The newest book by Sherrilyn Kenyon offers a seductive glimpse into the world of The Dream-Hunter. This is possibly the most confusing aspect of her Dark Hunter world, and this novel goes a long way toward clearing up the confusion.
Arikos is Skoti, a being who experiences emotions only through the dreams of humans. He has lingered too long in the dreams of Megeara Saatsakis, and is loathe to leave them. He wants to know what it is like to feel as a human does, even for a short period of time. To do that, he bargains with Hades for two weeks as a man. In return for this boon, he promises to delivery Geary’s soul to the god of the underworld.
As is often the case, “be careful what you wish for” is never more appropriate. Geary is even more alluring in the flesh, and Arik struggles to learn how to be human as he is bombarded with sensation after sensation. His emotionless existence has left him ill-prepared for life as a human, and every new experience is an event. He feels compelled to help her in her quest for Atlantis, even though he knows that the gods have a good reason to keep it hidden.
Since I found the entire realm of Dream Hunters rather confusing before starting this novel, I was glad to see than the book answers many of my questions and lays a solid foundation for future events. It is filled with both new characters and some old familiar faces, and offers tantalizing hints of stories to come.