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The Dark-Hunter Companion

(Dark-Hunter #7.5)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  6,443 ratings  ·  142 reviews
Consider this handbook your education. Hunter 101. And don't go thinking you got off easy just because there's not a pop quiz at the end. This is the good stuff. The real deal. In here you'll find out all there is to know about being a Dark-Hunter.

Now for the disclaimer: This book is mutable. It goes with the wind. It changes more often than the mind of a sixteen-year-old
Paperback, 421 pages
Published November 13th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin
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"Welcome to your new life. Go kick some ass."

The Dark-Hunter Companion is so much fun! It is filled with tons of useful and well-structured information, written in a really engaging style.
"This book won't get too deep into the nitty-gritty. The real down and dirty stuff you'll have to ask the tight-lipped Goth Royal Tallness himself."

Well, maybe really not that dirty, but it is detailed enough.

As it is a handbook for brand-new Dark-Hunters, the first part of it is a guide that tells you
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

If you're into the Dark Hunter series like I am, this companion book is for you. It really helped me understand the different pantheons, the different Hunters, and all their powers and abilities. I wish I had this before I had started reading Dark Hunter books.

N.L. Riviezzo
An entertaining and informative addition to the Dark-Hunter world but best left until after the series up to book #15, Acheron, and the various short stories are read.
Sara Elizabeth
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a really fun read and truly a perfect companion to the Dark-Hunter series. It was written in the style of a guide for Dark-Hunters which made it all the more interesting. It wasn't like reading a boring summarization of the books, but rather leading you into the life of a Dark-Hunter and what to expect. There were detailed biographies of Dark-Hunters, Were-Hunters, Dream-Hunters, gods, and Daimons. Although, if you're not into bios, don't worry, you can skip them. It might be a good ...more
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the Dark-Hunter Series
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I've been saying for a while now that I need a Dark-Hunter encyclopedia to keep track of all the characters and mythology of the series, and here it is. The Dark-Hunter Companion is written in an entertaining way with the narrator assuming that the reader has just been turned into a Dark-Hunter, and this is the handbook to their job. Each section begins with a full-page black and white illustration done in the manga style. I'm not sure which characters some of them
Amy Jacobs
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Makes me want to go do a series re-read!
Aug 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mojca by: lovers of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Hunters
This is a must have for all Dark-, Were- and/or Dream-Hunters fans out there.

A mixture of manual, fictitious material, historical tidbits, and yummy recipes, it's a fun, light read to escape the often gloomy, dark world of the Hunters.

This is a go-to book to refresh your memory on the Hunters (present and past), learn a little more about them, their squires, and even their leader.

It also explains the origin of the Apollites and Daimons, sheds some light onto the powers-that-be (gods, demigods,
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a humorously written, informative reference guide to the novels written in the Dark-Hunter fictional world through the 13th novel including Dream-Hunter and Were-Hunter novels, novellas and short stories. The problem is that these are only half of what has since been written. And some of the more recent novels, especially the most recent Styxx, turn what came before on its ear. Still it is worth the read, and helps keep some of the players straight as the overall story grows in depth, ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
If you are a fan of the Dark Hunter Series , you have to get this book. It's an awesome addition to my growing SK library!!!!!

You get all the information of all the characters….their history, background, places and more…who is who….everything about the Dark Hunters, Were-Hunters, Dream Hunters, Gods and Goddesses…it’s the ultimate Dark Hunter encyclopedia…

Love the part with the interview with Sherrilyn Kenyon and the Dark Hunter Directory….fabulous!!! Also some interesting illustrations are
Dec 29, 2007 rated it really liked it
I am putting this on my read shelf a little early, since I have read half of it and know how I want my review to go.
This book is just like it says, a companion, to all the dark hunter books in the series. I really enjoyed parts of it, even though it reads something like an encyclopedia for all the characters.
I am so hoping that some of the characters in here, not previously in other books, are going to show up in her new books soon. I would love to be able to have Sherrilyn Kenyon write a book
Nov 24, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal
Whew! Finally made it through this one. The back half is pretty good, but I definately did not need a complete character index. That was amazingly difficult to trudge through. So beware - if you don't really need to know EVERYTHING about EVERYONE ever involved in the Dark-Hunter world - now and in the foreseeable future, I'd pass on this one.
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was looking for specific info on specific characters that wasn't in the book. :( Still love Sherrilyn, but the book needs to be updated. I know, lots of work. Lots of good information on other characters though. :)
Mary Ellen
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fun book to read and a great way to catch up on any characters that need to be recapped. Since this book is labeled as number 13.5 I highly recommend reading the first 13 books before reading this guide. Because there are spoilers for certain characters. But I am huge fan of sherrilyn Kenyon and the dark Hunter world she created.
Veronica Rivera
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you are a available fan you will love this very comprehensive study on Sherrilyn Kenyon's world of dark hunters, dream hunters, and were hunters.
This book does a great job of explaining each and then giving the reader a review of each member so far that you have been introduced to, and some that you are still waiting to meet.
Sandy Frediani
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful and comprehensive guide to the Dark Hunter series, this was fascinating to read. The series stands on its own. This companion "fills in" places one doesn't realize wanted filling. Excellent.
Rebecca Worley
Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
informative and fun, cute
Kathy Hansen
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cool and insightful
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
This reads like a dictionary or phone book... great to keep as a reference, not so great to read straight through.
Sherrie Henry
Sep 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: shifters
I've tried, really tried to get into Ms. Kenyon's books. I've read three or four of them, out of order, and tried really hard to get into the first book and read them from the beginning.

I thought getting this companion would help, and it did to an extent, but I still can't get into the series. Maybe I have to be in some sort of mood.

If you are into the series and need clarification, this book is for you. Fairly well written, but I suspect out-of-date as I know she's written more books since
“Second Chances” by Sherrilyn Kenyon is in The Dark-Hunter Companion guide. It is a short story that is number 8.5 in the Dark-Hunter series (meaning that it comes in between “Sins of the Night” and “Unleash the Night”). It is a short story about Ash and Styxx. Ash went to visit Styxx in Tartarus, where Styxx is imprisoned. Styxx was Ash's brother when they were both human. When they were human Styxx tortured and did everything he could to make Ash's mortal life miserable. Styxx was to inherit ...more
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great Dark Hunter resource book. It’s filled with lists of the character’s names and backgrounds. It explains the differences between the different types of hunters, etc. I like the format as if it’s being written by someone in the Dark Hunter world writing a guide to help a new hunter survive in his new life. It’s done in a humorous way too.

I discovered a lot of info I wasn’t expecting. Like the addresses of the sanctuaries and bars. There’s also recipes. BTW: the websites included all take
Tammie King
Jan 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing - If you love Sherrilyn Kenyon you have to get the Dark-Hunter Companion. This book has everything you could ever want including the kitchen sink. Well, maybe not the sink but if you get hungry reading about all those hot hunters Kenyon has diligently included recipes to curb some of those hungers.

If your walking down the street one dark and lonely night and are suddenly attacked by a Daimon this book will tell you what their weakness’ are. So remember to study hard and
Ruth Violet
wow. what an awesome book. so much info. makes me want to start at the beginning with the darkhunters and read them all over again. it listed a dark hunter directory. totally awesome. the same with the were hunters,squires,dream hunters,daimons. awesome. in the great gods all mighty. listed all the deities, demons, demigods,and all other things immortal. wow. the books is awesome. then i got to the interviews with was definitely my fav. but loved everything about this book. i will always love ...more
Nov 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Dec 11, 2010 rated it it was ok
The series runs like a soap opera, I find that many of the books within the series are not exactly stand alone. I found myself purchasing the others just to keep up with unanswered questions. Kenyon doesn't do a very good job explaining things very well, jumps around even in this book. I also noticed that Kenyon likes to introduce a lot of new characters with each new book, basically leaving the doors open for new character stories for a possible later date. As a result, it's not surprising to ...more
Dec 12, 2009 rated it liked it
As far as a companion book to a series, this one is okay ... as long as you get it realizing it's more a reference guide to the series than anything else.

I got it expecting it to be more entertainment than reference (much like J.R. Ward's companion to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series), but that is not the case. There's a lot of long-winded explanations about things you already knew, which didn't thrill me. In fact, the only thing this book is really good for is knowledge of the SCORES of
Jun 14, 2008 rated it liked it
This is a handbook of characters and scenes to the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

It is written in light hearted fashion with humor. A bit too much for my taste. I needed the description of characters and who is related to who as this series is based on mythological characters.

I did find it useful in straight definitions of the mythological characters and to a degree their relationship to all the different myths.

I guess I am more a student and I found the playfulness a bit too much at
Nov 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A must have for this author, not just a money scheme. She has so many amazing characters and lives going on this is definitely needed to keep everything and everyone in order and or for easy reference later. Everything is written out well, great tool for her series.

I love this author2
Apr 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Awesome! Definitely Hunter 101. Everything we’ve learned is in here, plus a little more… just not enough. But that’s okay. I can wait patiently for the next novels to come out… well, sort of patiently. The book touches base on everything from how DH’s came to be, about Apollites and Daimons, and Gods and Squires, everything! It helps put everything in the right place. Got confused? This book should help you sort it all out. My fave parts: Interviews with Sherri, Ash and Simi, Jones’s Diary made ...more
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“We're not the damned, folks, we're the categorically fucked."
“We are Darkness. We are Shadow.
We are the Ruler of the Night.
We, alone, stand between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. We are the Guardian
The Soulless Keepers. Our souls were cast out so that we would not forewarn the Daimons we pursue. By the time they see us coming, it's too late.
The Daimons and Apollites know us. They fear us. We are death to all those who prey upon the humans. Neither Human, nor Apollite, we exist beyond the realm of the Living, beyond the realm of the Dead
We are the Dark-Hunters.
And we are Eternal”
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