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Dream Master by Shadow of Moonlite

Author's Description:
Separated from his family and forced into hiding, Jimmy struggles to keep the people he loves safe while he builds a new life for himself, and searches for a way to stop the mysterious Lord Hightower and his followers. Third in a series, follows Sleepwalker and Dreamweaver. Contains violence and adult themes. {Serial Fantasy PG13-Vio AC}
Size: 2083 KB ( ~ 394,999 words)
Genre: Science Fiction
Sex Contents: Some Sex
Tags: Consensual

Review by manddscott   [other reviews by manddscott]

Reviewed: 2016-06-13

Finally, finally finished with this trilogy, yet left wanting in the process. The trilogy is huge in size, and covers a couple of years in the life of a teen who finds out that he has the ability to not only go into people's dreams, but also to influence them. This is a YA/Paranormal story with some decidedly adult themes.

For plot, another outstanding 10. Although I did not care for the scenes of abuse in the story, they were necessary to develop the story fully. I do believe that the author does a very credible job, throughout the trilogy, of showing the difference between BDSM and abuse, and does it best in this installment.

For technical score, there are again enough small errors to drop the score to an A (8). These include missing words, improper use of similarly spelled words (moms/mom's, cold/could, ninjas/ninja's, etc) and normal homophones (whose/who's, ensure/insure, to/too, etc). The errors are common in much writing, as many people confuse the possessive form of a word (mom's = belonging to mom, or in some cases is short for "mom is" as in "mom's going to be here in 10 minutes") with the plural form (moms = more than one mom, as in "our moms met at a PTA conference).

Finally, the personal appeal score. Sadly, I have to stop short of a 10 on this again and simply give it an A+ (9). Why not a 10, as excellent as the trilogy has been? Because the author closes the story out letting us know there may be more to come, but it is NOT THERE. How good was it anyway? Let's just say that I (Mr. Frugal himself, according to my bride) would PAY *gasp!* to read the rest. Just my word of warning to all of you. If you read it, you may also be left wanting more.

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 8 | Appeal to Reviewer: 9