June 24, 2013

Life is but a dream

By Thomas Taylor
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Have you ever had a dream so vivid, you were sure it was real? One that you dreamed over and over until you knew the world in the dream as well as you did the real world? What would you do if you found out that world was real? In Haunters, the thrilling new novel by British author Thomas Taylor, David Utherwise must confront this question, and more. After dreaming repeatedly about a boy named Eddie who seems to live in another time and place, David is snatched by a mysterious man and introduced to a secret organization called the Dreamwalker Project.

At the Unsleep House, the heart of the Dreamwalker Project, David begins to learn about the implications of his dreams. It turns out that when David visits Eddie in his dreams, he is visiting a real person in his own time. In fact, David is visiting his own grandfather, the person who eventually discovers the ability to dreamwalk. David must quickly learn as much as he can about dreamwalking because there is a slight problem – someone is determined to bring an end to the Dreamwalker Project, and by default, David himself. In order to save the project and ensure that he will still exist, David must partner with a team of experienced dreamwalkers to discover and stop The Haunting.

Haunters is a unique novel, mixing aspects of thriller, science fiction, ghost story and historical. The mystery of dreamwalking grabs the reader in the first few pages and doesn’t let go until the exciting conclusion. For a first-time author, Taylor demonstrates a rare ability to hold the reader’s attention, and the sequel to this pulse-pounding story will be highly anticipated. 

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