Reviews for Styxx
Booklist Reviews 2013 September #2
As the best-selling Dark-Hunter series about the centuries-spanning adventures of the immortal warriors of Atlantis enters its second decade, international phenom Kenyon extends the story of her most popular character, Acheron (Acheron, 2008), to include his identical twin, Styxx. Styxx appears to have it all, but the apparent glamor and privilege of being the crown prince of Didymos is merely an illusion. The king has impossible expectations for Styxx and doesn't understand that every beating he gives Acheron, whom he hates, is also felt by his twin. When the twins were young children, the only peace Styxx experienced was when he and Acheron lay down with the soles of their feet touching. As a teenager, Styxx goes to Atlantis and attempts to rescue Acheron from their cruel uncle, who viciously retaliates. For the next 11,000 years, the brothers despise each other. Kenyon's epic tale of sibling rivalry and hatred fueled by the manipulations of gods from multiple pantheons features enough depravity and underhanded politics to give The Game of Thrones a run for its money. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Kenyon is such a mega-seller, this Dark-Hunter title has a 350,000 initial print run and a six-figure marketing budget for a glitzy launch and media and online blitz. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.