Styxx

Styxx

Book - 2014
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The most highly-anticipated novel in the Dark-Hunter series since "Acheron"-- the unforgettable story of Styxx, Acheron's twin brother and one of the most powerful beings on earth. Styxx and Archeron must put aside their past and learn to trust each other or more will suffer. Yet it's hard to risk your own life for someone who once tried to take yours, even when it's your own twin. And when loyalties are skewed and no one can be trusted, not even yourself, how do you find a way back from the darkness that wants to consume the entire world? One that wants to start by devouring your very soul?
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Paperbacks,, 2014.
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks ed.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781250029898
Characteristics: x, 1008 pages ;,18 cm.

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GarnerK
Apr 16, 2017

This book is by far one of the best Sherrilyn Kenyon novels that I have read. I loved the way it travelled between characters and how it meshed with previous stories to lead it into the current series.

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ninica
Oct 27, 2015

While reading Acheron I could not even stand the thought of Styxx, but after reading his story I have to admit that I've fallen in love with this multi-layered character and that I actually prefer him to Acheron. "Don't judge a book by its cover."

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Kyanite
Oct 24, 2015

I have always kinda wished that this were a straight-up fantasy series. I felt more strongly about it after reading Acheron, where the bulk of the book was romance-free, and after Styxx, I'm convinced. The world building and characters and just the whole story is strong enough to fly without spending so much time exactly how each couple falls in love/ gets busy.

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sunflwrsu
Jul 28, 2015

I was hesitant to read this after reading Acheron and the explosive, detailed abuse that was represented.
Boy am I glad I did. It was fantastic to read about Styxx and no less shocking really to see he suffered right along with Acheron. I don't want to spoil anything, but just say this was an eye opener and not what you expected after reading Acheron.
They are both great characters and boy by the end of this do you ever root for Styxx too. Well worth the read.
At the end of the day doesn't everyone just want to kick Artemis and Apollo out of the stratasphere. They are two terrible gods to have to contend with.

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Christinalibrary
Jun 12, 2014

I appreciate that Kenyon is trying to redeem Styxx and therefore his story must be more graphic than Acheron's but frankly this book is too much. Between all the abuse, rape and who knows what else the book becomes tedious. It's over 800 pages and only the last 200 pages are worth reading in my opinion. Plus, on top of all that we're supposed to believe that he can live through unending abuse, be on a desert island for 11,000 years and still retain his humanity. Are you kidding me?

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dprodrig
Apr 28, 2014

This book is too long. Kenyon has spent a really long time taking Acheron's side, making his brother seem like a shit. Therefore, she choose to reveal his story in one giant tome, instead of having it revealed piece by piece and I think it loses something by throwing it down all at once. You don't really get a chance to rebuild the relationship between the brothers. It's artificial. And pushes you to accept very suddenly that Kenyon loves this character, wants to redeem him and make him more understandable. Be aware, there are some rather graphic scenes of abuse in this book.

Monikan21 Mar 09, 2014

Book 23 of Dark Hunter novels; preceded by Time Untime and followed by The Son of No One; about Styxx and Bethany. This was a very long book (836pgs). The beginning was a bit hard to get through as Styxx was virtually unknown (other than what Ryssa wrote about him and what Acheron thought). But in time my opinion of him changed dramatically and it was fun to read the explanations behind some of his behaviours. It was interesting to be a witness to a different point of view; the unfairness of it all. I love Styxx's character; he is sooo much more than I would have ever imagined (I might even like him more than Acheron!) Wow - this was a great book!

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LoveChild60
Feb 16, 2014

Re:soli:
Also dont run into my ex.

solipuppytillycleo Feb 07, 2014

I liked the book, but anyone who is troubled by very graphic scenes of physical, sexual, mental and emotional torture might want to think twice. The story line really connects threads from previous books in the series but the book IS really graphic.

KuchikiMai Jan 29, 2014

Even though there is no denying that there was rape, torture, and despair, this book doesn't deserve low ratings. It was a terrific read and it was well worth the wait.
Don't get turned off by the few bad comments and read this book!!(●^o^●)

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Oct 21, 2013

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