The Silver Dream (InterWorld Trilogy Series #2)

The Silver Dream (InterWorld Trilogy Series #2)

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by Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves, Mallory Reaves

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Joey Harker is a hero.

After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey helped save the Altiverse from destruction. But the rival powers—one of magic, one of science—who seek to control all worlds are still out there, and InterWorld's peacekeeping mission is far from finished.

When a stranger named Acacia does the impossible and

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Joey Harker is a hero.

After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey helped save the Altiverse from destruction. But the rival powers—one of magic, one of science—who seek to control all worlds are still out there, and InterWorld's peacekeeping mission is far from finished.

When a stranger named Acacia does the impossible and follows Joey back to BaseTown, things get complicated. No one knows who she is or where she's from—or how she knows so much about InterWorld.

Dangerous times lie ahead for Joey and the mission. There's a traitor in the group of Freedom Fighters, and if Joey has any hope of saving InterWorld, the Altiverse, and the mission, he's going to have to rely on his wits—and, just possibly, on the mysterious Acacia Jones.

The Silver Dream is a riveting sequel to InterWorld, full of bravery, loyalty, time and space travel, and the future of a young man who is more powerful than he realizes.

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Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
Praise for INTERWORLD: “Vivid, well-imagined settings and characters.”
School Library Journal
Gr 7–10—Sixteen-year-old Joey Harker and his band of freedom fighters attempt to save the Altiverse from those who fight to control its science-magic balance. But things get complicated when Acacia, a mysterious and beautiful stranger, follows Joey back into the InterWorld Base. Joey is surprised to learn that she knows a lot-maybe too much-about InterWorld. With war looming, Joey is not sure whether he and his team should trust her. The Silver Dream will be challenging for teens who have not read InterWorld (HarperCollins, 2007). It includes many technological terms, places, and equipment without offering much explanation as to what they are. A slew of characters whose names begin with the letter J is thrown at readers all at once, making it difficult to remember who's who. While The Silver Dream will not appeal to a huge audience, it will find a following among readers who enjoyed the first book, Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Harmony, 1980), and Star Trek.—Leigh Collazo, Ed Willkie Middle School, Fort Worth, TX
Kirkus Reviews
Don't be fooled by Gaiman's name on the cover: This is a slightly pedestrian if not unsatisfying bit of science-fictional fluff. InterWorld started as a television concept by Gaiman and Reaves, and the first volume (InterWorld, 2007) harked back to the golden age of science fiction, when the science was mostly made-up jargon (and not entirely logical), and the characters showed a tendency toward tropes. This second volume continues where the first left off, compounding the liabilities of the first by mixing a middle-grade tone uneasily with some older content: The teens who make up most of the InterWorld organization are, in the end, child soldiers, and they are woefully underprepared for death, which comes calling. Joey Harker (he'd rather be called Joe now that he's 16) finds himself once again at the center of things when the mysterious Acacia Jones shows up during a mission gone wrong. She's not an alternative version of Joey (of which there are many), and she knows an awful lot. Meanwhile, the newest Walker (navigator of the multiverse) is everyone's darling, and Joey must grapple with jealousy and the first stirrings of romantic interest, even as everything, literally, falls apart. High-concept science, rapid-fire but sometimes sloppy writing, stiff dialogue, shallow characters, and plenty of action: old-fashioned science fiction indeed, dressed up to appeal to a modern audience. (Science fiction. 10-15)

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Product Details

HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
InterWorld Trilogy Series, #2
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Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books for readers of all ages, and the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the Locus Award for Best Novelette for his story "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." Originally from England, he now lives in America.

Michael Reaves is an Emmy Award–winning television writer and screenwriter who has written, story-edited, or produced nearly four hundred teleplays for various series, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Twilight Zone, Sliders, and Monsters. He has published many books, including the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: Darth Maul—Shadow Hunter. He's also written short fiction, comic books, and the dialogue for a Megadeth video. He lives in California.

Mallory Reaves is best known for her adaptations of the popular manga series After School Nightmare, which was nominated for a 2007 Will Eisner Award. She lives in Riverside, California, with six cats, several friends, a dog, a snake, and a fish.

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Brief Biography

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
November 10, 1960
Place of Birth:
Portchester, England
Attended Ardingly College Junior School, 1970-74, and Whitgift School, 1974-77

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The Silver Dream 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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PureJonel More than 1 year ago
I appreciate the writing style in this novel.  It is accessible to all ages, without reaching.  At the same time, it’s not dumbed down.  It’s written as if the main character were writing it:  well put together for a teenager, but still a teenager.  The storyline itself was also quite unique.  There is, however, an innate assumption on the part of the author that you’ve read the first novel in the series.  Not that the story is inaccessible without it, but it is written assuming that you have the background information already. Although quite well developed, I did find the cast of characters to be somewhat unapproachable and difficult to relate to.  It made it hard to fully immerse myself in the novel at hand. As a whole this was a rather enjoyable read.  The premise was very intriguing and kept me entertained.     Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
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She laid in the grass on her staomach. Head rested on her arms
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im locked out of res one oh fuq it