The Gods of Dream: An Epic Fantasy [NOOK Book]


Visited Narnia and Middle Earth? Now escape into Dream.

THE GODS OF DREAM -- a fantasy novel by Daniel Arenson

What are dreams? Some think they are figments of our mind. But what if they were wisps of a distant, magical world… a world you could visit?

Twins Cade and Tasha discover Dream, the land dreams...
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The Gods of Dream: An Epic Fantasy

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Visited Narnia and Middle Earth? Now escape into Dream.

THE GODS OF DREAM -- a fantasy novel by Daniel Arenson

What are dreams? Some think they are figments of our mind. But what if they were wisps of a distant, magical world… a world you could visit?

Twins Cade and Tasha discover Dream, the land dreams come from. It is a realm of misty forests, of verdant mountains, of mysterious gods who send dreams into our sleep. Cade and Tasha seek solace there; they are refugees, scarred and haunted with memories of war. In Dream, they can forget their past, escape the world, and find joy.

Phobetor, the god of Nightmare, was outcast from Dream. Now he seeks to destroy it. He sends his monsters into Dream, and Cade and Tasha find their sanctuary threatened, dying. To save it, the twins must overcome their past, journey into the heart of Nightmare, and face Phobetor himself.

Discover a world of light and darkness, of hope and fear, of dreams and nightmares.
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Editorial Reviews

Rachel Hyland
This is such a glorious story, I cannot even tell you.... I have to highly recommend this book as an exceedingly worthwhile way to spend some quality time with your Kindle. It is an epic journey through an unknowable land, a smart allegory about life and death and everything in between, and a truly beautiful piece of work with emotional depth, tremendous heart and a more than occasional thrill of discovery.
Robert Duperre
The Gods of Dream is a very impressive, nearly impeccable work of art. It teaches a lesson about pain and what it takes to withstand it. It shows how important life is, how important love is, how important family is, be them blood or otherwise. It takes you on its journey of imagination and leaves you both panting and sighing at the fantastically bittersweet, yet hopeful, ending. In other words, it’s magnificent.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012180124
  • Publisher: Moonclipse
  • Publication date: 3/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 214,500
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Born in 1980, Daniel Arenson is an author of fantasy fiction, from epic to dark and surreal.

Like many writers, he began his career writing short stories. He sold his first story, "Worms Believe in God", in 1998. Since then, dozens of his stories and poems have appeared in various magazines, among them Flesh & Blood, Chizine, and Orson Scott Card's Strong Verse.

Five Star Publishing, an imprint of Gale, published Daniel's fantasy novel Firefly Island in 2007. He is also the author of fantasy novels Flaming Dove, The Gods of Dream, and Eye of the Wizard.
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  • Posted April 20, 2011

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    From Missy's Reads & Reviews

    To describe it in one word: fabulous. This story, from start to end, keeps your attention. From the plot to story to characters, there is not one thing about it that doesn't draw you in and keep you there. The language used in the book is nothing short of completely captivating, and [dare I say] lyrical - though I vowed to never use such a word for words in all of my reviews. I can't help it, there's no other way to describe it. As a matter of fact, I've never seen the English language used so eloquently in a long, long time. It was amazing, to say the least.

    I couldn't get enough of the characters in this one. They're so formal yet exciting, which I never really thought I could say together. Usually formal characters are a total snooze, but it worked well with this book. Our main characters in this story [twins, Cade and Tasha] come from a sad story and feel damaged in the beginning. However, they prove their worth in gold throughout the novel. Even though they don't feel like they're fit to save Dream in the beginning, they come through valiantly with courage, strength and so much more.

    The other characters fit their parts perfectly in this book, but I think I was more amazed with the settings. The differences between the real world, Dream and Nightmare are vast. Typically with different settings, there are always many similarities and a few minor details that are changed. It's the total opposite with The Gods of Dream. Each is unique and you never get confused where the characters may be throughout the story.

    I can't say enough good things about this story. From beginning to end, it has you on an emotional roller coaster that never seems to let up - especially the opening and closing chapters. The ending was a little predictable for me, BUT it wasn't even about the ending because I was still too caught up in all of the adventure throughout the book getting to that point. The writing is impeccable and a complete work of art. Even though it's not marked as so, I think this would be a great story for the older YA readers and it is a MUST READ for fantasy lovers. If you love Tolkien, you'll definitely want to give The Gods of Dream a try. I don't normally compare authors, but I have to make an exception in this case because it is THAT good!

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

    Really enjoyed it; great story!

    I really enjoyed reading this book because it reminded me of the fantasy books I used to read, like the Neverending Story. Throughout the book I kept on seeing hidden references to this book, especially when the Silkworms were introduced. Arenson has created a very rich world with a solid "religion". He has clearly put thought into how such a group of Gods should be structured, taking notes, I think, of the Greek Gods and how they are interlinked. I really liked the way he combined good and evil within these, making the "bad guys" spring from the good. The pegacats Starlight and Harmony were an adorable addition to the Gods. They really brought light to certain scenes.

    What Arenson did really well was describing his character Tasha. In the beginning she is depressed and can't deal with normal life. In the book she is a constant companion to Cade, who does the biggest part of the travelling because Tasha is now a mouse. As a reader you can feel her character grow and mature and in the end you really have a bond with her. Another character that goes through a strong character development is Moonlight, the Princess of the Begemmed City. In the beginning, although nice, she is a bit spoiled girl and easily scared. In the end, after having fought and almost died, she is strong and clearly a woman.

    Overall, Arenson has a significant talent for story writing and knows how to guide a reader through a story and keep them interested. Maybe he had a little bit too many ideas for this book, making it seem rushed in some bits, yet all of this is only positive. It is better to have maybe too many good ideas instead of only two that are boring. I give this book..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2014

    Favorite Author

    Once you have read one of his books you have to read them all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2011

    It dragged on forever!!

    This book had the bases for a great story line, but the author dragged the story out way too long. I had to struggle through most of it. I think the editors should have shorten the story a lot! There was a ton of pages that just went on and on about nothing! I think they need to go back and re-edit this story, take out all the garbage that made this book drag on forever and then republish it. Then I think it would be a great story.

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    Posted March 25, 2011

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