Kel (ladyjoust) wrote,
Kel
ladyjoust

  • Mood:

*bookgeekery*

After reading HPatDH, I needed something to cleanse my palate - a literary sorbet, if you will. I'd picked up Elizabeth Knox's Dreamquake, sequel to the gorgeously written and fully engaging Dreamhunter, a few months past. I'd eagerly awaited its release and bought it the selfsame day it arrived in my store, and yet other books kept getting in the way. After DH, I wanted something completely different, and so I - at long last - pulled Dreamquake from my shelves.

Right, then. In a teensy nutshell: at the beginning of the first book, we find that Laura Hame lives in a world not unlike our own. The year is 1905, and she and her cousin Rose - both the daughters of Dreamhunters - are about to Try to see if they, too, are able to enter the Place and collect Dreams to perform for the populace. Shortly thereafter, Laura's famous Dreamhunter father - the first, and greatest, of that profession- disappears, and as Laura tries to find him, she uncovers a darkness and corruption that belie the beauty and grace of the Dreamhunters' world.

Too, there are smatterings of mythology and history and poetry and social/politcal machinations. There are fancy dress balls and pastries by the seashore. Piety. Patriotism. Scholarship. Love.

It's a shame that neither volume is available in paperback, but I think they're well worth the purchase in hardcover. If you can't lay out the $15 per book, you can always get them from your library. Either way: read them.


Bookseller Girl has spoken. libri vadum paro vos solvo!*

*if that translation utterly sucks, blame it on teh internets and their free translator thingies.
Tags: books
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 3 comments