NOTE: Also included in this list, in the proper reading order: The Were-Hunter books, the Dream-Hunter books, and the latest “Chronicals of Nick” books (because of the character’s in these books, and the stories that are unfolding, they are still part of the “Dark-Hunter” series). They do merge, and important characters from the Dark-Hunter series have large roles in all the books.
About the series (as per the author):
In the world of the Dark-Hunters nothing is ever as it seems. Life and death both take on a whole knew meaning as this immortal cadre of warriors fight to protect mankind from those creatures and demons who would prey on us.
- The Beginning (Dark-Hunter) - A short story written years ago by Sherrilyn Kenyon as an intro to the Dark-Hunter world that is now included in the “Acheron” novel (This short story appears as a chapter in Acheron, located in Part I-Greece, 7382 BC) <— side note from Maryse (I didn’t read it when I started the series , not knowing it existed, and only read it once I reached “Acheron’s” book, but had no problem following the series whatsoever in the following order, below:)
- Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Dragonswan (Dark-Hunter)
- Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Phantom Lover as found in Midnight Pleasures anthology
- Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- A Dark-Hunter Christmas (as per Sherrilyn Kenyon, this was originally found in the back of the first edition of Dance With the Devil – so I will assume this is it’s true position in the reading order). You can read it on her website – scroll down to where you see the word “Excerpt” and click on the tiny “more” link (or you can read it in the Dark-Hunter Companion).
- Kiss of the Night (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Night Play (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Winter Born as found in the Stroke of Midnight anthology (you can also get this one free! –> (Winter Born – free e-book!) - click the link, scroll down to the bottom of her page, and click the button to sign up for her two free stories (including this one)
- Seize the Night (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Sins of the Night (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Second Chances (as found in the Dark-Hunter collectible booklet and also the Dark-Hunter companion)
- Unleash the Night (Dark-Hunter, Book 9) (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Dark Side of the Moon (Dark-Hunter, Book 10) (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- A Hard Day’s Night-Searcher as found in the My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding anthology
- Until Death We Do Part as found in the Love at First Bite anthology
- Fear the Darkness (free e-book!) click the link, scroll down to the bottom of her page, and click the button to sign up for her two free stories (including this one)
- The Dream-Hunter (Dream-Hunter Novels)
- Devil May Cry: A Dark-Hunter Novel (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Upon The Midnight Clear (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Dream Chaser (Dream-Hunter Novels)
- Acheron (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Where Angels Fear to Tread (Zeke: Hellchaser) as found in the Blood Lite Anthology (Sherrilyn says “The first of the Hellchasers which is a group featured in the Dream-Hunter novels (starting with Bad Moon Rising) and who are important to Nick.”
- One Silent Night (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Shadow of the Moon as found in the Dead After Dark anthology
- Dream Warrior (Dream-Hunter Novels)
- Bad Moon Rising: A Dark-Hunter Novel (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Infinity: Chronicles of Nick (Nick’s book, but from the “teenage Nick” perspective – considered YA)
- No Mercy (Dark-Hunter Novels)
- Invincible: The Chronicles of Nick
- Retribution (Dark-Hunter) (Jess & Abby’s book)
- The Guardian (Dream-Hunter Novels)
- Infamous: Chronicles of Nick (Nick Gautier’s Saga)
- Time Untime (Dark-Hunter Novels) (Ren Waya’s book)
- IInferno: Chronicles of Nick (Nick Gautier’s Saga)
- Styxx (Dark-Hunter Novels) <— Ash’s brother!!!
- Dark Bites: A Short Story Collection (Dark-Hunter Novels) - expected release date January 1st 2014
- Illusion: Chronicles of Nick - expected release date April 1st 2014
- Son of No One (Dark-Hunter Novels) - expected release date - September 2nd 2014
Extra’s that are relevant to the series:
- The Dark-Hunter Companion – Consider this handbook your education. Hunter 101. In here you’ll find out all there is to know about being a Dark-Hunter.
- Dark-Hunter: An Insider’s Guide: is a compilation of 5 of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s untold stories from the Dark Hunter Series (sidenote: see their position in the reading order list, above). This compilation includes: The Promise, Where Angels Fear To Tread, Dark Hunter Christmas, Second Chances, and Fear of Darkness.
Check out my Dark-Hunter Book Reviews for this series