Series: Dark Hunters #23
Published by St Martin's Press
on September 3rd 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Just when you thought doomsday was over...
Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge.
As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother’s side. They’ve spent more centuries going at each other’s throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he’s willing to trade his life and future for Acheron’s.
The Atlantean goddess of Wrath and Misery, Bethany was born to right wrongs. But it was never a task she relished. Until now. She owes Acheron a debt that she vows to repay, no matter what it takes. He will join their fellow gods in hell and nothing is going to stop her.
But things are never what they seem, and Acheron is no longer the last of his line. Styxx and Acheron 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?
This is going to be a short review, the summary tells you everything you need to know, and I don’t want to give anything away, so all I can tell you is my feels.
I thought Acheron was my favourite, but Styxx, oh my! Styxx has my heart. This was a whole other side to him and its heavy and pulled on my heart. I now understand the fire between these two brothers, it cuts like a knife and it’s raw and deep. The pain and the hurt that he’s been through and to see him come through the other side, now knowing who he truly is just left me drained of emotion and in a wreck LOL!
There are some twists in this book, especially at the end and we also learn a lot more about our favourite characters, including Estes and Ryssa who I hate even more now. I can’t go into it; because of the spoilers but the parts they played in the hurt of Styxx, tortured my soul and shook my core..
A large amount of this book is set in the past; there is a lot of pain, hurt, abuse and violence. Sometimes it became very uncomfortable to read, but this was good, not that it happened, but that the writing had that effect on me. Styxx was horrific and it’s very bleak, which might turn some people off, but you have to get past that to get to the core of the story, of love and rebuilding what was once broken.