From the first time we met him, I, like so many other fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series, hated Styxx. He was our hero's twin. The evil one. The one who hated his brother Acheron, and wished him no good, ever.
Sherrilyn Kenyon blows all that to hell with Styxx's story.
And I'm so glad she did.
Styxx, the hero of Didymos, the future King of the two islands that make up the Greek City-State. He's the Heir. And you would think that he has it easy. Only, that's not true. He has it as hard, or harder than his brother Acheron has ever had it. But he can't show it. So, he shores up his defenses, becomes the best warrior and cuts a huge swath through the Atlanteans while they're at war, gaining the total respect of his warriors.
But once they're called home, his family is still the same. His father hates him, his mother and sister do too, and his brother is still gone. Taken when they were only seven.
He finds a woman whom he loves dearly, and though she protests at first, eventually consents to marry him. What should be the happiest days of his life turn to ashes in his mouth and Styxx is again left with nothing.
Where he goes from there, what happens to him is not the easiest story to read. It hurts and I cried through a lot of it. But I also laughed and the end? Was absolutely worth what he went through.
There are some big secrets about the Dark-Hunter world that come to light in this one, and we find out that our hero from previous books, Acheron, is sometimes all-too-human in his emotions.That even he, can allow pain and bad memories or what other people think, cloud his judgement.
Nothing is ever just black and white. Nothing.
Read Styxx. If you're a Dark-Hunter fan, it's a must. In my opinion, best book in the series since Acheron.
Thank you, Sherri. For listening to Styxx tell you his story, even though at first, you didn't want to.