This is book number 22 in the Dark-Hunter Novels series.
Whenever I pick up one of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books for the first time, I have to mentally prepare myself for all the heartbreak. While this is a romance story, so it does end with some kind of happy ending, Kenyon has a way of making you earn that ending. Stygian is about Urian, who we first meet in Kiss of the Night. At the end of Kiss, he feels that he has lost everything. He’s not only heartbroken, but soul-broken, over the loss of his wife. In Stygian, he finds out that she’s alive, and in need of rescue from the pits of Hades. The woman he has to team up with he doesn’t trust, and he’s not sure who he can. More than his wife’s soul is on the line. Urian’s book is one I have been waiting for a long time, and it was definitely worth the wait. This book skyrocketed into my top 5 of her novels. It is full of all the “feels” and I wish I could read it again for the first time. -Victoria
A New York Times bestseller!
#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon brings us back to the astonishing world of the Dark-Hunters in Stygian, with a hero misunderstood by many…but most of all by himself.
Born before man recorded time, I lived for thousands of years believing myself to be something I’m not.
Someone I’m not.
Lied to and betrayed by gods, Daimons and Dark-Hunters, I’ve struggled to find my way in a world where I’ve been cursed since the moment I was prematurely ripped from my mother and planted into the womb of an innocent woman who thought me her son.
Trained as a slayer and predator, I learned to fit in and stay low. To become a tool for evil. Until I was sent to kill the one woman I couldn’t. My hesitation cost her her life.
Or so I thought. In an act of betrayal that makes all the others pale in comparison, I’ve learned that this world is an illusion and that my Phoebe still lives.
Now I will have to travel into the very pits of Hades to try and save her, even as everyone around me attempts to steal what little soul I have left. There’s only one person at my back and I’m not sure I can trust her either, for she was born of an enemy race. Yet sometimes the road to redemption is one that singes us to our very core. And if I fail to find the answers I need to save Phoebe, more than just my wife will die.
We will lose the world. Both human and Daimon.
Praise for Sherrilyn Kenyon
"[A] publishing phenomenon...[Sherrilyn Kenyon is] the reigning queen of the wildly successful paranormal scene...Just one example of arguably the most in-demand and prolific authors in America these days." —Publishers Weekly
"Kenyon's writing is brisk, ironic and relentless imaginative. These are not your mother's vampire novels." —Boston Globe
"Kenyon (Born of Legend) puts the lie to the old adage “Dead men tell no tales” in the jam-packed, appealing first book of her Deadman’s Cross historical fantasy series." —Publishers Weekly on Deadmen Walking
"[An] engaging read." —Entertainment Weekly on Devil May Cry