Meet the sandman, but not as you know him…
““Dream of me, Princess,” Dair whispered into her ear.
“Then weave me a dream, Sandman,” she said softly. “And we can dream together.”
As her eyes grew heavy, she heard Dair’s voice telling her to sleep, to open her mind to him and let him in. I’m all yours, she thought as sleep finally claimed her.”
Brudair is the sandman, every night he does his job with precision and ease. Though humanity has heard of him, is job is not merely to provide children with good dreams. He influences all kinds of people, weaving subtle suggestions into the dreams of people with important roles in the world. All these jobs are meted out to him by the creator. His latest assignment is to influence the dreams of a young graduate named Serenity, but Brudair struggles for the first time in centuries, beautiful and loved by many, Brudair struggles to influence her dreams. Serenity has thought of nothing but leaving the small town she has lived in all her life, but her dreams are telling her to stay. Will she go with her gut or will the dreams she keeps having win out? Then there are the feelings Dair has started to have, can he really walk away from this beautiful girl once his assignment is finished?
Welcome to the Dream of Me blog tour, run by the lovely YA Bound Book Tours. This was a really interesting little story! I’ve always found the story of the sandman pretty intriguing, and this was a very unique spin on it. A complete flip from the likes of Neil Gaiman. I loved the idea of the sandman influencing adults, working for God. Dair was such a fascinating character, his longing to have people around him, to be able to have relationships and talk to people after spending centuries in the shadows. I liked Serenity less, she was still an interesting character, but I felt Dair was a bit more fleshed out and realistic.
The book is a Christian one, and there are lots of biblical references, I know that won’t be for everyone but I found it added an interesting dimension to the story. The story is well put together and flows nicely. It also ticks along at a good pace. There’s lots of exciting dialogue and it a really enjoyable story to read. There are a bunch of secondary characters that also tie in well and make for a pretty varied ensemble. If you’re a fan of mythology or the sandman tale then this is definitely one for you!
There are plenty of romantic and emotional parts of the story to tug on your heart strings. It’s a great read and I’m looking forward to the next in the story to see how the relationship develops. This was my first Quinn Loftis book, but I hear many great things about her Grey Wolves series which you can check out here! Thank you for stopping by and make sure to check out the rest of the stops on the tour!