Jan 9, 2011

Review: The Dream-Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Series:  Dark-Hunter Series #11 Dream Hunter #1
Genre: Supernatural, Romantic
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Released: February 6, 2007
Paperback, 384 pages
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Book Synopsis (goodreads)

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?

My Thoughts

Well, if you are purchasing it out of a library where your librarian has read this book, be prepared to be gush with her. 

First dream hunter on the Dark Hunter series, Arikos a skotos dream hunter, who takes pleasure from human's creative dreams. Wanting to feel human emotion on flesh he bargains with the God of the underworld, Hades. Only to have his humanity for two weeks and at the end deliver a human soul, one specific soul. 
Geary is out on expedition to find the lost city Atlantis. She will go above and beyond to recover his father's lost reputation. When the stunning gorgeous man stumble upon her path, water she has the very opportunity to make her dream come true.

I did something out of curiosity after the 7th book, I sneaked on Acheron's book. So the leading woman in his book makes is introduced as Dr. Geary's geeky cousin. WITH whom I don't have any problems with. Just the fact she ends up with Ash. *feel free to ignore fan-girl rant on Acheron*

Book's time line is before the dark hunter series started. 

Lot of characters makes re/pre-appearance. Overall a good book. Perverted word building of Kenyon will never disappoint. 

Recommended to all who loves Dark Hunter world.

My Rating For This Book

1 comment:

  1. I love Kenyon. Her men always have me drooling. In a very give me some man meat now kind of way!

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