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?
©2007 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
I have an addiction to Audio books. What I can't get at the library, I come to Audible and they are always having a sale. I have way more audiobooks than I could possible listen to in over 3 years, but I can't help but adding to my collection and I read a little of everything but mostly romance and paranormal goodies.
This is the first of the Dream Hunter series but many in the Dark Hunter series although I think the time line of this story begins before the first Dark Hunter book, but it is not clear. Very good I enjoy Fred Berman and I actually enjoyed listening to this better than reading it.
I love the series written by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I did not think I would enjoy this book as much as Dark Hunter books, but I really did. Of course, Fred Berman does a fantastic job. He is one of my favorite narrators. I don't know if I would enjoy the book as much if I read it instead. :)
I purchased this book wanting to properly start a Sherrilyn Kenyon series, after separately purchasing and enjoying some of her other books, Dance with the Devil and Born in Silence I found that even by themselves they had beautiful writing, well thought out plot-lines and steamy fun between characters where relationships grew throughout the books after some challenges.
I found that was hardly able to finish this book for several reasons. First I hated the narrator, same person from Dance with the Devil, and ironically he uses the same voice for two supposedly different characters. I understand why this male lead in Dance with the Devil would consistently sounded bitter, sharp and angry. I don't get it in this book and it made me dislike the character.
Second, a dream god who goes into dreams to feed on the emotions of the host, some are dedicated to certain types of dreams like sexual or violent dreams, is stupid. And the fact that they have to be killed if they get addicted to one human, because what they do in the long term is dangerous to humans. Its just a stupid plot, so much worst than dark hunters, worse than average Olympian gods drama or the league, I just couldn't get into it. There is alot more information in the book beyond this overall premise and there is an entire series is build around it but I will not go one with this series.
Third, there is no build up for these characters in terms of a relationship. This may be a bit of a spoiler, but these two are hot and heavy from the very beginning. I realized in the middle that I don't see them as a good couple because they are not a good couple. They are simply forced together from the first chapter of the book through her dreams and he fights to consistently to have sex with her in the real world, not because she isn't willing but because I can feel the author stretching the story even though the characters do not really learn more about each other or really get any closer.
There is some action in this book that did not make it a complete disappointment, but the still this story-line is very flimsy. I know this author is so much better than this book and I look forward to checking out her other work. If audible gives another sale I would probably give one more book in this series a chance.
Story Comes Together
When Maddick comes for Megira
This is a good story if taken by itself. Again, if you have read the other 20 or so stories in the series, the story-line gets old.
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