Monday, June 2, 2014
CSFF Review: Dream Treaders by:Wayne Thomas Batson
About the Book:
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.
About the Author:
Wayne Thomas Batson is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Door Within trilogy, The Isle series, and The Berinfell series. As a middle school reading teacher, Wayne writes adventures set in imaginative locales because he believes that we all dream of doing something that matters.
Fourteen years of age is really too young to be a hero, but Archer Keaton is a hero, nonetheless. Archer figures out how he can actually enter his dreams, he apparently had always had this ability but just didn't know it. He isn't the only one there are others like him, but not too many---just three from each generation. Archer must protect the world---the waking world from the Nightmare Lord which proves to be harder than one might assume. But soon it seems that his dreams are about to spill over into his daily life and that definitely proves to be very dangerous for him.
Archer must find others with the same ability because he can't do this alone---right now its proving to be more than he can handle. So sets of on this journey he does, but his waking world seems to not be going so great either. Especially when a new guy shows up at school and messes everything all up. Because of this Archer decides he isn't too thrilled with Rigby from England and he wonders what all the fuss is about, anyway.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from my participation in the CSFF Blog Tour.