The Dream Keeper

The Dream Keeper

by Mikey Brooks

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Overview

The Dream Keeper by Mikey Brooks

Dreams: Dorothy called it Oz, Alice called it Wonderland, but Nightmares call it HOME.

When an evil shifter takes over the gateway to the realm of Dreams, it falls to 14-year-olds Parker and Kaelyn to stop him. Their only hope lies with Gladamyr, the Dream Keeper, but can they trust a Nightmare to save their world?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939993038
Publisher: Lost Treasure Publishing & Illustrating
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)

About the Author

Mikey Brooks is a small child masquerading as an adult. On occasion you'll catch him dancing the funky chicken, singing like a banshee, and pretending to have never grown up. He is the author/illustrator of several books including Bean's Dragons and the ABC Adventures series. His art can be seen in many forms from picture books to full room murals. He loves to daydream with his two daughters and explore the worlds that only the imagination of children can create. THE DREAM KEEPER is his first novel. He looks forward to sharing many, many more. Mikey has a BS degree in English from Utah State University and works as a freelance illustrator. He is also one of the hosts of the Authors' Think Tank Podcast. You can find more about him and his books at www.insidemikeysworld.com.

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The Dream Keeper 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ShakBlak More than 1 year ago
This story, while for teens and young adults, begs you to use your imagination! Parker and Kaelyn are high school students who couldn’t be more different. Parker is a gamer that wants to fit in with the crowd. Kaelyn is the new kid that couldn’t fit even if she tried. Every night, they relive a recurring dream… while different from each other, their dream never changes. What made their dream different this time? Gladamyr, the dream keeper. The world couldn’t exist without opposites, such as good and evil. There has to be a balance. So keeping with that theory, there are dream keepers and mares. It’s kind of like the poem… “Girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Boys are made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails…” Dream keepers allow you to relive your best memories or fantasies. Mares are… well, nightmares. (Shocker!) The mares want to reclaim the world which would destroy not only the world of Dream, but the mortal world as well. It’s up to Gladamyr and his new bonds, Parker and Kaelyn to stop that from happening. I can totally see how this book gets compared to “Harry Potter” or “Percy Jackson”. It’s very similar in the creation of two worlds combining. The world building for the land of Dream and different non-mortal destinations was creative and completely engaged my imagination. The book started off a bit slow, but when it picked up… boy did it! It had me wondering what will happen next on every page. I need to get to the next book immediately! I need to know what happens next!
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VirginiaRipple More than 1 year ago
I received this free for an honest review. The Good... From the start, I was drawn into the lives of Kaelyn and Parker, remembering what it was like to feel like an outsider in junior high. The characters are realistically written, colorful and easily remembered. Information leading to Fyren's end was subtly woven throughout the story in such a way as to be obvious only after the fact. And what good story doesn't have a hero's sacrifice? This one was both obviously necessary and beautifully written. Added to those well-written details was the weaving in of the next book's story, making the final chapter a satisfying cliff hanger with just the right amount of closure mixed with teaser. The Not-so-good... A few of the dreamlings seemed like over-the-top caricatures or thrown together after thoughts. However, dreams seldom make sense and are products of our vivid imaginations, so I suppose it would be natural that some of the characters would be outrageous stereotypes and others would be not quite solid in their description. Keeping that in mind, the comic-like descriptions of those few wasn't a deal breaker for me. The Overall... I would highly recommend The Dream Keeper (The Dream Keeper Chronicles) by Mikey Brooks to middle graders and adults who enjoy well written flights of fancy.
readaholic-nana More than 1 year ago
Are dreams just dreams or are they something far more.  The Dream Keeper by Mikey Brooks takes the reader into the land of dreams or sometimes nightmares. Human teens, Parker and Kaelynn, team up with the Dream Keeper, Gladamyr, to save not only our world my the the world of our dreams.   There was a division made between the land of dreams and the "real" world.  When humans go to sleep they then dream or rather go to the land of dreams.  The Dream Keeper is directed to send the dreamer to mares - nightmares, where all our fears come to life or to the land where our dreams are of the good things in life.   Gladamyr's arch nemesis what to take over not only the land of dreams by the "real" world.  It is up to our two teen heroes and Gladamyr to save the world.  Even kids have the ability to save the world and become heroes. The characters are so delightful. While The Dream Keeper is written for teens, I found it a totally delightful book.  I have every intention of placing on the shelves of our school library. Looking forward to further adventures of Parker, Kaelynn and Gladamyr as danger is still lurking the the land of dreams.
Konstanz_S More than 1 year ago
The Dream Keeper is a beautifully written story that puts the reader at the edge of their seat. It doesn't matter that this book is a middle grade novel, it put me on the edge of my seat. My heart hammered and I couldn't tear my eyes away from the page. I felt every emotion the characters did, I laughed, I cried, I felt fear while reading this book.  I love Parker and I love Kaelyn but Gladamyr's story is one of my all time favorites!  Mikey spins such a magical tale that will sweep you off your feet. The Dream Keepers is not quite what I expected but in a very good way. And no matter your age, this book is one to pick up!!   I love this book so much I can't even do it justice with a review.  Not only is the story magical all on it's own, the writing is so beautifully done that the book just sweeps you away. You don't realize you're reading at all.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has such a gorgeous cover. It is such a fun book too, full of imagination and adventure. I love the concept of our dreams being an actual place. This book is great for anyone who likes fantasy, but is definitely targeted to younger teens. I think it would be a great book for boys, especially ones don't normally like to read because it has quite a few video game references that they could relate to. I enjoyed escaping into the world of Dreams that Mikey created without having to actually fall asleep. For me, that is what reading is all about--dreams and imagination coming to life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Humans Parker and Kaelynn join Gladamyr, the Dream Keeper,  on an adventure to save the real world and the dream world. Gladamyr is a kind-hearted ex-Mare, so unlike his evil counterpart Fyren who wants to fill the world with nightmares. Peter and Kaelynn surprise themselves as they discover  what they are capable of while fighting this evil villain. Both had wonderful character arcs. I enjoyed Gladamyr's journey also. I loved this story as did my 14 year old son. It was well written, cleaver, and held both of our interest. For me it had the charm of the earlier Harry Potter books (though it is a completely different story). I recommend this to anyone liking mystery, fantasy…and if you are suffering with nightmares. Great Job, Mikey Brooks! P.S. Awesome cover! Author Sherry Gammon
cas-peace More than 1 year ago
The Dream Keeper really is a cracking novel. Mikey Brooks writes with passion and understanding, so much so that his characters come alive right off the page. I’ve rarely read a book so action-packed and spellbinding! Parker and Kaelyn’s struggles to stop renegade Nightmare Fyren from turning the land of Dreams into a Nightmare’s playground are compelling and exciting. Their journey from 9th grade Losers to fully rounded, self-aware teens is a theme that adds to the book’s attraction. I love this book now – I wish I could have read it when I was 14!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like the The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5), Fablehaven, or the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1), you'll love this! This was an exceptional book. I love the concept from the beginning. I will definitely be anxiously waiting the next book. It was action-packed and filled with twists that can only happen in a dreamworld.