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Original Publication Date: January 04, 2016

Originally published in Dark Bites, this is the ebook only edition of the story of Galen and Aricles. See how Styxx and Acheron began, and how Bathymaas and Caleb defended the world of man during the Chthonian War.

It’s currently one of the stories in the DARK BITES anthology.


To order a copy of the story in a book, please see the Dark Bites page.



The Hero: Aricles

The eldest son in a family of three boys, Aricles had no desire to be a soldier, even though his fighting skills were among the best in the world. He was more than content on his small Atlantean farm, living a quiet, uneventful life. But when his brother is determined to don a soldier's uniform, Aricles joins him with a promise to their father to bring his brother home in one piece. What he never counts on is how much their new lives will...

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The Heroine: Bathymaas

The first and original goddess of justice, Bathymaas was created to keep Set grounded and on the side he's supposed to be on. Due to her justice duties, she believes herself incapable of feeling. Something that causes her to run afoul of several gods, including Leto who can't forgive her for not punishing Hera for Hera's curse against her and her children. But when a bitter, ruthless betrayal costs her everything, Bathymaas becomes humanity's...

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  • Artemis

  • Symfora

  • Zeus

  • Apollo

  • Archon

  • Caleb

  • Apollymi

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

  • Aricles

  • Bathymaas

  • Set

  • Apollymi's Mirror

  • Hellhounds

  • Chthonian

  • Hell-Hunters

  • Dark-Hunter

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Hear it from the Fans

Dark Bites was unputdownable!! Like most of Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kinley MacGregor's books. Just tell me HOW do I find a copy of Darkness Within?

Shesha Randall, November 4, 2016

Unable to get this in Australia in either Amazon or itunes

Pauline dixon, March 1, 2016

    It's a special US release, done by the US publisher, but the story is included in Dark Bites that is released in Australia.

    Carl, MB Staff, March 1, 2016

I really like Born of Betrayal. but ..... you are killing me with that ending. Now I have to wait for the next one, to see what happens. any chance of talking you into moving the publishing date up? Sigh, didn't think so, but thanks

Gary, January 18, 2016

how can I get a signed copy of the house of the rising son

christy eastridge, December 31, 2015

    It's only coming out as an ebook. But the story is available in the book Dark Bites.

    Carl, MB Staff, January 1, 2016

Someone please read this story....and then the CoN and realize what I have as well about characters in their!!! I won't say which one its just.... Caleb from CoN is the same Caleb

ryver, December 2, 2015

Oooooh ! I love it :)

Anaïs, November 18, 2015