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
this story of Styxx made me laugh, cry and rut for this champion!
Styxx of course, he like Acheron overcame such a terrible childhood, but in the end concord
My favorite scene was when the truth finally dawned on Acheron and how he had wronged his brother.
Styxx a story of misery and triumph.
just loved the story.
Reading is and has been one if my passions from 4years old. I love strong characters, funny, romantic, tearjerkers, action, fantasy, sci-fi.
His ability to love
I had a tearfest
If you buy only one book this year this one should be it
Although this is part of the Dark Hunter series, it is the first book that is not about a dark hunter. It surprisingly takes you on a journey that has you questioning how much you know and love about the series central character, Acheron. Styxx has an amazing story that rivals Acheron's in every sense, and the ending seamlessly brings together a large cast of characters from the previous 22 books.
Great GREAT overall performance. I do think I enjoyed Acheron's adult voice the best. Galen was great as well.
If it was possible.
Is is going to be my last Sherrilyn Kenyon book I ever buy. The last few books have been nothing but child rape fests. Either she's hung up on what else to write or she's really getting off on this stuff. Save your money. This is just a retelling of Acheron. Turn out the lights, this series is done.
The best way to read.
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.
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.
Bethany's Egyptian family. They are always looking to start a fight and/or remove body parts. And they love Bethany to distraction.
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.
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?
The book is a great follow up!! Answers many questions.
I liked all the emotions. The same story but from a different view point.
He is always good!
I wish. It took me 3 days!!!!
It was a great book! Looking forward to the next one.
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.
This book is very low on my list of favorites, in fact I am going to try to return it.
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.
Pretty much all of it, certainly the repetitive beatings and rapes.
Say something about yourself!
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!
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!
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