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The Guardian (Dream-Hunter Novels) Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 2011
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“A delicious balance of suspense and sensuality.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Sensual, fast-paced.” ―Booklist
“Skillfully written and entertaining...rich with complex characters, snappy dialogue, and sweet moments.” ―Tulsa World
“Suck you into Kenyon's world and keep you there from the first page until the last.” ―Midwest Book Review on SHERRILYN KENYON’s blockbuster bestselling novels
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon brings us back to the sensational world of the Dream-Hunters, where demons prey on those who sleep―and life after-hours can be a living nightmare…
Dream-Hunter Lydia has been charged with the most sacred and dangerous of missions: To descend into the Nether Realm and find the missing god of dreams before he betrays the secrets that could kill her and her kind. What she never expects is to be taken prisoner by the Realm's most vicious guardian…
"Brisk, ironic, sexy, and relentlessly imaginative."
―The Boston Globe
Seth's time is running out. If he can't hand over the entrance to Olympus, his own life and those of his people will be forfeit. No matter the torture, Seth hasn't been able to break the god in his custody. Then there's the beautiful Dream-Hunter Lydia: She isn't just guarding the gates of Olympus―she's holding back one of the world's darkest powers. If she fails, an ancient curse will haunt the earth once more and no one will be safe. But evil is always seductive...
Top Customer Reviews
I read this book so fast, it seemed more like a short story to me, and the end was so rushed it left me dizzy. What happened to Noir? Why was Thorn all of a sudden there to offer assistance? How did the "key" fit into everything? Lydia couldn't remember who Seth was and then she did and then they were all happy and in love. It was strange. Is Ms. Kenyon writing these too fast and not really developing the characters as they should be? I have a feeling she is.
I'm sad to say, but I've given up on SK. She is a good writer and I'll probably buy her books in the future, but I don't expect them to ever be as good as her earlier works :(
This book was more than just a failure living up to her standards. It was BAD. The premise was thin. The plot was identical to nearly all of her books, and was barely there at all. It had nearly no actual movement, and ended with a sort of soft, vague squish. A link in this (digital) edition at the end promised more. Know what? I was so disgusted I had no interest.
I'd also like to say that Kenyon is getting dangerously close to insulting with her magical healing of the spirit/soul/body after violence, torture, and betrayal. There is a naive and casual treatment here-- coupled with borderline schadenfreude-- of those in extreme agony and abuse that is clueless. Willing suspension of disbelief is one thing. Here we are getting the sort of casual titillation as men are tortured that once caused outrage in response to bodice-ripping and rape fantasy. It has to work both ways. Men who are "big, strong beast" material because they survive horrific physical abuse are just as much exploited as women who instantly fall in love after being raped.
WHAT HAPPENED? Where are the laughs, the actual LOGICAL restorations of broken souls? Where is the originality and whimsical voice we all once loved?
Not here... but I really miss the author I used to love.
If all that sounds intimidating, well, I'll be honest when I say there were times my memory was creaking, trying to remember all the elements from the previous books. But Kenyon does a good job filling in the blanks and bringing you up to speed. And besides, the real draw of this book wasn't all background stuff anyway: our main couple stole the show.
Seth is part Egyptian God, but was cast out by his parents as a child. He has been rejected and betrayed his whole life, and has spent thousands of years as a slave to the primordial god Noir. He has been tortured beyond any point I could convey to you. He's never known love. In short, he is a super-awesome- dreamboat of a tortured hero.
By the bidding of his master, Seth has been torturing the Dream Hunter Solin to get him to reveal the location of the key to Mt Olympus. But then, Solin's daughter Lydia comes to rescue her dad. She becomes Seth's prisoner, while Solin goes to get the key. As his captive, Lydia spends more time with Seth and gets to see the man behind the mask he wears as Noir's Guardian.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was not one of the better Dark Hunter / Dream Hunter novels. But I was reading it so I could stay in order. After reading it I wished that I had just jumped ahead. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Ok, the whole Dark-Hunter/Dream-Hunter/etc. world is my absolute favorite. I love the series and love to read another book and find the backstories unfold in addition to whomever... Read morePublished 1 month ago
I love this series, Acheron and all the men who love deeply, fight courageously, and are hard too forget! The best series....Published 1 month ago by Debbie A
Even though I had a good idea where the story was going, I loved every minute of it. Kenyon's exceptional character development pulled me into the story and her plot held me there. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jo-Ann Carson
I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dream Hunter series, I'm so addictedPublished 2 months ago by Naomi Brown
Loved reading more about the Egyptian pantheon, I love ancient Egypt very much. Keep writing more about hunky Mahees, please.Published 4 months ago by DarkGoddess
Kenyon does not disappoint her readers as she regales the adventure and love of a tortured hero.
Very entertaining paranormal reading!