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The Year of Acheron

Updated on February 23, 2013

The Year of Acheron

From the world of the Dark-Hunters comes the most anticipated book to date...

Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron endured a lifetime of hatred. His human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind. Only it was never that simple...

For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he never wants revealed. Now his survival, and ours, hinges on the very woman who threatens him. Old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both.

War has never been more deadly... or more fun.

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MEET THE AUTHOR!!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon lives a life of extraordinary danger... as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets, and a collection of swords on which all of the above have a major fixation. When she's not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she can be found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than fourteen million copies of her books in print, in twenty-eight countries, she certainly has a lot of friends to play with too.

Writing as both Sherrilyn Kenyon and Kinley MacGregor, she is an international phenomenon and author of several other series including: Dark-Hunters, The League, Brotherhood of the Sword, Lords of Avalon, and the forthcoming Nevermore. Her books always appear at the top of New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, and USA Today lists.

Look for her Web sites at:

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Excerpt from "Acheron"
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

June 23, 9527 BC

Acheron sat on the railing of his balcony completely drunk as he watched the elaborately dressed guests arriving for the birthday party in the palace below. His back was pressed against the building while his legs were stretched out before him in a precarious balance. He wasn't sure how much he'd imbibed at this point.

Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to kill him. But if he were lucky, he might yet tumble from his perch to the rocks a hundred feet below and die horribly there.

That would definitely mess up his brother's birthday celebration. For the first time in weeks, he laughed at the thought of Styxx dropping dead in front of the gathered nobles and dignitaries.

It would serve them right.

"It's my birthday too," he shouted, knowing no one could hear him. Even if they could, they wouldn't care.

Not even Artemis could be bothered to celebrate with him. Why? Because she was afraid someone would see her with him...

Gods forbid.

Acheron turned his head and winced as pain cut through him. He hated the fact that she alone could give him so much anguish. So careful he'd been to shield himself from the callousness of those around him. But Artemis, she cut him on a level no one else could touch.

And like everyone else, she didn't care how much she hurt him.

Then again, he should be grateful. At least this year he wasn't celebrating the anniversary of his birth in prison...

Or a stew.

Ever alone. Even when he was in a crowd, surrounded by people, he was alone.

Truthfully, he was tired of it. No one wanted him. The only reason his so-called family cared whether he lived or died was because if he died, their beloved Styxx died too.

"I've had enough."

Even though he was only one and twenty, he was as tired as an old man. He'd lived beyond his years and wanted no more pain. No more loneliness.

It was time to end it.

The voices he heard in his head were louder now. They were calling him home..."


ACHERON by Sherrilyn Kenyon

© 2008, St. Martin's Press

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      pamela-beavers-315 

      4 years ago

      Dark hunter series Acheron by Sherriyln Kenyon.

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      CaztyBon 

      5 years ago

      Dark Series by Christine Feehan, but Sherrilyn Kenyon and her Dark-Hunter series very close second

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      nykrian-quiakides 

      5 years ago

      i wouldn't do anything without this book series...hearing about what Acheron went through made me think of my own past and how it is somewhat similar to his...he and i are two peas in a pod...only..he is much better than i am..i love him

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I just finished the 18 book series of the dark hunters....Best series ever!!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      @awakeningwellness: I wish they did!!

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      awakeningwellness 

      6 years ago

      I have never heard of this series but you have me intrigued now, I just have one question though...does the hot guy come with the book? (o:

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      tadd_hoover 

      6 years ago

      hey holley! i saw your comment on the year of the dragon blog! i never knew about acheron until now. there was a greek god cheron who was half horse half man. so now we know that centaurs really do exist lol i would like to read your coupon blogs when i get more time. i just started blogging about a week ago. i would really like to know if i can generate some mooola doing this??? lol ill read yours if you read mine :) are you a fire breathing dragon or the night fury type? :) yes i watched how to tame your dragon. i thought i better figure out how to deal with these dragons before they drag me around lol i hope this year wont be as wild as i imagine lol i better watch that movie again lol check out my blog about my experience with astrology. have fun :)

      http://www.squidoo.com/the-astrological-signs

      also check out my rebate blog

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      im rather disappointed in the results of the coupon biz.

      got any good tips? :)

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      peter565 

      6 years ago

      Wow, this book really seem amazing, that TV version we saw in the Youtube video is the book made into a TV series or a movie?

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Acheron, is by FAR the best book i have ever read, I have read all the dark hunter/dream hunter novels and i a hopelessly addicted to Acheron. I have now read it 5 times. All these book are fantastic and worth reading. FYI whoever played Acheron in those video is YUM YUM YUMMY. Tell him to call me Tory and head on over to my place.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I will certainly have to read some of these books someday. Winter is coming and it gets long...not too mention cold. Well done!

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      kimmanleyort 

      8 years ago

      This is not a book I would normally pick up but your review has made it so intriguing. Excellent intro and adding an excerpt is a great idea, more meaningful than just a quote.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      I find the excerpt most intriquing!!! I know exactly what it is like to be along in a crowd.

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      GrowWear 

      8 years ago

      Have not read Kenyon, but you sure make her sound like an author not to miss. :)

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      julieannbrady 

      8 years ago

      Brrrwhwhhwhwaaaaaaa! OK -- don't delete this, but I was projecting such a sound as I read your introductory paragraph!

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      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      wow! now I've got to read this author! 5*

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      ElizabethJeanAl 

      9 years ago

      I have not read Acheron but I've added it to my list for the summer.

      Thanks for sharing

      Lizzy

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      Holley Web 

      9 years ago

      [in reply to papawu] So you can sign on as a Squire now right? :)

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      papawu 

      9 years ago

      I have read Acheron 3 times already and feel like I know everything there is to know about the leader of the Dark Hunters. What a vivid and wonderfully creative mind Kenyon has. She makes you have a different way of looking at ancient mythology. She is quite the tale weaver.

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      SolarFeline 

      9 years ago

      Cool lens & great book. Missed a couple in the series but wouldn't have missed Acheron. Finished the book in less than 24 hours. Even my hubby luvs the series. Kudos!

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