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Dreamquake By Elizabeth Knox Dreamquake The dreamhunting began as a beautiful thing when Tziga Hame discovered that he could enter the Place and share the dreams he found there with other people But Tziga Hame has disappeared and Laura hi

  • Title: Dreamquake
  • Author: Elizabeth Knox
  • ISBN: 9780374318543
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dreamquake By Elizabeth Knox The dreamhunting began as a beautiful thing, when Tziga Hame discovered that he could enter the Place and share the dreams he found there with other people But Tziga Hame has disappeared and Laura, his daughter, knows that the art of projecting dreams has turned sour On St Lazarus s Eve, when elite citizens gather at the Rainbow Opera to experience the sweet dream of HoThe dreamhunting began as a beautiful thing, when Tziga Hame discovered that he could enter the Place and share the dreams he found there with other people But Tziga Hame has disappeared and Laura, his daughter, knows that the art of projecting dreams has turned sour On St Lazarus s Eve, when elite citizens gather at the Rainbow Opera to experience the sweet dream of Homecoming, Laura, determined to show them the truth, plunges them into the nightmare used to control the convict workers The event marks the first blow in the battle for control of the Place, the source of dreams Then, when Laura s cousin, Rose, uncovers evidence that the government has been building a secret rail line deep into the Place, Laura follows it to find out what lies at its end As she struggles to counter the government s sinister plans, a deeper mystery surfaces, a puzzle only Laura can unravel, a puzzle having to do with the very nature of the Place What is the Place, after all And what does it want from her Inventive and richly imagined, Elizabeth Knox s dramatic conclusion will satisfy readers whether or not they ve read Book One.
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    1. Mariel on said:

      I would have written a disappointed if okay, trying to be fair optimistic review of Dreamhunter book one if I hadn t finished Dreamquake book two first It wasn t over yet and could still have emotional weight I m harder on the series than I would have been if the potential hadn t been there to be good, and if the second book didn t piss me off so very much Why should I care if I d been duped into reading yet another tomb of how great insipid fifteen year old girls are And the many men who love t [...]

    2. TheBookSmugglers on said:

      WARNING, THIS REVIEW IS FOR BOTH BOOKS IN THE DUET Part 1 The Spoiler Free ReviewAna s Take Dreamhunter and Dreamquake are the two Fantasy novels that form the Dreamhunter Duet they have been originally published separately but are effectively one story in two parts, hence this combined review The two books were actually published in Australia as one omnibus edition called The Invisible Road.The Dreamhunter Duet is set Southland, an alternate version of a New Zealand that has been colonised by 5 [...]

    3. Emma on said:

      I don t make a habit of rereading books And yet I have wanted to reread not one, but two books in the past month almost as soon as I completed my first reading They were that good.The first of these two extraordinary books was Dreamhunter by New Zealand author Elizabeth Knox alternately known as The Rainbow Opera in the UK The second, and perhaps this isn t a great surprise, was Dreamquake also by Elizabeth Knox Together, these titles create The Dreamhunter Duet.Dreamquake which I believe is ap [...]

    4. Laura on said:

      Wow This one is raising some great ethical questions as well as keeping me up at night And it did until the very end I convinced my bookclub to read this duet because I am excited to talk to someone about it Anything that involves bridging time and different worlds will bring up many what ifs and buts The story also explores fate vs free will one of my favorite themes There is one scene that will make the chaste squirm as it did me o but it is not gratuitous which is another great discussion top [...]

    5. Cathy on said:

      Outstanding What a beautiful, complex, richly written fantasy I only found this book and the first Dreamhunter because Stephenie Meyer recommended them on her site Thanks and kudos to her for recommending some great books that and Hunger Games Dreamhunter was really well done, but reading this second book in the duet was satisfying since we could start seeing where all of it was going There were so many questions, so many mysteries It all finally came together, with little pieces of the puzzle [...]

    6. Pam B Morris on said:

      The sequel to Dreamhunter, this book lives up to and goes way beyond the depth and excitement level of the first I loved it Laura is on a quest to discover what The Place is and why it exists Her companion is a man made of sand left to her by her missing father Sounds weird, huh So many plot twists and character surprises and well, don t want to spoil the fun Only a two book series, I place these two books on my top YA reading list, along with The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaimon and The Dark Matt [...]

    7. Sharlene on said:

      Dreamquake Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet opens in the chaos that ends the first book It s a little hard to understand if you haven t read the first book, but essentially, Laura Hame s protest against the government s exploitation of dreams, in the form of a terrible nightmare, has shocked the patrons of the dream palace The story follows not just Laura but her cousin Rose and her aunt, renowned dreamhunter Grace Tiebold, in the confusion that follows, as well as the government s investigation [...]

    8. Kereesa on said:

      Superbely beautiful, Dreamquake lives up to its predecessor Continuing off right after the events of Dreamhunter, Dreamquake is an excellent sequel that follows the lives of Laura, Sandy and Rose and gives all the answers to those questions we just have to know Characters Considering this is a sequel, most of the characters remain the same and I still love all of them Especially Sandy 3Plot While Dreamquake does start off slow at first, it picks up speed and races off near the midway point and k [...]

    9. Hweeps on said:

      Excuse me if this is incoherent The tears are barely drying up on my cheeks just now This isn t the first time I read this book, the first time being the blessed day a book with the lovely name of The Rainbow Opera caught my eye at a used bookstore I went to the library beside that bookstore, and borrowed the series then and there Set in 1902 most of it , it wasn t always easy to read every word of the book You know how some YA books are effective in translating the atmosphere and setting simply [...]

    10. elissa on said:

      Whoo Hoo Today it won a Printz Honor I honestly forgot by the fall that this was published in 2007, because I read it so early in the year Both DREAMQUAKE and DREAMHUNTER are books that I gobbled down I read the first one late in 2006, and waited with bated breath for the 2nd one It did not disappoint me in any way Anyone who likes fantasy at all and likes to read for atmosphere needs to read this book It s a unique and fascinating story with memorable characters, and the titles are very apt, as [...]

    11. Angie on said:

      It s funny it took me about 100 pages to get rolling with Dreamhunter Book One , but Dreamquake did the opposite and slowed down for me as I went along There are good things about this book, but I suppose I ll begin with what I found disappointing Though there are some good characters Dr King, whom we meet in this book, is a lot of fun unfortunately not counted among them are the heroine and her paramour The romance between them is also pretty lackluster There s something odd about the narration [...]

    12. Jessica on said:

      I read this book and its companion,Dreamhunter after reading some enthusiastic praise from a librarian friend, and they didn t disappoint The stories take place in early 20th century New Zealand but with a slight twist to reality there is an area called the Place, accessible only to a handful of people, where dreams can be caught and carried back out to the rest of the public These dreams can be broadcast by the sleeping dreamhunter to anyone physically nearby Some are delightful dreams, some ar [...]

    13. Karen on said:

      First, read my review of the first book, Dreamhunter waits for you to read it Okay, I know, like, 99 percent of you didn t actually go and read my other post But basically, the same things I thought about the first book hold true for the second There were a lot of really cool concepts, a pitch perfect writing style, and some awesome characters Rose Chorley , but there were also some characters I never grew to like And it s a bit difficult to really like a book when the main character grates on y [...]

    14. Erica on said:

      My feelings about this book match my feelings about its predecessor, Dreamhunter I think the idea was great, but I personally did not care for the author s execution of the idea The pacing was erratic, the main character infuriating, and many of the scenes of the book seemed to have no relevance to the plot One thing that frustrated me was that the beginning of this book pretty much negates the significance of the climax in the first book, and that s annoying when you ve just spent hundreds of p [...]

    15. Kim Falconer on said:

      I found this final of the Duet very satisfying Knox has a mature and graceful style that lulls you into the world without a hitch The seamless quality of the dreams within the story and the truth of the Place, the Nowns, everything left me feeling fulfilled though my heart was very much with Nown 9 and I wanted for him That s just me and my quirky wish fulfillment with unusual guys What can I say A beautifully written book and strong conclusion to theseries A new fav author for me What Knox sh [...]

    16. Abby on said:

      Oh my I have to admit, I m usually pretty good at seeing where the twist will come in a book, but I was blindsided by this one, which both impressed me and made me enjoy the book both of them, really all the A beautiful world with a beautiful story and wonderful characters.

    17. Erin on said:

      I think Elizabeth Knox may have lost a fight with her publishers on the release of Dreamquake As I read the book, I couldn t get over the feeling that it would have worked so much better if it was published together with Dreamhunter as one, long novel This is not to say that I enjoyed either volume less for their separation but I also read the books back to back I think the cliffhanger ending of Dreamhunter would have had me completely undone if I didn t know the companion novel was waiting pati [...]

    18. Amanda on said:

      The beginning opens with a recap of the ending of Dreamhunter through the eyes of others involved in the incident at the Rainbow Opera This was fine, but it made it a little hard to care, as Knox jumped from person to person, not spending enough time with any one character to actually connect with them Once she was finished giving a full retelling, she then progressed through time so fast it felt like nothing was happening Something happened, and then two months later something else happened.Aft [...]

    19. Kathleen Dixon on said:

      I ve just written a review for Dreamhunter so don t want to repeat all the reasons I loved this duet , suffice it to say that this book pleased me equally.After a dramatic ending of the first book, this one follows on beautifully It develops the characters and the plot further, and gives answers to some intriguing hints that weren t elaborated on in the first, so that by the end it all makes sense I also read this one from going to bedtime until I finished it.

    20. Aelvana on said:

      Picking up right where Dreamhunter left off, Dreamquake introduces the story in the middle of Laura hijacking her Aunt Grace s dream at the Rainbow Opera Although the events are familiar from the last book, the character focus here is different, allowing the reader into the heads of everyone else who was involved in that fateful evening Laura s act of terrorism doesn t bring about the results she was hoping to see, but Laura persists in her quest She finds the conspiracy runs much deeper than sh [...]

    21. Allie Burke on said:

      I loved this book so much it is one of my favorite YAs hands down It is so different, and so unique it closes up stylistically I had my reservations about the first book, the first half having been told in quite an awkward way, but it would seem that in the second half of the first book Knox gets a handle on her style, and in Dreamquake, she comes in full force It s almost as if Knox successfully told the story that McMann tried to tell in Wake, which was pretty terrible if only because it was w [...]

    22. Clarice on said:

      For anyone who ever wants to write books, there are always those books that you run into that make you both inspired to go for it and see what comes out and completely and utterly depressed because there is no way that your brain could come up with as fantastic and perfect and intricate and wonder filled of a story as you have just finished reading.This is how I feel right now Elizabeth Knox s story that is technically a young adult story is simply an amazingly crafted and imagined story I think [...]

    23. Olesya on said:

      I really enjoyed the first book in this duet, and I was mildly optimistic for the second one But not only did this book far exceed my expectations, it pretty much blew me away The depth of what the author set out to do in this work doesn t fully hit you until the end of the duet Yet the final revelations literally make you gasp out loud It s hard to explain how profound this work really is, but I can honestly say I ve never read anything quite like this before There are moments in the two books [...]

    24. Bonnie Brien on said:

      This is the second book of a two book series First let me say that Stephenie Meyer s recommendations are not infallible Oh well The plot of this duo was actually pretty fascinating and well done Why only two stars I didn t gain this opinion until after I d finished all 800 and something pages, meaning that once I had all the pieces I could reflect that the plot was creative and well done, which is too long to wait But mainly a low rating because of the characters Blech I did NOT like any of them [...]

    25. Vanesa on said:

      This is the conclusion of an amazing journey for Dreamhunter Laura and company The book has some very interesting twist and I m sure will keep the readers eager for and Even though is a great story I found myself bored in some chapters, I guess I was looking for action and less drama I still love the characters and I loved Nown even than before And of course Sandy, Rose, Grace, Tzigaetty much everyone I love how it pretty much concludes everything how I got all my answer and I don t want to [...]

    26. Dee on said:

      I d forgotten the details of how this ended, so I was gripped and delighted and thoroughly satisfied all over again These books are just beautifully deep in ideas and in the elegance and details of the prose in a way that leaves me replete where quick march action slick stories still leave me hungry.It s a story about the power of dreams, perhaps Or it s a story about golems Or it s a story about how, when you pull on a thread, you cannot possibly know how much fabric you might unravel It s abo [...]

    27. grdel on said:

      Awesomely weird Involved and intricate fantasy world based on New Zealand no indigenous population which is strange but given the number of Aussie UK and USA books in which you might surmise the same involving golems, sorta debutantes and a sort of alternative history of film movies vs dreams i.e what if you could project dreams like films fabulous because my favourite films are all very dream like BUT the main reason it gets five stars is the writing, which is astonishingly good.This also appli [...]

    28. Kathy on said:

      I really enjoyed this sequel to Dreamhunter I spent nearly all day today reading it It picks up right where Dreamhunter ended and it kept my interest through the entire book If you enjoyed Dreamhunter I think you ll be glad you read the sequel as it answers many questions about dreamhunters and The Place.Content warning this book is classified as Young Adult but does contain 2 things I wouldn t want my daughter reading One totally unneeded reference to a guy liking it when a girl put her hand in [...]

    29. June on said:

      I had a really hard time starting this book The previous one ended so violently that I really wasn t sure I wanted to continue the series However, Elissa said that it really picked up and to presevere I am glad I did, though I might have to reread the ending to try and figure out all that happened A very thought provoking book and worth the read.

    30. Nancy on said:

      I liked this a lot, and suspect I would have loved it if I d read the first book first As it was, it took me a hundred pages to become hooked Now to seek out 1.

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