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Fantasy Lover


(Julian & Grace)


Dear Reader,

Being trapped in a bedroom with a woman is a grand thing.  Being trapped in hundreds of bedrooms over two thousand years isn't.  And being cursed into a book as a love-slave for eternity can ruin even a Spartan warrior's day.

As a love-slave, I knew everything about women.  How to touch them, how to savor them, and most of all, how to pleasure them.  But when I was summoned to fulfill Grace Alexander's sexual fantasies, I found the first woman in history who say me as a man with a tormented past.  She alone bothered to take me out of the bedroom and into the world.  She taught me to love again.

But I was not born to know love.  I was cursed to talk eternity alone.  As a general, I had long ago accepted my sentence.  Yet now I have found Grace - the one thing my wounded heart cannot survive without.  Sure, love can heal all wounds, but can it break a two-thousand-year-old curse?

-Julian of Macedon


Quotes:

  • Everyone by nature was suited to a particular activity, which ideally they would pursue.  (Plato, Fantasy Lover)
  • You are my saving Grace.  Without you, I would never have known love.  (Julian of Macedon, Fantasy Lover)

Here you'll find all the juicy tidbits you learned from Sherrilyn Kenyon's
Fantasy Lover, this includes important dates, details, and character interactions.  My hope is that these pages and the subsequent ones from other novels and short stories will paint a clear and detailed "family history" and timeline of the Dark-Hunter world!  If you have additional details to add or corrections you noted feel free to email us and we'll add/fix them!  Enjoy!

Characters:

Character Key:
Human (alive)
Human (deceased)
Gods/Demi-gods
Dark-Hunters
Were-Hunters
Dream-Hunters
Apollites/Daimons
Other

Julian of Macedon:
  • aka Augustus Julius Punitor (by the Romans)
  • Champion of Greece, Macedonia, Thebes, Punjab, and Conjara
  • blonde mid-back length hair with three thin commander's braid (originally - he had it cut to a shorter more modern style), tanned, with light blue eyes with a dark ring around edges of irises, smells of sandalwood
  • cursed into a book as a sex-slave (free from Full Moon to Full Moon)
  • dipped in the River Styx by mother (fully), no vulnerability to man-made weapons
  • blessed by Aphrodite with the "might of Ares, temperance of Apollo, and blessings of the Muses and Graces", no woman could look at him without wanting him, no many could be around him without feeling envy
  • fought in the 4th Macedonia War
  • his shield had a relief of Athena and an owl and read "Death before dishonor"
  • his sword was the Sword of Cronus, aka Sword of Justice (anyone who didn't have the blood of Cronus in them would be burned forever if they touched it)

Grace Alexander:
  • b. August 22, 1973
  • Sex Therapist, Doctor
  • dark "sable" hair to mid back, freckled, and "fat", 5'2", light skin, gray eyes with silver and flecks of green
  • went to Tulane
  • Selena predicted in college that "she would be married by the time she was 30 to a Greek god and have 6 kids"
  • lives in a two-story bungalow house (was her parents')
  • Paul took her virginity in college, last "boyfriend" before Julian
  • optimistic
  • was 24 when her parents died (they were married for 25 years)
  • drives a manual

Selena:
  • aka Madam Selene, Moon Mistress, Lanie
  • reads tarot and palms
  • went to Tulane, was Grace's roommate
  • well endowed chest, shoulder length frizzy brown hair, brown eyes
  • 7th daughter of a 7th daughter, with Gypsy blood
  • drives a bright red Jeep Cherokee

Bill:
  • lawyer
  • broke his arm playing basketball

Sunshine:
  • black hair
  • artist, sells pottery and sketches
  • dresses like a fairy princess
  • younger than Grace & Selena

Harry:
  • Sunshine's current boyfriend

Eros:
  • Julian's older brother
  • "biker"
  • military cut hair, brown hair and goatee
  • vanishes in a puff of golden smoke
Psyche:
  • "biker chick"
  • well endowed chest
Aphrodite:
  • goddess of love
  • daughter of Uranus
  • mother of Priapus, Eros, and Julian
  • tried to marry Psyche off to an ugly man, then tried to kill her
  • blonde, wears red silk Armani suit, appears to be in her early twnties

Athena: 
  • blue eyes, dark hair worn in the "Grecian style" with ringlets falling to her shoulders.

Priapus:
  • dark-hair
  • brother (older) to Julian and Eros
Iason:
  • beloved of Penelope
  • Julian's "brother in arms"

Penelope:
  • beloved of Iason
  • was given a prick from a golden arrow to "love" Julian
  • bore Julian two children see "Atolycus & Callista"

Diokles of Sparta:
  • aka Diokles the Butcher
  • 6'3", black hair, shorter and stockier than Julian, had a vicious scar running the length of his left cheek

Atolycus & Callista:
  • Julian & Penelope's children, killed by Penelope before she committed suicide.

Kyrian of Thrace:
  • Julian's only friend while alive
  • sole heir to the thrown of Thrace
  • captured and crucified by the Romans in 147 BC
  • his shield read "Spoils to the Victor"
  • 3 years younger than Julian

Tiyana:
  • black hair, blue eyes
  • one of Selena's sisters
  • Voodoo High Priestess, gives cemetery tours on Friday nights
Niklos James & Vanessa Anne Alexander:
  • born September 2003

Places of Interest:
  • Jackson Square
  • Vieux Carre
  • Cafe du Monde
  • Jackson Brewery
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Tipitina's (Tip's)
  • the Moonwalk
  • the aquarium
Other Details & Facts:
  • Book starts in August 2002 Full Moon (August 22, 2002 - Grace Alexander's 29th birthday) and lasts until September 2002 (September 21 is the next Full Moon), Epilogue takes place one year later.
  • Julian born (approx.) 181/182 BC, trapped at 32 in 149 BC (unsure of exact birthdate)
  • Kyrian should be born (approx.) 178/179 BC

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