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Dreamthief (Fairy World MD Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Olive is the kind of kick-butt heroine that you can really enjoy rooting for, even though she is at times somewhat dense about certain things, and definitely has her own issues to deal with. One of the things I disliked most about the book was the two alternate ego characters of Bill Clinton and Albert Einstein who supposedly occupied her mind. Their inclusion was sporadic at best, and seemed to add nothing much productive to the narrative. Other than that, she was a fairly well fleshed out character, flawed enough to be interesting, but still definitely the person you want to see win.
There were many other characters that I enjoyed as well, from Olive’s dragon foster father Fan’twar to the headstrong yet handsome Kull to his sister the equally headstrong Heidel. The dialogue between some of these players, especially the siblings, was both biting and fun. There were several characters who I felt we didn’t see enough of, but that who were hinted to have a bigger part to play in future installments, many of whom I hope we learn more about, both regarding their pasts and their potential parts to play in future events.
The plot was a very different and creative take on the usual fairy world theme. There were several twists and turns, false starts and wrong deductions that kept you guessing what was really going on through most of the story. The tale ended on a very satisfying note, but with significant items to still be worked out, to the extent that you know there will be additional volumes in the series. Hopefully, all of them will prove as satisfying and entertaining as this first installment.
The tale isn't the Great American Novel, but it's well written and should satisfy readers attracted to the genre without any need for the more brutal, more graphic, or more adult elements one sometimes finds. The pacing is good, it's characters are adequately drawn and never one dimensional, and the plot is satisfying. I doubt it will become your favorite book, but I doubt even more you will be disappointed in having tried it.
In other words, this is a lovely read for fantasy fans who like to be grounded a bit in reality but aren't willing to give up the high magical world either.
Grantham does a great job of building worlds, both our mundane (Houston) and fantastical (Faythander). I absolutely love how our heroine, Olive, can go between the two worlds with no memory problem because her father is Fairy who lives in Faythander and her mother is human, who lives in Houston. Everyone else who does so without a memory charm loses all memory of the world visited when they return home.
Olive is a mental health worker in Houston, and receives a call that her godson is in a strange coma. Using magic, she determines a Dreamthief is stealing his dreams and if she doesn't find this being, and son, Jeremiah will die. Therein lies our quest.
It's a fun read and I'll be looking for other books by this author. Suspend your disbelief and enjoy a new and different fantasy.
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