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Waking Dream: Devlin (Transformation Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – September 6, 2013
"If you like reading about the Paranormal then Devlin is a must read and you will deepen your knowledge of the power of weird itself. Become a Dreamer, embrace your weirdness to break free from a world of sleepers and peer into the truth of your own Waking Dream as I have with this unique author, Michael Hibbard." -Thérèse Wood (Grimnian Promotions)
There's a bit of Poe and quite a bit of Lovecraft about the thing. A compelling plot, multiple inventive characters and situations and some rather gross moments (in a good way) made this one a winner. I'd definitely recommend it to fans of dark fantasy. Devlin itself put me in mind of a grown up version of Hogsmeade. Just because you didn't get your letter from Hogwarts doesn't mean you can't be Awakened to your particular ability--that can happen at any time in your life. So take heart! - The Autodidact in the Attic
From the Author
The Waking Dream Series, beginning with this first book Devlin, has been in the making for over 16 years. I wanted to create an experience that would immerse the reader in a fully developed world.
Writing the series has been my passion, and I have done a great deal of research to incorporate elements of our collective reality to make the you, the reader, question whether or not the things I've told are real -- suspending your disbelief. This is an adventure that will span nine novels, broken into three trilogies. All of the books have been outlined, the stage has been set, and each act will unfold over the course of the next nine years.
In addition to the main series, there will be many ancillary novels, short stories and interactive content to come.
I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I've enjoyed writing it. Awaken your Weirdness and Change your world. -- Michael Hibbard
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Top Customer Reviews
Through exploring this novel, it will make you think about your own reality as it blurs the lines between what is real and what is fantasy. Are you a sleeper, dreamer, or immortal not yet awakened? This novel will certainly open your mind to the possibilities.
The characters in this novel are on their own journey towards figuring out who are they and what is their purpose in an ever changing world. As more and more information is carefully disclosed about the characters, whether hints about their history or foreshadowing about their future, you will become increasingly captivated by them. You will root for some while praying for the demise of others.
The journey certainly does not end with Waking Dream: Devlin. There is definitely so much more to come in future. I can not help but be eager to see what author Michael Hibbard brings to us next.
Dreamers of the world unite! There is a change in the world coming and you don't want to be left behind.....
A very well written book with highly diverse and interesting characters.
Having to wait for book two in the series will be torture.
That place is Devlin. In Devlin everyone is a little odd. A little weird. But in a good way. All the best people are weird, right?
Take Auber Weir, for example. He's one of the lucky ones who's known of his Weirdness (a Dreamer) his entire life. He runs the local alchemy shop, among other things. Auber is going to be called upon to lead the town of Devlin in an ultimate battle against nefarious forces whose only wish is to cause chaos and ruin.
Luckily, Auber has several very good (and very powerful) friends on his side. Including a voodoo queen and a mysterious man named Xy with a very unusual ability. There are people on his side he hasn't met yet, either, but who are working to stop the destruction coming.
There's a bit of Poe and quite a bit of Lovecraft about the thing. A compelling plot, multiple inventive characters and situations and some rather gross moments (in a good way) made this one a winner. I'd definitely recommend it to fans of dark fantasy.
Devlin itself put me in mind of a grown up version of Hogsmeade. Just because you didn't get your letter from Hogwarts doesn't mean you can't be Awakened to your particular ability--that can happen at any time in your life. So take heart!
The events of the book take place in the autumn and there's magic and the lifting of the veil in a very big way so it's the perfect book for this time of year.
Overall it was a very enjoyable, quick read. There were a few typos and missing words, especially towards the end (I read the Kindle version, I don't know if this is true of the print version) and the epilogue felt a bit tacked on, but that could resolve itself with the next book in the series, which I will definitely read. The next book that will be coming out will be a collection of short stories that expand on some of the character's lives in this novel.
[Full disclosure: I was given a copy of the book for free but I was under no obligation to give a positive review.]