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“ . . . if I’d known what lay ahead, I would never have slept again.”
Four hundred twenty-five years ago, the “Lost Colony of Roanoke” became the most vexing and enduring mystery in American history—a mystery that lives on today. Dangerous Dreams is the story of what might have happened to the Colony; told in the personal, exciting, and frequently terrifying manner in which it surely occurred.
Far more than a footnote to history, the historical saga mysteriously unfolds through the lifelike dreams of twenty-first century psychology PhD candidate Allie O'Shay, who after her dreams continue like a TV mini-series, night after night, deduces she's dreaming the gripping drama of the Lost Colony. But Allie’s dreams do far more than witness history—they emotionally entwine her with a young colonist named Emily Colman to whom she develops a strange, compelling closeness.
On July 23, 1587, England established its first permanent North American settlement on Roanoke Island in present day North Carolina. Barely a month later, the colony’s deteriorating circumstances forced Governor John White to return to England for additional supplies and colonists. However, war with Spain preempted his return until 1590, when upon his arrival, he discovered the colony had vanished.
Shortly after the governor’s departure—the last instant of known Roanoke history—hostile relations with the nearby Indians and imminent starvation force the colonists to consider leaving Roanoke Island. But where can they go? Their charter from Sir Walter Raleigh is for the Chesapeake Bay area to the north; yet, the river to their west offers a far shorter, but more dangerous passage—it’s populated by hostile Indian tribes antagonized by an earlier, English military expedition.
While the colonists weigh their options, suitors seek Emily’s favor; the powerful Powhatan chiefdom plans the colony’s demise; and four warriors from a tribe to the distant north make their way toward the coast to trade with tribes near the colony. Ill fortune relentlessly hounds the colonists as they depart Roanoke, and they soon realize their new circumstances are more precarious than those they escaped. As the colony struggles for survival against mounting adversity and internal conflict, an unlikely suitor enters Emily’s life, and she faces terrifying perils that ultimately lead to an agonizing decision.
Increasingly distraught, Allie follows the Lost Colony and Emily as they march inexorably toward their destinies. Desperate to understand the genesis and verity of her dreams, she probes the depths of modern dream science to fashion a theoretical explanation for them. But as the colony’s prospects dim, Allie discovers there may be far more to her bond with the Lost Colony and Emily Colman than she could ever have imagined; and as her emotional fusion with Emily surges, she faces a dire challenge that threatens her own survival.
Dangerous Dreams is for readers who savor gut-wrenching suspense; intense, fast paced action; layered mystery; compelling love and hate; a deep plot; and emotional immersion in their characters. Mike Rhynard inexorably draws readers into a tempest of gripping suspense, underpinned by a masterful blend of historical accounts, old and new theories, and creative story telling about the Lost Colony—all through the lens of mind-bending dream science hypotheses that, at once, entice and dare readers to venture into Allie O'Shay's Dangerous Dreams. A must read for historical fiction, Romance, and sci-fi-fantasy readers.