I have long wanted to dig into a Wayne Thomas Batson series. Or even a single book. And this is one of those cases when it was worth the wait. (And it will probably encourage me to continue reading through Batson’s older catalogue while anticipating any future releases). This trilogy takes us on an imaginative journey into the world of our dreams. Actual dreams, not like, if I could dream up a world, it would look like this… although, I guess there is a lot of crossover between the two concepts. Anyway, let’s get started.
Book one opens in a dream sequence where we meet up with some of the terrors that shape our nightmares and we are introduced to a young, somewhat brash warrior charged with protecting our dreams – or something like that. Within the first chapter, we meet some compelling characters and we see glimpses of what is to come. There’s a confrontation with the “Nightmare Lord,” who we learn is a far greater warrior than our hero (Archer) and experience a glimmer of hope as Archer shows the potential to overcome this great villain.
There is immediate intrigue and mystery and action and vulnerable emotions. By the time we reach chapter two, I’m already hooked and fully invested in the book. Later, we learn Archer regularly enters the dream world to defend us, but this time, something is different. [continue reading this post…]