Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Dream Of The Past - Reviewed

A Dream Of The Past
Author: Lisa Rusczyk
Released: February 2010
Publisher: Club Lighthouse Publishing
Pages: 199 (according to the nook)
Target Age: I think this one is aimed at Adults however I can't see a reason why Young Adults should not read this book. 
Summary from Shelfari:
All people have dreams from their pasts that never came to be. This is especially true for Gamane, and he intends to fix it. A long time ago, he tried to imprison Kalelli, the woman who would not love him back, with a powerful enchantment. Kalelli countered the spell, and instead of becoming his prisoner, a new race was born and Kalelli was destroyed. The cadens, part cat, part bird, and part magical Kalelli have been able to live in peace for hundreds of years, but now Gamane is back and wants to kill them all to restore his beloved back to life in her human form.  Marcila doesn-t fit in on her island home of Slinaria. She is a skeptic living among people who thrive on stories and try hard to forget the past. When she finds out her father is alive and abandoned her when she was a toddler, she sets out for the mainland to find him so that she can understand why she is different. On her journey, she forms a bond with a caden and decides she must help fight Gamane in his mission. She meets others who share this vision, including her father. A group of mages and civilians band together to stop the powerful Gamane and end the caden killings.
While it took me a little while to get into, I did end up enjoying this story.  A Dream Of The Past starts off with Marcilla setting off to find her father and while looking for him she meets up with a lot of different people from many different walks of life. Each character has their own journey and obstacles, however they are all led back to the same common goal.  I really liked how the characters stories were constantly intertwined throughout the story.  The character development started off a bit sketchy in the beginning for me, but by the end you could really see everything come together.  I don't normally read a lot of fantasy books tending to favor romance, but this was an enjoyable read. If you are a fan of the fantasy genre I think you might really like A Dream Of The Past.

I received this book from the author for an honest review. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing what you think!