Dreamwielder

Dreamwielder

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by Garrett Calcaterra
     
 

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In a world shrouded by soot and smoke, young Makarria has literally been forbidden to dream...

"I enjoyed this book immensely. It's fast-paced, colorful, and richly detailed. It'll pick you up quick and won't let you down again until it's over. My kind of book." -James P. Blaylock, World Fantasy Award winner, author of The Aylesford Skull and The Last

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In a world shrouded by soot and smoke, young Makarria has literally been forbidden to dream...

"I enjoyed this book immensely. It's fast-paced, colorful, and richly detailed. It'll pick you up quick and won't let you down again until it's over. My kind of book." -James P. Blaylock, World Fantasy Award winner, author of The Aylesford Skull and The Last Coin

"Good solid fantasy adventure." -Tim Powers, multiple World Fantasy Award winner, author of Hide Me Among the Graves and On Stranger Tides

Legend has foretold the demise of Emperor Thedric Guderian at the hands of a sorceress with royal blood, and the Emperor has made it his legacy to stamp out all magic from the Sargothian Empire in favor of primitive coal fired smelters and steam powered machines. When Guderian's minions discover a Dreamwielder on a seaside farmstead, a chain of events forces Guderian's new threat- the young Makarria-to flee from her home and embark upon an epic journey where her path intertwines with that of Princess Taera, her headstrong brother, Prince Caile, and the northman Siegbjorn, who captains a night-flying airship.

Dogging their every step is the part-wolf, part-raven sorcerer, Wulfram, and Emperor Guderian, himself, a man who has the ability to stint magic and a vision to create a world where the laws of nature are beholden to men and machines. Only by learning to control the power she wields can Makarria save her newfound companions and stop the Emperor from irreversibly exterminating both the magic in humans and their bond with nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626812543
Publisher:
Diversion Books
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Garrett Calcaterra is an author of dark speculative fiction. His books include Dreamwielder, The Roads to Baldairn Motte, and Umbral Visions. In addition, his short work has appeared in dozens of magazines, journals, and anthologies. He is a member of the National Writers Union and teaches writing at various academic institutions. When not writing, he enjoys hiking with his two dogs and quaffing good beer.

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Dreamwielder 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. So exciting I could't put it down. The pace keeps you intrigued, I was sorry it had to end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My cousin wrote this book!!!!!!!! No joke. Very good!! Amazingly exciting!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enthralling and exciting adventure for YA and adults. A Good versus Evil struggle in classic fantasy style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this story was well written and exciting throughout. This unique story of fiction, offered an imaginative climax which demonstrated this authors talents as a writer.  I hope he will write a sequel to this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the description, I had to read this book. Happily, it didn't disappoint. The book was well written and entertaining the whole way through. The ending was very cleverly written - even though you can guess the result you probably won't guess the method. I expect there will be more in this series and I will definitely continue reading.
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MSGInf More than 1 year ago
A battle between a government built on the concept of the superiority of iron machines and where the use of magic is against the law and dealt with viciously. The only thing standing in the way of the Emperor being able to eliminate all magic users from the world is a very young "Dreamwielder". A Dreamwielder needs only be able to transform into a dreamlike state and anything she can envision happens. Impossible to defeat, it would seem, except the one person she must defeat is magically protected from any kind of magic. A formidably enemy by himself, however added to his arsenal are two of the strongest Sorcery users in the world and an army of thousands. The Sorcery Users of course will be eliminated at end of their usefulness. You won't be able to predict what happens along the way, and even though you may be sure that "all ends well" you are never quite "that" sure.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good book. It seemed there could have been more detail, as it seemed to jump through events at times. There perhaps could have been a little more to the ending too. It was nice though to read a book and not have it be a series or trilogy. Too many are that way and you don't realize it until you get to the end of the first book. This book leaves the possibility there but provided an ending. Enjoyed.
americanrag1 More than 1 year ago
Did not really get into this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago