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Subject: Acheron-----Like it?
Date Posted: 8/9/2008 7:51 PM ET
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I hate to say this, but I really had a problem with this book.  I had trouble with the first half, so I just scanned and/or skipped a few thousand years.  Loved when Mom got mad and then had to skip more!  I read for enjoyment and had a problem with what was done to Acheron in his early years.  I wish it could have been cut.  His sweetie was ok.  What's with Nick & Artemis?????  Strange book and a strange direction it seems to be taking.  I will probably read all of it at a time when I have nothing else to read.  Is it just me, or does anyone else have this problem.........................

Date Posted: 8/9/2008 10:54 PM ET
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I thought it was alright.   I thought he'd have had a more kick ass partner though.  She kind of wussed him out a bit didn't you think?

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 1:52 AM ET
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You bet!  It broke my heart to see the mighty Acheron whine and doubt himself.  What part of being an immortal bad-ass doesn't  he understand? 

 

Reading:  Cheyenne McCray's "Wild" series.

 

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 8:07 AM ET
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I'm glad you all posted - I've been disappointed in the last few books, so I guess I'm through reading the series.  Too bad, loved the first ones. 

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 5:59 PM ET
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I'm willing to see how the next one goes before I make up my mind. 

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 11:11 PM ET
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Just finished Acheron and I have to say, I liked it. The first part dealing with Ash's life as a mortal - I never imagined Ash's past to be as heartbreakingly sorrowful as it was! It explains a lot. I was glad to finally know how he became a god and why he's so dedicated to the Dark-hunters.

Date Posted: 8/12/2008 11:42 PM ET
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I just finished the book and I really liked it it was so sad and really answered alot of questions about Ash.

I really enjoyed reading the history of his mortal life and why Artimiss had such control over him. I will look forward to reading more but I have always enjoyed the Dark Hunters.

Subject: Archeron...
Date Posted: 8/19/2008 3:23 PM ET
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Unlike most everyone else, I actually liked the first half of the book better than the second half!  I do agree it was a bit much and she could have toned it down a bit, but it was very well written.  The second half of the book was what I had trouble with.  Ash suddenly seemed like a 19 year old!  The romance wasn't quite what I was looking for and the "alpha Ash" didn't live up to my expectations.  All in all I do still think it was a great read and if I'm going to pay for a hard cover book at least I got my money's worth.  I do hope the next in the series doesn't wimp out on me in the end though...dark hunters are NOT wimpy ever! 

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 11:08 PM ET
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I liked the whole book.

You got to step back and remember in all the books of the Dark Hunters and the Dream Catchers, that all the books hinted at Acheron's pass. That no one knew the whole story, or the reason why Artemis had a hold on Acheron that keep him bound to that red headed heifer goddess like (simi likes to call her). No one had the whole story of why and how.

With this book it answers alot of questions that stuck in the back of my mind. The Why, The Where, The When and any other question that might have laid in waiting to be answered.

I always wondered why Acheron did not find a lady of his own, even when his other dark hunters found their ladies and in one case her man. I always wondered why Acheron always carried a soft spot for Zarek. Because Acheron knew what Zarek went through.

Plus I loved it when Momma Appollimo broke bad and started kicking some butts that was way over time to do. Plus it cannot hurt when Momma has Acheron lady picked out and did not tell Ash that she watched over his lady

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 12:58 PM ET
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I liked this book, but I did feel that the second part was rushed alot. Acheron's sweetie adapted way too fast to all the changes she went through and knew how to do stuff without having to do any struggling with learning! There were some really good scenes here and there, but that was part of the problem. It was like we were rushed from one good scene to another, without much connecting material. I'm going to listen to the audiobook and see if it flows better that way. I've found that some books I really prefer to listen to rather than read, and vice versa.

Date Posted: 8/22/2008 4:00 PM ET
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I loved it.  I thought it was the best book in her series.  LOVED IT!!!!!

Subject: Acheron
Date Posted: 8/24/2008 10:41 PM ET
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Once I finished this book I decided I liked the first half best.  Although there was an excess of Acheron abuse, it did answer a lot of the questions I had throughout the series.  The second half was disappointing, I just didn't like his lady.  He deserved so much more than a tall, skinny, intellectual archaeologist.  She should have been much more interesting.  Also, Ach seemed way too wimpy in the second half of the book.  I have kept several books in the dark hunters series, but this is not one of them.

 

Diane

Date Posted: 8/31/2008 2:34 AM ET
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This is the first book by Kenyon that I have ever read and I found it to be the best book I've ever read.  It was heartbreaking to read about all the horrors he went through and I loved Tory.  I was amazed that he could still be so good after everthing done to him.  I would have said, to hell with it!  Let mama wipe everyone out.  He didn't seem wimpy to me, just very tormented.  But then again, I haven't read any of the others in this series, so I don't know what his character was like in them.  I have since gotten the other books, but have just started reading Fantasy Lover, so I guess I'll find out if he indeed did wimp out in his book after reading the rest of the series.  I would love to have an Ash of my very own.  Anyway, I just wanted to say that I loved it, think about it constantly and will probably reread it 100 times.  Hopefully the book can handle that many readings! 

Diana

Subject: WOW
Date Posted: 8/31/2008 6:30 PM ET
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I Loved IT!!!!!  I finished it cover to cover in about 16 hours. It was hearwrenching and sad but I just couldn't put it down. I am anxious for the next in the series to come out. CAN"T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!

Subject: Acheron
Date Posted: 9/1/2008 1:03 AM ET
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I waited until I read all the books in the series before I read Acheron.  I loved it and his history moved me to tears.  I have to, though, agree about the second half.  It seemed to move too quickly and a bit out of character for Ash.  It just feels that he would have spent a lot more time before jumping into a relationship and Tori did not seem like the best match for him.  But all in all, I love the series and the book.  Sure wish I could meet guys like these.

caryl

Date Posted: 9/2/2008 10:22 AM ET
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I loved the whole book!! It was worth the money and my time spent reading it.  Yes there was a lot of history but you needed that to really understand Ash and who he is (it may have been a tad excessive but I did not mind).  I liked the second part as well.  Yes we saw the more "needy" side of Ash but that was okay with me.  I already new he was a badass and I am sure he will be his badass self again in the next book.  I liked Nick's little part in it and am curious to see where they take things with him and Artemis. 

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 1:53 PM ET
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i finally got this from the library yesterday afternoon - and finished it before i went to sleep.

Ash's human life was just heartbreaking, and finally it made sense why he didn't let anyone get too close, and his powers finally made more sense, particularly why poor Nick's life was torn apart with just a few words.  and yay for Ash's mom for kicking some major ass for what happened to her baby boy!

it makes me want to go back and read the rest of the books, particularly the bits where Styxx has shown up in the past.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 5:58 PM ET
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You know I had a bit of a problem with this book.  The Ash who we've come to love was sort of corny and unlike himself in this book. The guitar playing was too much just to show us the difference between Tory's showing affection and Artemis' lack thereof. The first part of the book was pretty graphic and I found myself saying  "enough already...we get it! The man was tortured!"

What also didn't fit was Artemis' treatment of him in the present. I just didn't buy the torture she put him through. Why not show that in the other books? I know she was supposed to be the enemy but to have her go to such extremes in order to have the reader to hate her was just too much.

All in all, it was a quick read for me but sometimes during the book I found myself rolling my eyes. Seize the Night still remains my favorite of the series so far.

 

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 8:21 PM ET
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All in all, I liked the book.  I 've been following the series for many, many years and it really explains Ash.  I do remember the torture Artemis put him through in the other books, I remember reading one where he was bleeding from a session from Artemis or something and I always wondered why he put up with her so I know she had put that in the other books. 

I agree that the first part was really graphic that I also found myself thinking that it was enough already, got the point.  However, when I read the second half, I didn't really buy into that Ash.  I thought the girl should be different or show more of something.  I ended up liking the first half more!  I'm not sure if I didn't like Ash in the present or if I wanted more story development in Tory's character. 

Overall though, I liked it as I always like every book she does and will always continue reading anything she puts out in this series.