Dreams: Dorothy called it Oz, Alice called it Wonderland, but Nightmares call it HOME.
When an evil shifter takes over the gateway to the realm of Dreams, it falls to 14-year-olds Parker and Kaelyn to stop him. Their only hope lies with Gladamyr, the Dream Keeper, but can they trust a Nightmare to save their world?
“I found the story to be uniquely imaginitive and very creative. It was well written and the feelings of ninth graders was right on the money. I will be recommending it to all my middle grade and young adult friends!”
“My heart hammered and I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the page. I felt every emotion the characters did, I laughed, I cried, I felt fear while reading this book.”
When Parker’s mom is dreamnapped by the wicked Mab, it is up to him and Kaelyn to save her. However when they return to Dreams, they discover Mab isn’t their only problem. Gladamyr has lost his powers and the only way to get them back is to become what he fears the most—a nightmare.
“A wild stallion of a story: fast, thrilling, and unpredictable. I was hooked in chapter one. If he can snare the attention of an old reader like me, he’ll have kids sneaking this one into class underneath their text books…If this one isn’t a kid-pleaser, I don’t know what is.”
“This is far out good and entertaining. It will become a pre-teen to young adult and the young of heart’s favorite. The tale is clean, wholesome and riveting. It is a must-have in every home and school library.”
When Mares escapes into the world of Awake, it is left to Gladamyr and his teen bonds, Parker and Kaelyn, to stop him. They must return the most evil nightmare ever to exist back to Dreams before the barrier between the two worlds crumbles and darkness reigns forever. But to do so, Parker and Kaelyn must heal broken friendships and unite an army of children who are brave enough to conquer their fears.
“This–of all the books in the trilogy–is the most heart-pounding, crazy ride of all. I don’t know how Brooks kept up the pace, but for almost the whole book, I thought, ‘Surely this is it! This is the grand finale!’ But wait–there’s more! I absolutely loved the whole series, and this book finishes the story in a very satisfying, promising way.”
Author note: It has been compared to Fablehaven, Harry Potter, and Percy Jackson. Although I see elements from each of those stories, I feel THE DREAM KEEPER stands on its own. I had a really hard time connecting it to other books of its genre, because there simply wasn’t any like it. Sure it has magic, action, adventures, and a quest like those books, but the story itself is a twist on the classical worlds of Oz and Wonderland.