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Dreamquake

Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet

Dreamhunter Duet

Elizabeth Knox

Square Fish

“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
 
The dreamhunting began as a beautiful thing, when Tziga Hame discovered that he could enter the Place and share the dreams he found there with other people. But Tziga Hame has disappeared and Laura, his daughter, knows that the dreams have turned sour. The wealthy still experience sweet dreams, but the government has been using nightmares to keep the convicts obedient and content. On St. Lazarus’s Eve, when elite citizens gather in the dream palace, Laura is determined to show them the truth. She plunges them into the nightmare used to control the convicts. But as she struggles to counter the government’s sinister plans, a deeper mystery surfaces, a puzzle only Laura can unravel, a puzzle having to do with the very nature of the Place. What is the Place, after all? And what does it want from her?

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The stand of trees Laura had picked as a landmark was getting closer, but only very slowly. She sighed and picked up her pace. She was hungry, but that was no excuse for dragging her feet and daydreaming.
     A while later, when she’d raised a sweat and her mind was just idling, the thought that had been trailing her for days – possibly since Rose first told her about the “surplus rails” – finally caught up with her. She remembered that the Grand Patriarch had asked her about the “Depot.”
     Laura raised
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“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

“Will be considered among youth fantasy’s most significant recent works. Knox’s haunting, invigorating storytelling will leave readers eager to return to its puzzles—and to reap its rewards.”—Booklist, Starred Review

“Unexpected plot turns and a rewarding and engaging read.”—The Chicago Tribune

“Thoroughly impressive—for its sure, literary prose, nuanced characters, and fully realized Edwardian setting, but even more so for its original, surprising imagery and plot. An involving—and challenging—read, Knox’s fantasy is outstanding in its ability to make us think both poetically and analytically about human nature.”—The Horn Book

“Legendary allusions add depth and light.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Compelling.”—Voice of Youth Advocates

“Richly layered and thoroughly enthralling, Knox’s literary duet is a unique blend of fantasy and history that stands out as a stunning achievement in recent young adult literature.”—School Library Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Elizabeth Knox

  • Elizabeth Knox is the author of several books for adults, including The Vintner’s Luck. Dreamhunter was her first novel for younger readers. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Dreamquake

Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet

Dreamhunter Duet

Elizabeth Knox

Michael L. Printz Award - Honor, American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, NYPL Books for the Teen Age, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Booklist Editors' Choice, Booklist Top 10 Fantasy for Youth
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