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The Dream Hunter (Dark-Hunter #10)

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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 fo
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Kindle Edition, 349 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by St. Martin's Press
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Exina
This was a strange world mankind lived in. No wonder they escaped into dreams.

Well, I expected more...



Aside from the secondary characters who are really worth mentioning, for me The Dream-Hunter was a boring, weak, and unimpressive story.

First of all, I have serious problems with the main characters, Arik and Geary.

Geary is totally inconsistent. She is not even a character, she is just put together by various but ill-matched personalities and behaviorisms thrown in a pile. She behaves illog
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Alex is The Romance Fox
The 1st book in the Dream-Hunter Series which is also part of the Dark Series World….okay, you’re confused…so am I!!! All these “inside” series of a series!!! Ok, never mind…enough of that!!!

Dark-Hunters job is to protect humans from demons entering their dreams. This is the story of a once powerful member of the Oneroi who fell from grace!!!!
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Arik was one of those protectors but things went wrong when he entered a human’s dream, resulting in him becoming a Skotos, losing all his feelings and
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Jilly
Oh prequels. I'm not a fan. Sorry!


*shudder* Not even once...

This takes place before all of the other books. And, it isn't about a Dark hunter, but a Dream Hunter which is a lot less exciting. I don't know how other people feel on this, but I don't really like when books have a bunch of dreams written in them. I get really bored really fast and start skimming. I feel the same way about people telling me about a dream they had. Dreams don't make sense, okay? And, you struggling to tell me how the
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Alp
Sherrilyn Kenyon is one of my favorite authors whose books I never get bored of. I love how she has weaved the Greek mythology and history into her Fantasy-Paranormal Romance stories. Although the first half of the book was a bit slow, the story picked up greatly in the second half.

This is the first book in Dream-Hunter series, the story of Arikos or Arik, the Skoti who was drawn to the heroine’s rich and sensational dreamscapes, and Dr. Megeara or Geary, the woman who was trying to prove that A
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AJ
Aug 15, 2012 AJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. It seems that a lot of people don’t like the addition of the Dream Hunters to the Dark Hunter series, but I found the concept an intriguing one - a race that is cursed to feel no emotions and therefore have to syphon them off humans while they dream. It puts a whole new spin on Sherrilyn Kenyon’s world, and how everything is interwoven.

In this story we meet Dream Hunter, Arik. He is infatuated with Megeara/Geary, whose (very HOT) dreams he has been sharing, so hot that
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Gavin
Jul 10, 2015 Gavin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
This was another great installment in the Dark-Hunter series. Though I guess this was really a Dream-Hunter book. It had the usual mix of romance, humor, and action that you would expect from the series, and also included some interesting subplots as well as an interesting main story arc.

Arik is an emotionless Skotos who only feels emotions when he drains them from humans in their dreams. When he encounters the dreams of the Atlantis seeking Megeara Kafieri he is drawn to her unlike any human he
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Carmen
Mar 02, 2016 Carmen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance fans
Kenyon is keeping my head spinning by interspersing books that are actually enjoyable with books that are horrible. This is one of the enjoyable ones.

Arik is a Skotos, meaning he's an emotionless dream-god who feeds off people's emotions by visiting them in dreams. He's been having dream-sex with Geary (Dr. Megeara (Saatsakis) Kafieri) for two months now.

Unfortunately, dream-gods aren't supposed to spend that much time with one human - only one or two nights and then move on. So Arik is warned t
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Anzu The Great Destroyer
Yeah, you guessed it. I did not like this! AT ALL!!!

So here are my feelings in a few simple images:





Yups, that’s about it! Not my kind of guy, boring story and stupid heroine!!! Gah!!! I just read this hoping that I wouldn’t miss anything related to Ash and Nick and I got just a small slice towards the end. It didn’t even make such a big difference o.O Huge disappointment…
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
This is the first book of the Dream-Hunters, but they've made appearances already in the Dark-Hunter books. The story predates all the DH & Were-Hunter books (if you're reading them in the author's DH Universe suggested order). The prologue is in 1994 & the story in 1996. That I've already read 17 books/stories in the DH universe & know what's going to happen, this book was super annoying. 1.5 stars

Plot: Geary has a ph.d in history - ancient civilizations and comes from a long line
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Sarah
I'm a huge fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon and the Dark-Hunters series but unfortunately this was my least favourite book in the series so far. Having said that it's probably still better than a lot of paranormal romance stories out there but I have high expectations when I pick up a book by this author and for some reason The Dream-Hunter didn't quite live up to them.

I did really enjoy finding out about the Dream Hunters and learning about their abilities but I was put off Arik because of his initial a
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Breann
2.5 stars

I have a couple other series that I’m about 11 books in and they can still get me all fangirl-squee-hyperventilating and whatnot. I wish I could say the same for this series. I wish, I wish, I wish.

Geary (short for Mageara) and her family have been searching for Atlantis. Meanwhile a dream hunter, Arik, has been stalking her in her dreams. While in her dreams Arik desperately wants to be with her outside of the dreaming realm so he strikes a deal with the devil. Hades only needs one thi
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CC
Jan 21, 2016 CC rated it liked it
Shelves: safe-for-me, pnr
2.5 stars

Ok so Arik started off a selfish prick. In the end he turned it around. Megeara was pretty cool but really forgiving and shockingly ok with a sudden new world of demons and gods.

I just did not feel any emotion between them. They had good sex and that was about it. No time for bonding since he knows one of them will be dead within 2 weeks. I just don't see how this is the foundation for anything more nor do I see why she would risk her life after he was gone. Talk about the magic preen!
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
The Dream Hunter was a book that I got completely sucked into by page one. It takes the Dark Hunter series in a different direction, and shines the spotlight on yet another group of gods in the pantheon of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter universe. I loved how SK integrated the dream world into this book. Dreams are so complex and so fantastical, how could they not be an excellent backdrop for an epic war between good and evil? SK gets that the Greek myths have characters that are not always compl ...more
Anne
Not crazy about this one. It took me a long time to finish it, because the plot just wasn't very interesting. I didn't care about either of the main characters, Megeara and Arik. The love story between them felt flat and fake, and I really didn't care if they ended up together. It finally got a little bit interesting toward the end, and I credit that to some of the minor characters, like Kat and Solin. This is the first of Kenyon's books that I have read, so maybe some of her other stuf is good. ...more
Jacqueline
Nov 30, 2014 Jacqueline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves sarcastically dry humor, sexy characters, and kickass fight scenes.
Recommended to Jacqueline by: No one; but the series was recomended by a kind Books-A-Million
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Sammy Loves Books
I hesitated to write a review for this book because though I enjoyed some parts, I found the majority of the book slow and filled with repetitive information that fans of the Dark Hunter series would already know. Arik is a likable hero because he's a rule breaking bad ass that can fight. He is also willing to trade his life for the woman he loves. Arik was lost in the real world and needed guidance from his brother Solin in wooing Geary. Solin is a very interesting character with a dark past th ...more
Ronda  Tutt
A very interesting read, this story was actually focused more on the mythology of Atlantis than the rest of the books in this series. The romance between Geary (Human) and Arik (Dream Hunter/Skotos) was sweet.

Appoloymi comes real close to being released from her prision because of Geary's discovery of where Atlantis is located beneath the sea but thanks to Katra, Solin, and Arik, Appoloymi remains in her prision.

However now, Geary knows the truth behind Atlantis and about all the immortals. I th
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Valquiria
Jul 19, 2016 Valquiria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tengo sentimientos encontrados. Por una parte, he odiado a Arik mucho en este libro. Por otro, ahí estaba parte de la gracia xD Como este libro está tan alejado en el tiempo, me cuesta conectar con la historia pero también me ha servido para enterarme de más cosas sobre Aquerón, y los Oníricos y toda su familia (aunque menudo lío). Creo que no ha estado mal, pero no es el mejor (aunque ha habido demasiados feels con el capítulo 20).
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Ana Luisa
Apr 27, 2012 Ana Luisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Palavras para quê? Começo a repetir-me de cada vez que dou a opinião sobre esta serie. Neste volume, Sherrylin Kenyon mostra-nos mais uma vez o seu poder deixando-nos estasiadas e ansiosas pelos próximos desenvolvimentos. Este livro é um pouco diferente dos anteriores, é o primeiro que nos trás uma personagem principal que é um caçador de sonhos, ou no original, um Dream-Hunter. Estes são os deuses dos sonhos, que foram castigados por Zeus por causa de uma brincadeira quase inofensiva, foram cas ...more
Zeek
Finished The Dream-Hunter (Dream Hunter Series Book 1) in one sitting and I must say, I liked it! I also have to say, despite said liking, SK has a major problem in this book.

Plotting.

Dream Hunter has some of the laziest plotting I've ever seen. A couple of times I was scratching my head thinking, "Now wait a minute, didn't she just say ...?"

It was as if no one read, or edited, this book before it went to print! SK made rules in her world then promptly ignored them and at other points, she conve
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Esther Langdon
Jun 26, 2016 Esther Langdon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado bastante, y hay un guiño al final del libro en la subtrama de Ash que va a dar mucho juego a los demás libros (eso espero)
Lover of Romance
Summary
Arik, is a Dream Hunter, and as one he is cursed to never feel emotion but then he enters into Megeara dreams….a dream where she is bathing in a waterfall of chocolate. Ever since he is captivated by Megeara, a human woman who for some reason can resist his call to enter the dream world when she doesn’t choose to. When he is ordered to stop entering her dreams, he goes to the god Hades and makes a deal with him, that in order to be human for a few weeks, he will have to give Hades Megear
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Danielle
Mar 02, 2014 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yes
Shelves: sherrilyn-kenyon
Dr. Megeara Kafieri "Geary" watched her father's reputation and life ruined by his search for the lost city of Atlantis. Promising her father as he died she would continue the search for Atlantis....now in Greece with her cousins Tory and Thia along with her crew Justina, Christof, Brian, Althea and Kat.

Arikos "Arik" is a Dream Hunter, Skoti who feeds off human dreams and was drawn to Megeara for sereral years and wanted to feel her. When they take Arik away the sermon he uses to reach Megeara
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Willow
Ah, the dream hunters. A fun bunch, huh? I just couldn't fully enjoy this one from any aspect. I understood that the Dream Hunters were cursed to lack emotions, but it left so much of the book dry and without any sort of...spark. And Arik went from one end of the spectrum to the other like it was nothing. He was unfeeling and then immediately committed. That made the relationship between him and Geary lack for me. I found her interesting in the first few pages of the prologue. This pissed off gi ...more
Lady Allison
This was a nice change of pace from the rest of the series!!!

Arikos (or Arik) is as a Dream-Hunter is normally devoid of emotion, but when he finds himself drawn to Megeara (or Geary) he can't forget her. He makes a deal with Hades to be with her for two weeks and experience her as a human, only to find that emotions are a much bigger deal then he first thought they were.

I was a little weary because it was book 11 and she had to do so much world building because she was introducing the Dream-Hu
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Jessica  `~Blahyze~`
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 ...more
Jennifer
Oct 12, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sarah Marie
The Dream-Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon

First in the Dream-Hunter series and tenth in the Dark-Hunter series

4 stars

SERIES SPOILERS AHEAD!


There are gods that watch over the dreams of humans and there are gods who prey on them. Arik is a god that is cursed to live an eternity without emotions. The only way Arik is able to feel anything is through dreams. He’s finally found a dreamer whose dreams are so real that he can feel emotions even after the dream. Dr. Meageara Kafieri is in search of Atlantis.

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Catarina
Real Rating: 3.5

Esta autora já dispensa grandes apresentações, este volume é o 10 na série Predadores da Noite, e o primeiro que nos fala dos Caçadores de Sonhos.

Já há alguma tempo que andava curiosa para saber um pouco mais sobre o mundo e as regras dos Oneroi e dos Skoti, deuses dos sonhos.
Desde o livro Prazer na Noite, em que o protagonista é o Kyrian Hunter, que fiquei intirgada com a aparição do D'Alerian. Na altura a situação foi parcamente explicada, e neste livro pudemos ficar a saber me
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t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Not one of the best of this series but it was good. I found it a much slower read than some of the others which I found myself consuming and wanting to know what happened next. I didn't get that urgency in this book, possibly because it was more character driven than action driven. I found V'Aiden and Erin's story much more enjoyable. There are two characters that really stand out for me they are Tory and Solin. I hope SK shares more of what will become of them (Tory) and what their story is (So ...more
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“I swear it on Solin’s life. (Arik)
Uh, excuse me? (Solin)
I would, but there’s truly no excuse for you. (Arik)”
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“It’s a yes then? (Arik)
No. I thought I’d walk through hell to reclaim you and carry your baby just for the heck of it. Who needs marriage. (Geary)
I do! (Arik)
Good. I can let you live another day. (Geary)”
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