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War for the Waking World Review

War for the Waking World Review

War for the Waking World by Wayne Thomas Baston is a 288 page novel in the Young Adult Christian Fantasy genre. It is published by Thomas Nelson and was released on October 27, 2015. This book is the third in the Dreamtreaders series. Purchase a copy here.


Would you be willing to fight for your dreams?

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?

My Two Cents
War for the Waking World is the epic conclusion of the Dreamtreader trilogy. As a long time fan of Wayne Thomas Baston’s books, War for the Waking World and the Dreamtreaders series as a whole did not disappoint. Archer fights for his family and those he cares about. This book is full of fun twists and turns that kept me engaged from the very beginning! I loved the role that faith and friendship played in in the story; both are very important things to have in one’s life. This book also shows how important it is to face your fears and not let them control you. I will definitely be reading this series again!

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I absolutely loved this book; it was full of action and creativity that left me wishing I could be a Dreamtreader too!

Thank you to Thomas Nelson and Litfuse Publicity for a free copy of War for the Waking World in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.

About the Author
Wayne Thomas Batson is an American writer. He has been married to his wife, Mary Lu, for seventeen years and has four children. He currently works as a teacher at Folly Quarter Middle School teaching sixth grade English language arts and is the youngest of four children. His most recent series, Dreamtreaders published by Thomas Nelson Inc (2014), is a modern-day paranormal YA adventure dealing with the subject of dreams.

Find Wayne online: website, Facebook

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