Dreamers (2020)

Dreamers At the age of sixteen the Dreamer has given up her own life to act as the conduit for the divine dreams that must be interpreted for the survival of the village Love and relationships are forbidden E
  • Title: Dreamers
  • Author: Donna Glee Williams
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dreamers
    At the age of sixteen, the Dreamer has given up her own life to act as the conduit for the divine dreams that must be interpreted for the survival of the village Love and relationships are forbidden Even though her needs are provided for, she longs to be free The cost of being the Dreamer is not just freedom When her dreams begin to wane beneath the weight of duty, sheAt the age of sixteen, the Dreamer has given up her own life to act as the conduit for the divine dreams that must be interpreted for the survival of the village Love and relationships are forbidden Even though her needs are provided for, she longs to be free The cost of being the Dreamer is not just freedom When her dreams begin to wane beneath the weight of duty, she is to be killed, quietly replaced by the next Dreamer Hers is a fate that is kept as quiet as the sacred Garden that is her prison and her place of dreams guarded night and day against the wayward trill of even the most well meaning songbird But for this Dreamer something is happening, something she has never experienced A foreign man has come to the village, carrying his strange gaze and clear vision as if they were a weight on his back His eyes have found the Dreamer s now if only they could find freedom for the love they share Not so easy a choice when any action is sure to seal her fate.
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    1. I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of this book, after enjoying Donna Glee s first release, The Braided Path Like that volume, this one is compact and beautifully written Williams spare writing style provides you with exactly the details you need experience a stark and fascinating world where dreams are so important that public policy is guided by them But what happens if that guidance goes awry Williams writes in a classic story telling mode, with crisp images and characters who are [...]

    2. Dew is a prisoner to her only purpose in the hot, dusty town dreaming the future for all who live there from the isolated chamber at the center of her cool garden Things are as they have always been, each day s small duties blending into the next for the girl, each night dream upon dream produced for the council Then one day there is a new presence, an answer to a thirst she never knew she had, a splash of the brightest color among the grays of her existence Unfortunately, the greed of the Chief [...]

    3. This book is thoroughly engaging and keeps the tension strong as it unravels its secrets bit by bit The Dreamer lives a ritualistic and solitary life that is totally dedicated to dreaming for the good of the village Her dreams are interpreted every day by the Council of Interpreters to help them make decisions for the village Each day for the Dreamer is the same following rituals exactly and doing what the Council dictates to try and inspire dreams She is followed everywhere by her ladies who pr [...]

    4. I was offered an advance copy of Dreamers In this desert country,Dreams are so important that public policy is guided by them, in all areas of the life of the town The hand picked Dreamer wakes from sleep to tell her Scribe what she s drempt Her Scribe then writes down her dreams and the council of Interpreters,led by the chief Interpreter interprets the meaning of these dreams Everything is fine as long as the dreams keep coming But what happens if that guidance goes awry I enjoyed Donna Willia [...]

    5. This is an exciting adventure romance set in a land of little rain The dreamer is the one who brings the town prosperity, she brings the rain and gives the dreams that guide the counsel The current chief interpreter the man who leads the counsel is corrupt changing the dreams to reflect what will make him the most profit The granaries are full and the town is as prosperous as it has ever been but the dreamer is burning out she sleeps too little and dreams too often during the night Her loyal scr [...]

    6. First thing, this book was given to me by the LibraryThing Early Reviewer Program in exchange for an honest review.Okay I have no idea how I feel about this book It was beautifully written I could see and feel everything The story follows the Dreamer and her life We learn a bit about Orik, the Water bearer and the Scribe The characters were intersting enough I could keep everyone straight in my head Each had a voice that was wholly their own At times it felt like the story was going nowhere It w [...]

    7. I received this free e book through LibraryThing s Early Reviewers program.This was a beautiful story I loved the world she created And the Dreamer, as a role in society, felt like a fresh concept It actually felt fresh and really old at the same time I liked that Williams did an amazing job of creating and bringing to life a traditional feeling culture And, she did it in a way that did not feel like a typical fantasy novel A negative The story moved slowly There was nothing big that grabbed my [...]

    8. I won an early release of this novel through Librarything A solid piece of YA lit I think the story started a little slowly but the pace seemed to get faster and faster the you read I could see some of the plot points before the characters, but that by no means spoiled it for me And I do like that this story is definitely the author s, it sounds like her The characters were a little one dimensional, but the world itself seems completely developed You open the book and are immediately set down i [...]

    9. The Dreamer is charged with dreaming divine dreams that the Interpreters search for the meanings that affect their town This sixteen year old finds this life and confining, and the new Water Bearer, Orik, might be the one to help her find her freedom.What I liked about this one is that it s imaginative and the concept behind the story is really interesting I just don t feel like it was as well executed as it could have been The writing felt a little sloppy, and I couldn t connect with The Drea [...]

    10. I received a free advanced copy of this book through the LibraryThing Reviewer program for my honest review.I thoroughly enjoyed this book The author totally developed a new world for me to lose myself in I could picture Dreamers garden clearly Loved the Northern Gate pool that she had access to for bathing and relaxing I really enjoyed how the Water Bearer drew the Dreamer out slowly I would love to see this expanded into a series of books a book that goes back and tells in detail the history [...]

    11. This novel is beautifully written The story takes a while to become something you don t want to put down The personalities of the characters are revealed through their actions and reactions of circumstances A town believes what its governing bodies tell it to believe The Dreamer dreams the future of the town Her life is used by the people for the town s good And for once, a Dreamer fights back and refuses to be used or let to let them take her life I received this as a free ebook from librarythi [...]

    12. I was lucky enough to get an early release Kindle copy of this book with the agreement that I would post reviews about it when I finished it I thought that this was a really interesting book The plot was really unique and the characters were well written It is a really good story and I would definitely read by Donna Glee Williams.

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