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Dream Warrior

(Dark-Hunter #16)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  22,725 ratings  ·  636 reviews
We are the Dolophoni. Diligent. Vigilant. Fierce and inescapable. Servants of the Furies, we are the right hand of justice and no one stands before us.

The son of Warcraft and Hate, Cratus spent eternity battling for the ancient gods who birthed him. He was death to any who crossed him. Until the day he laid down his arms and was banished into exile.

Now an ancient enemy has
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 3rd 2009 by Piatkus Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Ana O
This story revolves around Cratus/Kratos/Jericho, who was the personification of strength and power in Greek mythology, and Delphine, a Dream-Huntress.


Delphine reminds me of Daenerys Targaryen – minus the dragons.


Cratus/Jericho reminds me of Khal Drogo – minus the savagery and rapiness.


I picture him as a literary brother of Khal Drogo. Or maybe Chris Hemsworth. I'm not even really sure what his natural hair color is anymore.

Jericho is one pissed off deity. Zeus, his parents and other deities

I was pleasantly surprised by this awesome book. During the first 30% of the story, I thought it was an ok read for me, nothing particularly exciting and it didn’t fully capture me from the very start like other books by Kenyon did. But by the end, Dream Warrior totally went beyond my expectations! It was incredibly wonderful!

My eyes filled with tears as I read the beautiful and touching scene in the epilogue. I couldn’t be happier.

A very enjoyable read indeed!
Sophia Triad
Cratus or Jericho (God of War) and Delphine Iole (demigod Oneroi)

Cratus is the guy who helped to imprison Prometheus. He has spent the majority of his life in Olympus as the lapdog of Zeus without thinking much. Until one day, he refused to murder an infant and his punishment was out of this world. Zeus took his godhood and Cratus was thrown to Earth where he had to live like a mortal. He could not accumulate money and wealth and he could not sleep in peace because every night his mortal heart w
Based on the "love story" alone in this book, I was ready to polish up my 1-star rating for this one. But, luckily, a lot of other things happen that save it, and for that, I put my 1-star award away for another day.

I mean, I've seen a lot of insta-love in books, but this one... sheesh!

If just saying a kind word to a gorgeous hunk of god-man is enough to make him fall instantly in love forever, I've got a lot of kind things to say to Chris Hemsworth!

well, hello gorgeous god-man...

Crap, spent to
Alex is The Romance Fox
Sherrilyn Kenyon has, over the years and books, created the most original and ingenious series.
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Choosing to walk into self-exile, after giving up fighting for the ancient Greek gods, Cratus/Jericho will be required to take up arms again if mankind and their world is to survive. But persuasion skills will have to be used if he’s to agree!
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Delphine, Dream-Hunter and mankind’s protector against the predators who invade their dreams is very dedicated and committed to her role.
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When mankind is
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
This was another good entry in the Dark-Hunter series. Cratus(Jerich) and Delphine were both interesting characters and their romance was a fun one. Outside of the romance their was a ton of action.

Cratus was once Zeus's right hand. He was the man Zeus sent to enforce his justice. That all ended when he failed to obey one of the Greek God King's commands. Cratus was cursed to a life of eternal punishment. At least such would have been his fate if Zeus did not need him to deal with a problem that
Sep 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
One thing we know here without a doubt Zeus is an Arsehole
Julie (jjmachshev)
Sep 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009-reads
I think "Dream Warrior" is the first one of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dream Hunter offshoot series that I really really liked. It wasn't the heroine who sucked me in this time, it was Cratus/Jericho all the way. His hardcore attitude for everyone but his gal just made me say, "Awww" and melt a little.

She's a Dream Hunter who determined to look for the best in others. He's the son of War and Hate who has been punished for centuries for showing mercy to a child. She's determined to get him to help the tr
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was good, but I found it at times confusing. Who the heck are Cratus/Jerucho's parents? I swear she said Styxx, but how would that be possible? Anyway, the dream hunter books are a bit harder for me to understand. Probably because they have a whole different cast of characters, plus many of the other characters, and have different timelines. Anywho, this was a good one. I enjoyed the book a lot. The romance was a bit sporadic since Jericho was so fatalistic and Delphine at times was an ...more
Aug 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, so it was really hard to rate this book. A lot happens, so you must read it.

While the love story here was a bit poor,the events that develop in this book are really interesting. Things between Jericho (Cratus) and Delphine happened too fast. They meet, they fall in love, the spend some days together, they get married. I mean, Kenyon could have spent some more pages to make a stronger bond between them both.

Then I got really confused about Jared and Jaden, they are two really mayor characters
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017, fantasy
4'5/5⭐💕 ...more
5 Jericho Stars!

17th book in the Dark-Hunter series.
4th book in the Dream-Hunter series.

This book was about Cratus! That's right the Titan who helped to imprison Prometheus. I had to pick this book up!
After Stryker's book I really needed a reprieve. I mean, that was the first ever villainy love story I had read and I wanted a noble honor bound hero back!

From the prologue to the end letter the book kept me in a vise-like grip! I mean who doesn't want to read about Cratus? Come on people, Greek G
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
This is the book that ties all the Dream Hunters together. It also has Ash and a few other Dark Hunters in it, including Nick. (There's a nice little twist at the end with Madoc!)

Delphine and Jericho were really good together. I enjoyed how their story unfolded. Lots of little twists and surprises.

There were a bunch of other interesting characters, Jaden and Jared, to name a few. It was intriguing to see how intertwined everyone is. It also very frustrating and hard to keep straight all the nam
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
one of my all time favs
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Review from ZombieHazard.

My last ride on the Dark-Hunter bus

No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. I can’t take Sherrilyn Kenyon’s endless and useless blabbering anymore. Dream Warrior is utter rubbish; you have the typical story that revolves around this series for OMG over 20 books. Seduce the dude or/and kill him. Kill the bad guys to save the world. Chick sees dude and falls for him even though they’re mortal enemies. Dude wants to kill chick but he can’t ‘cause she wakes up a flame in
The fourth book in the Dream Hunter series and seventeenth in the The Entire Dark Hunterverse series or twenty-seventh The Dark Hunterverse series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Now are we all confused? So Cratus, or Jericho, as he is known now, refused an order from Zeus and is punished. Now he is needed and Delphine, a Dream Hunter, is sent to bring him in.

I liked it. I'm understanding more of the Dark Hunter/Dream Hunter world and I think I am able appreciate them a little more. While there is not a cl
Jun 14, 2009 rated it it was ok
I guess after reading the spectacular "Acheron" by Kenyon nothing else of hers is ever (or hasn't so far) going to be the same. The following books in the series haven't even stood close for me. They all seem hollow and lack the life the first in the series possessed. This will be the last book in this series that I buy, even at a repeat shop it's not worth the money.
3.5 Rating

Quick thoughts.

I found this read to be average-good.

The writing and story/plot is not as sharp as her past books.

This one was confusing with all the characters and names that started with "J".

Couple/romance was okay.
Nov 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He was back.
And he was pissed. May the Source take pity on those who’d caused his mood
Because at the end of the day, he would have none for them.

Another Sherrilyn Kenyon book finished, and another hero that I have absolutely fallen in love with! Cratus is one of the MOST tortured heroes in the series. Banished from Olympus and cursed by Zeus himself (God, I hate that guy!), he has lived a miserable existence on earth for 6,000 years, continuously tormented by Zeus and his cronies. When it is
The Flooze
I've loved the Dark Hunter series from the first book I read. I've been impressed with Kenyon's hold on her mythology and been intrigued with the mounting intricacies threading through the series as a whole.

But with this latest installment, and the full introduction of the new story arc, I find myself confused. In the last few novels, we've become increasingly aware of the Source and been introduced to a slew of new characters in relation to it. We've also learned some secrets about existing ch
Dream Warrior
3 Stars

The son of warcraft and hate, Cratus was one a trusted member of Zeus's personal guard. As a result of one fateful choice, Cratus was stripped of his power and cast out of Olympus to live as a mortal. Now, a malicious and powerful foe has targeted the Gods and Cratus aka Jericho is their only hope. Will he fight with those who spurned him or seek revenge by joining the ranks of their enemies?

Series note: This is book # 4 in the Dream-Hunter series and book #17 in the Dark-Hun
I think this is my favorite of the Dream-Hunter series. I don't know what it is about Jericho and Delphine that works for me, but I've reread this one a couple of times on the sly and it still drags me in and holds me captive until I'm done.

Wait. Maybe I do know. Let's take a look, shall we?

Jericho/Cratus has had a completely craptastic exile. Honestly, you'd think that the exile thing would be bad enough but the way Zeus punishes him is brutal. I'm not the hugest fan of Zeus as it is, but his a
Feb 16, 2011 rated it liked it
"I pity those born of the lighter side. They have no understanding of how seductive cruelty is. "
So far I'm team Noir and Azura. Hurray EVIL people!


I did like Cratus and Delphine, but I wasn't very enthusiastic about them. Their love story wasn't really all that interesting to me.

As mentioned, Noir and Azura took the spotlight every time they're in a scene. Asmodeus did as well. He was both creepy and sweet, and I've grown fond of him. XD
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Wolf (Alpha)
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-read
I love Craturs. I feels so bad for him though because he is in exile. I like how Delphine goes to get him out and save him. I like how when she goes to save him, she gets captured and taken to him. I love how they end up falling in love and helping each other with what they need.
Kaycee ❤️
Dream Warrior is another book from the Dream Hunter series - a spin off Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon and I can say that I enjoyed it and I loved it. And will probably read it again and again and again like what I did with the previous books.

And it was the major turning point for the Dream-Hunters.

Dream Warrior is the story of Cratus or also known as Jericho since Zeus stripped him of his godhood. He has been damned to live the rest of his life in pain and discomfort for betraying
Long ago, Cratus angered father god Zeus by not blindly obeying and got kicked out of Olympus. Still exiled on earth, the son of Warcraft and Hate is being called back to aid ol Thunderbutt himself. Only Cratus, now called Jericho, is not so interested in helping the fickle greek gods who turned their backs on him all those years ago.

When a pair of evil deities- who were formed from the source of all power- make him an offer that will return him to his god-like status, Cratus takes them up on it
Fangirl Musings
Feb 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves sarcastically dry humor, sexy characters, and kick ass fight scenes.
Recommended to Fangirl Musings by: No one; but the series was recommended by a kind Books-A-Million
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Sammy Loves Books
This was a solid 4.5 stars. It was by far the best of the Dream Hunter Books so far and that was cause it read like a Dark Hunter novel. There was tons of action and fighting. We had Cratus, a wounded warrior, ex-god, stripped of his powers, scarred by Zeus, and tortured for six thousand years. He has never known love or tenderness until he meets a woman, Delphine, with a heart full of love. SK did an amazing job with this deep plot that revealed a major betrayal from one of the gods against his ...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
Oct 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I was super excited when I realized the time-line and where this book fell in the Dark-Hunter line up. It is after Acheron and Stryker's stories. I loved Ash's role and how Nick, Jaden, Jared and stryker all had bit roles in this one. You know, Sherrilyn Kenyon is not the best writer, but she is one of my favorites. Her stories are always good, fun, sexy and action-packed reads. With the exception of 1 or 2, all the heroines are kick ass girls and the guys usually have some damage, but at least ...more
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