Scapemaker

Scapemaker

by Steve Cypert

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Overview

Matthew is the son of Mr. Nicholas Namely, a local high school teacher. But unbeknownst to Matthew, his father is a dreamscaper whose classroom is connected to the dream-world. From his classroom, his students enter the halls of Scapemaker, a dream-world high school for young dreamscapers.
Following a couple of heartfelt tragic events, Matthew is compelled to investigate the unbelievable mysteries surrounding those events and is propelled into a whole new world. Matthew and his mother, Mae, are soon coerced into moving across the country for his father's strange medical needs. While attending his new school, Matthew comes to know the secrets that Daedree, an annoying girl from his former high school, has locked away. Matthew also meets Amber, a beautiful enigmatic girl who leads him to Mr. Xoner's classroom. While there, he learns the art of dreamscaping (which has been in the Namely bloodline for thousands of years).

Matthew will come to know of Nox Celare, otherwise known as The Sandman, who is after a special element called Magineum. Neck deep in skinwalkers, sandsleepers, zombies, soul feeders, ghosts, dream-world criminals known as “night terrors” and more, Matthew learns he is in over his head. Matthew must not only solve the mysteries surrounding those tragic events, but he will also have to protect the Magineum with his life and find a way to be with the one girl of his dreams. Filled with secrecy, mystery and a forbidden tangle of young love, this new life will lead Matthew to unbelievable characters with the most extraordinary abilities he could never have imagined.

Scapemaker will keep you grounded in the real world while at the same time make the fantastical world around it that much more possible and enduring. This tale of young adult paranormal fantasy will keep you guessing and wanting more.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045140850
Publisher: Steve Cypert
Publication date: 11/21/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 399 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Steve Cypert grew up in Los Angeles, California but now resides in South Jordan, Utah. He is married to a beautiful wife, sharing their home with their cute little Shih Tzu, Duke - who you can see by visiting his blog.Steve has been writing for as long as he can remember, but only recently became an active writer determined to author his writings. Steve has always been very creative and his stories are lined with well-developed characters and detail.“Port of Errors” is Steve's first novel, which is the first in the "Born of Tyranny" series. He will be adding a second novel, separate from the Born of Tyranny series. This second novel is called "The Son of Nicholas Namely" and it too is the first in a series.Aside writing, Steve also loves to photograph scenic landscapes, wildlife and zoo-life. He loves the great outdoors and he'll try anything once, including skydiving, cliff-jumping, bungee-jumping and many more adrenaline fueled experiences.Steve has been a mascot for a triple A baseball team, pick-up and delivery driver for MSS, a DJ at the University of Utah radio station (volunteer for class), where he graduated from, and many other non-traditional forms of jobs. He hopes to make writing his career as it is his second true love beside his wife.

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Scapemaker 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Skaiste More than 1 year ago
It is enjoyable and interesting story with action, surprises, secrets and villains, with tense and fun moments. It hold my attention and kept me reading further. It tells about a boy being introduced to a whole new world of imagination. There‘s quite amazing world created in here with a lot of details, history, rules, scenery, various characters with various abilities. I can‘t remember reading any book with such a world. Well, it reminds me of „The Neverending Story“ by Michael Ende in some details and in being a story about a world of imagination. But that‘s just a little bit. There‘s a lot of unique details in here. Main character, Matthew, is one I rarely find in books. He‘s not one of the characters full of good qualities. He stands out by being, well, I would say stubborn. In a sense he seems to be thinking more about himself than about others (egotistical, as says one of the characters in the book). He breaks the rules. He has his own opinion and seems to be holding it no matter what. He seems to be „I know it all and I know it better“ guy. But at the same time he is friendly, courageous, he cares about his own family, he sets the goal and goes for it no matter what the obstacles are. This stubbornness sometimes gets annoying for me, but that‘s a good combination for a story. If one dares to behave outside the rules, adventures happen. Sometimes bad things do. But that‘s part of an adventure too. And that makes interesting things happen in the story. Well, there‘s one small weakness. Usually this story is easy to read, but sometimes it gets a little bit rough. It‘s mostly a feeling for me, but I‘ll try to explain what I have in mind. It‘s just a sense that some sentences seem to be put in too straighforward way. Like there‘s separate sentences saying who said what, did what, but together they don‘t make a story as a whole. That was mostly in the beginning, and not that much further in the story. That‘s a minor thing, and it doesn‘t make story less interesting. Just sometimes it makes reading not as fluid as it usually is. Nonetheless, I‘m interested to read what happens next. Whole story and the ending are promising a whole lot more adventures coming. I was given this book in exchange for honest review (Lovers of Paranormal group and the author).
Shadowplay4u More than 1 year ago
Scapemaker is a beautifully compelling and wonderfully intricate story of discovering an unknown heritage and fighting to honor it with your whole heart. This is an adventure that will inspire and delight daydreamers and readers of fantasy alike. Come and escape down the rabbit hole as we enter a whole new world filled with surprises around every corner and untold dangers along the way. Do you have the courage and heart to forge this trail? Matthew who is just like every other guy except for the fact that he isn’t. He doesn’t know that he is different until it’s too late and his world is turned upside down. He loses his father the same day that he learns who he really is. With such an immediate disadvantage, he must play catch up and seek help from unlikely people in order to achieve his goal of saving his father. He uncovers precious truths and finds true friendship and more along this harsh yet rewarding journey. I was immediately taken in by Matthew’s honesty and passion in his fight to uncover the lies and mysteries surrounding the disappearance of his father. He knows he can’t do this on his own, so he seeks out help from a rag tag group of students that prove to be invaluable in helping him accomplish this insanely difficult task that he has taken upon himself. He pulls no punches with them, and doesn’t hold back with his true thoughts and intentions. Time and again his actions while good get him in trouble and his friends are always there to get him out if they can. The bonds of friendship that are forged prove true and lasting, and he becomes a better version of himself as a result. The world that is Scapemaker is amazing and captivating. There is no end to its beauty and its dangers. While it houses breathless beauty and intrigue, it also hides countless untold dangers. One cannot take anything for granted when in Scapemaker. Always keep your eyes and your mind open for what you miss may come back to haunt you. Steve Cypert has proven to be quite an intriguing creator of this highly entertaining tale. You won’t be sorry that you chose to read this story. In fact, you will devour it whole and then ask for more. It is sure to fuel and broaden your imagination as it entices your senses. You will get lost in this stunning new world as you get to know fun and passionate characters along the way.
ColleenMBratley More than 1 year ago
Reality is nothing but our perception. Steve Cypert takes our perception through a new door, and we are only dreaming. Well that's what the story tells you anyway. Dreaming is, for some, an ability to be in another dimension and as alive and active as what we believe is our normal reality. Actually more alive and more able to do things which are believed to not be possible otherwise. Confusing? I was confused at first even though I thought I knew what was going on, but then I had to question things and get all the lines blurred again. Follow the path and you won't get lost. Really? No. This story is not that easy or it would be boring. This creation takes you on a journey that is anything but boring. The characters bring it to life and as you learn about them your emotions join theirs and you even want to shake them up a bit when they do or say something you know they shouldn't. That's what you'd do in real life so if the author can bring that through on the page, then he has done his job. The great thing about fiction is you can create anything you want. The hard part for the author is to make it believable. If you can convince your reader that this could actually happen, get them to feel like they are really there in the moment, and make them want to read more, then your creation becomes real. The reader loves it, and imagines it as a possible real tangible event. This book brings the story and its characters to life. Yes there is some explanation of the new never before known elements replication, but the story as told is pretty darn good. I have to say there are a few places where it seemed the characters would not get out unscathed or even alive for that matter. But the author, using his great creative mind manages to move them forward and leave you nothing but surprised and entertained. It is a mystery fantasy journey that students and a few teachers take into another realm of reality. It's a story that happens mostly in the dream world with a little of the "normal" reality mixed in. I have to say I was surprised and happy with the story. It wasn't what I expected, and the author's ability to weave a tale that has to have a sequel or two yet still has an ending was wonderful. It's entertaining, and I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Dalene_65 More than 1 year ago
First I would like to thank the author Steve V. Cypert for giving me this book for an honest review. I wasn't sure how I would like this book and I am glad that I read it. The first few chapters were confusing but once you get past that it all makes sense. I really like the story the author is very good at making his world and characters work. I liked most of the characters and you can feel for a couple of characters. Matthew could come off as shallow at times, but not as much as his friend Daedrae thought he was. He had very good friends in the dream scape world as in the real world. I definately want to read the next book to continue the story and find out what happens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
redrubygirlAD More than 1 year ago
Scapemaker-at first when I started reading, I got a brief impression of Harry Potter or one of the many recent stories based on school age kids going to school in some type of paranormal setting. Once I really got into the book I was able to get into the feel of the characters and began to follow the story line. I found it interesting how the author was able to take a real every night even and turn it into a very intriguing story. The author also left the story in a manner in which the reader is left to wonder what comes next. I found myself looking forward to the next story and wondering how it would be resolved. With a touch of Harry Potter, Matrix and Native American Folklore, this book can easily grab the young reader and lead them off into a new adventure. Good story, when is the next one?
bknight359 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of Scapemaker from the author in exchange for an honest review. I had no prior knowledge of Mr. Cypert or his work. I really enjoyed this book. There was so much information in such detail that at times it was slightly confusing. I would go back in the story to refresh my memory and easily figure out what I hadn't paid enough attention to the first time through. I love the dream world built within this story as well as the large cast of interesting characters. I couldn't seem to put the book down. Even though I was very ill with cold/flu symptoms, I read the entire book in a few days time. (I waited until I was feeling better to write my review.) This is a great story with great characters that has plenty of action, fantasy and some young romance, (but not too much). I eagerly await the next installment of this series. I highly recommend this really good read to any fans of YA SciFi Fantasy.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
You absolutely have to feel for the main character in this novel. I can’t even imagining being in his shoes, yet the author has everything laid out so clearly and vividly that I can’t imagine it not happening. I can’t actually picture myself along on this journey with him. Cypert made this all the easier because he has the ability to make the weird seem standard and everyday.  Dreamscape is so fully and vividly laid out that you feel like you’ve visited it. You can picture every room and outdoor scene that the characters go into. Even all of the rules for the realm are clearly laid out so that you would know what to do and how to act when you arrive. This story is so absolutely unique and very out of this realm without seeming over the top crazy that you can’t help but want to journey there. Not only is the world vividly put together, but the story itself is well written and fast paced.  Cypert’s cast of characters is also very intriguing. All of the major characters were quite well developed. You actually got to know them as if they were your high school friends. They also acted and spoke like characters of their own age. There were differences in dialogues based on age, and the locale where the characters grew up. This attention to detail was greatly appreciated. It was also very interesting to see the differences between some of the characters in the real world and in Dreamscape. They were the same, yet somehow different.  As a whole, this was an awesome novel. Cypert makes everything seem so very real that it doesn’t seem like a fantastical notion. It leaves you wanting more, but in a very good way. Please note that I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review