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
Have not read the print version
The parallel lives of Styxx and Acheron. It became very clear once again that one person's version of life around them is not always correct. What others see is not always what is true, especially for children who can not see beyond their own damage.
This is a tough one....I don't know any one line or word that can do justice to this storyline.
Because we first read Acheron's story, we saw his tragic beginning through his eyes and those of his sister. But we never saw beyond that, hating Styxx for his supposed privileged life. The truth was so much harder to listen to and you will want to wring Rissa's neck more than once for her part in much of the misunderstanding that goes between the brothers and the family. She seems to be the one that instigates and causes so much that happens to Acheron and is completely blind where Styxx is concerned, treating him exactly the same way she accuses others of treating Acheron. If you have not heard or read Acheron or any of the stories between these two, please do not skip ahead as there is so much that has occurred. You will see Acheron in a new light, and while not hating him, you will be disappointed in him until you realize he has only one side of the story, his own. He can't be held responsible for how he feels although his self-righteous attitude does wear thin but because now we are seeing things from Styxx's point of view. It did start a bit slow but Fred Berman is a great narrator and he alone can keep you hanging in there. Once the storyline gets going, O.M.G.! you will be hard pressed to stop listening but you might have to stop just to get over the emotional roller coaster ride that is Styxx's life. And there will be much, much hatered for two certain Gods.
I waited a very long time to read this book, because I was such a fan of Acheron. This story makes me love Styxx just as much. The story answers even more questions and things I wondered about in Acheron's book. I love that Sherrilyn Kenyon has created such a diverse and unique world where the characters have such depth. Where some authors tend to make their characters perfect in nature, Sherrilyn makes her characters as real and flawed as we are as human beings. This was not Acheron's story told by Styxx, although obviously their lives were intertwined. It's quite clear that no one had any idea what Styxx went through. In the end, the brothers were reunited as they should have been. The narrator made all the characters come to life for me. Overall, Sherrilyn Kenyon is one of the best authors and I have come to love her books, with it's unique world and original characters. More please!!!!
A heart renching love story, with an amazingly talented reader. I believed his characters truly.
Other reviews advised listeners to stick with it, but I never fell out of interest. Sherrilyn Kenyon has created such an amazing group of characters and how she has intertwined their lives is pure genius. Fred Berman is a true artist and makes these characters come alive. This, like all the other books in this series, can be read/listened to on its own, but it's so much for fulfilling to have read/listened to all books leading up to this one. I'm such a fan of this series, I've become attached to the characters. I don't want it to end!
The beginning had me confused but the audio wad exceptional. I usually read Sherrilyn Kenyon but as I drove and commuted to and from work- I loved this audio!!!!
Love the narrator ... Story line was outstanding and over all it was a great listen ... Always kept me coming back to hear what happens next.
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