Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon


Dark Hunter bk 25/Dream Hunter bk 4

We are the Dolophoni. Diligent. Vigilant. Fierce and inescapable. Servants of the Furies, we are the right hand of justice and no one stands before us.

The son of Warcraft and Hate, Cratus spent eternity battling for the ancient gods who birthed him. He was death to any who crossed him. Until the day he laid down his arms and was banished into exile.

Now an ancient enemy has been unleashed and our dreams are his chosen battlefield. The only hope we have is the one god who swears he will never fight again.

As a Dream-Hunter, Delphine has spent eternity protecting mankind from the predators who prey on our unconscious state. But now that her allies have been turned, she knows in order to survive, the Dream-Hunters need a new leader. Someone who can train them to fight their new enemies. Cratus is her only hope. But she is a bitter reminder of why he chose to lay down his arms.

Time is running out and if she can’t win him to her cause, mankind will be slaughtered and the world we know will soon cease to exist….

Exerpt…..

“Jericho,” Phobos tried again. “Please give me one minute of your time.”

If looks could kill Phobos would be a distant memory. Jericho flipped the wrench in his hand before he walked over to another car.

Phobos glanced at Delphine who shrugged in response. She had no idea how to persuade him.

Sighing, Phobos followed him. “C’mon, I–“

Jericho spun on him so fast that she hadn’t even realized he’d moved until he had Phobos slung over the hood of the car and pinned in place by a tight hold on this throat. “Fuck off and die, you putrid bastard,” he snarled in the ancient Greek language of the gods as he banged Phobos’s head furiously against the hood.

His features shaken, Phobos pushed himself to his feet. When he spoke, he continued to use their language so that the humans wouldn’t understand them. “We need your help, Cratus.”

As he moved past Phobos, he drove his shoulder into Phobos’s, making Phobos grimace in pain and rub his arm. He went back to the Intrepid. “Cratus is long dead. I won’t answer to that name ever again.”

“You’re the only one–“

Cratus growled at him. ”Don’t you dare say that to me. You’re dead to me. All of you. Now, I have to work. Get the hell out before you get me fired… again.”

REVIEW: I love getting surprises, so imagine my surprise when I went to the book section of Wal-Mart this morning looking for a new book that is suppose to come out this week and hoping for once that Wal-Mart actually had it when it was suppose to come out, and instead I find the new Dark-Hunter book, that I wasn’t expecting till next week. So of course I grabbed it. I didn’t even wait to get home to start reading it. As Mike was driving I picked it up and proceeded to ignore him for the rest of the day. I was so involved reading this that I completely forgot to pick the kids up from school and was almost 20 minutes late getting there, thank goodness for friends that live by the school.

Okay so here are my thoughts on this book. Those of us that have faithfully read each book in this AMAZING series and that wait anxiously for the next book, have been seeing this coming. Like Styker’s book this one continues to set us up for who knows what, but I have a feeling it will be big.

There was so much more than just the story between Delhine and Jerico, however their story is the catalast for a lot of what goes down. One act of kindness had destroyed Jerico’s life, but that same act of kindness saved her life, and unbeknownest to them that is what draws them together.

We find out a bit more about Jaden and Jared and I swear that there is so much more to this story than we know, however I do have my suspicions. I think that they are either brothers, possibly twins, or best friends. There is a point in the book where Jaden almost reveals who they are to each other.

There is more Ash and Tory, plus some Nick. I have a feeling that by the time all is said and done Nick and Ash will be best friends again. Zarek in all his bad-ass self is in this one big time. Along with a slew of new characters. As I was serching her website to find out more about these new characters I stumbled across this and thought of okay I get it now…so I will post it here along with the link to her whole explanation…

In the world of the Dark-Hunters nothing is ever as it seems. Life and death both take on a whole knew meaning as this immortal cadre of warriors fight to protect mankind from those creatures and demons who would prey on us.

As far as the series goes, we are currently in stage 1 of it and Acheron will launch us into part 2. I see the entire series as one large, ongoing story that has 4 major parts.

The first part is Acheron.

Part 2 will be Jaden

Parts 3 will be Savitar

and 4 involves a character the readers aren’t yet familiar with.

There are questions in every book that will be answered in the future. The one thing I ask readers to keep in mind is that every story has at least two sides. The side of the person who witnessed or experienced it and the truth. Events are always clouded by perception, conclusions and emotions. If two or more people experience the same exact event, they will come away with two entirely different tales about it. Sometimes VASTLY different. My series is no exception. Each character will have their own unique take on every event.

So after reading this I was a bit more okay with Stryker’s story, plus if it hadn’t been for that book we wouldn’t have met Jared and he is the key to Jaden.

I do have to say that I really and I mean really hate cliffhangers, and this one leaves us with a dosey.
This book is a must read in this series however if you haven’t read the other Dream-Hunter books, Zarek’s book, Acheron, oh heck if you haven’t read this series you just need to…

So I am going to give this book a 5 out of 5.

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