Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Fiction Fix: "Dreamtreaders"

The Short:

Dreamtreaders, Book 1

By: Wayne Thomas Batson.

5/5 Stars

What: A boy has the remarkable ability to control a dream world, but with it comes the responsibility to protect it from evil.

Recommended to those who like: Fantasy, Christian, Middle Grade/Teen

The Long:

There are some great cover designers out there! This design
sucked me right in. And while it’s good advice not to judge a book by its cover, I’d say that this book lived up to the cover artwork.

Archer Keaton is a dreamtreader—someone who has the ability and responsibility to guard and protect the dream world. Just a teenager, some of that responsibility is exhausting and it’s easy to overestimate his powers. Whether he’s occupied trying to defeat the Nightmare Lord or sew up breaches in the dream world to keep it from mingling with the Waking World, his nights are more than a little busy.

This book is certainly unique and the imagery is fascinating and vivid. The theme of good vs. evil is strong and the spiritual warfare aspect won’t be lost on most readers, but the Christian element isn’t overwhelming. People who enjoy books for middle grade/teen readers will likely enjoy this the most, but many young adults will enjoy the book as well. I look forward to reading the rest of the trilogy.

Any thoughts?

Like pirates? Check out this other pair of books by Mr. Batson here and here.


  1. Ooh, that cover is gorgeous. I would read it just because of the cover because I am a shameless cover judger. But the story sounds really interesting too! I'll have to see if my library has it. Thanks for reviewing it! (And I'm glad you liked it!)

    1. It's really good and it's a fast read. Let me know how it goes if you ever get around to it!

  2. That cover is just awesome. It's just gorgeous.

    The plot sounds super interesting. I'm not sure how the protecting-the-dream-world thing would work out, but it sounds interesting. I'll just add it to my TBR pile and get back to you about my thoughts in a year or two...

    1. Basically, if the Nightmare Lord conquers the "Dream World" no one will have anything to live for because they will lack a space to dream about the future. It's interesting and hard to explain.

      I feel your pain about the TBR pile.


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