Reader Reviewed Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve
  

Fearsome Dreamer

Written by Laure Eve
Part of the Fearsome Dreamer Series

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A sensual and provocative novel about the power and the peril of dreaming in which danger, betrayal and obsession will grip you from the beginning. With a unique blend of fantasy and alternate history, Fearsome Dreamer introduces the reader to a host of fully realised and compelling characters and it's brimming with unresolved sexual tension.

A Piece of Passion from Emily Thomas, Publisher I took Fearsome Dreamer home at the end of a busy day. I fired up my kindle, with no particular expectations, and started to read. By the time I had read the first page, I felt that delicious sizzle of excitement. The writing was superb: rich, descriptive, emotional and impressively poised all at once. Rue ­ the central heroine ­ is a girl bursting to live her life, to feel and to explore beyond what she knows. You are pulled with her, out of her somewhat plodding, rural existence and into another, more dangerous life as she learns how to literally make her dreams come true with the guidance of her icy and difficult tutor, White. When Rue first meets the central 'hero' White, we feel the snap, like an
electric shock, that passes between the two of them and every frustration, and betrayal and twist that occurs thereafter as they step in an out of dreams, trying to find the truth in each other. Fearsome Dreamer is an outstanding debut: imaginative, ambitious, epic, a little prophetic and heaving with unresolved sexual tension. Or URST, as we say in the trade. A winner through and through. Read!

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Fearsome Dreamer a small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'Complex, interesting and different Fearsome Dreamer is an excellent book to escape into for a few days...An exciting plot with twists and turns guaranteed to keep readers hooked.'

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Synopsis

Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve

In the world of Fearsome Dreamer, England has become Angle Tar - a technophobic and fiercely independent country holding its own against the mass of other nations that is World. Rue is an apprenticed hedgewitch in rural Angle Tar, but she knows she is destined for greater things. After being whisked off to the city by the enigmatic Frith, Rue becomes the student of White, a young Worlder with a Talent that is much in demand: White is no ordinary Dreamer - but then neither is Rue. Both can physically 'jump' to different places when they dream - and both have more power than they know. Rue and White find themselves electrically attracted to each other - but who is the mysterious silver-eyed boy stalking Rue's dreams? And why is he so interested in her relationship with White? Is Rue about to discover just how devastatingly real dreams can be...?

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A small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review Fearsome Dreamer. Read their reviews below.

Elijah Ferrante, age 13 - 'Overall I have immensely enjoyed this book, the plot is thick and the real villains shrouded in a mist of secrecy...I loved the book and cannot wait for the second one. Click here to read the full review.

Safiyah Afghan, age 15 - 'Complex, interesting and different Fearsome Dreamer is an excellent book to escape into for a few days...An exciting plot with twists and turns guaranteed to keep readers hooked.' Click here to read the full review.

Jhaneel Green, age 16- 'They need to make this into a movie. PRONTO!' Click here to read the full review.

Izzy Read, age 12 - 'World and Angletar are a fantastically woven alternative reality; easily pulling you in and drawing you into this flawless creation.' Click here to read the full review.

Sam Harper - 'Fearsome Dreamer is a wonderful fantasy adventure, full of action and excitement. It is probably most suitable for teenagers but I loved it!' Click here to read the full review.

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In her lyrical debut novel, Eve has seemingly created a new genre - the romantic technofantasy. James Dawson, shortlisted for Queen of Teen

About the Author

Laure Eve

Laure Eve is a French-British hybrid who grew up in Cornwall, a place saturated with myth and fantasy. Being a child of two cultures taught her everything she needed to know about trying to fit in at the same time as trying to stand out. She speaks English and French and can hold a vague conversation, usually about food, in Greek.She is the proud owner of a degree in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University, has worked as a bookseller and, for one memorable summer, a costumed bear for children's parties.

She now lives and works in London in the publishing industry.

A Q&A with Laure...

What have you been up to since FEARSOME DREAMER?

Writing. Ha :) No, really. Oh, the glamour of it all.

What inspired you to write THE ILLUSIONISTS?

Damn. The biggest inspiration is a complete spoiler, so I’ll just say that this book takes its cues from some rather more classic science fiction ideas than FEARSOME DREAMER, which perhaps leaned more towards fantasy.

What was the toughest part to write?

There’s a complex scene set in the Castle towards the end of the book, and it was one of those that when I started writing it, I had no idea how it was going to play out. I wrote it to see what would happen!

Also… someone dies. I really didn’t think it would be that big a deal, but it’s genuinely tough to realise that you’ll never be able to write that character again.

What was the most exciting thing about writing this book?

The plot twists! I’ve been waiting to get to these for soooo long. They’ve been in my head for such a long time, it was a relief to get them out.

What advice would you give to writers struggling with a second (or third, fourth or fifth!) book?

It’s a bit galling to realise that after the first book, it doesn't actually get any easier - but it does get more familiar, at least. You recognise each stage as it comes. But it boils down the same thing it always has - sit down and write, any way you can. The world’s most boring advice, and the only advice of any use!

How do you come up with ideas for all of your books?

It could be from anything - dreams, a film I saw, a piece of music, a painting, a news story, an overheard conversation.

Has the way you write changed since FEARSOME DREAMER? Did you do

anything differently?

Well, writing to deadline is notably different! :D I certainly planned out this one in a lot more detail before I actually wrote it, but I think that was out of necessity more than anything else - it’s a direct sequel, so it has less world building and more plot motion than the first book, I’d say, and a lot of different storylines to resolve. That was a new way of writing for me. I have a tendency to meander around creating lots of world and character detail if left unchecked.

Have you got an idea for your next book? Or would you like to write something completely different?

I have several ideas. Too many. This is the problem - they always find you when you have the least amount of time to devote to them, i.e. when you’re knee deep in a current project. So I try to save them up for another time. My professional method has left me with a study full of scraps of paper with hastily scribbled half plots on them.

I have two ideas grabbing my attention right now - one is a standalone fantasy and one involves a series character, so they’re quite different from each other.

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Paperback
384 pages
Interest Age: From 16

Author

Laure Eve
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Publisher

Hot Key Books

Publication date

3rd April 2014

ISBN

9781471400834

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