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Original Publication Date: October 12, 1984

This is the CORRECT reading order for the Dark-Hunter series and for Sherrilyn’s other series. Please click the link above to access the PDF. You can either print the whole booklet, pages of the booklet or download it to your devices. It includes the short stories that have appeared in anthologies as well as the full novels and is all inclusive. The novels on the site are listed in their correct reading order and appear with the reading number beside the title so that you can follow them to make it easy to see which is next. Thanks.

1. The Beginning (published in: Acheron, Styxx, Sins of the Night) 2. Where Angels Fear to Tread (published in: Dark Bites)   3. Night Pleasures 4. Dragonswan (published in: In Other Worlds) 5. Night Embrace 6. Phantom Lover (published in: Dark Bites) 7....

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The Hero: Acheron

Even though he was the youngest when he died, Acheron was the first Dark-Hunter ever appointed. He is also the writer of the Dark-Hunter Creed and of the Code we abide by. Because of his Dark-Hunter age and the fact that he fought the Daimons alone for thousands of years, he is more phantom than real. He interacts with the other Dark-Hunters on a whim, and his sage advice is often sought. Eccentric and idiosyncratic to the extreme, he is a...

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  • Artemis

  • Ambrose (Contains Spoilers)

  • Kell

  • Acheron

  • Adarian

  • Kyrian

  • LaShonda

  • Lysander

  • Madoc

  • Maggie Tigarian

  • Marvin

  • Maxis

  • Mike & Leo

  • Nick (Squire)

  • Nim

  • Noir

  • Persephone

  • Phobetor

  • Quinn

  • Raden

  • Rafael

  • Ravenna

  • Remi

  • Ren

  • Ryssa

  • Sasha

  • Savitar

  • Scorpio

  • Selena

  • Simi

  • Simone

  • Sin

  • Stone

  • Stryker

  • Styxx

  • Sunshine

  • Takeshi

  • The Fates

  • Thorn

  • Urian

  • V'Aidan

  • Valerius

  • Vane

  • Wren

  • Wulf

  • Xiamara

  • Xedrix

  • Xirena

  • Xypher

  • Zarek

  • Zebulon

  • Zeke

  • Zoe

  • Zephyra

  • Zeus

  • Amanda Devereaux

  • Amanda Hunter

  • Angel

  • Aphrodite

  • Apollo

  • Ares

  • Artemisia

  • Bob

  • Bride

  • Cael

  • Celena

  • Chi

  • Choo Co La Tah

  • Colt

  • Constantine

  • Cosette

  • D'Alerian

  • Danger

  • Dante

  • Davyn

  • Delphine

  • Demon/Deimos

  • Diego

  • Dragon

  • Epithymia

  • Eros

  • Ethon

  • Fury

  • Gallagher

  • Hades

  • Hera

  • Hermes

  • Icelus

  • Illarion

  • Janice

  • Katra

  • The Phonoi

  • Rezar

  • Tabitha

  • Apollymi

  • Seth

  • The Howlers

  • Sanctuary

  • Maahes

  • Cabeza

  • (A)SK Sherrilyn

  • Set

  • Cadegan

  • Apollymi's Mirror

  • Shadow Fey

  • Skoti

  • Chthonian

  • Dark-Hunter

  • Dream-Hunter

  • Were-Hunter

  • Dark-Hunter Handbook

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Hear it from the Fans

Where does Fantasy Lover fit in? I always read Fantasy Lover first and then Night Pleasures. I believe Fantasy Lover is part of the DH world as we meet many of the characters in the later books, especially Kyrian.

Annelise, June 15, 2016

    It takes place before Night Pleasures, but as previously stated, it has no Dark-Hunters in it. It only vaguely references them and Kyrian. If a brand new reader picked it up, expecting it to be a full-on Dark-Hunter novel, they would be completely baffled and disappointed, and not understand the series as the book was written so that if the publisher didn't want any more books in the series, she could take Dark-Hunters to another publisher. If you read the author notes in the books, and notes here on the site, Sherri explains it all. You have to remember that Sherri was trying to publish the series in the late 1980's and early 1990's. There was no Harry Potter. There was no Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Anne Rice hadn't even written Queen of the Damned nor had Lost Boys been seen in movie theaters when Sherri first starting publishing the series as short stories and began sending out query letters for the novels. There was no paranormal market and no one had seen ANYTHING like these books or this series before. Sherri is a pioneer in this field. One of the problems with being a pioneer is that you have to till new fields that no one has laid any foundation for and publishers are skittish creatures.

    Carl, MB Staff, June 16, 2016

I am new to the series and thought I bought book 1 Night Pleasures. There seems to be confusion on many sites what the correct order of books are. Looking here it looks like Night Pleasures is the first book? I just want to make sure!

Shawna G., May 19, 2016

    Night Pleasures is the first book. Sherri as the author has the correct reading order listed on her site.

    Carl, MB Staff, May 19, 2016

I am new to the whole Dark Hunter world, and I am loving what I have read so far. I would love to expand my reading to include the Lords of Avalon, Chronicles of Nick, etc, but would like to read them in the correct order - I want to avoid spoilers or getting confused. Is there a reading order that combines all the series into one?

Suzanne, May 16, 2016

    If you want the whole enchilada, including short stories, it's listed above. Just click READ MORE and it lists everything. If you want just the novels: DH

    Carl, MB Staff, May 16, 2016

I love this series so much so that for my first con I went as Acheron and pulled him off rather well besides being short and female. I have since gotten three others interested in the series, getting at least one of them to play Simi in our roleplay.

Holly Putvin, May 11, 2016

I was recently introduced to the Dark hunter series by my mom, I had recently moved back home so as to help my parents during very trying and difficult time. I have never had a book or series of books ever come close to capturing my attention as they did, I have read every dark hunter novel I could find and this I've done in a matter of three or so weeks. Your books are strong in many areas dear to me, loyalty, honor, strength to name a few. You are with out a doubt an amazing writer and I hope to soon be able to finish the series if I can find them, Thank you for your time and dedication to your books. Ron

Ron Ross, April 11, 2016

I read & collected mostly of your books like the Dark Hunter, Dream Hunter, Chronicles Of Nick, The League & The Belador Series... I enjoy each one & totally love it !!! Just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for creating something amazing in every book you wrote...

Christine, April 5, 2016

i love your books and enjoy reading them over and over.

Dawn v Carson, March 31, 2016

I am enjoying your Dark-Hunter series very much, I am now reading Acheron's story and it is a roller coaster of emotions for me. Never a dull moment! Thanks for the reading list in order. You guys do a great job keeping up with everything.

Lagretta Nelson, January 15, 2016