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Book Title: The Dream Hunter|
The author of the book: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Edition: Piatkus Books
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Reader ratings: 6.1
Date of issue: April 1st 2012
ISBN 13: 9780749956363
Format files: PDF
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This was a strange world mankind lived in. No wonder they escaped into dreams.
Well, I expected more...
Aside from the secondary characters who are really worth mentioning, for me The Dream-Hunter was a boring, weak, and unimpressive story.
First of all, I have serious problems with the main characters, Arik and Geary.
Geary is totally inconsistent. She is not even a character, she is just put together by various but ill-matched personalities and behaviorisms thrown in a pile. She behaves illogically in almost every way.
First, in her approach to Atlantis... (view spoiler)[The story starts that she hates her father because of his obsessed and vain quest for Atlantis, and considers him responsible for the death of the rest of their family. She had even changed her name in order to save her reputation and avoid all the inconveniences caused by the name of her infamous father. She not only despises her father, but she doesn’t believe in the existence of Atlantis at all.
After not meeting or speaking to each other for years, she travels to Greece to her dying father, and makes a promise to him to continue his search. She also receives artifacts from her father tagged with the date 9500 B.C., and she also identifies them – while she is standing on the shore of the Aegean Sea and her hair flies in the wind – simply looking at them as Atlantian items. Yeah, without radiocarbon dating or any equipment, just because they seem “very old”.
Followed by very out-of-character reasoning (something like, “OMG, this stuff is from Atlantis. OMG, my father was right, OMG, I feel so guilty not believing him...”), she spends six years searching for Atlantis – in vain. Towards the end of the story, she realizes that she jeopardizes her friends and family, and Arik also tells her that if she explores Atlantis, Apollymi will be free and the world is over. So she simply decides to stop searching. At least some inner conflict, please! (hide spoiler)]
Second, in her behavior with Arik... (view spoiler)[Geary is very uptight, sober, and rational, even reserved and rigid in her life. But in her dreams she is wild and passionate. I can accept this contrast. She dreams about Arik for weeks (or maybe months?) before she fishes him out of the sea. As her dreams are vivid and detailed, she knows his name, knows every aspect of his face and body, even his voice. So she saves a drowning man who looks exactly like the man from her dreams, and even his name is the same. How does she react? An archaeologist who believes in Atlantis, and knows everything about mythology, mythical beings, and gods, even dream-gods!? She suspects that he is some kind of criminal, and accuses him with nonsensical things, and treats him like shit. Her style and repartees are not sarcastic, not amusing, just simply rude. She is arrogant and bitchy.
Oh, and the cliché I hate the most: the heroine’s hysteric reaction as a human to the existence of the supernatural. Well, Geary would get a prize for it.
But after Arik tells her (almost) everything, she falls for him almost immediately. Merely a couple of hours before she felt stalked by him, was in total discomfort, and suspicious about his motivations. And suddenly she is in love? (hide spoiler)]
Arik is boring, lame, dull, oh, just... blah... (view spoiler)[He is obsessed with Geary but in a selfish way. He knows nothing about her, and he doesn’t even care. He just wants to meet her in the flesh and to have sex with her. Literally. Because he wants to experience it for real. He makes his careless and despicable bargain with Hades, but I despise it not only because of the fact that he offered Geary’s soul (he had no emotions at the time after all, so it quite explains it), but because at the age of twenty-seven thousand years or so, he should have at least some experience dealing with gods. He had been unemotional, not stupid! Not so believable. (hide spoiler)]
His emotional awakening is not consistent. Sometimes he behaves like an alien, other times he is totally adapted.
Both Arik and Geary are too weak characters to do anything on their own. They highly depend on others’ help: Solin, Zebulon (aka ZT), a Dark-Hunter named Trieg, Kat, Apollymi (she was quite helpful), Hades and Persephone. Even in the last scene, when (view spoiler)[ Geary is rescuing Arik, Kat is there to help. As soon as they get out of Hell, there is D’Alerian who shifts them back to their apartment.
There is only one time when Geary saves Arik from the Dolophoni changing the scene in their dreams. That was cool! (hide spoiler)]
One would expect much more from the main characters.
Actually, I liked the secondary characters better, especially Solin, who was a much more complicated character than Arik. I appreciated his humor, the mystery around him, and ultimately his valor. Kat is a very interesting character as well. And I enjoyed Tory’s witty remarks, and the pourparler between Hades and Persephone was hilarious, even a little exaggerated.
The plot: forced. There are some fight scenes, but no real drama.
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Originally posted on my blog on January 25, 2014.
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