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‘Dream Caster’ by Najeev Raj Nadarajah

The Grey Before Dawn

A sharp rap across his back snapped him back to his senses. Weaver focused his weary eyes upon the waste that lay before him and began shoveling at once.

“Smarten up you worthless scum and finish loading the cart. I’ve got better things to do than wait on you all day.”

Yes Sir,” Weaver choked out as he bit the  insides of his cheeks to hold back the mounting pain.

The sooner he finished working on Ruben’s waste duties, the sooner he knew he could get a moments rest. As much as he hated that man, Weaver knew that without Ruben, he would not have made it out of his childhood alive. Weaver often times wondered if Ruben had kept him alive for his own selfish needs – but that mattered not. He was grateful that he was alive, he was well, and despite years of hardships he had reached his sixteenth year at the settlement.

This one is going to be great for all you ‘fantasy’ fans, although for me, this is going to be another of those books which takes me some way out of my comfort zone and hoping for a strong storyline to hook me back in.

‘Dream Caster’ is the first book in the ‘Dream Cycle’ series and is described as … A post-apocalyptic fantasy filled with suspense, darkness, and wonder.

If you would like to find out more about both book and author, then go here


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As this was an author invitation to read and review, a PDF copy and Kindle download of  ‘Dream Caster’, was sent to me free of charge, by its author Najeev Raj Nadarajah.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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  • Dream Cycle sounds interesting. I do enjoy post-apocalyptic stories. Poor Weaver, it sounds like he’s got it tough. You are brave to venture out of your comfort zone. Happy reading!

    • Hi Naida,

      Those first few lines have definitely got me intrigued and wanting to know more, so reading on is not going to be difficult.

      The second book in the ‘Dream Cycle’ series ‘Dreamweaver’, has already been published and Najeev has built up quite a healthy following for himself, through his excellent website.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and I hope that you have a good weekend, apparently we are due something of an ‘Indian Summer’, here in the UK.

    • Hi Jo,

      I feel pretty much the same way as yourself.

      The beauty of accepting publisher and author reviews for me, has been the diversity of genres and writing styles. Many requests have taken me a long way out of comfort zone and away from my usual favoured genres.

      I have found myself relishing the experience much more than I ever anticpated and I have read and enjoyed some excellent books this way.

      The only genre which I have so far shied away from and I really don’t think I would enjoy, is science fiction … but never say never!

      I have read one or two fantasy books over the past few months, so I now know what to expect and I am looking forward to reading this book.

      Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

    • Hi Laurel-Rain,

      It seems as though Weaver has been subjected to little else except massacres and violence in his short life to date, and things are set to get a whole lot more complicated when Weaver’s dreams and his adversay’s nightmares are in a head to head battle for supremacy.

      Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your comments.

    • Hi Jo,

      As a relative newcomer to the fantasy genre, I was pleased to see that the opening lines opened the portal and led me gently in, with their air of realism.

      I like the image which the words portray and the descriptive qualities of the writing and hope that is born out in the rest of the story.

      I am quite intrigued to find out more about the ‘settlement’ in which Weaver seems to live and just how the caste system works which means that he is referred to as ‘scum’.

      Thanks for stopping by today and for taking the time to comment. I hope that you have a great weekend.

    • Hi Lianne,

      ‘Dream Caster’ is the first episode in the ‘Dream Cycle’ series, with the second episode ‘Dreamweaver’ out as ARC’s.

      ‘GoodReads’ has the most comprehensive information about the series and the books have received nothing but praise, high ratings and excellent reviews, right across the board.

      So if you are a fantasy lover, this sounds like a great series for you to try.

      Thanks for your comments, I always appreciate them.

  • THANKS for sharing.

    My book beginnings is from THE WEDDING GIFT…if you like the “teaser” I finished it today and reviewed the book if you care to check out the review.

    It is a book EVERY woman should read.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Wow! I can only dream of finishing a book and getting the review published in the same day, I am always working at least 5 or 6 books behind …. yet another list and ‘to do’ pile, I’m afraid.

      ‘Dream Caster’ is the next book on my ‘to read’ list.

      Have a great weekend.

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