Saturday, January 23, 2016

Dreamers by Donna Glee Williams

She's the Dreamer.  She tells the scribe about her dreams, he writes them down, and then the Chief Interpreter translates their meaning.  Of course, his translations favor him and his own plans but he doesn't mention that.  Now she's having trouble sleeping...

Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be exclusive to Kindle from February 15th through May 8th.  On May 9th, you can get a copy wherever ebooks are sold.

She's been removed from her family, has lost her name, and has almost lost herself.  She's been doing this for three years now and there is a system in place for how the Dreamer lives.  She has ladies who follow her everywhere, dress her, bring her food and bathe her.  She's only allowed to go out a little way.  She's not allowed to talk freely but she does make friends with a weaver.  And thus begins her downfall...

There's a boy in town that wears bright colors.  He's the water-bearer and takes water to everyone who's working or walking.  That's his job.  But he's different from the other men and she notices him.  He notices her, too.

I really liked this story.  It's a good fantasy story with several elements of danger in it.  The Chief Interpreter decides she's through as a dreamer.  He intends to kill her.  Her scribe is almost like a father to her and he wants to save her but cannot.  The young man asks her to run away with him.  But they lock the Dreamer and the scribe in the dream chamber and they can't get out.

It's an exciting story, the story flows well, and besides having someone to hate, you also have a smart young woman and young man and the story ends well.  I'd like to see more in this series.  This chapter of her life is over but there's more to be told.

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