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The dreamhunting began as a beautiful thing, when Tziga Hame discovered that he could enter the Place and share the dreams he found there with other people. But Tziga Hame has disappeared and Laura, his daughter, knows that the dreams have turned sour.
The wealthy still experience sweet dreams, but the government has been using nightmares to keep the convicts obedient and content. On St. Lazarus's Eve, when elite citizens gather in the dream palace, Laura is determined to show them the truth. She plunges them into the nightmare used to control the convicts. But as she struggles to counter the government's sinister plans, a deeper mystery surfaces, a puzzle only Laura can unravel, a puzzle having to do with the very nature of the Place.
What is the Place, after all? And what does it want from her?
About the Author
Elizabeth Knox is the author of several books for adults, including "The Vintner's Luck." "Dreamhunter" was her first novel for younger readers. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
'It is like nothing else I've ever read. The characters are so real, you'll feel like you know exactly what they look like and how their voices sound and what they would say or do in any given situation. More than that, you'll want to hang out with them. Then the world is so amazing and unique. You will want to go there. You will want to walk into the Place. And you will want to sleep in a dream opera.' Stephenie Meyer, The Twilight Saga
ISBN: 9780312581473 ISBN-10: 0312581475 Series: Dreamhunter Duet Audience:
Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old For Grades: 7 - 12 Format:
Number Of Pages: 449 Published: 29th September 2009 Publisher: Square Fish Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.9
Weight (kg): 0.35
About the Author
Elizabeth Knox was born in Wellington, New Zealand and currently resides in Kelburn, Wellington. Her best known work is The Vintner's Luck, which won the Deutz Medal for Fiction, Readers' Choice and Booksellers' Choice awards at the 1999 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, was translated into French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Dutch and Hebrew, and is being made into a film by Niki Caro.
It was also awarded the inaugural Tasmania Pacific Region Prize. More recently she has published the Dreamhunter Duet, a pair of YA/Crossover fantasy novels set in an alternate New Zealand-like republic, where dreamhunters explore 'The Place' in order to catch dreams which they then share with the paying public in large theatre-like dream palaces. The first book of the duet, Dreamhunter, won the Esther Glen Award and was an ALA Best Book for 2006. Its sequel, Dreamquake, was a Michael L. Printz Award honour book for 2008, and an ALA best book for the same year.
Elizabeth Knox is married to Fergus Barrowman, a publisher at Victoria University Press. Her son, Jack Barrowman, is a student at Wellington College.