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Dream Chaser

(Dark-Hunter #13)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  27,782 ratings  ·  812 reviews
Hades doesn't often give second chances....

Xypher has one month on Earth to redeem himself through one good deed or be condemned to eternal torture in Tarturus. But redemption means little to a demigod who only wants vengeance on the one who caused his downfall.Until one day in a cemetery....

Simone Dubois is a medical examiner with a real knack for the job. Those who are w
Mass Market Paperback, First Edition, 359 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by St. Martin's Press
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Jenn You could read it as a standalone. Most of the Dark Hunter Books can be read as a standalone because Kenyon does a pretty good job of explaining the p…moreYou could read it as a standalone. Most of the Dark Hunter Books can be read as a standalone because Kenyon does a pretty good job of explaining the parts of her world the you need to understand for the purpose of the story in every book. However I really recommend reading at least Devil May Cry prior to this one because that's the book where Xypher is first introduced and you'll get to see exactly what sort of horror he's escaping and why he's so hell bent on revenge in this book. (less)

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Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it

I can always count on Sherrilyn Kenyon to deliver such an engaging and fascinating story. Dream Chaser is another one of my unputdownable reads in which 369 pages didn't seem to be enough for me.

Xypher is a Skotos who had one month on earth as a human. One month to track and kill and get his vengeance. He’s cranky, brooding, and angry at the whole world.

Simone is a medical examiner who can see and communicate with ghosts. Her life changed forever the moment the Daimon snapped large gold br
Sophia Triad
Xypher ( Half Oneroi Skotos/Dream hunter and half gallu demon) and Simone Dubois (Initially human, later (view spoiler))

"Move forward not with hatred or love. Move forward with purpose."

Xypher is the son of nightmares’ god and a demoness. He used to be dead and constantly tortured badly at Tartarus, because he fell in love with a BITCH centuries ago and he took the blame for all the disaster that she caused.
When he is given a second chance in the previous book to liv
We first met Xypher in Devil May Cry where he helped Sin and Kat. For his help he is allowed to take a break from his eternal torture in Tartarus and granted a month on Earth to avenge his death and kill the woman who betrayed his trust and caused his downfall.
Hatred is your enemy. Vengeance is your friend. Hold it close and let it loose.

Simone Dubois is a medical examiner and has a special ability: she is able to see and communicate with ghosts. Her best friends are Jesse, a teenage ghost f
3.5 stars

Xypher may be half god and half demon but when fell in love with the wrong woman and agreed to take a punishment that she had earned he was sent to Tartarus where he has been tortured by Hades for thousands of years. The betrayal and the constant suffering have turned him into an angry and uncaring man, he has spent so long without any kind of comfort that kindness and friendship are completely foreign concepts to him. We first met Xypher in Devil May Cry and as a thanks for his help Ka
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
This was a fun book that I loved reading. I am glad that I enjoyed it much more than the last book in the series (Upon a Midnight Clear). I thought that Simone was one of the more fleshed out and interesting heroines, and definitely one of my favorites so far. I thought she was a great match for Xypher. Ms. Kenyon has not diverted from her uber-tortured hero mode with Xypher, but that's okay. She does the tortured hero very well. I liked how he was so surly and untrusting, and how Simone slowly ...more
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This was a good instalment in the Dark-Hunter series. The romance was fun and we got to met plenty of familiar faces as well as get introduced to a few interesting new characters.

After helping Sin and Kat in Devil May Cry, Zypher has been rewarded by a one month reprieve from his eternal punishment in Tartarus. He plans to use the time to take his revenge on an old enemy. His plans go awry when that enemy binds his life force to that of a human in order to weaken him. That human was medical exa
Dec 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Better than the last Dream Hunter book, we get to go back to New Orleans. In this one, we have Simone, a human, getting chained to Xyper, a jerky undead guy who was being punished in hell but has a month to be human and prove himself worthy of no more punishment. They are so unsuited to be chained together.

Xypher: "Do you have to be so damned perky? Was it too much to ask that I get chained to a depressed mute or one of those chicks who dresses in black and writes bad poetry?"

Simone: "The
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this installment in the series. Kenyon usually has her heros be tortured souls, but Xypher - yikes - it was bad! I felt horrible for him when I read about him in Devil May Cry. Now we get the full story and anytime someone is totally screwed over because they are desperate for the only kindness they have ever seen in their entire existence - I want that person to be happy.

It was sad to see Xypher not be able to identify any nice thing said to him or done for him. His pleasure, b
Sammy Loves Books
This was the first Dream Hunter I've enjoyed. The others were rather boring and didn't feel as if they had been written by the same author of the Dark Hunter and Were Hunter series'. THe love story between Simone and Xypher took a long time to develop but it felt very sincere. Xypher is a Dream Hunter that has been wrongly accused and convicted of a crime he didn't commit. A crime committed by Satara, Stryker's evil sister.

My major complaint with this book was that everyone was willing to make s
Ronak Gajjar
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, series
And of course once again,
Greek Gods + Vampires + Daimons + Dream Gods + Dark Hunters + Atlantean Gods + Insignificant Humans blabbering + Of course Captivating dry humour = The whole book!
Concept: 2.50/5.0
Execution: 2.50/5.0
Characters Bespoken: 2.50 /5.0
Cover: 2.0/5.0
Overall: 2.50/5.0
As for Xypher and Simone:
P.S.: IT’S ACHERON TIME BABY! I am so excited that I have whole damn book – WHOLE DAMN BOOK on ACHERON! *heart eyes*
Jun 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kenyon lovers who are already familiar with the Dark-Hunter series
Shelves: pnr, series
To quote Simi from the YearofAcheron website:

"Don’t forget that Dream Chaser is out and before you read Akri’s book, you really, really need to read Xypher’s cause if you don’t know who Jaden is, you gonna be missing out."

Well if Simi says so, I guess that's settled! ;D

...ok, finished reading - here's my review:

I haven't read the first 2 Dream Hunter books, but I had no problem following along. Xypher is another classic Kenyon hero – gorgeous and tortured. He's a Skoti (a rogue Dream Hunter tha
Tessa Teevan
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: definite-reread
Reread: October 2015


I wasn't sold on the Dream Hunters until Xypher. This Universe is so complex, creative, and I love watching it all unfold. There are surprises around every corner, and it's INCREDIBLE!

Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Kenyon fans
I don't know if this book really deserves a 2-star rating or if I'm just burned-out on Kenyon after reading about 10 books in a row by her.

I really wanted to love this book - Xypher, the angry, rage-filled dream-god fromDevil May Cry - was going to be my next Zarek. You know, grumpy as all heck and a badass but then a sweetie inside. :) Love that trope.

ANYWAY. I was disappointed. For one thing, Kenyon makes the heroine, Simone (view spoiler)
Audio- I almost skipped this book. The last dream Hunter book just did nothing for me. This one woke up my need for the Hunter world. This edition to the series has strong ties to the Dark Hunters, with a few characters overlapping into the story. It was exciting, mysterious, romantic, and set in New Orleans !
Simone Dubois and Dream-Hunter Xypher are the perfect mix of hot and cold. They are trapped together, and boy oh boy talk about opposites. Snicker** this is where the fun starts. They tortu
Jul 08, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of DH series
**My impression of this book before I had finished** Every book in this series you learn something new about: the Dark Hunters, Were-Hunters, Dream -Hunters, Acheron and other gods, and demigods(correct me if I am wrong about the rank in races of beings). What i try to connect with is the mind of the main character. If they feel real enough for me I am convinced I will enjoy the story. There's so much happening that I know I will enjoy re-reading this series.

This is the story of Xypher a Phobot
Miss Kim
Jun 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Dark Hunter Fans who may be interested in Dream Hunters
Recommended to Miss Kim by: Continuation of Series
I really liked Xypher. He is a half demon/half god Dream Hunter. He assisted in the Dimme and the gallu fight in Vegas a few weeks back. In return, Hades allowed him to leave Tartarus (hell), for one month and live as a human. The reason he has been banished to Tartarus is an interesting one. No spoilers here.
He literally runs into Simone while fighting some demons in New Orleans. Simone is a human, and medical examiner in New Orleans. She is friends with a Dark Hunter squire, and is also able t
Dr. Bronwyn Ph.D of Smutology
By far my favourite dream hunter book of the series.

As a skoti, Xypher still knows what emotions feel like and even though he has been seriously betrayed in the past he didn't do a good job of remaining detached. If anything this made him so much more adorable. Given his history he could have been a total ass but he wasn't. Gruff yes. Caustic definitely. Trust phobic oh yeah but still connected to the people around him.

Simone was his perfect counterpart. Despite her role dealing with the grisly
Laura..devouring books like crumpets
After the previous dark hunter edition Upon the Midnight Clear I was frightened Kenyon had lost her flair, i am so glad i was wrong!

This was brilliant the most lost Hero since Zareck paired with someone who persists in helping him find his humanity....

We have some oldies but goodies pop up to tie the story in a neat little bow.

Acheron is up next it has been the book i have most anticipated and most feared!!!!!
Vicky (Victoria) Cavill
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review by: Vijetha Kumar!

5 I-love-Xypher Stars..!!!!

13th book in the Dark-Hunter Series
3rd book in the Dream-Hunter Series
1st book in my love list of the week!

I simply Loved this book! No better way to describe it. Loved Loved Loved it. Sorry if I'm sounding like broken record, but I loved it!
You don't have to read the entire 12 books before this to plunge into this one. This book can be read as a stand alone But, I do recommend you to read Devil May Cry (11th book in the Dark-Hunter series) bef
Aug 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
"Sacrifice is for the weak. Hatred corrupts. Love destroys. Vengeance is the gift of the strong."

"May the gods have mercy on those who have wronged me because I will have no mercy for them."

And so it begins…

This is the story of Xypher, who we meet briefly (and I instantly loved) in Devil May Cry. As usual, he is an angry, tortured soul who is out for vengeance against the woman who betrayed him and damned him to an eternity of torture in hell. When he comes to the rescue of Simone, a ghost-seei
Well, again we have a hero who had never known a gentle touch, a feisty heroine who tames the beast, and a lot of plot holes - like the fact that in Devil May Cry Xypher was asking about what kills Dimme (meaning he had no idea), and yet here he is part Sumerian demon, which means he has a deeper knowledge into demons; or the fact that it was established (in Devil May Cry) that Dimme only kill, and not reanimate as the galu, and yet, here, when they are at the crime scene and talking that this c ...more
Jessica  `~Blahyze~`
Simone is a psychic who can see the dead, Xypher is a fallen dream god who was led astray by Satara and killed, doomed to be tortured fir eternity, but Hades lets him out for one month. Now Satara must find a way to get Xypher before he comes to seek his revenge, she binds him to a human, Simone to be exact, if Simone dies, Xypher dies and if she gets more than twenty feet away from him they both die. He needs to find a way to get the bracelets off before he gets sent back to hell in twenty-two ...more
Aug 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book was awesomne, I think I liked it almost as much as I did devil may cry, which is a lot to say. I did not enjoy the other dream hunter books. I do not find the dream hunter topic interesting at all.

Nevertheless, in this book the dream hunter thing is barely mentioned. You know he is an ex dream hunter, but it doesn't matter at all while the events developed.

Really really good. For al of those who were not sure to read this book, you should not skip it, it has nothing to do with the dre


*Clears throat*

Oh, right, this book. haha, I didn't forget about it.

It was good.


ok, now. Seriously, Xypher and Simone were super cute together, but without doubt Jaden was the best character of this book. I understand now, how is that he'll replace my babe, Ash. The story was action-packed and I enjoyed it a lot.
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of PNR Romance, Tortured Heroes
Reviewed for THC Reviews
The last few Dark-Hunter books were kind of so-so for me, so it was nice to finally find another story in this series that engaged my attention better. Not to mention, I'm thrilled to finally be caught up to Acheron which is the book in the series I've been waiting to read for a long, long time. Although I've been tempted to skip ahead several times, I didn't want to miss any crucial pieces of the overall story arc. Therefore, I've been patiently biding my time and readin
I actually found this one enjoyable- much to my shock. (I was less than impressed with the first two Dream Hunter novels, hence the reason it took me so long to get to these two.)

In Dream Chaser, Xypher, because of his actions in the Dark Hunter novel Devil May Cry, has been released from imprisonment in Hades- for one month. He only has that amount of time to redeem himself or be sent back to hell (Tarturus) forever.

But Xypher doesn't know he can get out of his eternal damnation if he proves he
Hannah G
Aug 26, 2016 rated it liked it
I didn't know what to expect from this book. This series is usually at hit or miss. This was a miss. I'm rating this book 3 stars because it was just okay. I liked the ghosts in this book. It was an unexpected surprise. I loved that the ghosts had back story's as well. Archeron was a really minor character, there's only one scene with him in it. That was a let down. The book had more of a NCIS feel to it than dark hunters.The dark hunters were lost in this and it wasn't really true to the other ...more
Ronda  Tutt
Jan 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Per formula, demigod Xypher was betrayed and trapped in an undesirable situation. In his case, he's spent millennia of torture in Tarturus. But he gets a temporary reprieve that puts him in New Orleans for a month before returning to Tarturus for eternity. For Xypher, it's a perfect opportunity to have vengeance on the female demigod, Satara, sister of Stryker.

Satara has plans of her own. One is to stay as far out of Xypher's reach as possible; second, develop a scheme with Stryker to solve bot
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Why did I get the impression that Simone was playing a bit of Ghost Whisperer in this book? All the talking to ghosts and helping them cross over was way too similar to this show. Anyways, moving on… This was a decent book, nothing spectacular happening in it. Badass hero meets heroine, he’s an asshole to her but eventually he gets soft and they end up together. Love conquers and all that crap. Ok. I don’t mind this if the characters and story itself are interesting. This was mediocre.

Now, I wi
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