Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Character Connection
The Character Connection is hosted by Jen over at The Introverted Reader. It's all about posting about the characters we love or the ones that made a big impression on us.
Perhaps my all time favorite book love, is Acheron Parthenopaeus of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series.
So far, my other book crushes have been YA. This set of books are very much not.
Ash is a staple in all of the Dark Hunter books. It wasn't until book 12 of the series that Ash got to tell his own story. And let me tell you, it was one hell of a story. It rips you to shreds and then makes you squee in pure delight. Words can't express how I love this character, so I'll do my best...
Although he is actually eleven thousand years old, he still gets carded at bars. He is the first ever dark hunter (and their leader of sorts), a demigod and the Final Fate. His entire life as a human he was abused in the most horrible ways imaginable. For most of his immortal life he was tormented and abused by a jealous goddess. His story is quite sad, and yet, somehow sweet little Ash prevails. And, it doesn't hurt that he is also super hot. Oh, Ash, what can't you do?
He hates that he is so attractive (to both males and females) and prefers to fly under the radar. Read his story to find out why. He dyes his hair all sorts of crazy colors, likes to wear leather, has piercings, rides a motorcycle and has the coolest "daughter" demon ever. The exchanges between the two of them are hysterical and sweet. Oh, and did I mention that he volunteers to help under privileged kids?
The best part is, that despite how awful his eleven thousand years have been, he still manages to find love in the unlikeliest of places.
It's definitely worth reading the series to get to know Ash. Now...if only he were real!