Book #1 in a trilogy from fantasy author Wayne Thomas Batson explores the concept of dreams and their effects on us.
are fascinated by dreams, and the Bible has a great deal to say about
them. From Jacob's dream of the heavenly stairway in Genesis 28 to
angels visiting Joseph during dreams in Matthew 1 to the Apostle John's
"waking dream" from which he obtained the book of Revelation--dreams
have been powerful ingredients of God's plan as revealed through
Fourteen-year-old Archer Keaton discovers he has the
ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a "dreamtreader," one of
three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the
waking world from the Nightmare Lord, who wreaks chaos in the Dream
World. But as Archer's dreams become more dangerous and threatening, so
too does his waking life.
Rigby Thames, the new kid from England,
builds a suspicious rock star-like following at Dresden High School a
little too quickly. Even Archer's best friend and confidant, Kara
Windchil, seems taken in by the cool guy with the wild blond hair, which
definitely rubs Archer the wrong way. Archer must face two foes in two
worlds, but he cannot succeed alone. Archer sets off to find other
dreamtreaders in a desperate attempt to defeat the enemy terrorizing his
friends and family.
My Thoughts: Dreamtreaders is perfect for preteens. It contains a fascinating story world, full of action and imagination. Archer's adventures would have filled all of my daydreams if I had read this when I was younger.
For my own preference, I wish that some of the back story had been sprinkled out a bit more. Yet, as Juvenile fiction, I believe it well meets the needs of its main audience.
In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.
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