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Acheron (Dark-Hunterverse #15)

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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 unspeakab
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Deetsy Short answer, you don't have to, she catches you up.

Long answer. Each book is an separate story line that can read as an isolated instance. Yet, as…more
Short answer, you don't have to, she catches you up.

Long answer. Each book is an separate story line that can read as an isolated instance. Yet, as you progress through the series you learn the depths of the characters' relationships. From the beginning, Acheron is a mysterious character and this novel is a long-awaited response to questions that have been building from the beginning. I think you will appreciate the novel more, if you read all/some the novels leading up to this one. Each book was an interesting tale and worth a read.

Personally, my excitement at this book's release, which allowed me to devour the 1000 page blockbuster in the course of a weekend, was fueled by a 20 book wait. XD (less)
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Ana
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DNF. Major fail.

I should have loved and cherished it. It's Greek mythology. GREEK MYTHOLOGY. So why did I spurn it?

The abuse. So much abuse. Did I mention abuse? Hundreds of pages of rape, beatings, prostitution, slavery... (view spoiler)

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I've grown old waiting for the heroine to show up. Seriously hundreds of pages and still no heroine.

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The first half of the book is set in ancient times and I am finding the use of modern profan
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Alex is The Romance Fox
STILL MY ALL TIME FAVORITE IN THIS SERIES!!!

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 char
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Justine
Jun 18, 2008 Justine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Michelle
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.
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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
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♡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
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Jo ★The Book Sloth★
The heroes:

Acheron...



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
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
OMG I give this book more than 5 stars So So good!!!!!! Poor Acheron I cried at lest 4 times while reading this book and I am not a crier!!
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It was so sad to see what Acheron lived through and man do I hate Artemis what a dirty BITCH she is........

I love this book love that Acheron got his happy ending I loved Tory's personality.

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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.

THIS IS NOT A STAND-ALONE!!!!!

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
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Jul 16, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Julie (jjmachshev) by: julie@drulie.com
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
twinfish2
Oct 15, 2008 twinfish2 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Alp
Have you ever read the book that gives you so many feelings, which you have to experience heartbreak all over again and again while reading?


ACHERON is the best book I've read this year, ABSOLUTELY GREAT! 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. The first part is about Acheron’s past and the second one is about his present day. If you’ve ever read the other books in this ser
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Erika
0.5 star a.k.a did not like it at all

Frustrating and depressing.
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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
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Finally. I finally found a book in the series that earned my full respect. If I hadn't had some (early) issues with the heroine Tory, I would have certainly given Acheron a 4.5 or higher rating.

90% of this review will be ranting over only about 10% of the content, which seems quite unfair, when I adored most everything about Acheron. But as many of you know, it's sometimes easier to talk about the bad than the good because the bad sticks out as little details that pick at you, whereas the good
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Gavin
Sep 23, 2016 Gavin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Acheron's story was the one I had been anticipating the most of all the characters we have met over the course of the Dark-Hunters series and we finally got it with this book. It did not disappoint. This was easily the best book in the Dark-Hunter series so far and had loads of the stuff(humour, action, romance, and bickering Gods and demons) that make the series such a fun one to read.

The story was split into two parts. The first part told the tale of Acheron's early life as a human in ancient
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Grecia Robles
*** 5 Agapay Achimou STARS ***

—Fui destrozado como niño y hecho a un lado, igual que un trozo de basura que nadie quiere. Pero tú no me tratas de esa manera. Ves en mí únicamente al humano y tocas cada parte de mí. Me haces sentir completo y querido.




Haber pasado por catorce libros antes de llegar a este valió la pena, Ash vale totalmente la pena. Este libro destrozó mi corazón lo machacó y lo hizo trocitos para después volverlo a unir, me hizo bajar al tártaro para después llevarme a los
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Argona
I am giving up on this book. I rarely do this but after years of trying to finish this, I am finally giving up. I left it in my currently-reading shelf for months to force myself into picking it up again but I don’t even feel like skimming through it anymore. I simply don’t want to waste my time when there are so many good books around. 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 ...more
Vilda
"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 b
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Jilly
I've been waiting for this book forever. I read a lot of crappy books to get to this point, and it didn't disappoint me at all. Yes, I know that Ash's human life was horrible, but I had so many people warn me about how abused he was that I was ready. I even had onions handy to cut if I needed them. But, being emotionally dead inside pays off because I didn't need to cut those onions at all. To bad, too, because our dinner tonight needed chopped onions, but I don't think so. Haha, onions, I win t ...more
 ✿Alyssa✿
Jun 10, 2012 ✿Alyssa✿ rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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Heather
Jun 01, 2008 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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AJ
“You'll never see the moments coming that will forever mutilate your life - at least not until after they've mowed you down.”

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
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
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Kathleen
I get annoyed with long books if the length doesn't serve a purpose. The first half of this exceedingly long book is set in the distant past. For about 400 pages, it's sordid, morbid, and overblown. Kenyon needed to seriously tighten it up. Shorten it. Repeated scenes of abuse — child abuse and adult abuse: starvation, molestation, mutilation, sexual degradation, castration, varied forms of torture, imprisonment, etc. The relentless abuse lost impact and became commonplace. Seriously. It's creep ...more
Sammy
Jul 07, 2009 Sammy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampire-romance
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
Rebecca Woodward
Jun 14, 2016 Rebecca Woodward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Omg!! This is such an emotional story!! I have waited for his story. He is my favorite character of all time!!
Esther
Well that was a very emotional read. I don't have it in me to write a long review right now but here are a few of my thoughts.

What a beautifully, heartbreaking first half of the book. The story of Acheron's life as a human was gut-wrenching, deeply emotional and gripping. It was so hard to read but yet very compelling at the same time that you just couldn't NOT read it. I cried, I raged and my heart at times just couldn't take anymore and I had to step back and breath.

Acheron has to be one of t
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Lelyana
***SPOILER ALERT TO THE MAX***
DON'T READ THIS IF YOU HATE SPOILERS [image error]


Aku kasih 6 bintang buat buku ini....

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

PART ONE
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", menga
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Sofia Teixeira
Jan 19, 2015 Sofia Teixeira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Décimo quinto livro da série, finalmente, o nosso Acheron. Personagem que aparece desde o primeiro volume da série Predadores da Noite, tornou-se no maior dos mistérios para os fãs destes misteriosos seres mitológicos. Apesar de só agora pegar neste livro, este já foi publicado há bastante tempo. Fugindo à ordem que, imperialmente, as Edições Saída de Emergência têm cumprido na publicação dos Predadores da Noite, a Casa das Letras não se fez de rogada em antecipar nuns bons números a publicação ...more
Tessa Teevan
Breaking my heart all over again with a re-read/audio listen: 12/27/15

10++++ Ash Lovin' Stars. That. Was. Beautiful.

---Possible spoilery quotes ahead.---

I have no words for how I feel right now. I've been waiting on Acheron's story for what feels like forever, and it did not disappoint. Acheron Parthenopaeus is probably my all-time, absolute favorite fictional character.

Sherrilyn Kenyon ripped my heart out, tore it to shreds, stabbed it a few times, threw a the wall, and stomped on it for good
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adrienne
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
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“Life isn't finding shelter in the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain.” 3268 likes
“It's easy to look at people and make quick judgments about them, their present and their past, but you'd be amazed at the pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight. And more often then not, it's lined with cracks and scars that go all the way to the foundation of their soul.” 1651 likes
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