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Styxx (Dark-Hunter Novels) Hardcover – September 3, 2013
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As the best-selling Dark-Hunter series about the centuries-spanning adventures of the immortal warriors of Atlantis enters its second decade, international phenom Kenyon extends the story of her most popular character, Acheron (Acheron, 2008), to include his identical twin, Styxx. Styxx appears to have it all, but the apparent glamor and privilege of being the crown prince of Didymos is merely an illusion. The king has impossible expectations for Styxx and doesn’t understand that every beating he gives Acheron, whom he hates, is also felt by his twin. When the twins were young children, the only peace Styxx experienced was when he and Acheron lay down with the soles of their feet touching. As a teenager, Styxx goes to Atlantis and attempts to rescue Acheron from their cruel uncle, who viciously retaliates. For the next 11,000 years, the brothers despise each other. Kenyon’s epic tale of sibling rivalry and hatred fueled by the manipulations of gods from multiple pantheons features enough depravity and underhanded politics to give The Game of Thrones a run for its money. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Kenyon is such a mega-seller, this Dark-Hunter title has a 350,000 initial print run and a six-figure marketing budget for a glitzy launch and media and online blitz. --Diana Tixier Herald
“[A] publishing phenomenon . . . [Sherrilyn Kenyon is] the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene . . . Just one example of arguably the most in-demand and prolific authors in America these days.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic and relentless imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels.” ―Boston Globe
“[An] engaging read.” ―Entertainment Weekly
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The isolation alone was horrible and I could not understand how he made it through all this. After trying to kill Acheron he was given Acheron's memories for THREE years. He had to live his and Acheron's memories over and over and it was so heartbreaking. When Acheron finally saw him again and decided to bring him to Kateros I was really happy that they would be able to find that special relatioship again. But NO Acheron had to leave him alone for another THREE years to survive and to really torment him, he was able to see the temple Acheron lived in and see how happy he was. All of his friends were around Acheron all the time and still Styxx was not included. This is where I started to HATE Acheron. He did not make any attempt to forgive his brother. Even though he still loved Nick after his murder attempt and being able to help his dark hunters to learn to forgive their atrocities. Again Styxx had to be isolated and learn to attempt to live using really basic necesseties to survive but not only that, he had to do it in a place where he was a prisoner for a year to be beaten, raped and humilated constantly. UGH... again Styxx was stabbed in the gut. It seems he should have died so many times but unfortunately, he lived and was scarred again..I was so glad to see Urian again and how he befriended Styxx. (I also figured out the storyline here, it wasnt so hard). I really wished that Urian made more of an effort to get to know Styxx more. Styxx had to wait til he was moved to NY before they were able to get to know each other better. It was so good also to see Simi and everone again.
This is really where I started to cry. (even now when I am writing this those scenes were really hard for me to read). Styxx found Bethany's temple and stayed there hoping that no one found him and forced him back to the island. I really loved Danger and Urian taking care of him by bringing him food and clothes. I could go on and on here. But unfortunately Styxx had to wait a really long time for his happy ending after this and this was so unacceptable to me. Why was his life so much harder than Acheron's? I really hated that part. I really loved how he stayed faithfull to Bethany and his love was so pure for over thousands of years constantly. He never waivered from this, never gave up and he lived with this pain so long that when he finally saw her again it was heartbreaking (sorry for using this word again...).
I thought Zarek's life was so horrible but I think Styxx has him beat now. Ms. Kenyon has given us a wonderful world with these books, and her stories really touch you, whether they are horrible or not, so thank you Ms. Kenyon. This is another wonderful addition to your dark hunter world. I recommend this book to all dark hunter fans but please be prepared for tough scenes. If you can make it through that then you will have a new appreciation for people who survive ordeals and come out stronger. Unfortunately, life is hard and some people have it harder than others but humans are survivors; we just have to figure out what is important enough to figt for. Thanks!!!!
Styxx's life was harsh, his father's expectations and doubts about his birth circumstances were heavy on him. His sister was an utter b-i-t-c-h, if I liked her in the first book in this one she has become one of my most hated characters of all times -she's worse than Voldemort and Dolores Umbridge mixed together. She was such a b-i-t-c-h and terrible unfair with Styxx, she was pitiful and resentful and the loved I felt she had for Ash in Acheron's book felt almost obsessive - as if she too couldn't avoid the want of wanting Acheron for herself. And let's not go to his uncle because next to his sister those two were horrible.
Styxx was gorgeous, his life as a soldier was my favorite aspect of the book, the way he was so fair with his army and nothing stopped the fact he was noble inside and outside. He was an old soul in a child's body and his relationship with his Master and later father figured was amazing. Styxx and Beth were lovely, one of the best couples from the Dark-Hunter series. I loved how even later, in present time, Styxx never complained about life and unfairness, he just kept going on loving Beth and his unborn child.
From the present part of the book, I loved Styxx and Urian's relationship. I loved Urian as a character and knowing who was his father made me love him a bit more. The fact he never pushed Styxx and respected him, never judging was one of the best aspects of the book.
The ending felt extremely rushed and I felt lost in occasions because so many things were going on and Ash was an as-s-h-ole for the most part of the book - if not the entire book - and Styxx was still suffering other's peoples hate on him. He just wanted to be free, free and alone even if he always hated being alone when he was a child. The fact I felt it was a rape-fest most of the book and the ending was extremely rushed took a lot of enjoyment of this book. I had to put it aside for a second because the rape scenes were a turn off -even if they weren't descriptive, the aftermath was always terrible to read.
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