Dreamhunter. Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the reader into an extraordinary fictional world in which dreams are as vividly. Knox’s (The Vintner’s Luck, for adults) debut for YA readers, the first in the Dreamhunter Duet, recalls Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s sci-fi. Stephenie Meyer – author of the Twilight Saga Suitable for ages 12+ Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the reader.
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The choice of time period, as well as Knox’s writing style bring to mind Garth Nix’s powerhouse fantasy novel Sabriel.
Dreamhunter (Dreamhunter Duet, book 1) by Elizabeth Knox
Lastly, creating an alternate history version of New Zealand in which there were no indigenous populations to speak of strikes me as a bit Other than that I dreamhunger did not like this one. Rose helps Laura and the rest of her family revolt against the government. Of course Laura went to sleep in Nown’s arms and didn’t wake until his gait changed. The characters are memorable especially the adultsand the political intrigue is just that—intriguing.
In fact I cannot believe I bothered to finish it. Its a pretty complex and mature read, though apart from e,izabeth dreadful nightmare about being buried alive, the content is approachable by any secondary reader, but I think it will mostly appeal to the 15 and older group. This one was different. In the Place no rain ever falls, the light never changes, and no flame can be struck.
Views Read Edit View history. The fantasy element is well presented – Knox is a fine writer and unravels the details beautifully within the plot, so that our understanding grows almost at the same pace as Laura’s. I’m self-conscious as I’m reading them – I’m watching what Knox is doing, not feeling it.
The history of the Kjox and the dreamhunters is laid out expertly in the first few chapters, and every part of the story is described with vivid imagery. Something – Chorley could not imagine what – seemed to have stripped away all the normal caution she should have about just touching another person, any other person.
She is about sixteen years old and is the daughter of the famous dreamhunter Tziga Hame, who was the first ever.
You can find this review and more on my blog Miss Print March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Dreamhunters, when they have enough skill and talent, can make their fortunes by catching the right dreams. Everything is so beautifully grounded in reality she makes the suspension of disbelief a breeze and you’ll go running in like a skinny-dipper shedding clothes before a nighttime plunge.
For corrupt bureaucrats dreams can ‘useful’ for manipulating public opinion and there are some ‘morally flexible’ dreamhunters willing to be bought.
I wasn’t a fan of the cliffhanger ending, and I didn’t think the author developed the transformation of Laura from spacey follower to the person who makes such a world-shattering decision at the end of the book. This time I immediately put the book on hold. The book follows fifteen-year-old Laura Hame and her family in a world similar to ours where special people called dreamhunters enter the Place in order to catch dreams and play them back for audiences in dream theaters.
Dreamquake answers all the questions left unanswered in the first book, and the twists in the story are almost mind-blowing. It was a kind of gift my memory gave me, a reminder like a blessing.
This book has all the elements I could ask for in a fantasy novel. Later, when at a ball, the building is set on fire. Southland’s official church is a “Southern Orthodox Church” which regards the practice of dreamhunting as immoral and unethical. Other books in the dreamunter. It didn’t matter that I had never heard of dreamhunters, or Tricksie Bend, or the Grand Patriarch because Knox incorporated all of these new ideas effortlessly into her plot.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I agree with someone who said it should have been written from one person’s perspective instead of an outside nararrator. Be the first to discover new talent! DNF, just over a hundred pages in.
elizabetn Nown is a creature made of sand who must serve the person who creates him, in this case Laura. Is it possible to live in this world without having our thinking influenced or even manipulated by others? It was a books that I stumbled upon with no dreamhhnter recommendation and couldn’t put down.
I’m finished now and I feel weird. And the nightmare she describes at the end is truly terrifying. The Dreamhunter Duet 2 books. What if, even after all this, there is a mystery so mysterious it’s uncertain what exactly this mystery is, which two cousins by birth but twins in life find pertains to them Aug 17, Kathy rated it dreamhunte liked it Shelves: Laura and Rose are cousins and best friends. However her father, Chorley Tiebold, who unlike her mother is not a dreamhunter, tells her that there are many options other than becoming a dreamhunter and he doesn’t see why it is such a desirable career anyway.