After reading Acheron I couldn’t imagine how Sherrilyn could possibly make Styxx a redeemable character; I just knew I would hate him forever he was an irretrievably horrible soul…I was wrong….really, REALLY wrong! I found my heart bled as openly for Styxx in his own story as it did for his brother in the previous book.
Acheron and Styxx are now by far my two favorite books by Mrs. Kenyon and I absolutely recommend them to anyone who loves a masterfully woven story. She proves with Styxx that there are two sides to every story and that what you think you see isn’t always the reality of the situation. I want to avoid saying too much for anyone who hasn’t yet read “Acheron” or “Styxx” but suffice it to say these two brothers really missed out on having the relationship they should have had. They should have been inseparable.
Mrs. Kenyon weaves a beautiful tapestry of tragedy and suffering with this very complicated story that allows the reader to really understand how each brother comes to hate the other, giving us the insight to how badly they each misjudged the other.
I am so happy to be able to give this one another full five stars as I did with Acheron. Truly, if you read nothing else by Mrs. Kenyon…read these two books. These are so much more than “romance novels.”
Also, if you prefer to download the audio version I recommend it as well. I took the time and listened to both titles via audible too. Fred Berman does a truly wonderful job with these two stories.