Book Review: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dream Warrior

Posted September 17, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

This book came from the library, and I will never give you less than an honest review, no matter its source. I do provide informational and purchase links to make it more convenient for you to access the book. I also receive a percentage of the sale if you use one of my links to buy it. And that's not enough money to be less than truthful *grin*.

Book Review: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dream Warrior

Dream Warrior

by Sherrilyn Kenyon

five-stars

Series: Dark-Hunter #17, Dream-Hunter #4

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Blood Trinity, Man of My Dreams, Invincible, Born of Shadows, Retribution, Big Guns Out of Uniform, Tapestry, Deadly Promises, In Other Worlds, "One BAD Night", Dark Side of the Moon, Alterant, The Guardian, Whispered Lies, Infamous, Born of Silence, Aftertaste, The Curse, Inferno, Rise of the Gryphon, Styxx, Dangerous Women, Son of No One, Dragonbane, Born of Vengeance, Deadmen Walking.

Genres: Paranormal Romance

This Paperback has 320 pages and was published by Piatkus on February 3, 2009. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

Fourth in the Dream-Hunter subseries and seventeenth in the Dark-Hunter paranormal romance series revolving around the Grecian pantheon of gods. The focus is on Cratus/Jericho and Delphine.

My Take

It’s funny reading this with its mixture of Greek gods with their petty grudges and enthusiasm for modern slang and media.

Kenyon uses her characters to portray the extremes of human characteristics and emotions against a backdrop of Olympian splendor with the appetites inspired by New Orleans.

You can’t help but fall in love with her characters. And she certainly doesn’t stint on the action — both physical and fantastical.

The Story

For one act of defiance, Zeus bound Cratus’ god powers. For 6,000 years Cratus has suffered torturous deaths night after night as Zeus takes away anything he accumulates. He hasn’t had sex since. Anyone he befriends is destroyed. Has nothing and no one. Prays only for his life to truly end. His punishment is excessive, but, what goes around, comes around…

Everyone in the Greek pantheon stood away from or endorsed Zeus’ punishment. Some participated gleefully.

Now they need his help to put down an enemy. Hah.

The Characters

Cratus/Jericho. Cratus was a Titan who threw in with the Olympians and has spent centuries serving justice for Zeus. Well, Zeus’ idea of justice anyway. In his exile, he goes by the name of Jericho Davis. Nike is his sister.

Delphine is an Oneroi with a soft heart. She believes everyone has the potential for good.

Zeus is the leader of the Greek pantheon.

The Cover and Title

The cover is split between a gorgeous Cratus on top with Delphine standing in front of New Orleans’ famed crypts on the bottom, wearing a short, black tank dress, hip cocked, and a questioning tilt to her head.

The title reflects the ending when the Oneroi acquire a Dream Warrior.


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