Dreamhunter

Elizabeth Knox (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.98  $15.62
Publisher
Square Fish
Publish Date
February 17, 2009
Pages
365
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312535711
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About the Author

Elizabeth Knox is the author of several books for adults, including The Vintner's Luck. Her book, Dreamquake: Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet, was a Printz Honor Book. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Reviews

"It is like nothing else I've ever read. The characters are so real, you'll feel like you know exactly what they look like and how their voices sound and what they would say or do in any given situation. More than that, you'll want to hang out with them. Then the world is so amazing and unique. You will want to go there. You will want to walk into 'the Place.' And you will want to sleep in a dream opera." --Stephenie Meyer, The Twilight Saga

"Fascinating . . . will surely lure readers back for multiple readings." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"A lyrical, intricate and ferociously intelligent fantasy . . . satisfies fully while pointing to the promised sequel. Provocative and compelling." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Readers pining for a fantasist to rival Philip Pullman or Garth Nix may have finally found what they seek in New Zealander Knox." --Booklist, Starred Review

"Attention-getting." --Chicago Tribune

"This series opener is a satisfying soap opera for young fantasy readers who enjoy intricate prose." --Voice of Youth Advocates

"Powerfully portrayed . . . It will appeal to lovers of fantasy set in the real world, who will eagerly await the resolution in the second volume." --School Library Journal

"An engrossing blend of Edwardian civility, family love, and powerfully imagined dreamscape. . . . Knox's writing is rich and interesting." --The Horn Book Magazine

"Knox effectively evokes the curious intersections and distances between the ordinary, earthly world and the parched otherworldly landscape of the Place . . . the adventures of the Dreamhunters are pleasingly harrowing." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Dreamhunter will find a large and enthusiastic audience among those who've grown up with Margaret Mahy, grown out of Harry and Hermione, or run out of Lyra and Will . . . Knox hits all the marks of adolescent fantasy fiction: gifted young people, powerful but absent parents, a mysterious place that both nurtures and threatens, a frightening conspiracy to be unraveled en route to maturity . . . This time next year, we'll all be queuing for the sequel." --Jolisa Gracewood, New Zealand Listener

"Dazzlingly inventive . . . In a book that is full of tenderness and family affection as well as presentiments of corruption and horror, Knox beguiles with vibrantly realized detail . . .A tantalizing feat of imaginative fiction." --Katharine England, Magpies magazine (Australia)"