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About the Book

Original Publication Date: December 27, 2005

Setting: Greek Underworld

This is the short story that was given away with Unleash the Night about Acheron and his brother Styxx. You can find it in its entirety inside the novel Styxx.

You can also read it in its entirety by clicking on Book Excerpt under the book cover.




The Hero: Styxx

The identical twin brother of Acheron, Styxx was born to wealth and power. During their mortal lives, Styxx believed himself to be the older brother. Because of Acheron's life choices and refusal to listen to Styxx's warnings, he was humiliated to be related to Acheron. The fact that they were identical in looks made it all the worse for him, and he was mocked throughout his life for it. Because of his own isolation brought on by being Acheron's...

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  • Acheron

  • Mnimi

  • Ryssa

  • Styxx

  • Hades

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

The Story Behind The Story

Second Chances was written as a special thank you gift to readers. What no one could foresee was the high demand that readers would have for it. Unfortunately, only 75,000 booklets were printed and the stores didn't realize how zealous Dark-Hunter fans were. They were deluged by the demand. Some Canadian fans drove down to the US to get copies. Since some stores didn't realize fan demand, they threw the booklets out. Fans who learned of this, went through Dumpsters to get the books. Copies of them have sold on eBay for as much as $400. But never let it be said that DH fans aren't the best in the world. Dozens of fans banded together to seek out the booklets and send them for free to Menyons all over the world.

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Hear it from the Fans

You should make a styxx serie or chronicle

Alex, October 11, 2013

I cried through the entire book. I had to continue to remind myself this is a story. It did not help. Very powerful story.

Alice Coleman, September 28, 2013

Oh! This book takes you for a ride (excuse the pun). It's like you want to jump in and take control. Because, you know kind of what is going to happen and your heart breaks a bit. But I TOTALLY agree on the Phoenix symbol. It makes the book 100%. Thank You Sherrilyn for reaching out to Styxx and give a lot of closure to both Acheron and Styxx, even though it was a crazy journey.

Kym Rowan, September 27, 2013

i just finessed reading this book for the second time.... styx is not is not has bad as i thought from ash's book remember there is always three sides of a story

tammy, September 27, 2013

This is only from Ash's perspective Styxx did try to help him theres a whole lot more to this story.

unknown, May 7, 2013

The Simi just DORES all the RABID... um the Simi meant Avid Dark Hunter fans they soooooooo ROCK!! But so does our AG Sherrilyn Kenyon & her mag/fab staff Carl & Kim!! You guys sooooo ROCK!!

SimiXiamara~DH Origins, October 13, 2012

When is the next manga comic book coming out? I love those books! And is there a movie deal coming on for the Chronicles of Nick? I hope so! It would be absolutely awesome!! :)

Alexandra, March 5, 2012

where can i get a copy of Second Chances ? I just became a fan of sherrilyn's books in the last 2 years . i have read every book i can find . cant waite for the new ones .

melissa, January 6, 2012

    You can read it by clicking on the excerpt here. It has the whole story.

    Carl, MB Staff, January 23, 2012

I'm a fan myself. I have every single book! And they're all absolutely fantastic! I'm enjoying Alterant right now:) It would be so awesome if more booklets were printed. Thanks!

Alexandra, December 20, 2011

hi to all www.sherrilynkenyon.comers this is my first post and thought i would say hi - thanks speak soon garry moore

garrymoore, November 26, 2011

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