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Dreamquake (Dreamhunter Duet Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Loved it

    This book, and its companion, DreamHunter, impressesd me so thoroughly that, after reading them at the library 3 times, I went and bought them. Fantasy books are some times too far fetched to be taken litererally, but not this book! It had just enpugh a dose of reality in it to keep me interested and was still sonout of the norm that I found mysrlf entranced by this new forgin world. Amazing writing in both books. Well done! I must say it was a bit slow to start, but if you keep with it you won't be dissapointed. :) sory for the spelling errors, the screen is messd up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2008

    Fascinating

    Fantasy isn¿t my favorite genre. Few authors master it in ways that make it interesting to book snobs. Notable exceptions would be Marion Bradley Zimmer¿s Mists of Avalon or the inimitable J. K. Rowling with Harry Potter. This book isn¿t on par with either of these luminaries, but it is a passably good effort. Blending historical fiction with fantasy, this story is about a group of individuals (Dream Hunters) who are able to capture and share dreams. When a nightmare is shared at one of the of dream performances, an investigation ensues. Laura Hame, sixteen year old protagonist, is surrounded by a cast of interesting characters, mainly family. As Laura begins to discover the insidious plot to take over her country through the use of Contentment, a dream that keeps people insensibly happy, she also uncovers the abuses of convicts whose labor is being used to develop the infrastructure of the country. The villain is a government official who also happens to be friends with Laura¿s family. The characters (including a sandman¿apros pos for a story about sleeping) and setting are developed sufficiently to please fantasy lovers. The dust jacket declares this story is the second of a duet, but the ending is ambiguous enough that, if the book is popular, the author can easily add sequels or prequels. Ms. Knox¿s first book received a great deal of acclaim (if the reviews on the dust jacket are to be believed) for her first book in this series, and while this book does not deserve scorn, its plot is predictably ¿and they lived happily ever after.¿ It¿s low level of profanity and sexual content make it conservatively appropriate and a good enough read. To her credit, Ms. Knox provides us with a sequel that can stand on its own or be enjoyed as a set with its predecessor, Dreamhunter.

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