little brother and siter's torturing, everybody torturing a hero, like it's not going to end! If you're a soft at heart, this one is NOT for you. Kenyon is a true soul slayer.

Styxx and Acheron , the twins.

Honestly, this book turned my world upside down. I
TM Garanhel
While I love Kenyon's Dark Hunter series I do feel like my interest in the recent books is slowly waning away. I keep waiting for a Jared or Savitar book, since I think they are mysterious enough to make the story interesting, and I just love whenever they make an appearance. But at the same time, I bet their story is about how tormented they are and how the most wonderful woman is just waiting to step in and save them. The male characters are all alpha males with abuse in their past, and they a ...more

Lucky to have been able to read an advanced copy of Styxx last week. I started it last Monday night after work, and the next thing I knew I was 379 pages (of 833) at 3am! I know I would have finished it by Tuesday night if I didn't have work and other obligations... Nevertheless, Thursday night I finished Kenyon's latest masterpiece. Those who know Kenyon's Dark Hunter series know Styxx as Acheron's arrogant, entitled twin brother, and the hatred between the two is veno
In a word, brutal.
Sherrilyn Kenyon re-takes her crown as the ultimate mistress of the Tortured Hero.
To think, I had assumed Acheron was difficult to read. This time, I held out longer before the tears began to flow, but eventually I succumbed to periodic bouts of weeping. Because of the late hour I started, I ended up pulling an all nighter and now I have a throbbing headache. But I'd do it all again.
This was a hard read for various reasons. The underlying and unpalatable issues of child moles

Thanks Ms. SK for made a beautifully written, gut wrenching and
emotional roller coaster book for us..
You taught me so much lesson in Styxx..
And you are so VERY succeed made my mind so fucked up..
I dont know WHY I pending to read Styxx for almost weeks,
am I CRAZY?????
yap am totally crazy for pending this book and
Am definitely crazy in loved wit Styxx when I'm finished this book..


Why Styxx had to suffered for his entire life,
OMG!!! I cannot believe it!! Styxx is story is finally going to be revealed. I had mixed emotions about Ash's brother to begin with because of everything that he put Ash through during their human life time, but he wasn't really that bad of a guy later on.

I have no doubt that this book will wow us all. I hope that it will be just as good as Acheron. Styxx deserves some love after 11,000 years doesn't he?
Melody Hebert
I was not eager to read Styxx's book since I am devoted to Acheron, but I am a huge fan of the Dark Hunter series also I love Sherrilyn Kenyon’s work. So I sat down and began to read grudgingly at first then within two pages I was hooked I read the entire book in one day unable to put it down. Sherri led me on a heart wrenching journey through Styxx’s life. I shed tears, laughed, raged at the injustice and experienced frustration at both Acheron and Styxx. It is a turbulent rollercoaster through ...more
Ok, I got this bad boy at 1am... read until 4am (SERIOUSLY), slept, woke at like..11am and continued until around 7pm.....

This book... Oh my sweet baby.. .;A;// This BOOK!! THIS BOOK!!!.... It was the most fucking amazingly heartbreaking book in all of the Dark-Hunter series.
I mean... Acheron wasn't a walk in the fucking park either but ohhh.. Sweet, sweet Styxx... How cruel were we all... ALL, that we judged you? Styxx.. Styxx...Sadly, saying sorry is just not enough.

Wow... It's just too amaz
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I finally read it! LOL

Mimi Smith
3.5 stars

Will review later. Probably.

Cliffnotes: yes I liked it (it's a lot like "Acheron" in how the story was composed and written), yes it did drag at certain points, and I'm not sure it needed to be THIS hefty and it was really disconcerting to read a book where Ash acted like an ass for most of it. Before this, I wasn't sure whether I'd be able to accept Styxx's story, since the way he was described in "Acheron", but Sherrilyn isn't one of my favorites for nothing. She didn't change a thin
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