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The Dream-Hunter

by Sherrilyn Kenyon

St. Martin's Press | February 6, 2007 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Dream-Hunter is rated 3.0909 out of 5 by 11.
In the ethereal world of dreams, there are champions who fight to protect the dreamer and there are demons who prey on them...

Arik is such a predator. Condemned by the gods to live eternity without emotions, Arik can only feel when he''s in the dreams of others. For thousands of years, he''s drifted through the human unconscious, searching for sensation. Now he''s finally found a dreamer whose vivid mind can fill his emptiness.

Dr. Megeara Kafieri watched her father ruin himself and his reputation as he searched to prove Atlantis was real. Her deathbed promise to him to salvage his reputation has now brought her to Greece where she intends to prove once and for all that the fabled island is right where her father said it was. But frustration and bad luck dog her every step. Especially the day they find a stranger floating in the sea. His is a face she''s seen many times.... in her dreams.

What she doesn''t know is that Arik holds more than the ancient secrets that can help her find the mythical isle of Atlantis. He has made a pact with the god Hades: In exchange for two weeks as a mortal man, he must return to Olympus with a human soul. Megeara''s soul.

With a secret society out to ruin her expedition, and mysterious accidents that keep threatening her life, Megeara refuses to quit. She knows she''s getting closer to Atlantis and as she does, she stumbles onto the truth of what Arik really is.

For Arik his quest is no longer simple. No human can know of a Dream-Hunter''s existence. His dream of being mortal has quickly turned into his own nightmare and the only way to save himself will be to sacrifice the very thing he wanted to be human for. The only question is, will he?

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.66 × 4.29 × 0.96 in

Published: February 6, 2007

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312938810

ISBN - 13: 9780312938819

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different This was a very different addition to this series and I was unsure about it but it turned out to be great. I really like this book I found it really interesting and I was hooked on reading it, I loved the charcaters and all of the different storylines that tie everything together. I have to say Hades and his wife were awesome they made a great couple. Overall I really liked this book I thought bringing in the Dream Hunters were great and I also really like Kat as a character can't wait to see more of her. I look forward to the next in the series I'm getting closer to Ash's book. :0)
Date published: 2011-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Seemed like a new start... Technically speaking, this was not the first Dream Hunter book Kenyon wrote. However when taken in context with the rest of the Dark/Were/Dream Hunter storyline, it certainly feels that way. Chronologically this takes place after Julian's story in Fantasy Lover but before Kyrian's story in Night Pleasures. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but it was a bit slower that her other books action wise. The characters were enjoyable, and the storry was interesting. We learn of the dream gods the Onorei and how they came into existance and lost their emotions. I like what's revealed of Apollymi. We've only gotten reference for the most part as to who she is and what caused her to be imprisoned, but here we get a littel bit more information and context which only makes you want to keep reading. Loving this series! So glad I picked it up.
Date published: 2011-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Who knew good things came from selling your soul to the devil! Geary is looking for Atlantis. She thought that her father’s quest for the fabled city a waste for time. When he died she thought that she would be done with it. Soon enough Geary is on her own search for Atlantis. All the Gods are trying to stop her as she might accidentally let out an ancient evil that lies beneath the ruins under the sea. Arik is a dream-hunter that has gone rogue and Geary’s vivid dreams pull him to her. Arik makes a deal with Hades to be human for two weeks to meet Geary in the flesh. After two weeks one of them has to repay Hades with their soul. Arik agrees to give up Geary’s soul. In an attempt to be human and get Geary to trust him, Arik helps Geary find Atlantis only to bring down the Gods, protectors and a few other immortals on them. When all the truths come out can Arik become the man that he is destined be and will Geary still trust, let alone love the man that offered up her soul to Hades. Book eleven. Wow is it book eleven already! Once again I find that this book is more about the overall story line than the couple. It was a good book, but not great. I also found that I really did not like Arik in the beginning, and that his turn around was really quite quick. Like all the books, it moves quickly and there was a quirky fun play to it. Ah the foreshadowing of what is to come in their series has me quickly jumping to the next book!
Date published: 2010-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from breathtaking Nice change, dream hunter instead of a dark hunter. Wonderful read, pulls you in from the first chapter. It kinda makes you wonder what it would be like to go into other people's dreams and experience them. If you like the dark hunter novels, you will for sure like the dream hunter. Kenyon's writing is great.
Date published: 2009-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great addition Another great novel to add to the series, at this point i don't think i need to tell you how great an author Sherrilyn Kenyon is. This was her first Dream-Hunter novel and I was a little nervous about reading it, considering it wasn't about the Dark-Hunters. Vampires and werewolves are more my type. Arikos and Megeara were a great couple. They had me laughing throughout the entire novel. Arik with his very blunt and straight forward ways, and Megeara with her sarcasm. Also we get introduced to many Gods, Hades and his wife were probably my favorite, they were fun, and Hades is completely whipped. Anyways, it was a great novel, packed with action and next one should be even better.
Date published: 2009-09-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh Was more interesting to read about the Dream Hunter universe and how it connected to the Werehunters and Dark Hunters. Didn't like Arik. Thought what he did was extremely selfish and couldn't feel much sympathy for him because of it.
Date published: 2009-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never Doubt Detail So a new novel in the ever growing series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. This is a bit different because we're getting into a new branch of hunters, the dream hunters. Although this doesn't really concern many of the characters previously mentioned in earlier books, many of the characters are mentioned in passing so this book wouldn't really be considered a side story, though the time period in which it is set is totally different. And it might take place a whole decade before the series begins but the reading order still stands with Fantasy Lover being first. Otherwise it wouldn't make too much sense. Although it has the same basic plotlines as her other stories, its the details that make this story unique from the others. I really enjoyed this one. Sort of makes me want books for D'Alerian, Solin and M'Adoc.
Date published: 2008-09-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What happened ??? What happened to the Dark-Hunters ? This books feels like it was written by somebody else, I can't believe that Sherrilyn Kenyon wrote this - too dull, slow, no passion.......... very disappointed........
Date published: 2007-05-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing-Dull Since I am a big D-H fan, and Lords of Avalon fan I was looking forward to yet another series called Dream Hunters. I could not believe I was reading a book written by Sherrilyn Kenyon! Dull! Dull! Dull! The two main characters Geary(the love interest) and Arikos the dream hunter had no spark, no chemistry between them. In fact, Geary seemed to have no feelings at all for this man. Arikos was supposed to be the god with no feelings, yet Geary had no feelings for him or for anybody! About the first 5 chapters (too many) were devoted to Geary and how her father and brother had lost their lives looking for Atlantis. Sooo boring. Yet only a few sentences were devoted to our very first Dream Hunter and his life! All we got was, "He was punished if he exhibited feelings." None of the wonderful flashbacks and vignettes Kenyon uses, to give us a good background on our hero. I personally did not like the love interest Kenyon created in Geary. She seemed cold and heartless. There was no spark, no flame, not attraction to Arikos. I kept waiting for the book to get interesting. The only redeeming quality in the story was when Acheron and some of the other dream hunters and goddesses made an appearance. If this book is a precursor of future Dream Hunter books, I will wait for the reviews and probably buy it used. This book does not live up to the superb writing talents of Kenyon and even Kinley McGregor.
Date published: 2007-02-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A short story... This felt more like a short story than a complete book. This wasn't up to par with the other dark hunter novels. Her previous novels made you want to read the book over and over again. This novel was the opposite. It was missing something... is it the relationship between the main characters? or how the story was developed?
Date published: 2007-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG!!! I couldn't put it down! This story takes place just before Kirian & Amanda's story. (Night Pleasures) It is an excellent stand alone story that weaves in some background on several of her other books (including Dance with the Devil & Kiss of the Night) as well as setting up Acherons' story. The love scenes are hot, especially in the dream sequences, & Ms. Kenyon portrayes Arik's confusion about the difference between reality & dream worlds in a way that is entertaining & believable. When I sat down to read this story, I very quickly found myself drawn into the story. I read it in one sitting. If you've ever read any book of paranormal romance, you must read this one.
Date published: 2007-02-13

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The Dream-Hunter

by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 352 pages, 6.66 × 4.29 × 0.96 in

Published: February 6, 2007

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312938810

ISBN - 13: 9780312938819

About the Book

The "New York Times" bestselling author of the Dark-Hunters( novels begins a breathtaking new series that takes readers into the ethereal world of the Dream-Hunters, champions who fight to protect the dreamer from demons who prey on them. Original.

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Chapter One   Santorini, Greece, 1996   "my kingdom for a gun."   Shaking his head at Geary''s hostile words, Brian calmly opened the car door for her as she approached their small taxi that waited in the heart of the crowded Greek thoroughfare. "You don''t have a kingdom."   She paused on the sidewalk to glare at him. Given the fury in her system, she couldn''t believe he''d dare point out the obvious to her. She''d been known to verbally let serious blood when only half this riled. Truly, the man had no sense of self-preservation. "And I don''t have a gun--looks like I''m shit out of luck all the way around, huh?"   Still, he was his ever present calm self--which didn''t really help her mood. For once, couldn''t he get ticked off, too? "I take it you didn''t get the permits . . . again."   She could have done without that "again" part. Really. "What was your first clue?"   "Oh, I don''t know. That stomping stance as you walked down the street, clenching and unclenching your fists like you''re already choking someone, or maybe it''s that way you''re looking at me like you could claw out my eyes when I haven''t done anything to piss you off."   "Yes, you have."   She could tell he was fighting a smile. Thank goodness he had the good sense to keep it hidden. "And that is?"   "You don''t have a gun."   He snorted. "Come on now, you can''t shoot every Greek official who gets in your way."   "Wanna bet?"   Brian ste
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In the ethereal world of dreams, there are champions who fight to protect the dreamer and there are demons who prey on them...

Arik is such a predator. Condemned by the gods to live eternity without emotions, Arik can only feel when he''s in the dreams of others. For thousands of years, he''s drifted through the human unconscious, searching for sensation. Now he''s finally found a dreamer whose vivid mind can fill his emptiness.

Dr. Megeara Kafieri watched her father ruin himself and his reputation as he searched to prove Atlantis was real. Her deathbed promise to him to salvage his reputation has now brought her to Greece where she intends to prove once and for all that the fabled island is right where her father said it was. But frustration and bad luck dog her every step. Especially the day they find a stranger floating in the sea. His is a face she''s seen many times.... in her dreams.

What she doesn''t know is that Arik holds more than the ancient secrets that can help her find the mythical isle of Atlantis. He has made a pact with the god Hades: In exchange for two weeks as a mortal man, he must return to Olympus with a human soul. Megeara''s soul.

With a secret society out to ruin her expedition, and mysterious accidents that keep threatening her life, Megeara refuses to quit. She knows she''s getting closer to Atlantis and as she does, she stumbles onto the truth of what Arik really is.

For Arik his quest is no longer simple. No human can know of a Dream-Hunter''s existence. His dream of being mortal has quickly turned into his own nightmare and the only way to save himself will be to sacrifice the very thing he wanted to be human for. The only question is, will he?

About the Author

In the past two years, New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon has claimed the #1 spot twelve times, and since 2004, she has placed more than 50 novels on the New York Times list. This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre she writes. With more than 23 million copies of her books in print in over 30 countries, her current series include: The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency, Chronicles of Nick and Nevermore. A preeminent voice in paranormal fiction, Kenyon helped pioneer and define the current paranormal trend that has captivated the world. She lives with her husband, three sons, a menagerie of animals and a collection of swords.

Editorial Reviews

 "I love the world that Kenyon has so painstakingly developed over the years. And with this new series, she’s delved into new territory that is sure to delight old fans as well as new ones."
--Romancing the Book
 
"Love it!!!!"
--My Vamp Fiction
 
PRAISE FOR SHERRILYN KENYON

"Kenyon is the reigning queen of the vampire novel."--Barbara Vey, Publishers Weekly

“An engaging read.”—Entertainment Weekly on Devil May Cry

“Kenyon’s writing is brisk, ironic, sexy, and relentlessly imaginative. These are not your mother’s vampire novels.”—The Boston Globe on Dark Side of the Moon

 

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