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Acheron (Dark-Hunter #8)

4.59 of 5 stars 4.59  ·  rating details  ·  35,141 ratings  ·  2,629 reviews
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...more
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 728 pages
Published August 3rd 2008 by St. Martin's Press
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Aug 07, 2008 Justine rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who has read the DH books
Recommended to Justine by: no one
This review is a little more 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 t...more
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

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...more
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 buying 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.
Julie (jjmachshev)
Aug 09, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Julie (jjmachshev) by:
Shelves: 2008-reads
Whew. I finished "Acheron" by Sherrilyn Kenyon in the wee hours of the morning. Even though I picked up the book on Tuesday, I held off starting in on it until after work on Friday because I KNEW that once I started I wouldn't put it down until I finished it. 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...more
♡Karlyn P♡

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...more
Aestas Book Blog
One of my favorite books EVER written. 'nuff said. It will break your heart into more pieces than possible and then put it back together better than it ever was to begin with.


I can’t say much about the book because literally everything that happens in it from start to finish is basically one giant spoiler… but it tells the story of Acheron, a deeply tortured, powerful, heart-stoppingly gorgeous and yet utterly mysterious character who we have seen over the pas...more
Oct 21, 2010 twinfish2 rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: nobody
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 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...more
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
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...more
"Love is what gives you the strength you need to face anything no matter how brutal or frightening."

I don't think I can ever write a review that can truly describe what an absolutely fantastic story it is. It's impossible to get my thoughts and feelings out, and I think everyone has to read it for themselves to truly understand what an horrible, wonderful and fantastic read it is.

I can't even explain how much I love Acheron. Everyone probably knows that I'm completely addicted to this series by...more
0.5 star a.k.a did not like it at all

Frustrating and depressing.
I decided to read this because it has amazing ratings.
Warning: 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....more
Jul 24, 2008 Heather rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone in the whole wide world.
This book was beyond amazing. It lived up to, and exceeded EVERY expectation I had before I started reading this.

I am not going to give away any spoilers here... but if you have questions about specifics, please message me and I will answer whatever you want.

This book begins just before Acheron's birth and about 1/2 of it is dedicated to his HORRIFIC childhood and young-adult life. This part of the book is so heart-wrenching, that I was in tears a number of times, as well as upset and livid fo...more
Jun 17, 2012 ✿Alyssa✿ rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Shelves: favorites, 5-star
This review was posted at My Secret Romance

To sum it up: 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 refuse...more
Lelyana Taufik

Aku kasih 6 bintang buat buku ini....

“Life isn't finding shelter in the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain.”

Bagian terberat baca buku ini....let's see...

Setelah sekian lama melakukanpersiapan hati dan mental serta persediaan segepok tissue, siap juga aku baca Acheron
Di tulis Kenyon yang di masa kecil nya mengalami child abuse, bisa di pahami jika bagian pertama ini benar-benar "berjiwa", mengalir dengan la...more
“You'll never see the moments coming that will forever mutilate your life - at least not until after they've mowed you down.”

After 14 books of the Dark Hunter series, I don’t think I had ever anticipated a book more than this one. And it was everything I wanted, and more.

Oh Acheron. I loved him the first time I met him! Over the course of the series I have picked up little hints and clues about him and his background. I knew it was going to be bad, but nothing could have pre...more
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The only reason I really liked this book is because we finally find out about Acheron's backstory. The first part: great. The second: one big struggle. Some things felt so weird and OOC.

I get it, he deserves some happiness, but he is different from the rest. Some of the things he did/said annoyed me and that has never happened before. He lost about half his fierceness, which is a very sad thing. Gone is the man that made my body tingle whenever his name was mentioned.

ETA: I re-read this book an...more
Honestly..this book had so many good reviews that I was suprised how much I didn't like it. The first half was seriously depressing. I knew it was going to be intense, but in my opinion a little overkill. I agree with a couple others that Tory lacked the substance in a heroine..especially for our beloved Ash. I just kept thinking really this chic? Also I thought Katra would be in the second half more. Why isn't she supporting Ash or standing up to Artimes? This is her father after all. I loved s...more
the first part of the book (the past) was fairly well-written and definitely interesting- giving depth to acheron's motivations throughout this series. By the time I got to the second part, i was excited to read what kenyon had set out for acheron's present. disappointment begins to describe how i felt while reading. The second part felt like it was written in a rush with little thought put into the characters. tory is basically one-dimensional; the romance between tory and acheron is contrived...more
Miss Kim
Wow. Wow. I’ve been anticipating this book for two months while I journeyed through the Dark-Hunter world. It lived up to all of my expectations, and more. A lot of reviews have maintained that the beginning is too much, and too long. I think it was necessary to fully understand Ash, and what made him who he is now.

The first half introduces us to Acheron’s horrible human past in 10,000 BC. He parents were two Gods, but he was born to a human. His human family despised him. However, his life was...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Ever since the first moment Acheron appeared in the Dark-Hunter series I started to be drawn to him. He had that mysterious air surrounding him that determined you to want to know everything about his life. I actually couldn’t wait to get my hand on this book; thinking that it’s number 15 in the series made me want to think about skipping the rest of them, but a fellow reader suggested not to do that since almost all of the books are related to each other. I will advise you to do the same. Anywa...more
Nichol Isobe
I LOVE the Dark Hunter series. I have the tattoo to prove it. I LOVE Acheron as a character and felt his story was not done justice in this book. I am a huge fan but I couldn't get over the fact that I felt like his heroine just wasn't right. At the end of every romance novel I read, I feel as though the author as proven why these people above and beyond any other people in the world were made for each other. I didn't get that feeling after this book. I almost wanted Artie to win him over. It fe...more
A much anticipated book, Acheron starts off with a gut-wrenching punch ... and ended on a "awwww isn't that sweet", for me. (Not necessarily a bad thing, but not a great thing considering the character.)

Clocking in at over 700 pages, I'm so glad Kenyon didn't skimp on his story like I hear she did with some of her latest books. (I for one have no problem with large books- it satisfies my soul.)

The first part of the book is Ash's backstory. From before he was born, Acheron was a pariah. And the p...more
No Way could this book have been better!

Boy, this answered every question I ever had about Ash. The man is a god, in every sense of the word. Now, I usually don’t buy hardcover, as a rule. I can’t afford it. But no way in hell was I waiting for paperback for this one. I think every Dark-Hunter fan out there waited too long as it is, LOL, myself included!

The more he was tortured, in any way possible, the more my heart broke. I sobbed through the first half of the book. My heart shattered every ti...more
Moderatrix Lori
***Spoiler Alert***

I don't even know where to begin with this book. It's by far my favorite in the Dark Hunter series and may be one of my all time favorite books period. From the beginning of the series you can't help but fall in love with Ash. By the time you get to his book, 25th in the series if you include all of the short stories, you want to know what makes him tick. So many questions get answered in this book. It's a brutal, painful journey for both Ash and the reader but it was so well...more
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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He will be born when the moon swallows the sun and Atlantis is bathed in total darkness.

Eleven thousand years ago a new god was born. Cursed into the body of a human to escape death, Acheron spent a lifetime of abuse and humiliation. His human death almost destroyed the Earth and plunged the once thriving civilization back into the Stone Age. Brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind.

For millennia he fought for our survival alone and hidden a past so horrendous he is...more
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Benita Vehnom  Ruiz
"Then he will be called Acheron for the River of Woe. Like the river of the Underworld, his journey shall be dark, long and enduring. He will be able to give life and to take it. He will walk through his life alone and abandoned – ever seeking kindness and ever finding cruelty. May the gods have mercy on you, little one. No one else ever will"

I don't think I cried for a book as much as I cried for Acheron. There are no words that can do this book justice, it was just so amazing!!!! We finally g...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
Acheron 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 books).

I 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 senses…..pulled 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...more
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What's The Name o...: SOLVED a mistreated boy god is sent away and ends up being used by his uncle as a prostitute who can be severely abused because as a god, he can regenerate himself [s] 3 29 Aug 01, 2014 12:33AM  
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