Dreams and Shadows

Dreams and Shadows Jeffrey Collyer
  • Title: Dreams and Shadows
  • Author: Jeffrey Collyer
  • ISBN: 9781512050110
  • Page: 479
  • Format: ebook
  • Dreams and Shadows Jeffrey Collyer Dreams and Shadows What do you do when you are suddenly transported from twenty first century England into a world of strange magic where everyone seems to be trying to kill you That s the question that faces Michael an
    What do you do when you are suddenly transported from twenty first century England into a world of strange magic where everyone seems to be trying to kill you That s the question that faces Michael an orphan who had been abandoned with a young couple while a baby, and largely ignored after his adoptive mother died When a powerful dream sets off a series of events thatWhat do you do when you are suddenly transported from twenty first century England into a world of strange magic where everyone seems to be trying to kill you That s the question that faces Michael an orphan who had been abandoned with a young couple while a baby, and largely ignored after his adoptive mother died When a powerful dream sets off a series of events that inexplicably draws him into the land of Aylosia, Michael finally believes he is arriving in a place where he will feel his mother s love, but magical and political forces quickly seek his destruction.Caught between truth and lie, Michael now faces a fight for survival in a beautiful land and must struggle to learn of his own destiny if he is to save those he has grown to love.Dreams and Shadows is a story of magical powers and strange creatures of love, betrayal, despair, and ultimately hope.
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    About Jeffrey Collyer


    1. Jeffrey Collyer was born in Perth, Australia Following stints living in the US and Chile, he finally settled in England, where he now lives with his wife, four children, and two cats that constantly try to trip him down the stairs Although his reading and writing tastes are somewhat eclectic, his first love is Fantasy, as it enables all sorts of subject matter to be explored in subtle ways.


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    1. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to author Jeffrey Collyer This wasn t a bad book, but it wasn t for me I found it quite heavy going, the pace was quite slow, and I struggled to get through it I think that other people might like this one, but for me I think it was just a case of wrong book, wrong person 6 out of 10

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    2. I think this book is done being currently not read poor thing So I m going to give my starless review for now and until I complete this, if I did.I actually stopped at the 48% mark and I m just going to give my half review of the things I read When I read the book s synopsis I actually was interested and thought this is going to be a good adventure The beginning was ,however, there was too much unnecessary details that makes you want to say I get it, I swear I got it two pages ago It was frustra [...]

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    3. I received a copy from the author, In exchange for an honest review Actual rating 2.5The characters in this were okay, but I didn t love any of them I just couldn t get interested in this one unfortunately The book felt very heavy and long, so it dragged quite badly, and I struggled to get through it because of it.Overall, Not a bad read, but not one for me.

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    4. I received a copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review Actual Rating 2.75 This was a good read The characters were okay and I felt like I was not able to connect with them most of the time Also, I found the story to have dragged on for a bit, which decreases the enjoyment of reading the book I want to read the second book to find out about the world and characters Overall, an okay read.

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    5. In Dreams and Shadows, Jeffrey Collyer takes his main character, a young man named Michael, on a long, arduous journey, and us right along with him.For years, Michael has lived with the feeling that he doesn t quite belong Then, one day, he is transported to the land of Aylosia, a land fraught with dangers that seem to follow him wherever he goes Caught in the middle of a centuries old conflict between two tribes, Michael discovers not only that he is suspected of being than he says he is , ind [...]

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    6. I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Thanks to the author and Sarah My very first thought about the book the pace wassoslow it made the book a lot boring And the unnecessary details here and there didn t help,and got un ignorable after a while The last chapters were the most enjoyable because of the nice pace,and were powerful The book could ve been enjoyable if it were written like the last five chapters view spoiler I especially loved the part where th [...]

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    7. I love a good portal fantasy as much as the next guy, but this one had a few things that made it less than great.Let s start off with the first bit the real world setting Michael is like any other guy his age, but the first few chapters are as bland and boring as I ve ever read There was very little to make me want to keep reading until he made it into the world of Aylosia Also, it s not explained AT ALL how he gets to the other world Or, if it was, I missed it.When he reaches Aylosia, he transi [...]

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    8. Jeffrey uses symbolism and imagination to create a stunning work of art in his first book of The Aylosian Chronicles, Dreams and Shadows Well thought out characters and exciting worlds that pull you between suspense and tenderness, this book is well worth the read.

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    9. Such beauty Not only did this story give vivid visions of an intriguing land and is people it delved into the souls and showed the deep longing for joy and love as well as the darker desire for power and social standing I love it.

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    10. Excellent story surrounding Michael, who s transported from 21st England to a different magical place Just loved it.

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    11. Good in spots, but overall not what I d call gripping The plot meanders a little too much to be fully coherent and while there is a love story, it s not very convincingly pursued The finale is certainly graphic and has a surprising twist to it, but the romance is abandoned at an incomplete and rather unsatisfying stage, making one feel that it s merely a cosmetic add on in the author s scheme of things.No great desire to read the sequel s

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    12. This book was given to me by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review all opinions are my own This book has potential but it was sadly not well channeled I think Collyer invented an interesting fantasy world that I would like to know about, however I think the book could have benefited from better writing and editing Some things needed to be explored and some others needed to be cut shorter This book is also a perfect example of telling not showing I almost DNFed, but I [...]

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    13. This is a wonderful tale of magic, where weaving is the magic much like elemental magic of Airbender, except in depth There is than fire, water, earth, and wind There are Soul Weavers, Bow Weavers, Sword Weavers, Fire Weavers, etc I would say the magic is a mix between Airbender and The Wheel of Time, how they weave spells together I will warn you, this book starts slow, very slow At first as I was reading, I thought I was going to give this book a 3 star or below Then it hit hard, with the in [...]

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    14. Dreams and Shadows begins by plunging you into a mysterious, revealing scene If you are paying attention, you learn tons about Michael his deepest fears, his past, his longing for a connection with his mother As I continued to read, I really liked this guy What s not to love He s a book nerd who works in a library I ve already begun to connect with him when the serious things start to go down At the end of chapter three, I was hooked, frantically turning pages while mentally coaxing myself to sl [...]

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    15. Book Dreams and ShadowsAuthor Jeffery Collyer Rating 3 Out of 5 Stars I would like to thank Jeffery Collyer for providing me a free copy of his book in exchange for an honest review I am so sorry, but this is probably not one of the best reviews that I have written I am trying to get caught up The first thing I noticed right away was a lot of detail in very, very long paragraphs, without any dialogue The details were so long and some of them really were not all that important I found myself skip [...]

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    16. Dreams and Shadows by Jeffrey Collyerby renaissanceadmin September 4, 2016 0 Comments Dreams and Shadows is my kind of book No, I mean it really is my kind of book I m also a novelist, and this is the kind of book I write Which is not necessarily a good thing, because it is not quite what some readers expect.On the surface, this is a pretty standard young person returned to the world of his birth story Michael is a disadvantaged misfit in the modern world Typically, he has a dream The dream lead [...]

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    17. I received a free copy of Dreams and Shadows from Netgalley for an honest review.The book started with a bit of intrigue with Michael s dream Afterwards though, after mentioning his missing mother so many times, it got very frustrating to read about it again and again Once Michael arrived in Aloysia, he seemed to settle in quickly and without much of a language barrier Going through his adventures with him was good, as you d never know what to expect next Because he doesn t know the different pe [...]

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    18. For the full review, go here veereading.wordpress 2016I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Most of the fantasy novels I read have a female protagonist It seems to be a common trend these days Even when I write fantasy pieces, the main character I use is always female That s why I m always interested in reading fantasy novels with a male protagonist It s a unique experience for me, and if it is well done, it can be truly enjoyable That was one [...]

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    19. This book was really great and I thoroughly enjoyed the overall message behind it, however I felt that at parts the storyline just dragged I also felt like at times the author went into too much description detail that, in my opinion, distracted from the overall plot Despite that I really liked Michael as a character thoroughly enjoyed his interactions with Aneh her family I am definitely intrigued to find out what happens next I would definitely recommend this book to those who like fantasy boo [...]

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    20. IntriguingA quite different story but one which kept me interested right to the end I am now looking forward to finding out about this strangely familiar land and it s peoples in the next two books

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    21. I voluntarily reviewed this book.This was a great fantasy book with lots of suspense The author pulls you in from the first page and takes you on a journey through a wonderful world I can t wait to read the rest of the series.

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    22. Amazing read All fans of fantasy should hands down add this novel to their must read list Definitely the beginning of an amazing series

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