Alphabet of Dreams

Alphabet of Dreams

by Susan Fletcher
4.4 5

NOOK Book(eBook)

$7.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Alphabet of Dreams 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story of the three wise men has always intrigued me. I loved the twist that Fletcher put on the story. It caused me to reflect, and also want to start building my own theories. It was a wonderful story that I have made many recommendations for. It was well written and touching.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Susan Fletcher¿s Alphabet of Dreams has great potential, but simply cannot live up to its predecessor, The Dragon Chronicles. Alphabet of Dreams tells the story of two siblings separated from their royal parents and brother. Set in Ancient Persia on the road to Jerusalem, Mitra, a 14 year-old girl who tries to escape her captors, cure her sick brother, and find her lost brother. Fletcher¿s Alphabet has a strong beginning, starting with a tale of treachery and supernatural powers, but readers will quickly lose interest with the dull storyline, which features Mitra, constantly worrying about her family and regaining her royal status. The majority of the book revolves on Mitra, complaining about her family and other troubles. Only in the end does the story get more interesting, but by that time readers will have lost interest in Fletcher¿s story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It may help if you know this is about the gathering of the three wise men, or Magi, who seek the newborn Jesus under the miracle star, but I don't think it's essential. What matters is that Mitra/Ramin and her little brother Babak are on the run from the king's assassins who killed their noble family. Mitra is pretending to be male Ramin to move about in their Persian society, where she must beg and steal for their food. Babak has begun to have dreams of the future when he sleeps with a piece of someone's clothing. Word gets out, of course. Magus Melchior sweeps up Mitra/Ramin and Babak. He doesn't seem to care or notice that the dreams he demands are making the little boy sick. Mitra hopes Babak's dreams will earn enough money to go to a city where she hopes they will find what's left of their family, and return to their old, wealthy lifestyle. In their journey west, collecting the other two wise kings as Babak dreams and drifts into the dream world, Mitra learns that they have enemies, that her old world may be gone for good, and that she has to decide what's really important. I found Mitra's insistence on her old life, when I thought it was clear that life was gone, annoying. Just when I was ready to lose patience with her, she'd be kind to her brother or to one of the ungrateful, ugly animals she encounters. She's a brave girl in a hard world, with a lot of tough decisions to make, and no way of knowing who to trust. Susan Fletcher is always very realistic. She does no cotton candy happy endings, but satisfying ones that make sense. They're believable. This is not prettied-up Bible story, but a genuine tale about actual people.