Stygian (Dark-Hunter, #29)
-MAJOR SPOILER WARNING-While the books don’t have to be read in order, if you haven’t read Dragonsworn, this synopsis will contain massive spoilers for DS. We just wanted to warn you!-MAJOR SPOILER WARNING-Born before man recorded time, I lived for thousands of years, believing myself to be something I’m not.Someone I’m not.Lied to and betrayed by gods, Daimons, and Dark-Hunters, I’ve struggled to find my way in a world where I’ve been cursed since the moment a vengeful goddess prematurely ripped me from my mother and planted me into the womb of an innocent woman who thought me her son.Trained as a slayer and predator, I’ve learned to fit in and stay low. To become a tool for evil. Until I was sent to kill the one woman I couldn’t. My hesitation cost her, her life.Or so I thought. In an act of betrayal that makes all the others pale in comparison, I’ve learned that things are not what they seem in this world and that my Phoebe still lives.Now I will have to travel into the very pits of Hades to try and save her, even as everyone around me attempts to steal what little soul I have left. There’s only one person at my back and I’m not sure I can trust her either, for she was born of an enemy race. Yet sometimes the road to redemption is one that singes us to our very core. And if I fail to find the answers I need to save Phoebe, more than just my wife will die.We will lose the world. Both human and Daimon. ~Urian of the House of Aricles

Stygian (Dark-Hunter, #29) Details

TitleStygian (Dark-Hunter, #29)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 28th, 2018
PublisherTor Books
ISBN-139781250102683
Rating
GenreRomance, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal

Stygian (Dark-Hunter, #29) Review

  • Ana
    January 1, 1970
    Urian. Yes please.Everyone: Acheron really is the best character in the series.Me: Urian is by far the most compelling character in the series. You can fight me on this. Judge me for what I do, not for the lies you hear from my lips or from those of another about me... The heroine? I think I might have a girl-crush on her. She is perfect for Urian. Urian is done with everyone's shit? This is so sad Alexa play Hit 'Em Up.I couldn't be happier with how this novel turned out. I need my baby to t Urian. Yes please.Everyone: Acheron really is the best character in the series.Me: Urian is by far the most compelling character in the series. You can fight me on this. Judge me for what I do, not for the lies you hear from my lips or from those of another about me... The heroine? I think I might have a girl-crush on her. She is perfect for Urian. Urian is done with everyone's shit? This is so sad Alexa play Hit 'Em Up.I couldn't be happier with how this novel turned out. I need my baby to thrive romantically and career wise. Full review to come.
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  • Katrina
    January 1, 1970
    Let me start this by saying that I do talk about some specific plot points in this review. I do not spoil anything but if you want to walk into this story completely blind than this review is not for you. I tried to keep it as simple as possible while reviewing but as you all know, with the stories being so intricate its hard not to spoil anything so I had to be a wee bit vague. I tried!!!Also, Kenyon’s books need to be read in order!!! If you haven’t read the first 28 books you cannot just pick Let me start this by saying that I do talk about some specific plot points in this review. I do not spoil anything but if you want to walk into this story completely blind than this review is not for you. I tried to keep it as simple as possible while reviewing but as you all know, with the stories being so intricate its hard not to spoil anything so I had to be a wee bit vague. I tried!!!Also, Kenyon’s books need to be read in order!!! If you haven’t read the first 28 books you cannot just pick this one up and start the series. It just won’t work. They like to say you can read these books out of order but you really can’t. Stygian is a lot like Acheron and Styxx. Kenyon gives us the back story to who Urian is- how he came to be the man we’ve all found a soft spot for. I loved the first 80% of this book (I know the percentages because I read it on my kindle). It was so interesting seeing Urian and his brothers and sister grow up- the dynamic, the drama, the fights. Diamons have always been the bad guys, the ones that go bump in the night, but as Kenyon does so masterfully, she turns everything we thought we knew on its head. It truly is amazing the way Kenyon can make you sympathize with the bad guys so easily (remember reading Styxx’s book?). Being able to see another side of Urian was the best part of this book. I was especially fond of watching Phoebe and Urian grow as a couple. Which was something we didn’t get to see much of in the other books. Urian has been a favorite character of mine for a long time now and this book just made me love him more. This book does revisit some of the major things that have happened in past books, especially Phoebe’s death and Styxx and Bethany coming back into Urian’s life. These repeats I was fine with. It refreshed my memory and it was actually nice to get Urian’s perspective. However, after getting past that and the first 80% we head into Dragon territory and we know how that goes. The past 4 books (Son of No One, Dragonbane, Dragonmark, and Dragonsworn) have been a little rough- they were confusing and repeated plot lines. I was excited about Stygian because I thought we were finally moving away from that, however, we get a little bit of the dragon confusion at the end of this book. It was hard to get through and kind of brought the book down from being a five star read for me. I think that entire section could have been skipped or at least shortened because the end (after the dragons) felt rushed and was over way before I thought it should have been. I would have preferred to see the ending (which I will not spoil so this will be a little confusing) more detailed and have more interaction between Urian and some of the lead characters.If the book had less of the dragons and had been a little more flushed out at the end, it definitely would have been a five star read! Although, the epilogue has me so excited for the next book in the series!!!! Like super excited!!! Bring on more Dark-Hunters!!! Even though the last few books have been a little, shall we say off, Stygian gives me hope that the rough patch is over and a new and brighter horizon is in sight! Kenyon will always be an automatic buy for me. Even with the rough patch. She is just such a master story teller. She weaves such intricate tales that bring you to your knees. It’s hard not to get caught up in the mythology and love. This book wasn’t perfect but it was still pretty amazing! I got to see the writing I fell in love with once again with this book. I love this series and I hope it never ends! Ever!!!For more reviews go to literarylovebooks.com
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  • Romina
    January 1, 1970
    Yei! excited for this book, even do it will be release in a year (BOOOOOOOOOO).I kind of want Phoebe not to be the heroine, cause she died in like book 4(?). So I am rooting for Xyn, cause she is a freaking dragon. BUT!, I seriously hope that this book is nothing like the last 4 books, with a bazillion characters all running around a mystical forest in another dimension crap, cause that S*&T is getting old. Mrs. Kenyon, lets go back to the first books, where the story line was passive and ac Yei! excited for this book, even do it will be release in a year (BOOOOOOOOOO).I kind of want Phoebe not to be the heroine, cause she died in like book 4(?). So I am rooting for Xyn, cause she is a freaking dragon. BUT!, I seriously hope that this book is nothing like the last 4 books, with a bazillion characters all running around a mystical forest in another dimension crap, cause that S*&T is getting old. Mrs. Kenyon, lets go back to the first books, where the story line was passive and actually had a story line were the characters met in a "normal" world. (by normal I mean in earth, not so mystical forest crap).
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  • Sophia Triad
    January 1, 1970
    670 pages for my Urian 😍This will be good!
  • Ainoa
    January 1, 1970
    09/09/2017: Urian is one of the most beloved characters of this series. His book is one of the most awaited, probably. I just discovered that the next book is his and I'm both excited and terrified. I know that Sherri loves here characters dearly, but her latest books have not been my favourites. PLEASE DO URIAN JUSTICE. I JUST WANT HIM TO BE HAPPY. PLEASE?
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    This is an excerpt, not the complete novel so I can only tell you want I thought of the excerpt I read. I can't believe we are at 29 books in the Dark Hunter series, yet Kenyon still manages to provide a fresh, surprising plot that gravitates the reader right into the Dark Hunter's world. This is a huge series and to really enjoy it, it should be read in order...you don't want to miss a thing. To give a brief description of the series, I'd have to say the Dark Hunter series is a world where magi This is an excerpt, not the complete novel so I can only tell you want I thought of the excerpt I read. I can't believe we are at 29 books in the Dark Hunter series, yet Kenyon still manages to provide a fresh, surprising plot that gravitates the reader right into the Dark Hunter's world. This is a huge series and to really enjoy it, it should be read in order...you don't want to miss a thing. To give a brief description of the series, I'd have to say the Dark Hunter series is a world where magic and myth, legends and romance collide with a paranormal romance, historical paranormal romance and urban fantasy...MAKES FOR SOME AMAZING READING.This excerpt of Stygian provides details and back history, that even me, a devoted Dark Hunter fan found startling and thrilled to learn. I can't wait to get the entire story, I was definitely left wanting more!My Rating: 4 stars (but you can't really rate it until its complete and I, unfortunately, don't have my hands on the full book until my preordered copy arrives August 28th).Written by: Sherrilyn KenyonSeries: Dark-Hunter Novels Sequence in Series: Book 22Hardcover: 656 pagesPublisher: Tor Books Publication Date: August 28, 2018ISBN-10: 1250102685ISBN-13: 978-1250102683Genre: Paranormal RomanceAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/Stygian-Dark-H...Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/styg...Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/styg...
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  • Scholar
    January 1, 1970
    AFTER THE SYNOPSIS RELEASE:"There’s only one person at my back and I’m not sure I can trust her either, for she was born of an enemy race."This sentence practically confirmed that it's not Pheobe who is Urian's HEA. Whoever is "at his back" is the heroine of the Stygian. I strongly hope it's Xyn.BEFORE RELEASE:Urian & Sarraxyn?Even though his heroine is not officially confirmed I am 100% sure that it is her. She has been hinted at and Sherrilyn said that we will meet Urian's heroine in the D AFTER THE SYNOPSIS RELEASE:"There’s only one person at my back and I’m not sure I can trust her either, for she was born of an enemy race."This sentence practically confirmed that it's not Pheobe who is Urian's HEA. Whoever is "at his back" is the heroine of the Stygian. I strongly hope it's Xyn.BEFORE RELEASE:Urian & Sarraxyn?Even though his heroine is not officially confirmed I am 100% sure that it is her. She has been hinted at and Sherrilyn said that we will meet Urian's heroine in the Dragonmark. Xyn was the only new female character introduced in that book. She is sister to Falcyn, Maxis & Illarion. Can't wait to read more about her and Urian!This is not the official reading order but it is the one I followed. ~ prequel book - novella = Dream-Hunter book + Chronicles of Nick book * bonus scene/chapter/short story ! Lords of Avalon/Grail-Hunter book ? Sea Wolves book < Deadman's Cross book~ Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter Prequel Novel)Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter #1)Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter #2, Mardi Gras Trilogy #1) - Phantom Lover (Dream-Hunter #0.5) - A Dark-Hunter Christmas (Dark-Hunter #2.5)Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter #3, Mardi Gras Trilogy #2)Kiss of the Night (Dark-Hunter #4, Mardi Gras Trilogy #3) - Dragonswan (Were-Hunter #0.5)Night Play (Dark-Hunter #5, Were-Hunter #1) - Winter Born (Were-Hunter #1.5)Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter #6)Sins of the Night (Dark-Hunter #7)Unleash the Night (Dark-Hunter #8, Were-Hunter #2)Dark Side of the Moon (Dark-Hunter #9, Were-Hunter #3) - A Hard Day's Night Searcher (Dark-Hunter #9.25, Deadman's Cross #0.5) - Until Death We Do Part (Dark-Hunter #9.5) - Fear the Darkness (Dark-Hunter #9.75)= The Dream-Hunter (Dream-Hunter #1, Dark-Hunter #10, Harbinger Trilogy #1)Devil May Cry (Dark-Hunter #11, Harbinger Trilogy #2)= Upon the Midnight Clear (Dream-Hunter #2, Dark-Hunter #12)= Dream Chaser (Dream-Hunter #3, Dark-Hunter #13)Acheron (Dark-Hunter #14, Harbinger Trilogy #3)~ Daemon's Angel (Hellchaser/Hell-Hunter Prequel Novel) - Where Angels Fear to Tread (Hellchaser/Hell-Hunter #0.75) - Shadow of the Moon (Were-Hunter #3.5)One Silent Night (Dark-Hunter #15)= Dream Warrior (Dream-Hunter #4, Dark-Hunter #16)Bad Moon Rising (Dark-Hunter #17, Were-Hunter #4, Hellchaser/Hell-Hunter #1, Sanctuary Forever Duology #1) + Infinity (Chronicles of Nick #1, Nick Chronicles #1)No Mercy (Dark-Hunter #18, Were-Hunter #5, Sanctuary Forever Duology #2) + Invincible (Chronicles of Nick #2, Nick Chronicles #2)Retribution (Dark-Hunter #19, Were-Hunter #6, Blood Moon Duology #1)= The Guardian (Dream-Hunter #5, Dark-Hunter #20, Were-Hunter #7, Hellchaser/Hell-Hunter #2) * Redemption (The Guardian, Epilogue) [http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com/book/t...] + Infamous (Chronicles of Nick #3, Nick Chronicles #3)Time Untime (Dark-Hunter #21, Hellchaser/Hell-Hunter #3, Blood Moon Duology #2) + Inferno (Chronicles of Nick #4, Nick Chronicles #4) - House of the Rising Son (Dark-Hunter #21.5) [Prequel Novella to Styxx]Styxx (Dark-Hunter #22) + Illusion (Chronicles of Nick #5, Nick Chronicles #5)! Sword of Darkness (Lords of Avalon/Grail-Hunter #1)! Knight of Darkness (Lords of Avalon/Grail-Hunter #2) - The Wager (Lords of Avalon/Grail-Hunter #2.5)Son of No One (Dark-Hunter #23, Were-Hunter #8, Hellchaser/Hell-Hunter #4, Lords of Avalon/Grail-Hunter #3) + Instinct (Chronicles of Nick #6, Nick Chronicles #6)Dragonbane (Dark-Hunter #24, Were-Hunter #9, Hellchaser/Hell-Hunter #5, Lords of Avalon/Grail-Hunter #4) + Invision (Chronicles of Nick #7, Nick Chronicles #7) Dragonmark (Dark-Hunter #25, Were-Hunter #10, Lords of Avalon/Grail-Hunter #5, Dragons Rising Trilogy #1) ? Master of Seduction (Sea Wolves #1) ? A Pirate of Her Own (Sea Wolves #2) < Deadmen Walking (Deadman's Cross #1, Hellchaser/Hell-Hunter #6, Sea Wolves #3)Dragonsworn (Dark-Hunter #26, Were-Hunter #11, Lords of Avalon/Grail-Hunter #6, Dragons Rising Trilogy #2) + Intensity (Chronicles of Nick #8, Nick Chronicles #8) < Death Doesn't Bargain (Deadman's Cross #2, Hellchaser/Hell-Hunter #7, Sea Wolves #4)Stygian (Dark-Hunter #27, Were-Hunter #12, Lords of Avalon/Grail-Hunter #7, Dragons Rising Trilogy #3)
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  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    ***Preview Excerpt provided by NetGalley.I have not read the previous 28 books in the series. So why request just an excerpt of book 29 from NetGalley? I'm a huge fan paranormal/fantasy series and I'm always looking for a new series to dive into. I wanted to know if this would be a good fit for me. There are currently 29 books in the series to date. This is a huge investment in time and money for any reader. After taking a sneak peak into Stygian I can undoubtedly say yes, this is worth my time ***Preview Excerpt provided by NetGalley.I have not read the previous 28 books in the series. So why request just an excerpt of book 29 from NetGalley? I'm a huge fan paranormal/fantasy series and I'm always looking for a new series to dive into. I wanted to know if this would be a good fit for me. There are currently 29 books in the series to date. This is a huge investment in time and money for any reader. After taking a sneak peak into Stygian I can undoubtedly say yes, this is worth my time and money. There were so many characters and so much to learn but I really like the writing and I know I will be able to dive right into this world.
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  • Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    OMG I NEED More! I want MORE! The release date can not come quick enough for this!I am so in love with everything Sherrilyn that is not new news, I just love coming back to this world over and over again. its so good. This little teaser was greatly appreciated!
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  • Marta Cox
    January 1, 1970
    This review is for an excerpt available from Netgalley.Urian has been a favourite character in this long running series which is intricate, at times complicated and very addictive. If honest I do believe they are best read in order but having read this preview I can say that in the style of Acheron and Styxx the author gives us Urians life from the beginning which involves implanted him into an unsuspecting woman whose husband is the son of Apollo, so we see how Stryker struggled and raged again This review is for an excerpt available from Netgalley.Urian has been a favourite character in this long running series which is intricate, at times complicated and very addictive. If honest I do believe they are best read in order but having read this preview I can say that in the style of Acheron and Styxx the author gives us Urians life from the beginning which involves implanted him into an unsuspecting woman whose husband is the son of Apollo, so we see how Stryker struggled and raged against the curse that ravaged his family. Urian is precocious, brave and yet so very lonely but he befriends a dragon all the while feeling like an outcast amongst his own people. This excerpt shows Urian learning about his powers and most of all it shows a humane side to him that’s at war with his violent nature. Urian is never what others expect him to be and I thought he deliberately put up walls in order to cope with feeling unwanted at times. This does stop at a crucial part when Urian is heartbroken and I’m very keen to see what happens next.This author is so talented that her characters and worlds come to life. If you love mythology and legends then this series is a must read. If I’m brutal perhaps recently not every book has absolutely wowed me but from what I’ve just read I strongly suspect fans will be very happy with this book although I think perhaps you might have to believe in reincarnation.This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
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  • TheBookLionizer
    January 1, 1970
    COME ON ! IT'S ABOUT URIAN! OUR STYXX' SON! I WANT IT! SO PHOEBE IS ALIVE? WELL DEAD ALIVE.... UGHHH
  • Marielle Authier
    January 1, 1970
    Expected publication: September 4th 2018 by Tor Books
  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    A grandson of a God.? A twin but is he? A short life span then what? And a forbidden love and a life spent in darkness, serving a Goddess? . Are all questions that take the reader of Stygian on a suspenseful ride through the time before Christ. Sherrilyn Kenyon continues her Dark Hunter series with the story of Urian the son of Stryker and a human. He grows up feeling like he doesn't belong, which we all can relate to.. A story of love, sacrifice, revenge and war are woven t0gether to show that A grandson of a God.? A twin but is he? A short life span then what? And a forbidden love and a life spent in darkness, serving a Goddess? . Are all questions that take the reader of Stygian on a suspenseful ride through the time before Christ. Sherrilyn Kenyon continues her Dark Hunter series with the story of Urian the son of Stryker and a human. He grows up feeling like he doesn't belong, which we all can relate to.. A story of love, sacrifice, revenge and war are woven t0gether to show that the main character is strong, but flawed. Urian has never known a life where he can be in the sun. He's always been his father's favorite. He's always in trouble and has a special relationship with the Goddess that protects them. He is also the grandson of a God. But the Goddess knows his true identity and vows to never tell. Due to the disease cast by his grandfather on his people his family is also effected and their life span is cut short and a decision is to be made at age 27. Urian all his life has been bullied and abused by his siblings because he's different, so he feels like he doesn't belong. When his father is on the verge of death he stumbles across the one who comes to know and love him best. Unfortunately do to the disease he's afflicted with they can never be together. Urian's mother's life is in danger living in their community so she goes back to the world she came from. Urian visits and finally realizes that his mother needs to live her life without them in it. A group of his clan head to his best friend's village and when they arrive its being attacked by humans. He rescues a woman and her children and they get marriage and it turns into a disaster. Urian and his brothers go to avenge their mother's death. His sister has an abusive first marriage and Urian almost kills his brother in law when he finds out and does when his wife turns to his brother in law. Urian is asked by an Amazon to be her mate or slave. He goes to live with her for a year. When her people are attacked he brings the survivors back home. He finds out that his one true love and best friend had been lying to him, He comes home hoping to apologize and renew their friendship only to find her gone. He knows he'll never see her again. And realizes just how much he loves her.I'm left with questions like. Will he find out the truth about his family ties. Does he find the love of his life again. Will war be fought. Will he become the Stygian that he is meant to be. I look forward to reading the entire book from one of my favorite authors. Sherrilyn Kenyon is never a disappointment.
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  • Charlotte Pawson
    January 1, 1970
    Stygian preview excerpt We see the early life of Urian how he had been born to Strykerius and Hellen put there by Apollymi after being ripped from his real mother Bethany. How his fathers people are cursed to never see daylight live off blood and die at 27 or become Daimon. He has the love of his father and brothers but already he is regarded as different Stryker does a deal with Apollymi to live in her realm to protect his people.He first meets Xyn a gorgeous dragon who becomes his only friend. Stygian preview excerpt We see the early life of Urian how he had been born to Strykerius and Hellen put there by Apollymi after being ripped from his real mother Bethany. How his fathers people are cursed to never see daylight live off blood and die at 27 or become Daimon. He has the love of his father and brothers but already he is regarded as different Stryker does a deal with Apollymi to live in her realm to protect his people.He first meets Xyn a gorgeous dragon who becomes his only friend. He misses the chance to make the relationship more can he retrieve the situation.This excerpt brings back many of your favourite characters from previous stories and you await with bated breath for the next chapters in this thrilling story.I was given an ARC of this preview excerpt in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Literary Soirée
    January 1, 1970
    Stygian (Preview Excerpt)is a very cool early look at #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s return to the extraordinary world of the Dark-Hunters in Stygian. Highly recommended! 5/5Pub Date 28 Aug 2018Thanks to Macmillan-Tor/Forge and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are fully mine.#Stygian(previewExcerpt) #NetGalley
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  • bookaholic ge
    January 1, 1970
    I voluntarily read an advanced review preview excerpt copy of the bookI read an preview excerpt copy of this book and I loved it. I read the excerpt in one day and believe it was long. The excerpt was enough to basically get his whole youth and early adulthood. As you read you know there is so much information to come and I can't wait to see what else Sherrilyn Kenyon has in store for the reader. What I loved the most about this excerpt was that you get to see how he changes overtime and what ma I voluntarily read an advanced review preview excerpt copy of the bookI read an preview excerpt copy of this book and I loved it. I read the excerpt in one day and believe it was long. The excerpt was enough to basically get his whole youth and early adulthood. As you read you know there is so much information to come and I can't wait to see what else Sherrilyn Kenyon has in store for the reader. What I loved the most about this excerpt was that you get to see how he changes overtime and what made this man become the mysterious guy he is in the beginning of this series....If you are a huge fan of Dark Hunter series you will see cameos from the previous star characters and hear some familiar names. If you have not read this series before from what I can tell...you wont be completely lost.Overall this book was great, it reminded me of Acheron's story without some of the doom and gloom, I mean I cried through Acherons whole first half of his book. This book while it does have sad moments it will make you laugh...you just may cry (because I did) and hopefully you will fall in love just like I did.
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  • Gillian
    January 1, 1970
    Firstly, this is a review of the preview excerpt only, I've yet to read the full book, so my rating and thoughts refer only to this section of the book. It's onto the 29th book in the Dark Hunter series and we finally get the long awaited and eagerly anticipated story of Urian.Once again Sherrilyn Kenyon has delivered an indepth, detailed and very emotional installment to the series, the attention to detail continues to astound me.I think this book is going to run along the same lines as Acheron Firstly, this is a review of the preview excerpt only, I've yet to read the full book, so my rating and thoughts refer only to this section of the book. It's onto the 29th book in the Dark Hunter series and we finally get the long awaited and eagerly anticipated story of Urian.Once again Sherrilyn Kenyon has delivered an indepth, detailed and very emotional installment to the series, the attention to detail continues to astound me.I think this book is going to run along the same lines as Acheron and Styxx, in that we're going to get a whole load of backstory before we reach the point we know Urian to be, and find out his future. It was part of this backstory I had the opportunity to read, Urians early life. And if what I read is just a glimpse into what's to come, it's safe to say this is going to be a good one.Lots of feels in this excerpt, as we see the relationships Urian has with those around him as he grows up. Loved the dynamics with his family, it was truly fascinating to see Stryker with his children and the love that he has for them is clear to see, especially with Urian. How Sherrilyn manages to make me empathise and care about the bad guys I'll never know but she does it, time and time again. I felt it was important that we had this chance to see Urians close relationship with Stryker, to feel the strong bond they once shared, in order for us to fully understand the impact of what's to become. Very cleverly written, lots of insight into the life of one of my favourite characters and more revelations that continues to build one of the most interwoven, complex series I've ever read. Oh what a tangled web Sherrilyn weaves. I thoroughly enjoyed this excerpt, and yes it was extremely frustrating to be unable to continue. Once again I was pulled into the story completely and I can't wait to find out what lies ahead for Urian. Yes I know it's going to get worse before it gets better for him. It always does in this series. I want Urian to have his hea, he deserves it. #Stygian(preview excerpt) #NetGalley .
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  • Courtney Green
    January 1, 1970
    *PREVIEW From NetGalley*Most Anticipated!Preview Rating: 4/5 StarsThis sounds so good, I ordered it immediately!
  • Lefki Snow
    January 1, 1970
    OMG... This book is the most anticipated one for me since I read Styxx's.I really want Phoebe back.. I like Xyn and Im sure she will be an interesting character to read about in a future book. Urian was half a man for all the books we've known him, after Phoebe's death. He deserves to get his other half back and be happy!!! His father (Styxx) was the same and even though its possible to love again Phoebe was Urian's forever... What is the point of restructuring a character and for him to try to OMG... This book is the most anticipated one for me since I read Styxx's.I really want Phoebe back.. I like Xyn and Im sure she will be an interesting character to read about in a future book. Urian was half a man for all the books we've known him, after Phoebe's death. He deserves to get his other half back and be happy!!! His father (Styxx) was the same and even though its possible to love again Phoebe was Urian's forever... What is the point of restructuring a character and for him to try to save her for him to end up with someone else?Its ridiculous... I will be so disappointed if that happens...
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  • Jaime
    January 1, 1970
    I received a preview to review, and it was about 100 pages or so into the book. I am a bit torn, since I don’t know how this ends. Something that I have found frustrating with Kenyon’s characters of late is their convoluted relations. I am all for backstory and character development, but things are out of hand. There is too much with the fetus switching, parental lies, and random relations. Not to mention time traveling and reincarnations. It’s not that I want everything simple, but too often th I received a preview to review, and it was about 100 pages or so into the book. I am a bit torn, since I don’t know how this ends. Something that I have found frustrating with Kenyon’s characters of late is their convoluted relations. I am all for backstory and character development, but things are out of hand. There is too much with the fetus switching, parental lies, and random relations. Not to mention time traveling and reincarnations. It’s not that I want everything simple, but too often things seem to be overly complicated. Like with the Chronicles of Nick, which I stopped reading because he was a character that had been too well established for his teen stories to make sense, and according to the reviews my concern was right because a lot of readers were pissed at the ending. Also I enjoy reading things from the villains perspective, however what I don’t like is Kenyon’s need to make the bad guy likable so their evil deeds either are explained away, or completely reframed negating the plight of their victims. Like what was done with Styxx. He was one or Ash’s main torturers, but then he gets his own book and it made Ash a liar and their sister a bitch. I wish she would just leave the bad guys as bad, explain why they are they way they are, and then over the course of the story have then find redemption or not. I’m just over everybody being a victim.What I did enjoy about what I was able to read was the banter between family members. Urian’s personality. And most of all finally a character who was not severely abused as a child by family members and/or guardians. While Urian’s life wasn’t easy it was nice for a change to be free of the torture porn. I will buy the book, because I do want to see where things go.
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  • Rebecca Whaley
    January 1, 1970
    Omg! Absolutely amazing! I couldn't put it down! Sherrilyn Kenyon is a master at weaving stories with intense drama and wonderful characters! The hero goes through hell, literally! I was only given a portion but what I did get was fantastic! I totally need more! I definitely will but this book when it comes out!
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  • Makarita Jacobson
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a new customer give me a week to find out
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