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21 July 2009 @ 08:39 pm
Acheron - Sherrilyn Kenyon  
Acheron (Dark Hunter) (Dark-Hunter World) Title: Acheron

Author:  Sherrilyn Kenyon

Genre(s): romance/fantasy

Plot Summary:  

Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron endured a lifetime of hatred. His human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind. Only it was never that simple...For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he never wants revealed. Now his survival, and ours, hinges on the very woman who threatens him. Old enemies are reawakening and uniting to kill - them both.

My Rating:  5/5

My Review: See comments (spoilers!)

Roshni (mememememeee)mememememeee on July 21st, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. Crap. I haven't read such a good book in a very, very, very long time. (It is part of a much longer series but I read it as a stand alone copy and everything made sense to me. Though after reading this I will be reading the rest of the series.)

Acheron, the immortal son of an Atlantian goddess of destruction and god of creation is put into the womb of a human queen when a prophecy puts his life in danger. His mother believes that his life will be one of ease since he will be born as a Prince. However this is far from the case. In the first part of the book where are about 925 years B.C. going from his birth to his death at the age of 21. The second half of the book is set in the present day in America when we see what is happening to him now.

The first part of the book is what I loved. I couldn't stop reading. Acheron's life was not easy. Kenyon does not skimp on the gritty detail of what was done to him and I advice you all to be warned. His childhood and adult life is not pleasant and you leanr a lot about what happened to him by people he hated and people he loved.

Truthfully I loved the first half more than the second half, even though in the second half you have a the heroine that can be described using words such as 'spunky' and 'feisty'. But I am taking the piss unjustifiably. Tory is funny, smart and sarcastic. I was rotting for her from the beginning.

The ending leaves a lot open for future development and I know that the war between the various gods and the various human sections will only develop more. Looking forward to it!

acidrosesacidroses on July 21st, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Yay finally a review! I thought this community had died. :P This sounds interesting... I might go pick it up when I get the chance.
Roshni (mememememeee)mememememeee on July 23rd, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Welcome back!! I have posted a few reviews here, now it's your turn! I really recommend it. Brilliant book!