This 2016 publication is the debut novel of an up and coming Irish author, Aidan J. Reid. It has everything a reader would want in action, suspense and interesting themes.
Lucid dreaming, the ability to enter one’s dreamstate and affect what is going on has interested psychologists for a while now, and is being used in therapy (by changing nightmares into dreams with positive, uplifting outcomes) today.
In this book, Breagal, a mysterious,strange librarian and Victor enter the dream mind of Victor’s friend Norman, who is comatose after a horrific auto accident. The question posed on the back cover is, “Can [they] search the deepest darkest recesses of Norman’s mind and rescue [him] before time runs out?” Every chapter ends on a cliffhanger, leaving the reader wondering, “How will they ever get out of this predicament?” Fortunately, the author assures us one CAN affect what happens next in a nightmare.
Creativity is rampant in this novel, and I am sure professors who one day assign this to their classes will discuss thoroughly the symbolism throughout, but for those of us who just love a “good read”, this novel “fills the bill” thoroughly.
I am anticipating a complete shift in gears and a respect for the author’s versatility in his latest (June 2016) release, Sigil.