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- Publication Date: February 10, 2015
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- Language: English
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Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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There is very little true danger presented throughout. Which I kind of liked. The book was almost like a dream in its own right, a series of at first seemingly unconnected adventures/fantasies Cara experiences within a dream state.
Writing: over all this book was well written. There was one scene that switched from third person to first person in an attempt to imitate a dream (where sometimes you're the character and sometimes you're just watching, which is how dreams do work) that actually did confuse me a bit, but the rest of the dreams were in a consistent style.
Characters: Cara and Blaze were overall consistent and interesting (though Blaze's name switched between his nicknames in a way that wasn't always consistent. Sometimes he was Bryson and sometimes Bryce, but after a bit I just accepted he has three names). Two side characters were rather undeveloped and sometimes their antagonistic actions seemed sudden and jarring, like they were only there to provide conflict. Dennis, particularly, could have been totally erased and the story wouldn't have lost anything. Thankfully, he's not around much.
Plot: it was very much about the dreams. Because of that there is an episodic feel as Cara goes on multiple short adventures as a knight, a super hero, a mermaid, and a spy. All of these were pretty cool, but the main plot was mostly just her figuring out who she was and where she fits into a world she doesn't quite fit into.
Conclusion: the ending seemed a bit more like a lead up to another book than an ending. While there isn't a cliffhanger, the characters just sort of slowly slip into their "new life" without a lot of conflict or climax. I was kind of expecting a big conspiracy with an actual villain (perhaps provided by the company I mentioned earlier). The conclusion was satisfying in that the characters ended up in a good place for them to be. Can't say much more without spoilers.
Overall, I loved the depictions of dreams, and I was able to read this book quite quickly once I put aside expectations for what I thought it was going to be and just let myself experience it.
However, before I can go on, I have to mention that I do feel bad in saying that after I read the first few chapters, I was really tempted to put the book down and not pick it back up. It reminded me of sci-fi and nothing to do with fantasy. I was really unsure what I was getting into and knew that most of what I was feeling was from being tired on a late Friday night.
With that said, I am so very thankful that I had felt lead to stick with this story because once I hit the chapter "The Prince and the Dragon Slayer," I was hooked! After getting over my late night grumpiness and reflecting on what I read the next morning, the beginning was a very interesting concept. I love how the author sets everything up for the adventure Cara is about to go undergo.
The dreams were utterly fascinating! I was extremely touched by the love of the High King for not only Cara, but others in the story. Each dream had some kind of beautiful Biblical reference of who we are in Christ or His great love for mankind, those who love Him and do not love Him. As I thought about the book when finished reading, I can't really say which dream was my favorite, but I do know that the fight between the High King and the Dragon really touched me. All the dreams, especially that one, left me in reflection of real life truths from the Bible.
Though this was a fictional read, when I finished reading "Whispers of a Faded Dreamer," I can honestly say I left knowing that God has a wonderful plan for my life and wants me to work WITH and for Him. I also left knowing the deep truth that God is always with me, whether in my dreams or real life.
If you are looking for an imaginative and reflective fantasy read, I highly recommend this one!
When it is revealed that she is a dreamer, a person who can share her dreams with others with the help of the big corporation who invented the technology, she begins a new life sharing her dreams. She is well rewarded for dreaming, but she is dreaming her life away. In her alternate reality of dreams, she meets the High King. He has plans for her life and soon, she becomes a warrior for the king fighting sometimes with and sometimes alongside Blaze, who seems to always be present when she dreams.
Whispers of a faded dreamer is a YA sci-fi book with a strong Christian theme. The setting of a dreamer sharing dreams allows the author to tell shorter stories within the larger story and Celesta Thiessen does a good job of integrating the shorter stories into the main theme to move the story along. There is a love interest that shares her adventures and in sharing their love grows stronger and deeper. Themes of love, hope, mercy and redemption are explored and in the end Cara finds her true calling as the King's Warrior. This was a fun book to read. I especially appreciated the unique way the author presented the story. Well worth reading for those interested in books with Christian themes.
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