Search for the Shadow Key by Wayne Thomas Batson


Archer Keaton is more than just your average high schooler – he’s also a Dreamtreader, able to pass into the world of dreams to keep the evil from seeping out into the waking world. But when his neighbor, Rigby, and ex-friend, Kara, use their company, Dream, Inc., to take people on dream “safaris,” things start to go crazy, both in the dream and the Waking World. Archer needs help to find the Shadow Key and stop Rigby and Dream, Inc. from tearing apart the fabric of existence.

Search for the Shadow Key is actually book two of the Dreamtreaders series. I did not read the first book, but had no problem following the storyline and really getting into the tale. The dream world is beautifully imagined with no lack of detail. Archer is a great character, because he is such a typical teenager – he questions authority, he thinks he knows everything, his pride gets in his way, he speaks and acts before he thinks – but he has this extra responsibility of Dreamtreading that makes every move magnified in importance. That makes this more than just a fun and exciting story, but also teaches some important lessons – (as noted in the blurb on the back of the book) “resisting temptation, being a light in the darkness, and making wise choices.”

I did enjoy this book and would not hesitate to read the others in the series and to recommend it to teens (or anyone who likes Christian fantasy).

I received a free copy of this book from the BookLook Blogger Review program. I was not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my very own!! 🙂

*Note: Wayne Thomas Batson has another series called The Door Within that looks pretty cool too. If you’ve read it, let me know what you think…


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