November 4, 2013

The Raven Cycle Book 2

The Dream Thieves
by Maggie Stiefvater

Not All Dreams Should Come True!


Ronan had pulled a living breathing Chainsaw from his dream and brought it into reality. If he could bring Chainsaw, a raven, into the waking world from his dreams what else was he capable of dreaming into reality? If he could do it once why not again? Why not other objects? As Ronan delves deeper into his ability, manifesting all manner of objects from his sleep, he discovers his father's hidden secret and the dire consequences of this gift used thoughtlessly; Cabeswater is weakening and uncontrollable things are slipping through into reality, things that could never be, should never be, things of nightmares.

The Gray Man is unobtrusive, indistinguishable, unremarkable. He enters a place with little fuss keeping only to himself, until his job is done, then he is on his way again. Although a self professed hit man his job mostly consists of hunting for things unable to be found, brought or acquired. At the present the Gray Man has been hired to hunt for the Greywaren, a relic that allows its owner to take objects out of dreams. But even as others are searching themselves, there are other obstacles in his way, namely a psychic named Maura and a boy named Ronan. For it turns out the Greywaren is not a thing but a person.

The Dream Thieves unveils the true identity of the Greywaren, at least one of them, as Ronan soon discovers he is not the only one. With more than one person searching for this relic, this enthralling tale sees the Raven boys distracted from their mission to find the sleeping king as secrets are revealed, decisions are made and danger is faced. A welcomed return to a world where life can be dreamt, enemies can be friends and where mystery and myths still exist. This second book in the series is as addictive and engaging as the first, its cast just as complex and memorable and its magical realism just as seamless and attainable.
On sale: 01 November 2013
Price (AU): $24.99
ISBN: 9780545424943
Recommended age: 13+
In a word: Greywaren
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: five out of five

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