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Styxx: Dark-Hunter, Book 22

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Publisher's Summary

Sherrilyn Kenyon's most highly anticipated novel in the Dark-Hunter series since Acheron is here - the unforgettable story of Styxx, Acheron's twin brother and one of the most powerful beings on Earth. 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 has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he's willing to trade his life and future for Acheron's.

The Atlantean goddess of Wrath and Misery, Bethany was born to right wrongs. But it was never a task she relished. Until now. She owes Acheron a debt that she vows to repay, no matter what it takes. He will join their fellow gods in hell and nothing is going to stop her. But things are never what they seem, and Acheron is no longer the last of his line. Styxx and Acheron must put aside their past and learn to trust each other or more will suffer. Yet it's hard to risk your own life for someone who once tried to take yours - even when it's your own twin. And when loyalties are skewed and no one can be trusted, not even yourself, how do you find a way back from the darkness that wants to consume the entire world? One that wants to start by devouring your very soul?

©2013 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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    Lee 09-26-13
    Lee 09-26-13 Member Since 2009

    The best way to read.

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    "One of the best of Dark Hunter series!"
    If you could sum up Styxx in three words, what would they be?

    SENSITIVE guy who can't get a break. It is a miracle he does not have a psychotic break. Styxx ENDURING much heartache and still endures. He is STOIC in his refusal to share his abuse and/or loss.


    What other book might you compare Styxx to and why?

    The other side of Asheron. If you have read Asheron, this book will be familiar and surprise you at the same time. The format is the same, going from 900's B.C. to modern day.


    Which character – as performed by Fred Berman – was your favorite?

    Bethany's Egyptian family. They are always looking to start a fight and/or remove body parts. And they love Bethany to distraction.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Who knew?


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the best Dark Hunter books by far. It was eye-opening to see Styxx's side of the story, which happens to be even worse than Asheron's. It's great that Styxx uses humor and sarcasm to get through tough situations.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    annette PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 09-25-13
    annette PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 09-25-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Demoralizing! Hated It"

    Styxx's story was brutal, abusive, and incestuous, anyone who listen or read Acheron's story knew how brutal that was. Well Ms. Kenyon knows how to bring human abasement to the 100th degree of shame. I was sick listening to the child abuse, rape, and incestuous degradation of Styxx. Not only are the men gay, but also the gods who rape, beat and torture Styxx within inches of his life. The story is a well written diary which gives an account on the year, day of what is going in in Styxx's humiliating life.

    The King, is stupid, arrogant and simply a coward and hides constantly behind his title
    I hated Ryssa in Archeron, I really wanted to kill her in Styxx's book. In Acheron's story you hear her complaining about the treatment of Ash and how Styxx is so spoiled and you really do believe that until you actually hear the story ffrom Styxx's point of view. All the snobby comments made by Styxx in Ash's book is Styxx aggravation of taking everyone's mistreatment of him and lashing out at them. Ryssa, never seems to hear the people around Styxx mistreating him, only when Styxx lashes out.

    The Queen mother, blames her stupid King husband lack of love on both Ash and Styxx, she stays in a drunken stupor.

    It is only when he meet's Beth, that he finds peace and even those times are short lived, he is a slave to everyone and anyone because of his uncle and father.

    Styxx's story actually made me Hate ACHERON, YES, MY BELOVED ASH. but in the end it all pans out and once again I love Ash, but for a time he was a villain in my eyes.

    As always you get some Greek Mythology teaching and the story of the gods. Why in the world would anyone worship such hypocrisy?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chris GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, United States 09-20-13
    Chris GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, United States 09-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Didn't see it coming!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book is a great follow up!! Answers many questions.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked all the emotions. The same story but from a different view point.


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    He is always good!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish. It took me 3 days!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    It was a great book! Looking forward to the next one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    C. 09-19-13
    C. 09-19-13
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    "Gay Hate Groups would love this book!"

    I have enjoyed this series but this story left me feeling sick and angry. Too much and couldn't finish.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    FAPPA USA 09-17-13
    FAPPA USA 09-17-13 Member Since 2010

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    "I'm so disappointed"
    Would you try another book from Sherrilyn Kenyon and/or Fred Berman?

    I am so disappointed in this book! I was only able to listen approx. 1/2 of part one, none of 2 or 3 and most of 4. I get that we are to really feel Styxx's angst but I was beat over the head with it until I just couldn't stand it anymore. I am not a moron, I understand I was supposed to feel his unrelenting pain and disappointment, I didn't need hours upon hours of it!
    I usually enjoy Ms. Kenyon's books and I will try another although my tolerance will be at an all time low.


    If you’ve listened to books by Sherrilyn Kenyon before, how does this one compare?

    This book is very low on my list of favorites, in fact I am going to try to return it.


    What didn’t you like about Fred Berman’s performance?

    There were times I was distracted by his attempts at different voices although to be fair....it could have been attributed to my dislike of the story.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Styxx?

    Pretty much all of it, certainly the repetitive beatings and rapes.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Felicia The Geeky Blogger 09-16-13 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Gut-Wrenching Character Expanding"

    Read/Listened for Fun (Kindle/Audible)
    Overall Rating: 5.00
    Story Rating: 5.00
    Character Rating: 5.00

    Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)

    First Thought when Finished: Styxx left me absolutely gutted and wondering just where we go from here!

    Story Thoughts: Just going to say upfront that there is no way I can tell you what I loved, cried, yelled, and screamed over without spoilers. So this is going to be the most generic review you have ever read in your life. In fact, let me just sum it up this way: If you loves Acheron then Styxx is a book you must read. If you have felt that the series has kind of gotten "off-track" then this is the book to bring you back in the fold. Things happen! Perspectives change! People are not what you think!

    Character Thoughts: You really don't know Styxx until this story. In fact, I would venture to say that you really don't know a few characters fully until this story. Read but be prepared to want to punch a few of your favorites in the jaw and knock some sense in them. Be prepared to have new favorites and loves. Be prepared to actually scream at the characters to just sit the heck down and have a conversation. So basically just be prepared to be spinned around on what you think the characters are capable of because there are things that will shock you!

    Audio Thoughts

    Narrated by Fred Berman /LENGTH 31 hrs and 8 mins


    My audio rating has more to do with subject matter than the actual narration. I actually think Fred did an excellent job as a narrator but some things were just so darn hard to listen too. In fact, I had the same problem with Ash's book so I wasn't that shocked when the audio just overall didn't work for me. I think now that I have the story down, I could listen to the whole thing on audio but the initial gut wrenching was just way to painful to hear. Actually that is an nod to Fred because he made me feel everything Styxx was doing. I would just recommend that your read Styxx first so your prepped for it!

    Final Thoughts: STYXX!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer CYPRESS, TX, United States 09-15-13
    Amazon Customer CYPRESS, TX, United States 09-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story, but over the top."

    Great, interesting story, but the author went on and on way past the need to make her point. The graphic nature of the story is important, but the author dragged it on way past necessity. It didn't add anything to the story and instead got boring after awhile.

    It was still a great story and highly recommended. You just need to stick with it.

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    L Santa Rosa, CA, United States 09-14-13
    L Santa Rosa, CA, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy romances - paranormal, historical - you name it. Favorite narrator - Simon Prebble. Favorite author - Stephanie Laurens.

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    "Even better than Acheron!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Styxx to be better than the print version?

    As I have vision problems I really look forward to the audio version of books and this one was perfect! At points I had to pause as I was crying so much, which I haven't done for a long time. My thanks to both author and reader.


    What other book might you compare Styxx to and why?

    I'd compare this book most closely to Acheron -- it's amazing how Ms Kenyon went back and told the story during the same time period yet was able to convincingly show a completely different point of view. Kudos!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed when Artemis joined the group planning to overthrow the Atlantean -- her mixed up phrases always make me chuckle. But the very best scene was when Apollo was delivered to Appolyme.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried every time Styx was betrayed by those he considered family.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a hard book to put down once started and yet I was so sad when I finished. One of the best of the Dark Hunter series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Aimee SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 09-14-13
    Aimee SACRAMENTO, CA, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Don't Doubt That You'll Love Styxx"

    I had nearly given up on the Dark Hunter Series after the last couple installments. In fact, I nearly passed over Styxx because I had my doubts that Kenyon could weave him into a character that I could learn to like. Boy was I stunned by her writing genius! Kenyon wove a story of a family. The story revolves around the assumptions each person makes about others within the family and the devastating consequences that are wrought from actions taken based on those assumptions. It is a story of misunderstandings, regrets, and forgiveness. There is also an engaging romance at the forefront of the storyline that is at times sweet and at other times heart-wrenching. But it was really the family dynamic that I found the most fascinating about this installment. If you are a Kenyon fan, don't doubt that you'll love Styxx. The plot is fast paced and engaging and the overall series storyline is significantly advanced in this installment. Old characters take on new depths and there is a much better sense of where this series is headed. This is by far Kenyon's best work since Acheron.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Macon, Ga, United States 09-10-13
    Amy Macon, Ga, United States 09-10-13 Member Since 2010

    I love Audible!!!

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    "BEST OF DARK HUNTER SERIES!!!!"
    Where does Styxx rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    THE BEST!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    BETHANY


    Have you listened to any of Fred Berman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    PERFECTION NO ONE COULD HAVE DONE IT BETTER!!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    BOTH


    Any additional comments?

    MY FAVORITE BOOK OF THE DARK HUNTER SERIES!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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