The dreamers walk among us . . . and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming – they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives – they will sleep forever if their dreamers die.
And then there are those who are drawn to the dreamers. To use them. To trap them. To kill them before their dreams destroy us all.
Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality.
Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it.
Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer . . . and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can do. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed. . . .
This book. I waited so long for it. Ronan Lynch is one of my favorite characters – ever. When I heard he got his own trilogy? Ecstatic doesn’t even begin to cover it.
I loved being in Ronan’s world again (Chainsaw, Opal, the farm). What surprised me was how much I enjoyed Declan. Make no mistake – Ronan is still my favorite Lynch brother, but Declan made an impression. There’s more to him than I believed – he has some secrets. And how can you not love Matthew?
The new characters are complex, flawed, and add so much to the story. Jordan is probably my favorite for reasons I can’t reveal (spoilers). The only thing I missed was more of Adam, but the scenes he’s in are powerful and revealing, and I’m feeling like he’ll play a bigger part in the next book. Tamquam, Alter Idem had my heart dancing.
That ending! I have so many questions. Luckily, there are two more books in the series to answer them. As always, Stiefvater’s writing is like prose, and her imagination astounding. If you’re not familiar with her Raven Cycle series, run, don’t walk, and get started on the first book. I strongly recommend reading that series before the Dreamer series.