Friday, 8 February 2013

D M Andrews

This story, from Darren Andrews, is to be published as episodes.  I love fantasy and enjoyed this a great deal.  I wonder how long he'll keep us waiting for Part 2?

Dreamwalkers (Part One)  Dreamwalkers (Part One)

My review -

Cal is a seventeen year old loner, often bullied at school, who takes refuge in his dream life, which over the years he has learnt to control. He can consciously build dream settings and enjoys a world where he feels happy and empowered. He begins to see a girl in these dreams, more often than he thinks can be coincidental, and then she joins his class at school. He realises he is not in control of his dreams any more.

This story is the first episode in a longer tale which we see unfolding as a virus begins to take hold in the younger generation. Cal and the girl, Ash, meet up in the Dreamframe to try to find out what is going on. The story is intriguing, often stunningly described, and the characters are easy to empathise with. There's a climactic finish but it's evidently not the end. I love D M Andrews' writing and I eagerly await the next installment of this story.

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