The Dream-hunter

The Dream-hunter

eBook - 2007
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Arikos, an Dream-Hunter condemned by the gods to live forever without emotions and who can only experience feelings through the dreams of others, is given the chance to live two weeks as a mortal man, in exchange for acquiring a human soul, Dr. Megeara Kafieri, a woman determined to salvage her late father's reputation by finding the fabled island of Atlantis.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2007
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks ed
ISBN: 9781429921527
1429921528
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Monikan21 Dec 27, 2013

Book 11 about Arik and Geary; preceded by Dark Side of the Moon and followed by Devil May Cry. This book travels a bit back in time to explain somewhat about Dream hunters and gives a background to the next books in the series. (I still prefer the dark hunters or were-hunters to dream hunters)

Realred Aug 12, 2013

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DR MEGEARA /GEARY KAFIERI ARIK/ARIKOS

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vloveg
Jul 06, 2012

It's interesting to get more insight into the Dream-Hunters, explore background characters and stories, and get some foreshadowing of things we've already seen and will see later in the series. I don't love Geary and Arik as much as some other characters in the series, but it was still an engrossing story. [author:Sherrilyn Kenyon|4430] excels at believable (though supernatural) characters and consistency. I don't know how she made a 340 page book feel short, but she did. Maybe it's because the story is spread out over so many people.

Vilka Oct 27, 2011

I heard this was a great series, so I tried it. While the teaser on the back cover sounds like an interesting plot, the actual plot (awright, you've got 2 weeks to get this chick to sleep with you!) was disappointing. I got about 3/5ths of the way though this and then dropped it.
Here's the thing: in most romance stories, the usual priority rating is 1) romance and, oh yeah, maybe we'll get to 2) steaminess. This is the second Kenyon book I've tried, and the priority rating so far seems consistently 1) hot steaminess and 2) oh yeah, maybe eventually romance. With a liberal dose of the cliches "ooh, you're such a big strong emotionally-wounded man" and "ooh, I'm a woman who's so afraid of opening up to a man [well, to sex] and getting hurt"
The banter between the main mythical beings (trying to hide the fact that they're actually Greek gods/demigods/etc) is kinda fun, which is why I gave and extra half-star, but the overall story I found pretty dull. I may try a later book by this author in hopes that her work improves, but at this point I'm not overly optimistic.

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leila2you
May 23, 2011

it is so awsome its definetly a teen book for it is a teen girls fantesy along with out of this world experences

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sweetpea222
Nov 17, 2010

Overall I enjoyed this book, but the characters were not my favourites in the series. Still a good read for fans of the series.

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roxxieroller
Oct 21, 2009

I find that Kenyon knows how to make each story so believable, it makes me want to buy a ticket to Greece and see what would happen if I tried to find Atlantis...Hope a hunk like Arik would find me in my dreams too.. Great Story..I would read agin and again.

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Jun 05, 2016

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?

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