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Fourteen-year-old Archer Keaton discovers he 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 evil lurking in the Dream.
The Nightmare Lord has been thrown down, but his throne is no longer empty. Rigby Thames has taken up the evil mantle with Kara Windchil as his queen. Now the only living dreamtreader, Archer Keaton finds himself on the outside of two worlds looking in. Dream Walking Inc. is taking the world by storm, allowing Rigby to build an unstoppable empire. Worse still, Rigby has unleashed the Tendrils, shadow people who can cross over into the waking world. As Archer’s family and friends begin to disappear, unexpected help comes in the form of the Wind Maiden, a mysterious angelic being who seems to know how Archer can rescue his loved ones and defeat the new Nightmare King. But the cost may prove too dear for Archer to pay.
Steeped in epic fantasy and intrigue, this second book in the Dreamtreaders series teaches kids important Christian values such as being a light in the darkness, resisting temptation, and keeping your faith, even when you feel like you’re standing alone.
Although this book is aimed towards young adults, I found myself engrossed in Search for the Shadow Key. The plot concept is different than most I've read; it revolves around dreams in a sci-fi sort of way. Subtle undertones communicate teachings about peer pressure and standing for what you believe in. A lot of creativity and imagination are written in the frame-up.
Although I've not read the first book in this series, I think this second book in the trilogy can be read as a stand-alone. I'm sure reading the first book would enhance the story or give backdrop insight, but I was not lost in the plot and didn't feel like I had to read the first book to know what was going on.
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