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Twelve-year-old James Rhyder doesn’t dream at night of being a hero. Rather, his dreams are filled with shadowy figures and cryptic warnings about the end of the world. As these strange dreams begin to make James question if he’s going crazy like his mother, a quirky girl named Rheyna Anwen whisks him away into a hidden world where psychics, druids, and magic are real.
At first the enchanted cabins and unusual summer camp where new psions, known as psychics to the outside world, are trained feels unbelievable like one of his mystifying dreams. However, James soon discovers a secret about himself which threatens to turn this new life into a nightmare: his dreams are a dangerous and illegal talent known as dreamwalking.
When a mysterious man in blue -who’d been stalking James all summer- kidnaps one of his cabinmates, his strange dreams may be the only way he can find his comrade. Now, James must learn to trust his new friends, control his illegal psion talent, and put aside his insecurities. If he can’t, much more could be at stake than just one missing camper.
JAMES RHYDER AND THE CAVE OF DREAMS, complete at 66,000 words is a standalone upper middle grade urban fantasy novel with series potential. Set against a contemporary background it will appeal to fans of low fantasy novels with magical world building like Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor series.
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