Item description for The Dreamer's Way by Mari Atherton...
Flita is alone in a hostile world. Abandoned by her mother, betrayed by her stepmother and her best friend, and sentenced to death, she is now trapped in the poisonous air outside the safe boundaries of the Protectorate. If the air doesn't kill her, the hideously deformed monsters that dwell Outside will. Her only hope is to find the Dreamer's Way that will lead her to the Golden City and safety. But the monsters have already attacked and wrapped their deadly tendrils around her. Even if she knew the location of the Dreamer's Way, she has no way to get there.or does she?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jun 16, 2006
Publisher Swimming Kangaroo Books
ISBN 193404105X ISBN13 9781934041055
Availability 149 units. Availability accurate as of Apr 30, 2017 10:55.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Dreamer's Way?
Believe in Yourself Mar 30, 2007
Reviewed by Tara Hammack (age 16) for Reader Views (2/07)
"The Dreamers Way" is a must read if you like to read about heartbreaking, family problems and suspense-gathering books. This book is about a woman, "Aoldi," who is a Dreamer and is sent to find the Dreamers Way where all the Dreamers go. She has to leave her family, Alric, her husband, and Flita, her daughter. At first she does not want to leave but she realizes that she and her family would be in danger if she does not.
She went to talk to the Tzeh Cher or Vevine, the leader of the Protectorate; Vevine gave the order for Aoldi to find the Dreamers Way. She would be sent outside the wall of the Protectorate with an air suit because the air is not breathable. At the Golden City, or the Dreamers Way, after time, she became one of the leaders but the younger dreamers are starting to rebel. They are not going to the circles and being selfish with their powers. Aoldi and the rest of the leaders had to do something.
In the protectorate they were also having problems. Swane is supposed to be the next Tzeh Cher, but he is a boy/man and they never had a man in that position. Swane thinks that the Dreamers should be killed and not given a chance. He does not know that they help them and he will have trouble believing it.
Flita is Aoldi's daughter; she is a Dreamer too, and was sent to the Golden City. She started out badly as she met this guy, Kilian, and was flattered by the way he treated her. She joined the rebellion with the others.
I really enjoyed reading this book and I bet you would to. I think this book is something I could read over and over again and never get tired of it. When I stared to read it, I was hooked. I love book like that. "The Dreamer's Way" is for all ages because it is easy to understand and read. It is very well-organized and written, so I believe it should be on your list of books to read.
Not a fantasy fan but I liked this one Aug 3, 2006
I am not a fan of fantasy and science fiction, but the Dreamer's Way by Mari Atherton may just make me change my mind about fantasy. Sure, it's about a bunch of telepaths who do amazing things but it's also about the relationship between children and their parents, and about people who do not conform to societal norms. There's even a touch of romance throughout the book, and a great deal of suspense. Mari Atherton is to be complimented for writing a fantasy book that is appealing enough for mainstream readers.
Wonderful Fantasy Novel Jul 14, 2006
I am becoming quite a fan of Mari Atherton after reading her first book, Merari and now The Dreamer's Way. She reminds me a bit of Marion Zimmer Bradley in the way she examines the mores of society and the relationships between different groups of people. The Dreamer's Way is, on the face of it, a simple fantasy novel, but when you look underneath the surface, you find it is more than that--it is a study of how society treats non-conformists and what happens when children and parents do not live up to each other's expectations. It's also a study of the hard choices that people sometimes have to make - putting into action Star Trek's Vulcan philosophy of "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
Strong Fantasy with Lots of Surprises Jul 8, 2006
The Dreamer's Way by Mari Atherton takes plae on a planet where the air is poisonous for people to breathe. A group of Dreamers (telepaths) lives beneath the surface of the planet, and they use their powers to maintain the air on the surface of the planet to keep it livable. However, the people on the surfae of the planet do not know that the Dreamers do this; they think the Dreamers are dangerous mutants and exile any Dreamers they find from their city.
The book focuses on the Dreamer Alodi and her daughter, Flita, who is also a Dreamer. However, Flita has grown up hating her mother for abandoning her years before, when her mother was exiled for being a Dreamer.
The book also focuses on the relationship between the planet's ruler, the Tzeh Cher, and her grandson, Swane. It is a matriarchal society and has never had a male ruler so the Tzeh Cher does not believe Swane is capable of ruling the planet. Swane, in turn, hates the dreamers and is determined to do everything he can to wipe them out.
The book explores family relationships and pits family member against family member as Alodi, Swane, the Tzeh Cher and Flita have to decide where their loyalties lie. The end is a true surprise and Atherton keeps the suspense taut until the very last page.