About the Book

Original Publication Date: August 03, 2008

Setting: Ancient Greece, Atlantis, Modern New Orleans, Nashville

Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron endured a lifetime of hatred. His human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind.

Only it was never that simple…

For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he never wants revealed.

Now his survival, and ours, hinges on the very woman who threatens him. Old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both.

War has never been deadlier… or more fun.

Characters

ash6

The Hero: Acheron

Even though he was the youngest when he died, Acheron was the first Dark-Hunter ever appointed. He is also the writer of the Dark-Hunter Creed and of the Code we abide by. Because of his Dark-Hunter age and the fact that he fought the Daimons alone for thousands of years, he is more phantom than real. He interacts with the other Dark-Hunters on a whim, and his sage advice is often sought. Eccentric and idiosyncratic to the extreme, he is a...

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tory

The Heroine: Tory

A woman on a mission, Tory is determined to salvage her father's reputation and to prove  once and for all that Atlantis was real. No one, not even the Greek gods themselves will stop her... Or so she thinks. The irony is that Tory's grandfather was rescued from a war torn Greece by Acheron and brought to America. During the long trip to America, Ash stayed with the boy and entertained him with stories about the mythical Atlantis. Those...

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  • Artemis

  • Nick DH (Spoiler Alert)

  • Agapa

  • Ambrose (Contains Spoilers)

  • Alain

  • Kyle Peltier

  • Kyrian

  • Liza

  • Nicolette

  • Marissa

  • Menyara

  • Misos

  • Mnimi

  • Mordant

  • Morpheus

  • Nick (Squire)

  • Noir

  • Nyktos

  • Petra

  • Psyche

  • Quinn

  • Warchild

  • Ryssa

  • Savitar

  • Serre

  • Simi

  • Sin

  • Slash

  • Solin

  • Stryker

  • Styxx

  • Sunshine

  • Symfora

  • Takeshi

  • Talon

  • The Fates

  • Tory

  • Trip

  • Urian

  • Valerian

  • Valerius

  • Vane

  • Wren

  • Wulf

  • Xiamara

  • Xedrix

  • Xirena

  • Ydor

  • Zarek

  • Zar

  • Zeus

  • Aimee

  • Alexion

  • Amanda Hunter

  • Angel

  • Aphrodite

  • Apollo

  • Archon

  • Ares

  • Arik

  • Asteros

  • Athena

  • Basi

  • Carson

  • Chara

  • Cherise

  • Cody

  • Colt

  • D'Alerian

  • Danger

  • Davyn

  • Dikastas

  • Dionysus

  • Epithymia

  • Eros

  • Fang

  • Fury

  • Fysia

  • Geary

  • Grace

  • Griffe

  • Hades

  • Hera

  • Hermes

  • Icelus

  • Ilios

  • Issoro

  • Jaden

  • Jean-Luc

  • Julian

  • Katra

  • Kessar

  • Kyl Poitiers (Dark-Hunter)

  • Tabitha

  • Apollymi

  • The Dolophoni

  • The Howlers

  • Sanctuary

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

  • Bethany

  • Dagon

  • Apollymi's Mirror

  • Hellhounds

  • Dante's Inferno

  • Chthonian

  • Dark-Hunter

  • Were-Hunter

  • Dark-Hunter Handbook

The Story Behind The Story

First let me say that I’m more than aware of the fact that the ancient calendar differed dramatically from our own. But since I’m dealing with a time of unrecorded history, I used our calendar for the dates to allow the reader to have an idea of when things were taking place. I hope for those of you who are sticklers for such things that you’ll understand why it was necessary.

That being said, I’ve also taken license with how things were in the ancient world in the beginning. I’ve structured the world of ancient Greece and Atlantis around a later time period and given them more technological advances than what the historical record shows for the true time of when the book is set.

In my world, they had a lot of nifty toys until Atlantis was sank into the ocean and Apollymi’s wrath sent mankind back into the Stone Age. This is also dealt with and explained in...

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Hear it from the Fans

How is it that CON is the prequel to DH? Nick knows Simi in CON, as well is aware of his malachai abilities as a squire

Falnik, June 30, 2016

    If you keep reading the series, it will all make sense.

    Carl, MB Staff, July 1, 2016

It's halarious I always wanted to be with Acheron. I just now found out the lady after his heart and I share the same first name...spelling correct and all. So in a way I did get him can't wait to read this book.

Tory, January 30, 2016

So this would be a different universe than the CON series correct? Four away from CON since this would be Ambrose's origin, correct? So will we see Troy in CON or am I stretching that out because most of what happened to Ash in this dimension/time like, happened in the CON time line.

Dominick, September 27, 2015

    They are related. CON is the prequel to DH. So they are the same series, you're just reading the before if you're reading CON.

    Carl, MB Staff, January 22, 2016

I'm curious does sprite really make ash drunk or is there more to that then what was written?

Jason, September 1, 2015

    It's any carbonated beverage.

    Carl, MB Staff, September 8, 2015

This needs to be a movie or series with Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth playing ash and Styxx!!!!!!!

robin and mallorie, August 6, 2015

Just finished reading Acheron...my favorite of the series so far! In the book, there was a reference made to an author and a book series...can't locate it in the book now (wish I'd have made note of it), but I want to know if that author and book series if real or fictional?

Jana, July 14, 2015

I have rarely been able to connect with any characters as well as I have with Ash and Troy. The feelings, hopes, dreams, wishes, you can't find that in any other book. I really hope they have a child!

Lee D, March 31, 2015

I have a continuity issue bothering me. Styxx is listed as a groomsman at Ash and Tory's wedding. But by Styxx's book, there's no way. What's up?

Shawn, July 4, 2014

    It's not a continuity issue. Styxx was over 1600 pages in length and because it would have served no purpose to Styxx's book to show Styxx at Ash's wedding being ignored again by everyone, Sherri didn't include the scene. All he did was go to the wedding, get ignored, trade a couple of jokes with Urian and leave. There are many scenes in Acheron that aren't in Styxx, and vice versa. It's fiction writing 101 that if a scene doesn't bring something to the story it's in, it doesn't belong. That scene, in Styxx's novel, would have served no purpose whatsoever. It's why Vane's wedding wasn't in Fang or Fury's stories. Styxx left after the wedding took place. A wedding is only a few hours long. There are a lot of things Styxx did in those weeks after Savitar woke him up that aren't in the book.

    MB_Staff, July 4, 2014

I know we have seen glimpses os Ash's like in previous books, but this is breaking my heart. My poor Acheron!

tammy, June 9, 2014

I absolutely love this series and I have fallen in love with Ash from the very beginning. He is my favourite character and I couldn't wait to read this book. The first part of it just broke my heart. I had to stop reading several times just to not be overwhelmed by the brutality of his human life. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. It is such a good book and so well written. Knowing his past so well now I have a whole new level of respect for the person he becomes. Thank you for giving us such a strong and decent character!

Alis, February 4, 2014

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