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Acheron : Dark Hunter Series : Book 15 - Sherrilyn Kenyon

Acheron

Dark Hunter Series : Book 15

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Published: March 2009
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Even though he was the youngest when he died, Acheron was the first Dark-Hunter ever appointed. He is also the writer of the Dark-Hunter Creed and of the Code we abide by.

Because of his Dark-Hunter age and the fact that he fought the Daimons alone for thousands of years, he is more phantom than real. He interacts with the other Dark-Hunters on a whim, and his sage advice is often sought. Eccentric and idiosyncratic to the extreme, he is a legend among legends.

The Dark-Hunters never know what to expect when Acheron enters a scene. He runs the full gamut from friendly to intimidating to downright scary. It is said of him that there has never been a mortal born who could equal his physical perfection. He possesses a raw, rare kind of charisma. To look at him is to want him. To see him is to ache to touch him.

No one knows why he became what he did. Then again, no one knows much about him. Period. And he likes it that way. Trying to get any personal information out if him is an impossible task. No one even knows what his real hair color is.

About the Author

Sherrilyn Kenyon is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than sixteen million copies of her books in print, in over thirty countries. She is the author of the Dark-Hunter novels, which have an international cult following and always appear at the top of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today lists. Writing both as Sherrilyn Kenyon and Kinley MacGregor, she is also the author of several other series, including: The League, Brotherhood of the Sword, Lords of Avalon, The Dream-Hunters and the forthcoming Nevermore.

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    5.0

    I LOVE IT. NO OTHER WAY TO SAY IT :)

    By Bubba girl

    from rocky au

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        Great book to read love tha authors work

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        5.0

        The best book of the Dark Hunter series

        By Bookworm Bub

        from Brisbane

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          Acheron is by far the best book in the Dark Hunter Series. I've re-read this book many times and will again. Every time I hear Donna summers song Last Dance I always think of Acheron. The book is divided into two parts. Acherons tragic mortal life and his re-birth into immortality. Acheron is a definate must-read. You will definately love it as much as I do.

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          5.0

          Acheron, gotta love him.

          By Em-Lou

          from Brisbane

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            For fans of the Dark Hunter series, this is the book you want to read. I loved Acheron before I read this book but after reading it I appreciate him so much more and think he is so amazing. It is an excellent telling of his story. Will read it again, even though his mortal life was so tragic.

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            5.0

            Exciting and erotic, real page turner

            By Fiona the bike rider

            from melbourne, au

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              Have read this book many times, purchased for a friend, she loved it and is now reading the series. Created in such detail, the thing not good is I read it so fast I was wanting more.

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              PRAISE FOR SHERRILYN KENYON "Kenyon is the reigning queen of the vampire novel."--Barbara Vey, "Publishers Weekly""An engaging read."--"Entertainment Weekly "on "Devil May Cry""Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic, sexy, and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels."--"The Boston Globe "on "Dark Side of the Moon"

              "‘Tis a shame they did that to you," Artemis said quietly. "You are far too beautiful to be made sterile. Shall I fix you?"

              "No. There's no reason to. I told you, no one would ever welcome a child conceived from me."

              It was the pain in his silvery eyes as he spoke that brought an unfamiliar ache to her chest. 
              Her poor Acheron.

              He looked spectacular lying back against the white linens that only emphasized the wide expanse of tawny masculine skin. Every muscle of his body was a study in perfection. He was so inviting. Warm. And he was completely unabashed about his nude sexuality. About what they'd done. He wasn't cocky or arrogant that he had touched her.

              He treated her like she was...

              Human.

              Most of her family couldn't stand her. Humans feared her. Even her handmaidens laughed amongst themselves, but kept their guard up whenever she drew near.  
              But this man...
              He was different. He held no fear of anything or anyone. Like a powerful, untamed beast, he was defiant and bold. Unyielding in her presence. He was docile now, but the power of him was undeniable. It was frightening even to her.

              "Have you any friends?" she asked.

              He shook his head. 

              "Why not?"

              "I suppose I'm not worthy of any."

              Artemis frowned at his reasoning. "It can't be that. I haven't any either and I am more than worthy. Perhaps there is a flaw to us." She paused as she thought about that. "No, that can't be right either. I have no flaws and yet I'm as alone as you are."
              Never before had Artemis realized just how alone she really was. Her twin brother had friends. He had lovers. Apollo was the closest thing to a friend she'd ever known, but even he was afraid of her. Apollo never invited her to do things with him unless it involved destruction or punishment. He didn't laugh with her or ask her to go out carousing or gaming.

              "Will you be my friend, Acheron?"

              Acheron was utterly stunned by her unexpected question. "You would befriend me?"

              She cocked her head as she watched him with a small puckering of her divine brow. She was shimmery and ethereal; far beyond the reach of something like him. "Well, yes. I mean, we can't let others know it, but I like what you have shown me. I wish to learn more about this world and about you." She smiled warmly at him as if she were truly sincere with her offer. It reminded him how rare such a thing as sincerity was. And friendship...
              It was an elusive dream he dare not allow himself. People like him didn't have friendship. Anymore than they had love or kindness. And yet he found a foreign part of himself aching for want of it.
              Aching for want of her.
              "So, are we friends, Acheron? I promise you, you'll never regret it."
              Sherrilyn Kenyon

              Multi-published romance author Sherrilyn Kenyon, AKA Kinley MacGregor, knows men. She lives outside of Nashville, TN with her husband, three sons and assorted pets. Raised in the middle of eight boys, and currently outnumbered by the Y chromosomes in her home, she realises the most valuable asset a woman has for coping with men is a sense of humour (not to mention a large trash bag and a pair of tongs).

              Visit Sherrilyn Kenyon's Booktopia Author Page


              ISBN: 9780312949419
              ISBN-10: 0312949413
              Series: Dark Hunter
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 816
              Published: March 2009
              Publisher: St Martin's Press
              Dimensions (cm): 17.1 x 11.0  x 3.3
              Weight (kg): 0.36