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!


  1. I haven't read any of this series, although I know this is a popular author. Ash sounds great! I'm curious to know his story now. But going through that kind of abuse and still being able to give back to others? Sounds like a winner! Those hotties you posted only add to the appeal. ;) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Haven't read this series either, but sounds cool.

  3. same here, haven't read the books, but i'm sure i will! that's so great fidning about new literature this way! :)

  4. Oh, I remember you telling me about him! Love the name, as he is my MC of my WIP, sigh... I'll have to wait a bit as I've just been beatin' up by loving Angel, sigh... LOL. Who was meanie Angelus once, whom, I BTW, I can't believe you weren't an Angel fan, but I guess that is for another day... LOL. But, I'll get to this one for sure! What is with these hottie fictional guys? They are killing me! :) I'm writing more Ash btw... and edits for you... I'm up late and thought to check your blog! Great meme, love it! :)

  5. And, LOVE the wip progress bar, I'm glad you grabbed it too, looks great, yay! :)