The Dream Hunter (Dream-Hunter #1)
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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...more
Mass Market Paperback, 340 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by St. Martin's Press
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AJ
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...more
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...more
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…
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, 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 illogically...more
Ana Luisa
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
Jacqueline
Apr 12, 2010 Jacqueline rated it 5 of 5 stars
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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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
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
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...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...more
Book Slut -N
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
♥ Sarah ♥
The Dream Hunter is Kenyon's first formal introduction to the Dream-Hunters (also known as the Oneroi and the Skoti) within the world of the Dark-Hunters. Although we have met and heard of them in a few short-stories and full-length Dark-Hunter books. I can't say that they're my favorite thing about this series though. I don't hate them, I just don't find them particularly interesting at all.

So right off the bat I wasn't too interested in this book, but I also went into it with an open mind. How...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...more
Filipa
Entretanto, já acabei o The Dream-Hunter.

Gostei! O facto de a acção se passar em 1996, é interessante. Uau, conhecer a Tory com quinze anos...gostei imenso. Ver a evolução dela na série. Opá, ela nem sabe o que lhe espera. E eu também não devia saber, mas sou cusca.
Acho que ela já nesta altura é uma personagem determinada, e vai merecer tudo o que de bom vier para a frente.

Acho que já nem preciso de dizer que adorei rever o Nick e o Kyrian na altura em que ainda estava tudo bem, ou tudo mal...d...more
Jennifer
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Patrícia
O incomparável formigueiro do suave florear de pele contra pele, a insubstituível sensação de um beijo roubado, de um toque intencional, de uma comoção sentida ou do simples e imprescindível amor, fruto de uma paixão avassaladora e de uma sede incontestável por conhecimento. Todos eles, sentimentos comuns e, ao mesmo tempo, únicos. Todos eles, negados a um ser imortal que se viu enredado nas complexas e políticas teias de uma série de divindades egoístas e soberanas.

‹‹O Caçador de Sonhos›› é, pa...more
Sammy
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
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
Mafi
3,5 stars. Gostei mas não achei dos melhores!
Danielle
Mar 02, 2014 Danielle rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Yes
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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...more
crayolaab
This book fits in the Dark-Hunter series but also begins the Dream-Hunter series, about beings who find their way through humans' dreams. They are not meant to have feelings of their own but one Dream-Hunter, Arikos, falls for a woman whose dreams he invades and makes a deal with Hades to become human for two weeks to spend time with her in real life.

Megeara is be part of a team searching for the lost city of Atlantis, and she manages to stumble quite close to the actual site. Close enough to ma...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...more
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
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Julianna
Sep 09, 2011 Julianna rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Fantasy Romance, Greek Mythology, The Dark-Hunters
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"3.5 stars" The Dream-Hunter was the sixth story in the Dark-Hunter series that I've read this year, and I'm beginning to think that perhaps I've read too many of them in too short a time span. I've been quite anxious to get to Acheron, and in my haste to make headway in this exceedingly long series, I'm starting to become rather apathetic about it. I had really enjoyed Phantom Lover, a Dream-Hunter novella that came early in the series, so I thought that in spite of the...more
Sofia Teixeira
Desde que descobri a autora Sherrilyn Kenyon que fiquei apaixonada pelas suas histórias. A escritora tem a capacidade de colocar numa só obra romance, sensualidade, perigo, suspense, mitologia e imensa acção. As personagens conseguem ser sempre diferentes, de livro para livro, e quanto mais avançamos na saga, mais notável isso se torna. Ao fim de onze obras, a autora ainda consegue acelerar a pulsação do leitor e prendê-lo do início ao fim.

Arikos é o primeiro caçador de sonhos que conhecemos nes...more
L.C. Lavado
Because of the Pope 1st visit to Lisbon, I was "forced" to take a day off... Down town completly full of people, roads blocked, police every where, even the subway stopped... so I considered a smart move simply not to go to work!

It turned to be one perfect day :) ...me, my couch and a book! All (of course) supervised by my husband ;)

I bought this book and only after I realize that was the number 11 of the "Dark Hunter" series :p
I was so attracted by the history in the back cover, that I think I...more
Lelyana Taufik
Arikos muncul di mimpi2 Megeara a.k.a Geary karena mimpi2 Geary "berwarna", gak hitam putih dan abu2 seperti orang2 lain...Itu sebab nya dia betah berlama2 dalam di mimpi Geary (yang sepupu Tory, nanti akan jadi istri Ash...disini Tory baru 15 tahun)...

Bertemu di mimpi pertama Geary saat Geary mimpi mandi di sungai coklat dan si Arik datang bertelanjang dada...meluk Geary dari belakang..dan ...ehem2..terjadilah hal2 yang di inginkan...horeee...

Tapi, itu hanya terjadi dalam mimpi....sigh..

Arik...more
Cata
O Caçador de Sonhos é o 10º livro da série Predadores da Noite e ela primeira vez, o protagonista não é nem Predador da Noite, nem Predador do Homem, mas sim um deus dos sonhos. Mais precisamente, Arik é um Skoti- deus que se alimenta das emoções nos sonhos dos humanos. É que os deuses dos sonhos são uma raça amaldiçoada, desprovida de sentimentos e emoções, excepto a dor.

E é no mundo dos sonhos que Arik conhece Megeara Kafieri, mais conhecida como Geary. Atraído por esta humana cujos sonhos são...more
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
Valentina
I actually regret reading this.
The heroine was one of the lamest, stupidest characters ever! SHe is also frustrating, inconsistent, and simply not interesting. There were so many times I wanted to punch her... I don't know how I would have held that urge if I'd actually met her.

The romance was just weird. I didn't feel connection between the heroes.

I guess, secondary characters were the best thing in this book. So I hive it 2 stars.
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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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