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House of the Rising Son

Narrated by: Fred Berman
Series: Dark-Hunter, Book 23
Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
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Now released for the first time as a standalone audiobook, House of the Rising Son, previously a part of the Dark Bites story collection from number-one New York Times best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon.

The eldest son in a family of three boys, Aricles had no desire to be a soldier, even though his fighting skills were among the best in the world. He was more than content on his small Atlantean farm, living a quiet, uneventful life. But when his brother is determined to don a soldier's uniform, Aricles joins him with a promise to their father to bring his brother home in one piece. What he never counts on is how much their new lives will forever change them or what the risk of a forbidden love will ultimately cost him.

©2014 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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  • Shuebee
  • Norfolk, VA United States
  • 08-17-16

Absoluetly Amazing

What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

Fred Berman's performance reading this book was great, he was able to distinguish the characters.

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

I was kept in suspense and anticipation with each chapter.

Any additional comments?

Another wonderful written book by Sherrilyn Kenyon, after all these years reading her books, I do no think I have ever read or listened to a bad one as of yet.

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  • CC
  • 03-26-16

A love story

Magical , a love story. I had read Styx which I loved. Nice to see how it all began.
Sherrilyn has a way of transporting you into another place and time


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A rather wonderful more information to Styxx story

A little more information about Styxx and his true love was actually kind of refreshing and nice. even though this was such a short pre runner story.

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Great entre to Styxx

This book is great as it sets the foundation for her Styxx book. It now would serve the readers who did not read her novels to first read this then the Styxx book

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Always Exceeds Expectations!

I've been a huge fan of Sherrilyn's works for quite some time now. However, the stories of Aricles & Bathymaas/Styxx & Bethany are especially near and dear to my heart. As an authorized and verified role-player, I play the character of Bethany/Bathymaas. Their story is among the most beautiful, heart-wrenching and heroic of all! Having said that, I'd also like to say that Mr. Fred Berman is my favorite narrator! He does such an excellent job with all the characters. He seems to be able to capture their spirit and also differentiate so well that I really feel like I'm hearing all there different voices. I really hope that Mr. Berman continues to narrate all of Sherrilyn's works.

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Skip this and get next book.

This story is included in the next book "Dark Bites" which is a collection of short stories. If you were going to get that one then definitely skip this one.

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Loved it!

This story BROKE my heart. Absolutely loved it. Sorry for the spoiler but I cried at the end 😕

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  • Chris
  • West Jordan, UT, United States
  • 01-15-18

Great story repeated in the next book.

Just get the next book in the series, Dark Bites. Great stories, great characters, wonderful imaginative histories. Love the books.

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brought me back

I was getting a bit lost in the dark hunters series, it's hard not to with how many books are in the series, but this one reminded me of everything I love about this series and I can't wait to start styxx next though I'm not sure it comes next lol

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Aricles and Bathymaas

If you could sum up House of the Rising Son in three words, what would they be?

Ancient wars and gods

What was one of the most memorable moments of House of the Rising Son?

Aricles answers Bathymaas' questions about becoming aroused.

Which scene was your favorite?

Bathymaas not renouncing Aricles when she learns the truth of Apollo's attack on Aricles.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The final scene when baby Bethany is named.

Any additional comments?

This story was part of the book Styxx and also appeared in the anthology Dark Bites. It was good then, and it's good now.