The War for the Waking World (Thomas Nelson, October 2015)
Would you be willing to fight for your dreams?
Fifteen-year-old Archer Keaton has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a Dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord who dwells beyond the Slumber Gate. But as Archer’s dreams become more dangerous and threatening, so too does his waking life.
In this fast-paced conclusion to the exciting fantasy trilogy, the dream world and the waking world bleed into each other when a rift is formed between the two. People in the real world suddenly find their waking lives resemble their wildest dreams. Now it’s up to Archer and his fellow Dreamtreaders to race to reverse the rift before too much damage is done and to battle Archer’s ex-best friend, Kara, who sits on the throne of the Nightmare Lord. Kara is building an army of her own. Will Archer be strong enough to stand against her?
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Wayne Thomas Batson
Wayne Thomas Batson is an American writer. He has been married to his wife, Mary Lu, for seventeen years and has four children. He currently works as a teacher at Folly Quarter Middle School teaching sixth grade English language arts and is the youngest of four children. His most recent series, "Dreamtreaders" published by Thomas Nelson Inc (2014), is a modern-day paranormal YA adventure dealing with the subject of dreams.
I was so happy when I saw that this book was available for review, because I have read book one in the series. Book one definitely told me more about the characters, and this book told me more about how the dreamtraders work. I liked the idea of a trial, however I did not like who was on trial. There is a lot going on in this book. The Nightmare "Queen" reminded me of Persephone. I am a little curious as to what I missed in book 2, however some of it was explained in this book. The thing about dreams is that everyone's are different, and when they become real not everyone will be happy. I liked the ending, and even though it was sad, and I think that it was a good fit for the series. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.