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Topic: What can you tell me about Sherilyn Kenyon books?

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Subject: What can you tell me about Sherilyn Kenyon books?
Date Posted: 6/10/2009 8:35 AM ET
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Hi all,

 I've never read anything by this author, however, she seems fairly popular.  What can you tell me about her books?  Do the series need to be read in any particular order?  Are the dream hunters and the dark hunters the same series?  Which do you recommend?  Can you compare her writing to any other popular paranormal authors?

TIA!

Becky

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 9:23 AM ET
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I would consider it all one series and read them in order.  It is one of my favorite series and they are all on my keeper shelf.  You could probably skip the anthologies without losing any story info.  There is a reading order listed on her site. http://www.dailyinquisitor.com/hunter/readingorder.htm

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 11:16 AM ET
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Thanks very much, Paula!  I was getting confused with the series names being so similar.  I'll print the list out and start at the begining!

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 12:12 PM ET
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Technically they are different series, but most people, myself included consider it one series since there are many shared characters and they all make more sense when you read them in order as one series.  Hope you enjoy them :)

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 1:48 PM ET
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I don't think they can (even technically) be considered separate series.  They are all one series and should be read in order because of the continuing back story.  As Paula mentioned - you can skip the short stories since the back story doesn't advance at all.  If you tried to read either the dream hunter or the dark hunter book as separate series you would miss a LOT of information and story advancement told in the other books.

Subject: I have read almost all SK
Date Posted: 8/3/2009 10:41 PM ET
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I would read them in oder,  The anthologer kind of goes with her books. I just got done reading Midnight Pleasures it was good.  I have read Arcorn yet. But I have also read most of the BAD backs too, there really good.   The first book of her is kind of hard to find i oder it for a book store but the rest should be easy to find     I was on her web page today and it has cahnge sent the last time i was on there. if you want a book list just pm and i'll give it too you .

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 10:09 AM ET
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I'm in agreement with everyone about reading in order, and in the anthologies you still have some of the original characters popping in and out.  The Dark Hunters/Dream Hunters are a little like Christine Feehans Carpathian/Dark series.  Tortured guy needs his other half to keep him from losing his mind.  Both series are keepers on my shelf.

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 10:33 AM ET
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Are these a "dark" series?

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 10:47 AM ET
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Kaye,

If you go to Fantasticfiction.com you can get the reading order for books by the author.  Feehans Dark series are about the Carpathians.  So I call them Carpathians. :)  Some of the books are a little dark, but not too bad.

Sonja

Date Posted: 8/15/2009 11:00 PM ET
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Feehan's early Carpathian books all seemed to be titled "Dark _______"  like Dark Gold, Dark Prince, Dark Challenge etc.  I overlooked them when they first came out because all of the covers were exactly like all the other cheesy bodice ripper covers out there.  Vampires/paranormals weren't too in back when Feehan's Carpathian series first was released.   They were the first ones I ever read and kept.   They do get very repetative as will the Kenyon series a little over half way through.   I'll be sorry to see the end of the series for nostalgia's sake but the last couple of Kenyon's DH books have been disappointing to me.