The Dream Crystal

The Dream Crystal

by Mark O'Bannon


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The Shadow People have come.

Always near, they linger in the darkness, ready to devour dreams, hopes, aspirations and desires.

An ancient race, the Tuatha Dé Danaan are the guardians of dreams. Having lost a war against the Celtic invaders of Ireland, they have been exiled to another world, Tír na nÓg.

Ith, the Lord of Shadows, is waging a war against the Tuatha Dé Danaan in order to control the dreams of mankind.

Fashion student Erin O'Neil never thought she would one day learn to fly, or that she would meet a cat that works in a library, or that she would be able to conjure up whatever she wanted with just a thought.

All she has ever known is a dreary world where dreams wither away into oblivion.

Following a ball of light into another world, Erin discovers that she's a Faerie Changeling and that her true name is Aisling.

Troubled by the fact that her faerie parents are kidnappers, she has decided to rescue the human child she was exchanged for.

What she didn't expect is that she would fall in love with a handsome, mysterious stranger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508933540
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/06/2015
Series: Shadows and Dreams , #1
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Mark O'Bannon, is an American novelist and game designer best known as the author of the fantasy series, "Shadows and Dreams."

O'Bannon has studiedwritingand marketing techniques extensively, and has read over 200 books on the subjects.O'Bannon has been conducting workshops, seminars and panels for authors onwritingand marketing since 2007.

After running a panel at Comic-Con International in 2008 ("How to Tell a Story" and "Humor in Science Fiction"), O'Bannon was having dinner with friends William F. Nolan, Marc Scott Zicree, David Gerrold and George Clayton Johnson.While talking with George Clayton Johnson, Mark conceived the idea for his first series of novels, "Shadows & Dreams" (George wrote eight of the original Twilight Zone episodes, the first episode of Star Trek to air after the pilot, Logan's Run and Ocean's Eleven).

The "Shadows & Dreams" series begins with "The Dream Crystal," a novel about a girl who discovers that she is a Faerie Changeling and fights a war against the Shadow People over the power to control the dreams of mankind.

The second book in the series, "The Dark Mirrors of Heaven" is about a faerie changeling who struggles to remove a curse that threatens to plunge the world into eternal darkness.

O'Bannon is an advocate of Self-Publishing and teaches workshops to aspiring authors on how to publish, market and promote their work.

O'Bannon is the CEO of Shadowstar Games, which publishes the Interactive Storytelling Game (a Pen & Paper Role Playing Game), "Fantasy Imperium."
Fantasy Imperium sold out in 2010 out of the initial print run of 5000 copies.

Born in San Diego, California, O'Bannon is the grandson of the famous aviation pioneer, Reuben H. Fleet (who acquired the Wright Brother's airplane company Dayton-Wrightalong with Gallaudet Aircraft and formed Consolidated Aircraft, the makers of the famous B-24 Liberator bombers and the PBY Catalina flying boats from WWII).

O'Bannon has supported charities including the Red Cross, and the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound and in politics is a registered Libertarian.

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