"this is a story that needs to be read slowly, savoured and enjoyed"
Eleven Thousand years ago a god was born and cursed into
the body of a human. Acheron spent his life in pain and
shame but his death nearly destroyed the world. To stop the
destruction of everything he was brought back to life
against his will. Acheron now uses this second chance to
defend mankind, look after the Dark-Hunters and forget his
However hiding the past isn't simple and when Acheron hears
of yet another archaeologist who thinks they have found
Atlantis he is there to make sure the claim isn't true.
Little does he know that this time the truth is close to
being found. Suddenly Acheron is helping the archaeologist
so he can keep everything a secret. Not only must he keep
things under wraps for himself but for the whole of mankind.
After all the hype, reading this newest and biggest part in
the Dark-Hunter series was something that needed to be done
as soon as possible. However while reading this newest
edition to the series I had to ask myself - Was it worth
the hype? My answer? Sure it was and I wasn't expecting
anything else. However for anyone who hasn't followed this
series you need to go and read the rest before you get to
the ultimate best. Sure this could stand alone, like all
the Dark Hunter novels, but Acheron is much better if you
know the rest of the history and the reasons this story has
finally been told.
I love Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series and have followed it
religiously since I found it. Anyone who hasn't tried this
series yet should go out and get one asap but just don't
spoil things by reading Acheron first. Acheron was amazing
but nothing more or less than the previous books in this
series. The only things that made it special was its size
and its leading male.
The first half of the book centers on Acheron's life as a
human and is told from the perspective of his sister and
then his own. Not written in the style Dark-Hunter fans are
used to, this was of course a big part of the story and set
the way for the second half of the book. The second half
was of course a Dark-Hunter story about Ash himself. Set in
the present with all the Dark-Hunter people, places etc.
Finally we see Ash get what he deserves.
All in all this 12th book in the series was an amazing read
and even though it is a little bigger than usual, it was
the best yet. I needed nearly 2 days to read this and I am
a fast reader. However this is a story that needs to be
read slowly, savoured and enjoyed. This is Kenyon's
ultimate work and I am curious to see how she will ever
manage to top it. However I also have to say that the hype
was over the top. Way too much press for a book that would
only interest the fans and a book that can not and should
not be read by readers new to the series.
Oh and I loved the Sprite scene. Anyone who has read this
already will know what I mean :)
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted August 31, 2008