Sunday, February 1, 2015

Dreamtreaders: Search for the Shadow Key

"Some Doors Should Never be Opened"
Bookworm's Ranking - 4 Worms
Storyline - Archer is overwhelmed. More breaches are opening in the Dream than he can handle. While waiting for new Dreamtreaders to be chosen, Archer tries to stop those who are miss using the dream. But things are getting even worse. In the library, a door has happened and released creatures that are destroying the Dream faster and Rigby has terrible plans. As things get worse, Archer's family begins to fall apart and it a choice will have to be made; save the Dream or his family.

Author - Wayne Thomas Batson

Publisher - Thomas Nelson

Age Group - 12 and up

Content - *May Contain Spoilers* Archer struggles to hold to his convictions and duties to the Dream even though it might mean loosing his family forever. Rigby is more interested in accomplishing his goals than protecting the Dream yet he also claims that he is doing it to save his uncle so it is out of love. A school fight as well as a couple battles take place.

Personal Opinion - With an allegorical struggle between right and wrong and mysteries around every corner, Batson has created another fun, engaging fantasy novel. The messages and duties carried by the Dreamtreaders is something every person is called to and this novel gives it life with Archer's work in the Dream. Rigby's greed mixed with his desire to save someone he loves, gives the character a sympathetic feel even for all the evil and greed he enacts. The story struggles between Archer's family and his job as a Dreamtreader as he works between these two worlds. While the dream sequences were fun, I found them a bit confusing because of a lack of description. The real world didn't have that problem where I could imagine it clearly (not sure if this is because I can picture the real world easier because I live in it and could fill in the blanks or if it was just described more)  but I couldn't seem to form a picture of the Dream. Then again, I haven't read the first book yet (yes, that was stupid of me and no don't follow my example) but I want to. I look forward to book 1 and seeing what happens in book 3, how it all comes together and reveals its message in its story.

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Disclaimer - In exchange for an honest review, I received this book for free from the publisher through BookLook.

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