Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dreamtreaders by Wayne Thomas Batson

Dreams are always a topic I like. In Dreamtreaders, Archer is a young man who is able to fight forces of evil in his dreams. By day Archer is a normal kid, well for the most part. At night, he fights the Nightmare Lord and seals up breaches in the realities between the Temporal World, and the Dream World. While embarking on a mission in his sleep, Archer has something horrible happen. He gets hurt in the dream world and manifests an injury in the "real" world. Worse yet, objects from his dream realm have come with him into the physical realm.

There are only 3 Dreamtreaders at anytime, which is interesting because two of them seem to be off on a mission. They should have been back, and you have to be careful. To stay at the wrong time in the Dream World means death or coma in the Temporal one.

Training is in snatches, from Master Gabriel, who, I think could be an angel, and a book. A book that glows blue and holds the teaching for Dreamtreaders. It is called the "Book of Creeds" and the first rule for a Dreamtreader is "Anchor First. Anchor Deep."

It is a very complex book that goes back and forth between the Temporal and Dream worlds. I wouldn't read this with an 8 year old though, I think the 12 year old mark or even 14 would be better. It has the allegory in it deep enough that I am not sure younger minds will catch it all.

I hope we get to review the rest of this series, because this left us in a cliff hanger!
Carol :0

Book #1 in a trilogy from fantasy author Wayne Thomas Batson explores the concept of dreams and their effects on us.
People are fascinated by dreams, and the Bible has a great deal to say about them. From Jacob’s dream of the heavenly stairway in Genesis 28 to angels visiting Joseph during dreams in Matthew 1 to the Apostle John’s “waking dream” from which he obtained the book of Revelation—dreams have been powerful ingredients of God’s plan as revealed through Scripture.
Fourteen-year-old Archer Keaton discovers he has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord, who wreaks chaos in the Dream World. But as Archer’s dreams become more dangerous and threatening, so too does his waking life.
Rigby Thames, the new kid from England, builds a suspicious rock star-like following at Dresden High School a little too quickly. Even Archer’s best friend and confidant, Kara Windchil, seems taken in by the cool guy with the wild blond hair, which definitely rubs Archer the wrong way. Archer must face two foes in two worlds, but he cannot succeed alone. Archer sets off to find other dreamtreaders in a desperate attempt to defeat the enemy terrorizing his friends and family.
Features & Benefits:
  • New fantasy trilogy from bestselling author Wayne Thomas Batson
  • Batson’s previous epic fantasy trilogy, The Door Within, has sold more than 250,000 copies
  • Brings epic fantasy with a biblical base to middle grade readers
  • Epic fantasy is popular in movies and TV shows, and this is a spiritual epic fantasy

In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. 

Dream Treaders -  http://www.amazon.com/Dreamtreaders-Wayne-Thomas-Batson/dp/1400323665/

Author Website http://www.enterthedoorwithin.blogspot.com/

Author's Bio Page: http://www.amazon.com/Wayne-ThomasBatson/e/B001JRVV9C/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

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Unknown said...

I love the artwork for this book. Such a beautiful range of colors.

Carol E. Keen said...

I agree, it's a lovely cover! It really makes you want to read the book. ;)

Blessings, Carol :)