Today I am very excited to share the news that the third and final book of "The Dream Keeper Chronicles" is finished and available for purchase. (see links below).
I have only read the first two books, The Dream Keeper (please check out my review of it here.)
And The Dream Stone (review to follow in a second). :)
In the spirit of full disclosure--Mikey is not only the illustrator for my Ginnie West Series, including my adorable picture book, Popcorn, he is my friend. (Which has nothing to do with how awesome his books are--but does have something to do with how much I want other people to discover his books and enjoy them.) :)
(Go ahead and check out what a great job he did illustrating Popcorn--I'll wait.) See? Isn't it adorable?
And he's smart--he knows how to format books, tape podcasts, do book covers, illustrate picture books, he's the author of FIVE full length novels, several picture books, oh--and Mikey is a darn nice guy. :)
Okay, now on to the review of The Dream Stone. First and foremost, I should mention that this is the first novel I have ever "read" on audio book. It was a nice experience. The story continues where The Dream Keeper leaves off: several story arcs have been resolved, but a new can of worms is opened.
Soooooo, the reader is off on a new quest with a lot of adventures as craziness and mayhem take over Parker's rush to find out who "dreamnapped" his mom. He and Kayla have to figure out how to get her back and restore the balance between "DREAMS" and "AWAKE."
Not an easy task with Mares running loose: bent on revenge and kicking up trouble at every turn.
I love that Mikey's books appeal to both boys and girls--they are filled with crazy adventures and wondrous creatures, complicated situations, accidental (and purposeful) magic. In short, very entertaining. When you finish his Dream Keeper Chronicles, you should check out his Gates of Atlantis series. For a chance to win it--scroll down to the bottom of this post. ;)
This is the exciting conclusion to The Dream Keeper Chronicles.
When the nightmare king escapes into the world of Awake, it is left to Gladamyr and his teen bonds, Parker and Kaelyn, to stop him. They must return Mares back to Dreams before the barrier between the two worlds crumbles and darkness reigns forever. But to do so, Parker and Kaelyn must heal broken friendships and unite an army of children who are brave enough to conquer their fears.
Check out more of the stops on The DREAM MAKER tour:
November 5: semishort.blogspot.com
November 6 http://moniquebucheger.blogspot.com/
November 8 http://authorsandralove.blogspot.com/
November 8 jaclynweist.blogspot.com
November 9 http://ellelainey.wordpress.com
November 9 http://authorcandyodonnell.blogspot.com/
November 10 http://pennybrojacquie.wordpress.com/
November 10 julkbearreads.wordpress.com
November 11 http://shareessentiments.blogspot.com
November 11 http://aftenbrookszymanski.blogspot.com/
LINKS AND PRE-ORDER LINKS:
THE DREAM KEEPER (BOOK 1)
THE DREAMSTONE (BOOK 2)
THE DREAM MAKERS (BOOK 3)
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About The Author:
Mikey Brooks is a small child masquerading as an adult. On occasion you’ll catch him dancing the funky chicken, singing like a banshee, and pretending to have never grown up. He is an award winning author of the middle-grade fantasy adventure series The Dream Keeper Chronicles. His other middle-grade books include: The Gates of Atlantis: Battle for Acropolis and The Stone of Valhalla. His picture books include the best-selling ABC Adventures: Magical Creatures, Trouble with Bernie, and Bean’s Dragons. Mikey has a BS degree in English from Utah State University and works fulltime as a freelance illustrator, cover designer, and author. His art can be seen in many forms from picture books to full room murals. He loves to daydream with his three daughters and explore the worlds that only the imagination of children can create. As a member of the Emblazoners, he is one of many authors devoted to ‘writing stories on the hearts of children’ (emblazoners.com). You can find more about him and his books at: www.insidemikeysworld.com