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Fearsome Dreamer

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A sensual and provocative novel about the power and the peril of dreaming in which danger, betrayal and obsession will grip you from the beginning. With a unique blend of fantasy and alternate history, Fearsome Dreamer introduces the reader to a host of fully realised and compelling characters and it's brimming with unresolved sexual tension.

A Piece of Passion from Emily Thomas, Publisher I took Fearsome Dreamer home at the end of a busy day. I fired up my kindle, with no particular expectations, and started to read. By the time I had read the first page, I felt that delicious sizzle of excitement. The writing was superb: rich, descriptive, emotional and impressively poised all at once. Rue ­ the central heroine ­ is a girl bursting to live her life, to feel and to explore beyond what she knows. You are pulled with her, out of her somewhat plodding, rural existence and into another, more dangerous life as she learns how to literally make her dreams come true with the guidance of her icy and difficult tutor, White. When Rue first meets the central 'hero' White, we feel the snap, like an
electric shock, that passes between the two of them and every frustration, and betrayal and twist that occurs thereafter as they step in an out of dreams, trying to find the truth in each other. Fearsome Dreamer is an outstanding debut: imaginative, ambitious, epic, a little prophetic and heaving with unresolved sexual tension. Or URST, as we say in the trade. A winner through and through. Read!

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Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve

In the world of Fearsome Dreamer, England has become Angle Tar - a technophobic and fiercely independent country holding its own against the mass of other nations that is World. Rue is an apprenticed hedgewitch in rural Angle Tar, but she knows she is destined for greater things. After being whisked off to the city by the enigmatic Frith, Rue becomes the student of White, a young Worlder with a Talent that is much in demand: White is no ordinary Dreamer - but then neither is Rue. Both can physically 'jump' to different places when they dream - and both have more power than they know. Rue and White find themselves electrically attracted to each other - but who is the mysterious silver-eyed boy stalking Rue's dreams? And why is he so interested in her relationship with White? Is Rue about to discover just how devastatingly real dreams can be...?

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A small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review Fearsome Dreamer. Read their reviews below.

Safiyah Afghan, age 15 - 'Complex, interesting and different Fearsome Dreamer is an excellent book to escape into for a few days...An exciting plot with twists and turns guaranteed to keep readers hooked.' Click here to read the full review.

Jhaneel Green, age 16- 'They need to make this into a movie. PRONTO!' Click here to read the full review.

Izzy Read, age 12 - 'World and Angletar are a fantastically woven alternative reality; easily pulling you in and drawing you into this flawless creation.' Click here to read the full review.

Sam, age 18 - 'Although not technically perfect, Fearsome Dreamer is an unquestionably ambitious and imaginative debut novel, full of interesting ideas and comfortably touching on a blend of different genres.' Click here to read the full review.

Sam Harper, age 9 - 'Fearsome Dreamer is a wonderful fantasy adventure, full of action and excitement. It is probably most suitable for teenagers but I loved it!' Click here to read the full review.


In her lyrical debut novel, Eve has seemingly created a new genre - the romantic technofantasy. James Dawson, shortlisted for Queen of Teen

About the Author

Laure Eve

Laure Eve is a French-British hybrid who grew up in Cornwall, a place saturated with myth and fantasy. Being a child of two cultures taught her everything she needed to know about trying to fit in at the same time as trying to stand out. She speaks English and French and can hold a vague conversation, usually about food, in Greek.She is the proud owner of a degree in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University, has worked as a bookseller and, for one memorable summer, a costumed bear for children's parties.

She now lives and works in London in the publishing industry.

A Q&A with Laure...

What inspires your writing? This is going to sound like I’ve misplaced a small handful of my marbles, but… dreams. I get most first ideas for stories from dreams. It’s just a scene, one scene. I wake up with it clanging insistently in my head, and it won’t let me go for hours, sometimes a couple of days. I feel like I’m only half living in the real world until it finally fades. It clangs so hard I have to write it down, and then somehow find a story and a world and characters that fit around it.
Music is another. I can’t write to music – too distracting. But listening to it generally is incredibly inspiring, especially for coming up with the right mood and tone for something. Music transports you, the way reading does.

What has been the most exciting moment of your career so far? Getting the deal with Hot Key, bien sur! But also strangers who are not my mum nor my friends, and owe me nothing, telling me they loved reading the book. People I don’t even know love reading it. My mind. It cannot comprehend.

How did you first become an author? I got bored in history class at primary school and realised I could write stories down whilst looking cunningly like I was taking notes. From then on I was helplessly in love with making up other worlds I could daydream in.

What are you reading right now? The Elites by Natasha Ngan, Night Witches by LJ Adlington, Milton’s Paradise Lost. The latter being one of those I always meant to read, someday. And now I finally am. Albeit… slowly.

What was your earliest career aspiration? First it was a zookeeper, so I could be near animals all day. Then it was a marine biologist or a dolphin trainer. Can you tell I grew up by the sea? After a while, I realised you had to have at least a passing interest in biology for any of these careers, and I stopped liking them so much.
Then, when I was 11 or so, I read Stephen King’s IT (I know – too young. Since then I’ve been highly suspicious of clowns). I realised that words could profoundly affect me. I had understood that words could make up whole universes for me to get lost in, but IT was the first time I realised that I could do that to other people, if I wrote my own book. The power! I had to have it!

What advice would you give to budding writers? I sort of dread this question because I’m so clearly making it up as I go along. But when I was a budding writer, I loved reading advice from writers Who Had Made It. It gave me hope and inspired me. So here goes, my 5 point list.

1. Read. Read. Read.
2. Write. Write. Write.
3. Consume art/media voraciously. Watch theatre and dance shows. Watch films and TV series. Go to art galleries and museums. Listen to as much varied music as possible.
4. It doesn’t matter how busy you are; find the time. Try for every day. Don’t beat yourself up if it isn’t every day.
5. Write until you have a complete story. Accept that completing a story is an incredible achievement. Accept that your first complete story is actually terrible. Keep writing.

What was your favourite childhood book? I re-read the Narnia series over and over and over again ad nauseam, but I think my favourite was probably Elidor by Alan Garner. That book lied to me. It made me firmly believe that magic was, without question, real.

Where is your favourite place to write? I know this is odd, but on the tube. I have a fairly long commute to work but fortunately only one train to take. It’s something about being alone in a crowd. It just puts me in the mood to get lost for a while.

How do you read- print, digitally or both? Both. The sheer amount I read for work means e-book readers are a godsend, and I no longer kill my back by carting a bag full of books everywhere. But if there’s a book I want to keep, I’ll buy it and read it in print.

Who do you most admire?
Living or dead?

Living:-
Stephen Hawking
Paula Rego
Daniel Tammet
HR Giger
Terry Pratchett

Dead:-
Stanley Kubrick
Salvador Dali
Moebius

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Publication date

3rd October 2013

Author

Laure Eve

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Hot Key Books

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Hardback

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction


ISBN

9781471400803

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