I received this book from the author/publisher via Litfuse for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
Fifteen-year-old Archer Keaton has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a Dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord who dwells beyond the Slumber Gate. But as Archer’s dreams become more dangerous and threatening, so too does his waking life.
In this fast-paced conclusion to the exciting fantasy trilogy, the dream world and the waking world bleed into each other when a rift is formed between the two. People in the real world suddenly find their waking lives resemble their wildest dreams. Now it’s up to Archer and his fellow Dreamtreaders to race to reverse the rift before too much damage is done and to battle Archer’s ex-best friend, Kara, who sits on the throne of the Nightmare Lord. Kara is building an army of her own. Will Archer be strong enough to stand against her?
War For the Waking World is book 3 in the Dreamtreaders series and full of spritely and entertaining characters. The plot is unique and the writing style is engaging. Wayne Thomas Batson is a talented author that brings the story to life vividly and with incredible skill. I also love his name and spelling choices for the characters, it kept the story new and fresh.
I mentioned that this is book 3 and although I haven’t read the first two, I was able to follow decently well for jumping in the middle of the series. So I can confidently say that you can read this book as a stand-alone, but I wouldn’t recommend it as there were a few parts that were built up in the previous novels and therefore hard to follow.
All in all, I rate War For the Waking World 4 out of 5 stars and anticipate more of Batson’s books.