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by David Mayer
In this spellbinding new paranormal fantasy novel, Sabine Jahn has more than an average teen's share of problems. She’s been forced to leave behind everything she knew growing up in Oregon to start high school as a transfer student in California. She’s lost her father to an automobile accident, and her grandfather, preeminent Egyptologist Daniel Jahn,


In this spellbinding new paranormal fantasy novel, Sabine Jahn has more than an average teen's share of problems. She’s been forced to leave behind everything she knew growing up in Oregon to start high school as a transfer student in California. She’s lost her father to an automobile accident, and her grandfather, preeminent Egyptologist Daniel Jahn, has mysteriously disappeared. She hasn’t slept in months, and no one can tell her why. And now, as she sits in detention for dozing off in class again, she finds herself drifting from her Cameron High detention hall to a vast, eerie forest where immense astral wolves roam past her.

Sabine has discovered a way to enter a realm where dreaming minds appear nightly as noble hawks, fierce wolves, and stalwart bears. She learns that the wild, beautiful world she has found is slowly becoming corrupted by the acts of a dead mind trapped within it. Now, the fate of that realm – and our own world – rests in the hands of Sabine, a long-dead French soldier, an Egyptian god, and a mysterious, profoundly gifted boy trapped between worlds.

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Editorial Reviews

Kindle Book Review - Crystal Newman
"FIVE STARS! I highly recommend it."
Kirkus Reviews - Rebecca Cramer
"Glimmering with delightful insight and historical detail...Egyptology opens the door to a magical dreamland in Mayer’s young adult fantasy novel."
Kindleblog - David Haden
"...a crisply written blend of vivid dreamworld fantasy, contemporary romance, and history. ...Reswyt is an entertaining and intelligent read with a plot that grips. It’s great to see the Kindle taking terrific novels like this away from mainstream publishers, and giving them the audience they deserve." - David Haden, KindleBlog
Bibliotica - Rebecca Hardy
"I loved Reswyt...maybe it’s the lit-fiction quality writing; maybe it’s the research that’s clearly gone into backdropping [the] novel...Maybe it’s the innate charm of protagonist Sabine Jahn. Or maybe it was the fact that Mayer has the cojones to run some tried-but-true fantasy tropes in reverse...It’s all got a deliciously haunting, innovative quality to it that pulled me along to the end."
The Opening Lines
"It takes a lot for someone to come up with an idea that is unlike anything else that has been written, and even harder for them to tell that story well. Reswyt is different - and an interesting read. Too often I start reading novels and the rest of the read is not finding out what happens, but just sticking with it to find out how it happens…but Reswyt's story and characters kept developing as it went on. Fantasy readers, fiction readers, and young adults will all enjoy this book."

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Publication date:
Dreamline , #1
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Reswyt 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
KatiePryce More than 1 year ago
I've been looking for a new series to start and I'm glad I gave this book a try. Now my only problem is waiting for the next one to come out! This book centers on Sabine Jahn, a transfer high school student who discovers that an Egyptian pendant left to her by her grandfather allows her to visit a realm of dreams. The book has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing and is well-written. I'm looking forward to the next one!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have been waiting for this to come out for Nook for a while now, and it was well worth the wait. Engaging, well-written, and wildly imaginative. I can't wait to read the next one.
Caitlin_Ronan More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this book, it was on an ad on facebook and I thought "hey, why not? It has a beautiful cover and name." I must say, this book is much more than just its awesome cover art and title. A wonderful start to a series, the story revolves around Sabine, a young woman who struggles with her connection to her family and is trapped between conflicting feelings for two young men. It so happens, that one day she is able to travel to another world of dreaming minds. A former world of serenity and beauty, it is gradually being destroyed by the evil Black Queen. It is up to Sabine to discover her family's secrets and make the ultimate decision of the heart. I truly enjoyed this book because it was a refreshing change from the overused greek mythology storylines that many authors use. A history enthusiast, I believe that Egyptian mythology is often underrated and overlooked by writers. However, David Mayer does an excellent job of incorporating ancient Egyptian symbols into Reswyt. I know you will love his work as much as I did and I look forward to reading the second book of the series!
s_sheehan More than 1 year ago
The reviewer who wrote that this isn't worth a dollar is right. It's worth more like ten - and it's easily my favorite book of the past year. Well-written and deeply engaging, Reswyt tells the story of Sabine Jahn, a high-school freshman suffering from a mysterious sleep disorder. The book has twists and turns galore, and while I saw a few of them coming - and can guess at others - I loved where the story took Sabine, who's a welcome strong, intelligent female main character. I can't wait to see what happens to her in the next book.
sarahthomas More than 1 year ago
As someone completely worn out on vampires, werewolves, trolls, and the other flavor-of-the-month paranormal novels, I was excited to find something truly different. Reswyt begins with a very different premise, and while it incorporates some of the YA staple elements, it does so in a way that feels fresh. I'm not sure what the one-star reviewer was complaining about. Yes, it jumps around, but that's because it's telling the story from several different perspectives. It's probably not for the very dim, but for anyone else, I highly recommend this book.
Tkonroyd More than 1 year ago
Had this book recommended to me by a friend and am very glad I gave it a try. It's smarter than your typical YA book, and thus probably not for everyone, but I loved it and can't wait for the next one.
Nicole_Andrews More than 1 year ago
At least I hope it will be a new series. Right now, my son and I are just panting while we wait for the next installment. Yes, I'm one of those parents who tries to read what the kids are reading. I think it's important and it gives us something to enjoy together. What I loved about the book was the strong female protagonist. He was more interested in the Egyptology aspect. He has always loved it, since he was in grade school. And he could find no flaws in the research behind the book. While the good versus evil aspect of any book can become predictable and stale, I enjoyed the storyline. I found it to be clever and fresh. And this is why we are eager to see if the next book in the series can live up to the first one. Thank you, Mr. Mayer for giving us something to enjoy as a family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bit of a slow build, but a great read. Already purchased the sequel and can't wait to start reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. I loved the idea of it tons. I am however wondering if Braummber is her grandfather? I also wonder if there is another one to follow, because the battle may have been won but there is still the war. An awesome read. Loved it.
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absolutely loved this book and the sequal...heres hoping for a third
HutchMI More than 1 year ago
I have been looking for a book with something just a little difference from the norm. This was it. I think I have found a new best author and series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Magical!!! Beautiful and enjoyable. Plus highly recomended!!!
jenn321 More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I can't wait for the next one, hope it's not to long of a wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good storyline...I hope there will be more soon.
AkemiTrent More than 1 year ago
Did not think I would enjoy this book, but my sister read it and told me I would like it too. Not that I ordinarily trust my sister's taste in books as she tends to like Twilight, etc. but in this case she was right. There is plenty in this book for everyone and although the main character is a high-school girl, I liked it too - when the book's action takes a break, the main character has mental puzzles to solve, and I enjoyed those as well. I'd recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very poorly written jumps around and half the time makes no sense. Seen it on facebook for 99 cents and thought id try it, bout third way through and i am not desperate enough for reading materials 2 finish it. Save your money!