A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.The War for the Waking World by Wayne Batson
Series: Dreamtreader #3
Published by Harpercollins Christian Pub on October 27th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Young Adult
Source: Litfuse Publicity Group
Suggested Age: 14+: Some low-key violence
Fifteen-year-old Archer Keaton has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a Dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord who dwells beyond the Slumber Gate. But as Archer’s dreams become more dangerous and threatening, so too does his waking life.
In this fast-paced conclusion to the exciting fantasy trilogy, the dream world and the waking world bleed into each other when a rift is formed between the two. People in the real world suddenly find their waking lives resemble their wildest dreams. Now it’s up to Archer and his fellow Dreamtreaders to race to reverse the rift before too much damage is done and to battle Archer’s ex-best friend, Kara, who sits on the throne of the Nightmare Lord. Kara is building an army of her own. Will Archer be strong enough to stand against her?
I thought this was a pretty good young adult novel. It read really fast and the characters were nicely developed and easy to relate to. I thought that the story lagged slightly in the middle of the book but the story picked back up after the momentary lull.
I do want to say that the Dr. Who references were a little too obvious. Now, I’m totally a Whovian but it’s just a little oddly written into this story and the reference to Olaf also stuck out as too much trivial pop culture. Books need to be written as classics so that when someone picks them up in ten years, it’ll still make sense. Otherwise, I did enjoy the book. It was a quick read with nice flow. I’ll definitely read more from this author.