From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Raven Boys, a mesmerizing story of dreams and desires, death and destiny. The dreamers walk among us . . . and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming - they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives - they will sleep forever if their dreamers die.And then there are those who are drawn to the dreamers. To use them. To trap them. To kill them before their dreams destroy us all.Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality.Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it.Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer . . . and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed. . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Ronan Lynch can manifest objects—and people—into existence simply by dreaming them. There are others like him, and now the end of the world might be at hand. Maggie Stiefvater follows up her epic Raven Cycle with Call Down the Hawk, the first book in the Dreamer Trilogy. Her contemporary young-adult fantasy is dark but never grim. The book’s realistic, relatable small town setting is fascinating, and her characters—both the dreamers and the dreamed—are vivid and real. The blend of everyday life with phantasmagorical magic creates a world we’re excited to revisit again and again.
Book one of Stiefvater's Dreamer Trilogy, spun off from the Raven Cycle, centers on orphaned high school dropout Ronan Lynch. Ronan yearns to follow his boyfriend, Harvard student Adam Parrish, to Massachusetts, but until he can better control his propensity for manifesting elements of his dreams ("monsters and machines, weather and wishes, fears and forests"), he's stuck living on his family's Virginia farm. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., art forger Jordan Hennessy sleeps in 20-minute bursts for fear of entering REM sleep, during which she creates sentient clones of herself, each of which "physically cost her something." Neither knows the other exists until mysterious fellow dreamer Bryde visits Ronan's dreamspace and sends him to save Jordan. Also en route to D.C. is reluctant government agent Carmen Farooq-Lane, whose organization hunts and kills dreamers to try and forestall a widely prophesized apocalypse. Chaos ensues as their paths converge. Stiefvater delivers a stunningly imaginative tale that is by turns dark, funny, tragic, romantic, and surreal. Exquisitely drawn characters and witty, graceful prose complement the artfully crafted plot, which thrills while examining issues of individuality and mortality. Stiefvater delivers a dazzling fantasy, at once epic and intricate, from which readers will be loath to wake. Ages 12 up.
This blew my mind wide open, I am THRILLED for this new vision by Stiefvater! This book expands upon one of her original concepts and creates a whole new conversation about dreams. This is so remarkable and I cannot wait for the next one!