Fired from his job at an Indian casino and armed with a dolphin amulet gifted to him by his Noqoto grandfather, student archaeologist Peter Martinez is on a mission to save Rocky Point, California from an oil giant's development plans. But when his exploration of the sacred coastal land leads him to an ancient burial cave in the side of a cliff, a wave knocks him into the water and he wakes up on the beach—more than 300 years in the past. His Noqoto ancestors have occupied this shore for thousands of years, but in 1786 their experiences with the Spanish have left them wary of strangers. That this outsider who walks into their village and knows so little of their world hints at their destiny is alarming. But when the village leader's son leads Peter into the wilderness to test his character and resolve, the skills taught to Peter by his grandfather wins over the tribe and they begin to listen to his words of warning. Is there anything they can do to prevent the future Peter says is coming? Or can they use his knowledge to save themselves?
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About the Author
Larry Prosor is a novelist, screenwriter and photographer. His books include Dream Walker, Lake Tahoe and Nevada. His words and images appear in numerous books, media, calendars, advertising and art worldwide. He believes storytelling is best told by living a life filled with interesting stories. Born in California, he lives in New Zealand.
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Dream Walker based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Dream Walker is an interesting and absorbing story I very much enjoyed reading. Peter is a young Californian, a dedicated surfer and environmentalist just finishing up the field work for his archeological degree, and learning how to face the world on his own terms. He is also the bottom link of a 7,000 year line of Noqoto First Americans. And Rocky Point, the last pristine coastal stretch of the California Pacific coast, becomes the line he must draw in the sand, the point past which he is not willing to compromise. The international petroleum consortium he must outclass to achieve this dream he shares with his grandfather, maintaining the Point as-is, will take everything he has to best. If they can, in fact, be defeated. ENRG has every advantage - unlimited funds, lawyers by the busload, politicians and judges bought and paid for. Peter has his favorite professor Dr. Evans, his grandfather, and his scruples. And he has his dream time. That will have to be enough. I received a free electronic copy of this novel on June 27, 2018 from Netgalley, Larry Prosor, and BookBaby in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me.
Reviewed by Donna Gielow McFarland for Readers' Favorite Dream Walker by Larry Prosor is historical fiction with a timely message. This decidedly environmentally friendly novel is set in present day California and California of the late 1700s. When Peter Martinez, a member of the Noqoto tribe, loses his job as a wooden Indian, he finds work looking for artifacts at Rocky Point. Rocky Point is sacred to the tribe and it’s about to be taken over by energy giant ENRG. Peter starts seeing visions of his ancestors and suddenly finds himself immersed in their culture 300 years prior, during the heyday of the Spanish missions. He is welcomed by a Noqoto woman, Talkitna, and her family. Peter is equally blessed by his ancient people and devastated by the knowledge of their fate and the futility of trying to change history. The time lines in Dream Walker are expertly woven together and the characters are well drawn, especially Peter and his grandfather. I enjoyed Larry Prosor’s presentation of Indian culture and his depiction of old California unspoiled by pollution. As a Californian fourth grader cheerfully studying Indian culture and building Popsicle stick mission replicas, I was oblivious to the atrocities committed by the Spanish in the name of the church, so I found parts of Dream Walker very disturbing. A little internet research revealed that although Dream Walker is a work of fiction, Prosor’s depictions of mistreatment and forced labor, basically slavery, are accurate. I found Dream Walker to be timely given current environmental, social and political events and I highly recommend it as both a good read and also a necessary correction of history. Due to some mature subject matter, I would recommend Dream Walker for YA and adult readers only. Caution: Dream Walker may inspire a strong desire to go surfing! A really good book.