I don't think this was a book. I think it was a exceptionally long fortune cookie, with and exhausting amount of torture rehashing and expositions of...moreI don't think this was a book. I think it was a exceptionally long fortune cookie, with and exhausting amount of torture rehashing and expositions of retarded proportions. And I guess there was a dude thrown in there to experience the ridiculous amounts of torture pooped on them and the epically naive wench thrown in to pity-love him.
And I totally loved the Braveheart quote being used as if she thought up that juicy morsel.
(view spoiler)[ Oh and when someone slits their wrists when they have access to explosives on the regular and they're basically a trained assassin, I call bullshit. If he really wanted to kill himself he could have done it right the first time. And yes. I realize this is fiction.. I just thought that was one thing out of many that was stupidly written. (hide spoiler)]
I loved how honest this was. It hit me right in the feels.
(view spoiler)[ Flashbacks got a little confusing, since they frequently occur in the middle...moreI loved how honest this was. It hit me right in the feels.
(view spoiler)[ Flashbacks got a little confusing, since they frequently occur in the middle of Charlie's inner thoughts in which he mentions something that happened then "poof"...in the middle of a flashback.
No smooth segues here.
But in writing them like this you really fall into Charlie's frame of mind and you feel his confusion and his reluctance to fall into this relationship...and you just wanna give him a big fucking hug and tell him it's gonna be okay. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
This lost a star since it's essentially Acheron just told in a different POV. Which, fills out the story but feels...morePoor Styxx and his poor, poor butt.
This lost a star since it's essentially Acheron just told in a different POV. Which, fills out the story but feels like rehashing.
And again more torture porn. Seriously. Kenyon's last couple of books have been torture-textbooks..hence the beginning sentence in this review. I don't have a problem with tortured characters, or rape as a plot device I just have a problem with the repetition. Styxx goes somewhere... Estes shows up...buttrape, Styxx is reading... Apollo shows up... buttrape, Styxx argues with Shrewryssa.. cries in his heart, buttrape from a gaggle of gods for random reasons, Styxx goes to save his brother... guess what.. buttrape to the extreme, Styxx tries to do the right thing.. is sent to Atlantis for 2 years for buttrapification and more scarring.
And then he's on an island for 10,000 years.. alone. Cause that would totally work and he'd totally be able to talk to the first person (in this case god) easily in five minutes. yeahhhh.. This time could have benefited from at least a page or two (cause 1 or 2 pages really would be adding too much to the 850 already there right?) of his time there every 300 years or so. To show a breakdown. Something. Anything. But it's skipped over as non-important. bluh.
This book is hella long, and roughly 650 pages are just back story with a little bit of plot to add to the action that occurs in the last 100 pages.
And there's some romance in there along the way blah blah..
And Acheron is a dick. He makes up for it, but still.. a dick.
Edit: And so I realized that I wrote mostly negative things about this book and want to add that I do actually like enjoy the world of the dark hunter series, which is why I continue to read it even though a lot of the current books are a bit blah sometimes. Love certain characters and their dialogue. In fact the snarky humor is some of the best out of most PNRs that I read.