Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Dream-Hunter By Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Dream-Hunter (Dark-Hunter #10)

Genre: Paranormal Romance


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 for eternity without emotions, Arik can only feel when he's in the dreams of others. Now, after thousands of years, he's finally found a dreamer whose vivid mind can fill his emptiness. Dr Megeara Kafieri made a reluctant promise to her dying father that she would salvage his reputation by proving his life-long belief that Atlantis is real. 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 her dreams.


This Dark-Hunter book was a pretty average read; the characters just weren’t particularly relatable. Arik is a sleep god, using his power to infiltrate Geary’s dreams and have shared pleasures, Megeara is on the hunt to prove Atlantis is real, a promise made to her dead father. Arik makes a deal with Hades to become human, to be able to be with Geary, to truly feel emotions, to see the world through her eyes., he craves emotions and dream-hunters who crave emotions are called Skoti. Arik grants him humanity for two weeks, at the cost of one human soul, the soul of the very woman he wants to be human for. As it turned out, bedding Geary is more of a challenge then Arik anticipated. I liked how Mageara has sass and this moment made me laugh:

“Geary took a step back and pointed with both index fingers over her right shoulder.”And I'm thinking I should take myself home". She pointed her finger at the men, winked, and made a small clicking noise by sucking her breath between her teeth. "You guys have a great night... with whatever it is you people do. See you later". She turned and took a step away, then swung back to face them. "On second thought, no offense, I never want to see any of you again. Good night".”

As you can well predict they grew to love each other and when it was time for Hades payment, things got a little complicated. The thing I like most about these books are the endings, they aren’t abrupt and they are full-filling. It was a little slow to read and a little tough to get into but it was a good book none the less.

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