THE GLASS BOOKS OF THE DREAM EATERS
August 1, 2006
Bantam Dell Publishing
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
$26.00 U.S./$35.00 Canada
Rating: 4 Cups
Roger Bascombe has decided to terminate his engagement with Celeste and he does so in the form of a note.
Celeste Temple is a very respectable young woman but when her fiancé cancels their engagement she decides to learn why she was tossed aside so callously.
Cardinal Chang is eager to rescue any females that have been abducted and transported into the world of domination and sex den of iniquity. Doctor Abelard Svenson, a diplomat in the search, accompanies him.
Celeste has been jilted, but why? The letter was delivered to the hotel with no explanation from Roger. Was he possibly in love with another? There are too many unanswered questions and she needs answers. With a mapped out course she follows Roger to London only to find a world she never dreamed. Roger has his reasons for canceling the wedding but he had no idea a simple note would cause a stir of events with Celeste. In no time she finds herself inside an extravagant house that has its own very unusual theater. This one allows viewers to watch as odd erotic experiments are conducted on women. Celeste observes that Roger sits among others and watches from the gallery. Not wishing to be known as herself, she uses a disguise, but what starts off as a hunt for Celeste almost causes disaster for the young girl. When she finds herself amidst the chambers of sex with men showing much wickedness she ends up with two rescuers, Cardinal Chang and Doctor Svenson. The trio team together to try to locate the missing people that Chang seek as identities continue to be switched in a world where the mind seems to be slowly drained. After Celeste learns more about Roger than she needed to know, a huge shift changes in her life as she finds more danger than expected as the trio tries to survive the menacing events.
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters is a story that has just about everything folded into the elements. With the assistance of evildoers, a cast of characters a list long, non-stop danger that lends to close encounters with almost death, as well as a plot that continues thickening with every page, this is one story that captures the mind and holds on until the conclusion. For a moment I was looking for Ms. Marple, it reminded me of one of those versions of mysterious adventures of whodunit. It was interesting learning about Celeste and her ventures searching for answers with Roger as she disguises herself to do her own bit of investigation. Her character has a bit of spunk that enjoys the thrill of a good chase. Gordon Dahlquist composes a fabulous tale that carries the reader on an unforgettable journey into a world of mind-blowing events. He instills a touch of fear then sprinkles some romance while slowly weaving in some shadowy erotic blends to make this original story quite invigorating and completely out of the norm.
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