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Dreamers av Donna Glee Williams
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Dreamers (utgåvan 2016)

av Donna Glee Williams (Författare)

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Driven by duty towards a dreamless death... By the time she's sixteen, the town's Dreamer has long ago given up her own life. She only dreams for others now, every morning delivering up to them the divine guidance that comes to her in the night. In exchange, they treat the Dreamer like their queen. All her bodily needs are provided, but love and relationships are forbidden to her. Now something unexpected is happening. Something entirely new. A foreign man has come to the village, wearing a scarlet vest and a gold finger-ring that is far, far too good for a mere Water-Bearer. His strange amber eyes have found the Dreamer's and she longs to be free. But maybe freedom isn't the only cost of being the Dreamer: When her dreams begin to question the authority of the self-serving Chief Interpreter, will she survive his fury? Or will he quietly entomb her in the Dreamer's Chamber, clearing her away like so much litter to make room for a hapless new young girl to take her place? Her fate will be kept as silent as the sacred Garden that is her prison. Unless she can find a way to give voice to her own dreams. --- "Dreamers transports the reader to a distant land where you can feel the yarn beneath your fingers and taste the sweet water left by a secret friend. Williams spins a moving and eloquent tale of love and dreaming, rich with well-observed details of how people live, work, scheme and hope. She writes with the resonant voice of the story-teller, drawing you in to share this beautiful dream." - Elaine Isaak… (mer)
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Titel:Dreamers
Författare:Donna Glee Williams (Författare)
Info:EDGE-Lite (2016), 173 pages
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This novel is a little slow to start, but eventually it grabs you and pulls you in, to the point you can't put it down. It left me wanting to know what comes next for the main character. ( )
  wfalgout01 | Sep 28, 2017 |
I received this free e-book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program.

This was a beautiful story. I loved the world she created. And the Dreamer, as a role in society, felt like a fresh concept. It actually felt fresh and really old at the same time. I liked that. Williams did an amazing job of creating and bringing to life a traditional feeling culture. And, she did it in a way that did not feel like a typical fantasy novel.

A negative: The story moved slowly. There was nothing big that grabbed my attention. But the world was one I wanted to spend time in, which is what continuously brought me back to the story.

A positive: The love story was subtle and felt organic. It is actually one of my favorite love stories that I've read so far this year.

Another positive: the pool in the cave. Williams did a great job of describing that place and showing what it meant to the Dreamer.

This is definitely worth the read. ( )
  BitterWaters | Jul 7, 2016 |
This review was written for Early Reviewers. I really enjoyed this book. It unfolded slowly, in a almost lyrical fashion and just drew me in to the story. As other reviewers have commented, I felt there was some unanswered questions and the ending was a bit quick. A sequel to this would be welcomed to find out what happened next to the Dreamer. ( )
  avellana | Jun 7, 2016 |
This book is thoroughly engaging and keeps the tension strong as it unravels its secrets bit by bit The Dreamer lives a ritualistic and solitary life that is totally dedicated to dreaming for the good of the village. Her dreams are interpreted every day by the Council of Interpreters to help them make decisions for the village. Each day for the Dreamer is the same - following rituals exactly and doing what the Council dictates to try and inspire dreams. She is followed everywhere by her ladies who prevent her interaction with anyone else and make sure she does not sleep during the day. At night, she is alone in a pitch black room - alone with the Scribe, who writes down all the dreams the Dreamer tells him about. The Water-Bearer, a foreigner to this primitive superstitious village, notices the Dreamer and wonders if she chose this life or was it chosen for her. The Master Interpreter loves the dreams, because they help him become more powerful. The tension builds to a climax as the Dreamer is gradually drained of life, as the Scribe worries and tries to protect her, as the Water-Bearer learns about the Dreamer's life and tries to help her, as the Master Interpreter gets more and more greedy for her Dreams. Great psychological thriller. The ending is too abrupt and was too short. I wonder if there will be a sequel. I received a free copy of this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. ( )
  triciareads55 | May 3, 2016 |
I couldn't put this book down.
It's an interesting story that unravels just slowly enough to keep an reader reading.
My one complaint is that I wanted more--more information on Orik's past, more information on the training the Dreamer received, and more information about what happens next for the characters.
I sincerely hope there is a sequel to this book so I can find out what happened to the main characters.
A great story always leaves a reader wanting more, but in this case, I felt there were a couple of loose threads that could have been tied up, or that could be tied up in a sequel. After all, one main character's problems have been solved, but what about the other's big problem?
A sequel would be the perfect way to wrap up all the loose ends on this beautifully-crafted story.
I did receive a copy of this book through the Library Thing Early Reviewers Program. ( )
  Marggi | Apr 30, 2016 |
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Driven by duty towards a dreamless death... By the time she's sixteen, the town's Dreamer has long ago given up her own life. She only dreams for others now, every morning delivering up to them the divine guidance that comes to her in the night. In exchange, they treat the Dreamer like their queen. All her bodily needs are provided, but love and relationships are forbidden to her. Now something unexpected is happening. Something entirely new. A foreign man has come to the village, wearing a scarlet vest and a gold finger-ring that is far, far too good for a mere Water-Bearer. His strange amber eyes have found the Dreamer's and she longs to be free. But maybe freedom isn't the only cost of being the Dreamer: When her dreams begin to question the authority of the self-serving Chief Interpreter, will she survive his fury? Or will he quietly entomb her in the Dreamer's Chamber, clearing her away like so much litter to make room for a hapless new young girl to take her place? Her fate will be kept as silent as the sacred Garden that is her prison. Unless she can find a way to give voice to her own dreams. --- "Dreamers transports the reader to a distant land where you can feel the yarn beneath your fingers and taste the sweet water left by a secret friend. Williams spins a moving and eloquent tale of love and dreaming, rich with well-observed details of how people live, work, scheme and hope. She writes with the resonant voice of the story-teller, drawing you in to share this beautiful dream." - Elaine Isaak

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