Monday, February 16, 2015
Master Gabriel,” Archer said. “You told me there were three parts to my mission. You only explained two of them.”
“The last part of the mission, Archer,” he said, “the most important part now, is to stay alive. Anchor first.”
“Anchor deep,” Archer said.
He watched Master Gabriel dissipate into a twinkling of stars, then… nothing. Archer’s bedroom was dark. It seemed darker than it ever had before.

Book: Dreamtreaders by Wayne Thomas Batson, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2014

Genre: Speculative/Fantasy
Target Audience: Boys 12+
Subjects: Dreams, Family Relationships, Decisions, Trust in God, Obedience
Summary: Making objects appear out of thin air just by imagining them? Giving yourself superpowers just by imagining you have them? Who wouldn’t want these things? That’s the problem Archer faces though. Others who are not dreamtreaders are entering the Dream and causing problems. Or are they? They seem to want the same thing: The demise of the Nightmare Lord. Can they be trusted after all? Is there a way to save the Dreamtreaders trapped in the dream?
Notes: Dreamtreaders is the first in the Dreamtreaders series. The premise of this series is the idea that dreams are essential to human beings, that there is a separate world, a dream world and there are creatures that live and exist only in this world. If someone enters it Lucid Dreaming it starts to tear a rift in the fabric of the dream. If this fabric is destroyed the two worlds will merge, causing things from the dream to exist in the waking world and destroy it. Dreamtreaders are three young people chosen from each generation to guard and protect the Dream.
This book jumps right into the action, but slowly reveals more of how the fantasy world works. Archer presents himself as a character who struggles with pride and stubbornness. Even when directly forbidden by his master to do something, he does what he wants to, even when his companion refuses to help him disobey the master. He pride and disobedience eventually lead to a fatal consequence.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 3/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

1 Corinthians 4:6 - Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, "Do not go beyond what is written." Then you will not take pride in one man over against another.

John 14:24 - He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

Thank you to the author and publishers for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


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