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The Dream-Hunter

(Dark-Hunter #10)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  43,909 ratings  ·  1,021 reviews
Condemned by the gods to live eternity without emotions, Arikos 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 found a dreamer whose vivid mind can fill his emptiness.

Mass Market Paperback, First Edition, 340 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by St. Martin's Press
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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 of all, 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 behav
Sophia Triad
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Arikos Catranides (Oneroi Skotos) and Megeara Kafieri (Human)

How far a man would go in order to sleep with the woman he wants…

Arik has been visiting Megeara in her dreams often. He is a dream god and an erotic Skoti. As a result, Megeara keeps having sensual dreams with intense feelings. Arik needs these sensations because, as the rest of the Skoti, he is cursed not to have any feelings and he really needs them in order to survive the nothingness of his existence. At some point, living in Megear
Alex is The Romance Fox
The 1st book in the Dream-Hunter Series which is also part of the Dark Series World….okay, you’re confused…so am I!!! All these “inside” series of a series!!! Ok, never mind…enough of that!!!

Dark-Hunters job is to protect humans from demons entering their dreams. This is the story of a once powerful member of the Oneroi who fell from grace!!!!
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Arik was one of those protectors but things went wrong when he entered a human’s dream, resulting in him becoming a Skotos, losing all his fee
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
Oh prequels. I'm not a fan. Sorry!

*shudder* Not even once...

This takes place before all of the other books. And, it isn't about a Dark hunter, but a Dream Hunter which is a lot less exciting. I don't know how other people feel on this, but I don't really like when books have a bunch of dreams written in them. I get really bored really fast and start skimming. I feel the same way about people telling me about a dream they had. Dreams don't make sense, okay? And, you struggling to tell me how the
Princess under cover
This was the series that got me into paranormal romance! Before there was even a name for these types of books.
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This was another great installment in the Dark-Hunter series. Though I guess this was really a Dream-Hunter book. It had the usual mix of romance, humor, and action that you would expect from the series, and also included some interesting subplots as well as an interesting main story arc.

Arik is an emotionless Skotos who only feels emotions when he drains them from humans in their dreams. When he encounters the dreams of the Atlantis seeking Megeara Kafieri he is drawn to her unlike any human he
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sherrilyn Kenyon is one of my favorite authors whose books I never get bored of. I love how she has weaved the Greek mythology and history into her Fantasy-Paranormal Romance stories. Although the first half of the book was a bit slow, the story picked up greatly in the second half.

This is the first book in Dream-Hunter series, the story of Arikos or Arik, the Skoti who was drawn to the heroine’s rich and sensational dreamscapes, and Dr. Megeara or Geary, the woman who was trying to prove that A
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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…
Ronak Gajjar
Apr 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, 2018
And of course once again,
Greek Gods + Vampires + Daimons + Dream Gods + Dark Hunters + Insignificant Humans blabbering + Of course Captivating dry humour = The whole book!
Concept: 2.5/5.0
Execution: 2.75/5.0
Characters Bespoken: 2.5 /5.0
Cover: 2.75/5.0
Overall: 2.5/5.0
As for Arikos and Megeara:
P.S.: I want Acheron back! *sighs*
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
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 of Atlantis
Sweet. Loads of amazing facts from Atlantean myths, legends, and Greek lore. As always Persephone and Hades are my favs. What's annoying is the subseries get confusing. Did I read this in order?Not sure. Overall, not bad. Loved the Euridice and Orpheus reference. Good thing I don't mind loads of characters. They are all interesting, and the plot twists aren't bad. Just wish I liked Geary more and loved Arik less. ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More)
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
I'm a huge fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon and the Dark-Hunters series but unfortunately this was my least favourite book in the series so far. Having said that it's probably still better than a lot of paranormal romance stories out there but I have high expectations when I pick up a book by this author and for some reason The Dream-Hunter didn't quite live up to them.

I did really enjoy finding out about the Dream Hunters and learning about their abilities but I was put off Arik because of his initial a
2.5 stars

Ok so Arik started off a selfish prick. In the end he turned it around. Megeara was pretty cool but really forgiving and shockingly ok with a sudden new world of demons and gods.

I just did not feel any emotion between them. They had good sex and that was about it. No time for bonding since he knows one of them will be dead within 2 weeks. I just don't see how this is the foundation for anything more nor do I see why she would risk her life after he was gone. Talk about the magic preen!
Sammy Loves Books
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Sandra Hoover
I'm a fan of the Dark Hunters - Dark, damaged, bad*ss alpha males hunting Daemons & protecting mankind - all with intriguing backstories. BBF/Hero material. While Dream Hunter Arik, is certainly damaged and on the high end of the SexOmeter - I had some trouble feeling empathy with him in the same way as I have the Dark Hunters. The story was slow to draw me in as I missed some of the intensity of other books in the series.

Arik bargains with Hades for two weeks as a human in order to experience s
Ronda  Tutt
Jan 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
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
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-paperback-own
3.5 Stars

I was back and forth on this book. It had awesome highs and some pretty meh lows. In the beginning there was a lot of information and new characters that I could barely keep up, but the ending made me round up to 4 instead of 3.

Oh BTW Chapter 20:

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
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
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
Fangirl Musings
Nov 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves sarcastically dry humor, sexy characters, and kickass fight scenes.
Recommended to Fangirl Musings by: No one; but the series was recomended by a kind Books-A-Million
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Laura..devouring books like crumpets
Wow i LOVED this edition and a new form of characters to throw into the mix!!!! Arik was fantastic such a likeable character as was Solin Kat Geary and Tori!

Geary while trying to find Atlantis has erotic dreams featuring the Skoti God Arik, as the emotionless curse put on his kind starts to weaken Arik starts to truly crave Geary and makes a deal with Hades, helping Geary find Atlantis he enlists the help of the one who condemned him in the first place Solin. The reader uncovers a whole new ches
✎Stacey "The One Night Biter"
I liked this one, got more into the Greek Mythology and more about the Gods. I knew of some of them (yes even this Disney freak watched Hercules) but this book gets more into the gods then the previous books that just touched on them. Good read and really good to hear more about the stories and who did what to whom because they were made at someone else...

Whoo don't ever piss off an Olympic god
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
Nov 04, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
Feb 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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