July 21, 2010

The Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Title : The Dream Hunter
Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
Reading Dates : 16 Jul - 18 Jul 2010
The Dream-Hunter (A Dream-Hunter Novel, Book 1)
The Dream-Hunter series.
The Dream Hunter is the first book in the Dream-Hunter series. Check out the link below for a listing of the books in the series.
From Amazon :
In the ethereal world of dreams, there are champions who fight to protect the dreamer and there are demons who prey on them...

Arik is such a predator. Condemned by the gods to live eternity without emotions, Arik 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.

Dr. Megeara Kafieri watched her father ruin himself and his reputation as he searched to prove Atlantis was real. Her deathbed promise to him to salvage his reputation has now brought her to Greece where she intends to prove once and for all that the fabled island is right where her father said it was. But frustration and bad luck dog her every step. Especially the day they find a stranger floating in the sea. His is a face she’s seen many times.... in her dreams.

What she doesn’t know is that Arik holds more than the ancient secrets that can help her find the mythical isle of Atlantis. He has made a pact with the god Hades: In exchange for two weeks as a mortal man, he must return to Olympus with a human soul. Megeara’s soul.

With a secret society out to ruin her expedition, and mysterious accidents that keep threatening her life, Megeara refuses to quit. She knows she’s getting closer to Atlantis and as she does, she stumbles onto the truth of what Arik really is.

For Arik his quest is no longer simple. No human can know of a Dream-Hunter’s existence. His dream of being mortal has quickly turned into his own nightmare and the only way to save himself will be to sacrifice the very thing he wanted to be human for. The only question is, will he?

Book Review of The Dream Hunter.
I didn't expect to enjoy The Dream Hunter but I did. More than the first time I read it. Megeara and Arik seems to be more interesting than I remember. Megeara is a strong heroine who actually does save Arik instead of the other way around. Also while she is attracted to Arik, she doesn't fall immediately into his arms nor stop being suspicious of him too early in the story. As for Arik, the gaps in his knowledge especially on social norms is believable. What he knows of our world, he learned from dreams. Following their story as they progress from attraction to love was fun.

As an added bonus, there were even details which I missed before, like the name of Megeara's boat.  We also learn more of the Oneroi world and the curse placed on the dream gods It will certainly be interesting to find out how they escape the curse, their future role and whether Megeara's naming choice was simple coincidence or more.

My conclusion : The Dream Hunter is an enjoyable read with intriguing glimpses of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dream-Hunter world to get the reader interested in the series.

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1 comment:

  1. You know I may have to re-read their story, it has been so long. The Dream Hunters were always hit/miss for me while reading the series. It seemed they were always really part of a powerful book or it was just flat. You reading them makes me want to read them again!


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