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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  31,898 ratings  ·  705 reviews
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
Mass Market Paperback, 340 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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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
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
Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
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
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…
Nov 30, 2014 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 (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
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
Monty Cupcake
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
♥ 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
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
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.


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
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
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 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
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
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
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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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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
7/10 - I really enjoyed this book, but not quite as much as Acheron (the only other book in the series that I've read, so far). At only 348 pages I found The Dream Hunter a little short and not quite as witty as Acheron (once we got past the nightmare of his human life). I enjoyed catching up with both of the main characters from Acheron earlier in their lives as well as some of the other characters that Kenyon has had star in later books. In both books the romance is really good and steamy and ...more
☯ DαякєηRнαℓ ❛ ᴵ ᵃᵐ ᶠᵒʳᵉᵛᵉʳ ʷᵃᵗᶜʰᶤᶰᵍ ᶠʳᵒᵐ ᵗʰᵉ ᶜᵒˡᵈ ᵈᵃʳᵏᶰᵉᶳᶳ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ᵃʷᵃᶤᵗᶳ ʸᵒᵘ  ❜
May 29, 2015 ☯ DαякєηRнαℓ ❛ ᴵ ᵃᵐ ᶠᵒʳᵉᵛᵉʳ ʷᵃᵗᶜʰᶤᶰᵍ ᶠʳᵒᵐ ᵗʰᵉ ᶜᵒˡᵈ ᵈᵃʳᵏᶰᵉᶳᶳ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ᵃʷᵃᶤᵗᶳ ʸᵒᵘ ❜ rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kenyon Fans, Lovers of Gods & Goddesses, Paranormal, Romance, Bump in the Night
Recommended to ☯ DαякєηRнαℓ ❛ ᴵ ᵃᵐ ᶠᵒʳᵉᵛᵉʳ ʷᵃᵗᶜʰᶤᶰᵍ ᶠʳᵒᵐ ᵗʰᵉ ᶜᵒˡᵈ ᵈᵃʳᵏᶰᵉᶳᶳ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ᵃʷᵃᶤᵗᶳ ʸᵒᵘ ❜ by: Myself
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Not as good as the other DH books, but i LOVE Arik & Solin. The main drawback for me, was the character of Megeara. She was far too wishy-washy for my tastes, and at times, was nearly as annoying as Susan from "Dark Side Of The Moon".
Since the events in the book take place back in 1996, the highlight of the entire book was the scene towards the end involving Ash, Kyrian and a young Nick.
At times the book felt a little disjointed, but still enjoyable over-all.
Yet another amazing novel by Kenyon! I see where others may say this novel was boring or droning but I enjoyed it. Being the first novel in the dream hunter series there was alot of new things and explaining but all so fascinating to me. I've fallen for the Dream Hunters just as I did for the Were Hunters. I love the whole world of the Dark Hunters. About half way through the reading list. Next up 'Devil May Cry'!
Lover of Romance
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
I really liked this book, it represented well the search for Antlantida and I recommend it to everyone :b.
It was another excellent romance form Sherrilyn Kenyon and I can't wait to finish the next! :)
Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
this wasn't the best book out of the series, it wass kinda dull compared to the other's, though I did admire the otherr gods being involved in this one. It was good, but not great *sighs*
Fun book to read, I actually liked Hades???? Not as intense as the Dark-Hunter stories, but a great read regardless.
Another 5 stars from the series.

Love Arikos. Baby you can visit me in my dream any day or night!
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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)”
“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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