I thought the story of Acheron was a very compelling read. Yes the story was tragic in the beginning, but that made the later part of the book even better. Because of all the horrible experiences he had, including the unhealthy relationship he has with Artemis, I found myself hoping that things would get better for him. As awful as his relationship with Artemis is, I was happy to discover that some good resulted from their dysfunctional relationship.
There were a lot of questions that I had about Acheron from reading the other Dark-Hunter books, because he is by far the most interesting character out of all the Dark-Hunters, Dream-Hunters and Weres that she has created. It also makes his character even more honourable after you find out what happened to him at the beginning of his life. After the bad experiences in his life, instead of becoming bitter, he chose to help others in need. I like how he is around when people need him the most and I wonder what will happen between himself and the Malachai (I won't reveal who that is in case you haven't gotten that far yet).
I would recommend this book to others, although you should probably read some of the other Dark-Hunter books before reading it to get some background on some of the other characters and events.