I'm a new SK fan and have really enjoyed the dark-hunter series. This book really gives in-depth information as to what Acheron went thru growing up as well as growing into manhood and his godhood. I have to admit the beginning was really difficult to read and my heart really went out to the boy that he was and the man he turned into. Really explained a lot as to what made Ash what he is today. I have to say though that if you can't stomach reading of the abuse he went thru, you probably shouldn't pick it up.
I agree with other reviews that part 2 could have had more information. Though the book was very long, it really didn't take that long to read and was incredibly difficult to put down. The second part seemed to lack the important details that we found in the beginning. With that said, I still feel that this is the best dark hunter novel so far.
Finally, we learn about ASH! The book is broken into two parts: Acheron, the human and Ash, the leader of the Dark Hunters. The first part is awesome. The pain and torture of the soul of the man. The second part is a little slower and reads much like a trilogy novel (short amount of space to really make a point to the story) but it is so necessary in the sequence of events of this series.
I love the dark hunter books!!!! yet another excellent book in the series
This book could quite possibly be the best book SK has written to date. Acheron is written in two parts. The first part we finally learn about what made Ash, Ash. Hard to handle at times to see the agony this character has dealt with. The second part deals with the here and now.
My only prob with this book is the editing. I felt the second half was cut too much. This is a long book and something had to go. Unfortunately, too much went. The writing was right on the money though. Too bad some editor felt this book would have been to long for people to buy.
If you are already a Dark Hunter fan, you will love this long awaited story of Ash. It ties together so many loose ends and finally answers the questions we have all wondered about him. It's best not to start here though, if you have not read the other Dark Hunter books. You need to fall in love with the man Ash became, before you can accept the extreme abuse that he went through to become that person. I cried and cried feeling his pain, no one is more deserving of finding love and a happy ending. The love part of the story was too short, though the book was already long... I wanted more.