Thursday, July 9, 2009

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon ***

Vampires, Gods, Love, Torture, Death, Humor and Romance. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon, as long as two or three regular novels, has something for everyone, plus advice for the ages.
I want you to always hold your head up and follow your dreams wherever they take you. Don't you ever listen to the people out to hurt you or make you cry. Listen to your heart and be better than them.
Life isn't about finding shelter in a storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
However, there is one major challenge when the protagonists are gods who can heal wounds, raise the dead, and if necessary instantly turn a room full of demons into dust. How can you maintain any tension or interest in a story where are threats can be (and often are) suddenly mitigated in the next paragraph? The answer is, not in this book! I lost interest in the Perils of Pauline threats that can and went with no effect. The book degenerated into the self-obsessed and often silly concerns of various gods who were never in any danger excepts from their own neurotic minds.

This is Book 14 in the Dark Hunter series, so I'm sure someone out there has a different opinion on this subject.

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