Thursday, January 8, 2015

Children's Book Review: Dreamtreaders #2: Search for the Shadow Key by Wayne Thomas Batson

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And now for the second book in the Dreamtreaders Series,
 just in time for the second half of school!

 Dreamtreaders #2: Search for the Shadow Key cover

Synopsis:

Fourteen-year-old Archer Keaton discovers he 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 evil lurking in the Dream.
The Nightmare Lord has been thrown down, but his throne is no longer empty. Rigby Thames has taken up the evil mantle with Kara Windchil as his queen. Now the only living dreamtreader, Archer Keaton finds himself on the outside of two worlds looking in. Dream Walking Inc. is taking the world by storm, allowing Rigby to build an unstoppable empire. Worse still, Rigby has unleashed the Tendrils, shadow people who can cross over into the waking world. As Archer’s family and friends begin to disappear, unexpected help comes in the form of the Wind Maiden, a mysterious angelic being who seems to know how Archer can rescue his loved ones and defeat the new Nightmare King. But the cost may prove too dear for Archer to pay. 
Steeped in epic fantasy and intrigue, this second book in the Dreamtreaders series teaches kids important Christian values such as being a light in the darkness, resisting temptation, and keeping your faith, even when you feel like you’re standing alone. 


Review:
This book is aimed at ages 9-12, and is book 2 in the  fantasy trilogy for middle grade readers. I love that the series appeals to kids with its fantasy world, yet like the Narnia series, has Christian undertones, and teaches about resisting temptation, the importance of family, and keeping one's faith. Miss Grace and her friends have shared the books and claimed this was the better book of the 2, and are eagerly awaiting the third in the series! It's great for both boys and girls. If your kids love page turners, they will love this one!


About the Author:

Wayne Thomas Batson is the author of several bestselling novels, including The Door Within trilogy, The Isle series, and The Berinfell series. As a middle school reading teacher, Wayne writes adventures set in imaginative locales because he believes that we all dream of doing something that matters. 




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2 comments:

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  2. Kids can search to find their own circle of kind and accepting friends.

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