Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

(Dark Hunter Book #12)
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Genre: Paranormal Romance / Historic

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.
What goes into making a God? Acheron begins life as a human with hopes of living a privileged and royal life, except everything goes wrong. He is tossed away like trash from his mortal family and struggles for 21 years until his birthright changes everything. Though thousands of years of passed, Acheron is still struggling to overcome the horrors from his youth. Enter Tori; she's equally stubborn and determined to get Ash (the modern Acheron) into helping her resolve her grandfather's reputation of locating the real Atlantis, but nothings as easy as she hopes.

First off . . . this book if HUGE. Almost 800 pages. I got hooked with the first half and loved it. I enjoyed the ancient historic feel to the story and the grief was really gut-wrenching. You cry for all that Acheron goes through. Then you skip ahead a couple of 1000 years to him settling in as a God. Then you skip many many many more 1000 of years to the modern day. I felt this part didn't do the book justice. I couldn't grasp how easily Acheron feel for Tory when he had literally tons of time to come to terms with all the skeletons in his closet. I dunno' . . . their story felt rushed and not as enjoyable as the beginning part. Overall, it was a fun read but a bit awkward considering the size of the book.

Likes: I loved the mythology.

Dislikes: Ash came off as a pansy near the end. I know it was suppose to represent him letting his guard down, but it just felt forced and not natural to me.


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