Saturday, August 9, 2014

Dream Warriors Review

A newly-released
young adult book
by D. Robert Pease

Dream Warriors by D. Robert Pease

About the Book

Title: Dream Warriors (Joey Cola, Book 1)  |  Author: D. Robert Pease  Publication Date: July 7, 2014  |  Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC  |   Pages: 232  |  Recommended Ages: 12+

Summary:  Joseph Colafranceschi is a fifteen-year-old, self-described geek, living in the Bronx. The second youngest of twelve sons of the former U.S. ambassador to Italy, Joey discovers that a small Egyptian statuette, given to him by his father, endows him with power to control his dreams.

After his brothers throw him down a manhole, Joey is drawn into a hidden society of warriors who have been battling a reincarnated Egyptian Pharaoh for over 3,000 years. In the dream world, everyone is not what they appear to be, and it’s impossible to tell who to trust. As Joey slips deeper into a world of gladiator battles and clandestine missions within other people’s dreams, he catches the eye of a beautiful Egyptian princess.

The only thing that keeps him grounded in reality is his best friend Alex, but even she may not be who he thought she was.

Samantha Morley's Review (age 13)

In the beginning of the book, Joseph is portrayed as a 'Mamma's boy'. What can he do? Of course his mother is going to be looking out for him, but Joseph wants to take matters into his own hands. Although Joseph gets along well with his mother, his father is a different story altogether. A man who enjoys a good adventure, but nevertheless a man who doesn't speak many words to his son.

Joseph, age sixteen, comes across ancient powers. Powers that allow him to see people’s dreams. While discovering his powers, Joseph meets an oh-so-beautiful Cleopatra. What are these feelings he holds for her? She is as attractive as she is intimidating and he feels just a little scared. Who can blame him? For Joseph, when he took on these powers, everything changed.

This style of fantasy book wasn't the kind that I usually read, but it was well written. I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 14.

About the Author:
D. Robert Pease

D. Robert Pease

D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn’t been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life.

From The Mouse and the Motorcycle, to The Lord of the Rings, worlds just beyond reality have called to him like Homer’s Sirens. It’s not surprising then he chose to write stories of his own. Each filled with worlds just beyond reach, but close enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters he creates.

D. Robert lives in the gray-skied world of Northeast Ohio with his wife, two kids (a boy and a girl) and two pets (a dog and a cat) and a pond full of goldfish. When not writing he loves to travel the U.S. via RV with his trusty Jeep in tow, or ride the hills of Ohio on his bike..

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