Acheron (Dark-Hunter #15)

The Rift Walker (Vampire Empire, #2)

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Pub­lisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: Mass Market Paperback, 816 pages
Series: Dark-Hunter Universe
Pub­li­ca­tion date: March 31st 2009

Eleven thousand years ago, a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. But the strongest steel is forged from the fires of hell…

Acheron’s human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind. Only it was never that simple. For centuries, Acheron has fought for our survival and hidden a past he’ll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence. Now his survival—and ours—hinges on hers, and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both. War has never been more deadly...or more fun.

Ever since the first moment Acheron appeared in the Dark-Hunter series I started to be drawn to him. He had that mysterious air surrounding him that determined you to want to know everything about his life. I actually couldn’t wait to get my hand on this book; thinking that it’s number 15 in the series made me want to think about skipping the rest of them, but a fellow reader suggested not to do that since almost all of the books are related to each other. I will advise you to do the same. Anyways, FINALLY I started it and my first shock was the fact that it’s long. 736 pages long…. Wow that’s a lot of Ash!

The book is divided into two parts, the first one is about his early life, and the second is, as you know after reading the previous books (shame on you if you didn’t), about his existence after his death.

Part one is brutal, I tell you this. In most of it I wanted to cry, the rest I wanted to kill almost all the characters in it except for Ash, and towards the end I got disgusted towards humanity. Yes, it was that bad. I won’t get into details because I don’t want to spoil it, but my conclusion is that we all have to learn a lot from this man. The amount of strength he showed is amazing and made me respect and love him even more than before.

Part two is softer, if I can use that term, compared to the first one. It’s full of a new Acheron, raw, sarcastic and determined to kick the ass of any SOB who gets in his way. Go Ash! The change in him is amazing, the story gets interesting and we have a happy ending (sort of). I’ll just leave it to this.

Aaanyways, in the end I must say that even after 736 pages I still didn’t get enough of this guy. He officially is my favorite character in this series, and probably can even compete with Bones (Night Huntress – check it out! It’s awesome). I still can’t make up my mind between these two lol. This certainly is my favorite book in this series.

Oh and before I forget, let me know what your thoughts on the Sprite issue. Was I the only one who found it hilarious? Drinking it will never be the same again…

Here are some quotes that I loved:

Savitar shoved Takeshi back. "Your mother was a goatherder."
"It's an honorable profession."
"Yeah for a goat."

"I don't like your hair black."
He gave her a droll stare. "And I don't like your head attached to your shoulders. Guess we can't all have what we want, huh?"

"You can't live alone all the time, Ash . . . or is it Asheron, Acheron or Apostolos? I don't even know what to call you."
Call me yours . . .


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