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message 1: by Christel (new)

Christel (christelc) | 60 comments This is the reading order list from Sherrilyn Kenyon's website for the correct order of the Dark Hunter series with the Dream Hunter series included


1.Fantasy Lover
2.The Beginning (included in Sins of the Night)
4.Night Pleasures
5.Night Embrace
6.Phantom Lover (In the Midnight Pleasures anthology)
7.Dance with the Devil
8.A Dark-Hunter Christmas (Included in Dance with the Devil)
9.Kiss of the Night
10.Night Play
11.Winterborn (in the Stroke of Midnight Anthology)
12.Seize the Night
13. Sins of the Night
14. Unleash the Night
15.Dark Side of the Moon
16. A Hard Day's Night Searcher (in My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding)
17. Until Death We Do Part (in Love At First Bite anthology)
18. Fear The Darkness (Free e-book from St. Martin's Press)
19. The Dream-Hunter
20. Devil May Cry
21. The Dark-Hunter Companion
22. Upon The Midnight Clear

23. Dream Chaser (Xypher's - Out Feb 5, 2008)

24. Acheron (Out Aug 5, 2008)

25. One Silent Night (Stryker's - Out Oct 2008)

26. Dark-Hunter Manga (Out Fall 2008)

27. Untitled short story for the Dead After Dark Anthology with Dianna Love Snell, JR Ward and Susan Squires (Out Nov 2008)

28. Fang and Aimee's - Out Summer 2009

message 2: by Kathrynn (last edited Dec 12, 2008 07:16PM) (new)

Kathrynn Dang! The author has renumbered and reshuffled her book order. Now (Dec 2008), her recommended reading order is:


1. Fantasy Lover, (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2002)

2. Dragonswan, reprinted singly by Berkley (2005) (ISBN 0515140791)

3. Night Pleasures, (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2002)

4. Night Embrace, (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2003) (ISBN 0-31298-482-0)

5. "Phantom Lover", in the anthology Midnight Pleasures (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2003) (ISBN 0-31298-762-5)

6. Dance with the Devil, (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2003) (ISBN 0-31298-483-9)

7. Kiss of the Night, (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2004)

8. Night Play, (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2004)

9. "Winter Born", in the anthology Stroke of Midnight (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2004) (ISBN 0-31299-876-7)

10. Seize the Night, (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2005)

11. Sins of the Night, (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2005) (ISBN 0-31293-432-7)

12. "Second Chances", in Exclusive Dark-Hunter Collectible Booklet (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2005), free giveaway. Is also included in the Dark-Hunter Companion!

13. Unleash the Night, (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2005) (ISBN 0-31293-433-5)

14. Dark Side of the Moon (St. Martin's Press, 2006, reprinted by St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2007)

15. "A Hard Day's Night-Searcher", in the anthology My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (St. Martin's Griffin, 2006) (ISBN 0-31234-360-4)

16. "Until Death We Do Part", in the anthology Love At First Bite (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2006) (ISBN 0-31234-929-7)

17. Fear the Darkness, free e-book (St. Martin's Press, 2007)

18. The Dream-Hunter (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2007)

19. Devil May Cry (St. Martin's Press, 2007) (ISBN 0-31236-950-6)

20. Upon the Midnight Clear (St. Martin's Paperback, 2007) (ISBN 0-31294-705-4)

21. Dream Chaser (St. Martin's Paperback, 2008) (ISBN 0312938829)

22. Acheron (St. Martin's Hardcover, 2008)

23. One Silent Night (St. Martin's Paperback, 2008)

24 "Shadow of the Moon" in the anthology Dead After Dark

25 Dream Warrior (St. Martin's Paperback, 2009)

I wonder if that website is legit!?

message 3: by Julianna (last edited Dec 12, 2008 10:56AM) (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 77 comments Looks like the only ones that were eliminated were:
The Beginning (included in Sins of the Night)
A Dark-Hunter Christmas (Included in Dance with the Devil)

Maybe that's because they are such short stories (The Beginning is 30 pages and DH Christmas is 15 pages) that they don't really even qualify as novellas, more like missing chapters, and it isn't really crucial at what point in the series you read them or if you do at all. Also, I think they are only available in certain editions of the books in which they were originally included, and those editions are out of print making them difficult to find. I discovered this when I borrowed a copy of Sins of the Night from the library just to read The Beginning and then traded for a copy on PBS that didn't have the short story in the back.

Also it looks like The DH Companion was eliminated which I guess would make sense since it isn't really part of the storyline of the series, just extra info.

It can definitely be frustrating when an author renumbers their work, but I recently heard somewhere that SK does this periodically. From everything I know, the website is definitely legit, and SK herself has done a lot of the design work on it.

message 4: by Miss Kim (last edited Dec 12, 2008 12:58PM) (new)

Miss Kim (thatsmisskimtoyou) | 9 comments The Beginning is actually in Achereon word for word, so it's probably not necessary now.

The xmas story was nice, but not related to any of the others. We get to see Simi eating constantly!

The DH Companion was ok - I just browsed through it.

message 5: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 77 comments Thanks for info about The Beginning, Kim. I've been trying to trade for a copy of the edition of Sins of the the Night that had the story in it, but now that I know that it's in Acheron, I'll probably just stick with the one I have. It definitely makes sense now that SK would eliminate that one from the list. I haven't gotten very far in the DH series yet. It will be one of my many reading projects for 2009.

message 6: by Kathrynn (new)

Kathrynn Thank you for the info. I was scratching my head at the rationale behind the change. I have to laugh because if the author is confused about the reading order, imagine how the readers feel. No wonder various Sites have her books in all different numerical numbers. Last I looked on Amazon, they through in some .5's here and there for good measure.


message 7: by Kathrynn (last edited Feb 06, 2009 01:50PM) (new)

message 8: by Christel (new)

Christel (christelc) | 60 comments I love that companion book. Gives alot of background information

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) can't wait to start this series

message 10: by Debbie (new)

Debbie (halfpint66) | 38 comments SK is one of the author that got me hooked on paranormal romance. I'm totally addicted to her books.

message 12: by Kristin (new)

Kristin (inselmankgmailcom) Love this series! I hope you enjoy it.

message 13: by Marina (new)

Marina (marinal) | 16 comments Lizz-you will love this series. The fact that it is long totally

message 14: by Debbie (new)

Debbie (halfpint66) | 38 comments Fantasy Lover is book #1 but, the hero isn't a Dark Hunter like the rest. This just starts the series. I loved it. It has some really funny parts to it. I think you would enjoy it.

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) Yeah I'm going to start it soon

message 16: by Debbie (new)

Debbie (halfpint66) | 38 comments Great! Enjoy!

message 17: by Marina (new)

Marina (marinal) | 16 comments Updated List

Dark-Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Includes the Were-Hunter and Dream-Hunter series

Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter, #0.5 Prequel)
Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter, #1)
Tapestry (Includes: Dark-Hunter, #1.5; Were-Hunter, #0; Highlander, #8) by Lynn Kurland, Madeline Hunter, Karen Marie Moning, Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dragonswan (Dark-Hunter, #1.5) (Were-Hunter, #0)
Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter, #2) (Were-Hunter, #1)
Midnight Pleasures (Includes: Dark-Hunter, #2.1; Wild Wulfs of London, #1) by Amanda Ashley (Goodreads Author), Maggie Shayne, Ronda Thompson, Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dark-Hunter Christmas (Dark-Hunter, #2.2)
Dance With The Devil (Dark-Hunter, #3)
Kiss of the Night (Dark-Hunter, #4)
Night Play (Dark-Hunter, #5) (Were-Hunter, #2)
Stroke of Midnight (Includes: Dark-Hunter, #5.1; Vampire Huntress Legends #3.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Amanda Ashley (Goodreads Author), L.A. Banks, Lori Handeland
Winter Born (Dark-Hunter, #5.1)
Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter, #6)
Sins of the Night (Dark-Hunter, #7)
Second Chances (Dark-Hunter, #7.1)
Unleash the Night (Dark-Hunter, #8) (Were-Hunter, #3)
Love at First Bite by Sherrilyn Kenyon, L.A. Banks, Susan Squires, Ronda Thompson
My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (Includes: Dark-Hunter, #9.1; Sookie Stackhouse, #6.1) by P.N. Elrod (Editor/Contributor), Sherrilyn Kenyon, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, L.A. Banks, Rachel Caine, Lori Handeland, Susan Krinard , more...
Dark Side of the Moon (Dark-Hunter, #9) (Were-Hunter, #4)
The Dream-Hunter (Dark-Hunter, #10) (Dream-Hunter, #1)
Fear the Darkness (Dark-Hunter, #11)
Devil May Cry (Dark-Hunter, #12)
Upon The Midnight Clear (Dark-Hunter, #13) (Dream-Hunter, #2)
Dream Chaser (Dark-Hunter, #14) (Dream-Hunter, #3)
Acheron (Dark-Hunter, #15)
The Beginning (Acheron) (Dark-Hunter, #0.1)
One Silent Night (Dark-Hunter, #16)
Dead After Dark (Includes: Dark-Hunter, #17.1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Susan Squires, Dianna Love
Dream Warrior (Dark-Hunter, #17) (Dream-Hunter, #4)
Bad Moon Rising (Dark-Hunter, #18) (Were-Hunter, #5)
No Mercy (Dark-Hunter, #19) (Were-Hunter, #6)
Retribution (Dark Hunter #20)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) Debbie wrote: "Great! Enjoy!"

I will

message 19: by Micki (new)

Micki (wickedvane) | 3 comments Updated list

Dark-Hunterverse series by Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kinley MacGregor

Includes the Were-Hunter, Dream-Hunter, Hellchaser and Lords of Avalon series

This is the CORRECT reading order for the Dark-Hunter series and for Sherrilyn’s other series. Please click the link above to access the PDF. You can either print the whole booklet, pages of the booklet or download it to your devices. It includes the short stories that have appeared in anthologies as well as the full novels and is all inclusive. The novels on the site are listed in their correct reading order and appear with the reading number beside the title so that you can follow them to make it easy to see which is next. Thanks.

1. The Beginning (published in: Acheron, Styxx, Sins of the Night)
2. Where Angels Fear to Tread (published in: Dark Bites)  
3. Night Pleasures
4. Dragonswan (published in: In Other Worlds)
5. Night Embrace
6. Phantom Lover (published in: Dark Bites)
7. Dark-Hunter Christmas (published in: Dark Bites)
8. Dance With The Devil
9. Kiss of the Night
10. Sword of Darkness
11. Knight of Darkness
12. Night Play
13. Winter Born (published in: Dark Bites)
14. Seize the Night 
15. Sins of the Night
16. A Hard Day’s Night Searcher (published in: Dark Bites) 
17. Unleash the Night
18. Dark Side of the Moon
19. Until Death We Do Part (published in: Dark Bites)
20. Dream-Hunter
21. Fear the Darkness (published in: Dark Bites)
22. Devil May Cry
23. Upon the Midnight Clear
24. Shadow of the Moon (published in: Dark Bites)
25. Dream Chaser
26. Acheron
28. One Silent Night
29. Dream Warrior
30. Bad Moon Rising
31. No Mercy
32. Retribution
33. The Guardian
34. Time Untime
35. Styxx
36. Dark Bites
37. House of the Rising Son (published in: Dark Bites)
38. Son of No One
39. Dragonbane
40. Dragonmark
41. Dragonsworn
42. Battleborn

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