- File Size: 492 KB
- Print Length: 538 pages
- Publisher: Penguin/Putnam/NAL (October 1, 2001)
- Publication Date: October 1, 2001
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002DML10G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Dreamer: A Novel Of the Silent Empire Kindle Edition
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The answer to all those questions is YES. The premise of this book is interesting, that some people can communicate telepathically through the "dream". That they are rare and special. Scary, but realistic: that they can be bought and sold in some cultures. And an interesting zen-like religion has grown up around it for some of the dreamers.
The characters in the book each have distinct personalities, and they are likeable, or not... like real people. Some you instantly like, others you have to think about. I enjoyed the mix of cultures, something you would expect in a spacefaring future. I also enjoyed the acceptance of different cultures and lifestyles.
I gave this book 4 stars (rather than 5) just because it started a little slow. However, after the first few chapters, I was totally hooked and had trouble putting it down.
One warning: if you are rabidly homophobic, this book is not for you. Two of the characters who are romantically linked are both male. That said, all the romantic relationships are handled tastefully, as this book is about story. There are no graphic sex scenes, which I like.
When I finished this book, I immediately bought the sequel - one of the joys of Kindle reading. I would recommend this book to other sci-fi readers.
New kind of Silent is born, Sejal is powerful, completely unaware of his abilities and going through teen rebellion. Many different organisations and governments scrambled to get to him first.
"Dreamer" is a fluffy SF, with very little advanced technology or development of future society and cultures. There is some brief description of spaceships and laboratories. Governments are dictatorship or monarchies. Slavery is rampant. It does have some action but, to me, it's feels like a spiritual story.
Idea of "Dream time" or "Dreaming" is taken directly from Australian Aboriginal culture with a lot of 'poetic licence' applied to it. I am still trying to work out a standing posture of Kendi, usualy they just seat on the ground like everyone else when resting.
Autor describes people and places beautifully, story is interesting - 3 stars.
I found characters to be OK, but there was quite few of them with detailed descriptions and in the end most of thoes were redundant. Some confusion of roles: Kendi is the main character, but hero - Sejal.
Plot is meandering in parts, motivations of the bad guy is so-so. Silen are not really silent, just slightly less talkative.
Recommend to non-homophobic spiritual romantics.