Dream-Hunter

23 Feb

Favorite Lines: “Your brother is an absolute jerk. He just lifted my dress up. Here. In public.” (94)

Kenyon has a great website. She has areas for anything you can imagine. There are author facts liberally sprinkled on many of the pages. One of the factoids interested me greatly.

When St. Martins decided to go hardcover, Sherri was concerned. Her fans were used to two books a year and since hardcovers cost so much, she didn’t want to abuse their pockets. As a comprise, she and her publisher worked out a deal to keep the Dark-Hunters coming out twice a year with the Dark-Hunter/Were-Hunter novels being hardback while the Dream-Hunters would continue in paperback form.”(Kenyon’s site)

Sherrilyn Kenyon has a two new additions to her Dark-Hunter series. The first is a free e-book that you can request from here. The second is Dream-Hunter. Dream-Hunters are helpers to the Dark-Hunters and next year there will be a second book in the series.

Arikos is a god. He is a cursed god. Cursed to feel no emotion except when in the human dream world, he finds a woman that piques his curiosity and makes a deal with Hades to be near her. He barters the soul of Mageara (Geary) for two weeks of being human. Two weeks of feeling emotions and touch.

Mageara is fulfilling a promise given to her father on his deathbed. She promised to search for the lost city of Atlantis. On her search, she learns about the Gods of old and herself. She must decide whether to follow her instinct or continue the search that killed most of her family.

Did I enjoy this book? Yes. There is a ton of information about Greek mythology incorporated into this book. It obviously has many hours of research logged into its creation.

What didn’t I like about this book? I disliked a lot of the banter. At first it was humerous. Then it became tired as it dragged from two brothers to several of the Gods.

Are there any Dark-Hunters? Yes. A cameo moment is made and we learn that this story is taking place while Archeron and Nick are still best friends. Nick’s mother has not died yet.

Would I read this book again? No.

Am I glad I read it? Yes.

7 Responses to “Dream-Hunter”

  1. Holly February 23, 2007 at 5:41 pm #

    Meh. I’ve given up on SK. She gets on my very last nerve. I won’t be buying this book.

    😉

  2. Cora Zane February 23, 2007 at 6:19 pm #

    I’ve seen this book in stores, and have been thinking about picking up a copy. I haven’t had a lot of time to read lately though. I do like the dark hunters, and will probably get around to it at some point. I like her writing voice.

    Oooh, and that’s one dreamy cover!

  3. scooper February 23, 2007 at 7:05 pm #

    I’m not the biggest fan of Greek mythology which made me not appreciate this book. I wouldn’t rush to buy it or pay full price for it. It was interesting but nothing special.

  4. Susan Helene Gottfried February 23, 2007 at 9:52 pm #

    I have to admit that I have yet to read anything by SK. I’m ashamed by that.

    However, I think I have a title of hers on Mt. TBR. Just… don’t ask me to dig it up. *ulp*

  5. Tempest Knight February 23, 2007 at 10:01 pm #

    I bought it last week but I’ve not read it yet. It’s in my TBR pile. Heh! I can’t wait to read it though.

  6. Rosie February 24, 2007 at 3:56 pm #

    Great minds scooper I just posted about this book too. Personally the mythology was too much for me. It felt alot like showing off and served no purpose to enlighten us about the characters or plot. We get it…she likes ancient Greece.

    I’m with you on the final assessment though. I would have gone nuts not reading it, but I can’t really recommend it either.

  7. scooper February 24, 2007 at 6:34 pm #

    I just read your blog about this book and you said far more eloquently what I wanted to get across. Great post.

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