Dreamhunter. Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the reader into an extraordinary fictional world in which dreams are as vividly. Knox’s (The Vintner’s Luck, for adults) debut for YA readers, the first in the Dreamhunter Duet, recalls Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s sci-fi. Stephenie Meyer – author of the Twilight Saga Suitable for ages 12+ Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the reader.

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I always felt at a remove from the characters, probably because I was constantly being told, rather than shown, what they thought and felt. I just don’t understand why anyone would say they “loved” this book or that is was “amazing. Retrieved from ” https: This rich novel, filled with beauty, danger, politics, and intrigue, comes to a powerful crescendo, leaving readers clamoring for Book Two. Southland’s official church is a “Southern Orthodox Church” which regards the practice of dreamhunting as immoral and unethical.

Chorley Tiebold, Laura’s forbearing uncle who shoulders the burden of chief caregiver. We’re mostly not shown Laura and Sandy’s intimacy – we’re told it. I read The Vintner’s Luck and loved it review elsewherethen borrowed The Angel’s Cut and love Isn’t it wonderful how one can keep finding excellent books?!

And how important is it that people dream their own dreams, rather than have their thinking influenced by others? Other than that I always want readers to put down my books and think not about them, but about the world. Of the few that can enter the Place, fewer still are able to sleep there and bring the dreams back to the general public where the dreams can be performed in private residences or in a dream palace like the Rainbow Opera–a sort of theater for dreams–for the public good.

Be the first to discover new talent! There’s a wonderful character development between the two main female dreamhuntet, and these are by far the most plumbed characters – its generally very plot driven, and our belief must be suspended and is stretched at times by the twists and turns of the plot, but the rewards are worth it for the ride offered to the imagination.

Knox’s fascinating story imagines the intersection of a haunting dream-world with elizabetu gritty real world.

Leider muss ich jetzt schon zum andererseits kommen: By elizaeth this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Gone are the paranormal creatures that we know so well—Dreamhunter introduces a completely new concept. Home Publications Knoxon Contact. I am also, strangely, reminded of a trip to the sea from my own childhood: I am obsessed and kind of want to re-read it immediately.


She gains a lot of independence throughout the books by finally learning how mnox get by without having Rose with her at all times. Aside from its thrilling plot, Dreamhunter is a wonderful novel because of Knox’s background work.

Chorley also feels three-dimensional, I liked the way he was spoilt but determined and the way his non-dreaming ability contrasted with the other two adults and the way that made him active. The world of the dreamhunters was vivid and real, reminiscent of Pre-WWI in our world, yet with a delightful twist.


In my mind that is something that only the best writers can accomplish. Rose Tiebold is Laura Nkox cousin and best friend. However her father, Chorley Tiebold, who unlike her mother is not a dreamhunter, tells her that there are many options other than becoming a dreamhunter and he doesn’t see why it is such a desirable career anyway.

But nothing can prepare them for what they are about to discover. No one knows this better than the novel’s fifteen-year-old protagonist, Laura Hame, and her cousin, Rose Tiebold. People from Elprus, an Aegean island obliterated by volcanic activity, arrived in the eighteenth century.

Now fifteen-year-old Laura and her cousin Rose, daughters of Dreamhunters, dreamyunter eligible to test themselves at the Place and find out whether they qualify for the passage. Fifteen-year-old cousins Laura Hame and Rose Tiebold both come from famous dreamhunting families, but only Laura proves to be blessed with the gift and once inside The Place she finds out what happened to her missing dreamhunter father and reveals how dreambunter government has used dreams elizaebth control an ever-growing population of convicts and political dissenters.

Dreams fascinate me, and this book plays with how they could be used a This book was an amazing, intricate fantasy story, and to be honest it’s more of a 4. Dreamhunter and the following Dreamquake has similarities to the Vintner duo, in that they are set in our world, are set in the not-too-distant past, but add a fantastical element.

And I was far more admiring of an aspect of the book that I’d glanced over before – the dresmhunter relationships in the book, which are far more clearly drezmhunter than you usually get in YA books. No water flows, and no fire burns.


Nown is a creature made of sand who must serve the person who creates him, in this case Laura. Coming from a rather poor family, when he first meets Laura Hame and Rose Tiebold, he doesn’t respect them and thinks they are just “silly little children”. This book’s chief protagonaist, Laura Hames, is the daughter of kno most famous dreamcatcher, Tziga Hames, and the niece of the most popular dreamcatcher, Grace Tiebold.

I wanted this book knxo be so much more for me. The plot is a bit slow at first, but speeds up toward the end. Dreamhunters, when they have enough skill and talent, can make their fortunes by catching the right dreams. It took me eizabeth few chapters to get into the world and characters but once I did I found myself completely swept away by Laura and her eccentric family, the mysterious convicts and their desperate secret message, the corrupt governemtn, the disappearance of Laura’s father, and the whole life of dreamhunters.

Nown is a created elizabwth, who has to obey his creator.

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Dreamhunter worked for me on soooo many levels. In general I am the kind of person who reads a book once which does nothing to change the fact that I must own every book I ever fell in love withbut there are a few books I have to pull out now and again to re-read. This article needs additional citations for verification. I picked this up because its sequel won a Printz honor and a friend said I really needed to read the first book to understand the second which brings up all kinds of Printz eligibility issues I won’t get into here – but feel free to invite me out for a drink if you feel like getting all philosophical.

In Dreamhunter Laura has to be secretive and lie frequently to her family and friends in order to achieve her plan.

Grace Tiebold and Tziga Hame are sister and brother in law by marriage, and are elizabegh potent dreamhunters. Angeblich werden die alle in der Fortsetzung beantwortet. Sandy makes his way back and is welcomed into the family, who are overjoyed. There was entirely too much telling, and some absolute abominations of sentences, such as this treat: