Friday, September 13, 2013

Eternal Dreams: The Curse of Memories by Christopher Compton

Note: Sorry for the lack of post yesterday. My family got attacked by snatch-thieves and lost all our passports.

If you're six (in)famous friends, on your last trip together, what would you do if you find a creepy castle with equipment to go into a dream world? Well, if you're that infamous, then one of you is sure to suggest trying the machines out, and you'll all get stuck in a dream world that the six of you created.

And that is the introduction to Eternal Dreams. Once the six friends (Kail, Kanoa, Osias, Thalia, Adora and Cora) are in this dream world, they can't get out. What I liked about the introduction was that it gave us a pretty good overview of how the group functioned.

By the way, if you'e thinking that the title sounds like a video game, that's because their dream world is very close to a video game. From the description of the changes that all six (save Adora) undergo, they seem to resemble video game characters (like the Warrior, the Mage, etc) with the associated superpowers. I think the only ones that didn't realise this would be the characters themselves.

Within the dream-world, the goal is to get back to reality. Well, five of them want to go back - to Kanoa, this place is the perfect place for him. But since his friends want to go back, he doesn't have much of a choice. To get back, they have to defeat the evil queen and her henchment.

This book is narrated by Kail, the guy who's supposed to be the chosen one and has pretty serious trust issues. It makes the book interesting, especially as he flashes between the past (pretty intense flashbacks) and the game world. I enjoyed reading about how he struggles to trust others and become a good leader. So in a way, I guess this book is about Kail's personal growth.

And just to warn you, this book is the first in a series. I enjoyed reading this, and I look forward to reading the rest!

Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book from Virtualbookworm blog tours in exchange for a free and honest review.

2 comments :

  1. Thanks for this great opportunity! Just a slight note: The main character's name is Kail, not Kain :)

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    1. Oops, sorry! I'll correct it right away!

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