The Dark Dreamweaver
The Parent Bloggers Network kindly arranged for my family to receive a copy of The Dark Dreamweaver, which is the first book in a new series, The Remin Chronicles, by Nick Ruth. I'm a huge fan of young-adult literature, so I leaped at the chance to review this book. I'm happy to say that The Dark Dreamweaver doesn't disappoint.
Eleven-year-old David is suffering from nightmares. Over and over again, he dreams about a strange, bear-like man with black eyes. He's not the only one; an epidemic of nightmares seems to have infected the Earth. David takes matters into his own hands and embarks on an adventure to Remin, a land powered by dreams. Aided by a caterpillar wizard, a jellyfish-man, two wise-cracking water serpents, and several other unusual characters, he sets out to find and confront the evil wizard who is causing the nightmares. The challenges that he encounters will require all of his intelligence, his courage, and most of all, his imagination.
Nick Ruth has a great writing style, action packed and descriptive. David's questions and choices really resonated with my kids, who sat rapt by my side as we read through this book. David is a believable hero, and his tenacity and grit in the face of challenges will inspire readers to reach down deep inside themselves and find a way. Blending science, fantasy and magic with memorable characters and inventive adventures, The Dark Dreamweaver is a great launching point for what promises to be a fantastic series.
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