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Book One of the Dreamhunter Duet

Dreamhunter Duet (Volume 1)

Elizabeth Knox

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


Laura comes from a world similar to our own except for one difference: it is next to the Place, an unfathomable land that fosters dreams of every kind and is inaccessible to all but a select few, the Dreamhunters. These are individuals with special gifts: the ability to catch larger-than-life dreams and relay them to audiences in the magnificent dream palace, the Rainbow Opera. People travel from all around to experience the benefits of the hunters' unique visions.

Now fifteen-year-old Laura and her cousin Rose, daughters of Dreamhunters, are eligible to test themselves at the Place and find out whether they qualify for the passage. But nothing can prepare them for what they are about to discover. For within the Place lies a horrific secret kept hidden by corrupt members of the government. And when Laura's father, the man who discovered the Place, disappears, she realizes that this secret has the power to destroy everyone she loves . . .

In the midst of a fascinating landscape, Laura's dreamy childhood is ending and a nightmare beginning. This rich novel, filled with beauty, danger, politics, and intrigue, comes to a powerful crescendo, leaving readers clamoring for Book Two.

Dreamhunter is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

"It is like nothing else I've ever read." -- Stephenie Meyer, The Twilight Saga

Booklist Editors' Choice, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)


On a hot day near the end of summer, Laura Hame sat with her father; her cousin, Rose; and her aunt Grace against the fern-fringed bank on a forest track. She watched as her uncle Chorley and the rest of the picnic party passed out of...

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Elizabeth Knox

ELIZABETH KNOX is the author of several books for adults, including The Vintner's Luck. Dreamhunter is her first novel for younger readers. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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