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?
Where to start?
First, this book is set before the events of the Dark Hunter series. Nick is a young human. Kyrian and Z are still in their past.
Second, this book could easily be a stand alone book.
Third, there is very little reference to the Dark Hunter plot line.
We get a story where we finally get to see into the Dream Hunter's world. Arik, a Skoti has fallen for a human woman and despite the warnings of his fellow Dream Hunters, he decided to visit Hades and barter Meg's soul for two weeks of living as a human.
Meg is a woman that in my opinion is very reserved and almost too critical. She had been having sex with Arik in her dreams and now he drops into her life and she takes way to long to come to the realization that he loves her.
Of course, two weeks is very fast and we get a lot of plot and Greek Mythology thrust at us. We get to see more of the gods and other minor characters. Kat plays a role in this book. We also get to meet an interesting character by the name of Zebulon or ZT. I would like to read more of his story.
Basic plot is a such. Meg is carrying on in her father's footsteps, trying to find Atlantis and the gods of Olympus will do anything to prevent this from happening. There is a great fear that Meg will release Apollymi and this cannot happen.
Arik's story is full of people trying to kill him. The Dream Hunters/gods and other deviant beings. I felt more for Solin than I did Arik. Odd, I know.
My one major issue with this book and the prior in the series is that Sherrylin seems to be filling pages with words than progressing with the main storyline.
One thing we did get to see was....
Cannot wait to get into the meat of this story again....
Quotes:“Yeah, and Mr. Cuddles is a jealous sort. He doesn’t share us well. (Geary)
Does this mean I’ll have to fight him? (Arik)
You’d never win. Mr. Cuddles cheats. You think he’s just a pushover teddy bear, but he’s vicious, I tell you. Vicious. (Geary)”
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, The Dream Hunter
(Arik, Trieg, and ZT stare at Geary.)
Oh, like I’m any less sane than the three of you just because I talk to myself. (Geary)”
― Sherrilyn Kenyon, The Dream Hunter
Until Next time....