To start us off on the road to Forsaken Dreamscape‘s publication, it seems only right that I talk a bit about the book, where the story is going at this point, and give a few hints, details, and descriptions.
If you want to be completely surprised, you don’t have to read this stuff. Sometimes even the smallest details ruin things for some people, and you’ll enjoy it more if you’re surprised. However, for those who are already in the know about this book and are concerned about the changes from the old version, this is the place you want to be! Take it as a warm-up exercise. Get used to the new names in this context and it’ll seem right to you when you read the entire thing.
And if you HAVEN’T READ NEVERMOR YET…. well, you should. :p
Description – Following the plot arc
“This is why you are here, I expect. You would hope to save this forsaken dreamscape of ours.”
When Wren left Nevermor, she didn’t intend to stay away forever. She’d wanted to make her home in the secret realm of freedom and dreams. Rifter had promised not to forget her.
Four years have passed, and she has not seen him since that day. He did not return for her as he promised, and life has not been kind to her otherwise.
Now 19, Wren is shut away in an asylum, accused of leading the young orphans of Miss Nora’s Home to their deaths – urging them off the roof with the promise that they could fly. Nevermor seems far beyond her reach but she has never forgotten it, and in her absence, it has been forsaken.
Under a cloud of mysterious darkness, the land has died. Even Rifter himself has been warped in a way that gives him a ghastly appearance – and he has aged, even against his promise never to do so. Worst of all, the boys have all left him, each going his own way after horrible events took place.
What happened in her absence? Why has everything fallen apart?
At Rifter’s request, Wren sets out across the broken world to gather the wolf pack so that they might take back the land that is rightfully theirs. They will no longer heed their leader for unknown reasons, but they will listen to her.
Out of love and trust, Wren agrees, but she finds out quickly that things are not all as they seem, and everyone has a different story to tell.
Forsaken Dreamscape is the second book in Lani Lenore’s Nevermor trilogy, a dark fantasy based on the legend of Peter Pan.
Four years have passed since Wren left Nevermor – since Rifter promised that he wouldn’t forget her. Now 19, Wren is shut away in an asylum, accused of madness and of murders she didn’t commit. When Rifter finally comes for her, it is not a moment too soon, and in her absence, Nevermor has changed. Under a cloud of mysterious darkness, the land has died.
At Rifter’s request, Wren sets out across the broken world to gather the wolf pack, now separated, so that they might take back the land that is rightfully theirs. Out of love and trust, Wren agrees, but she finds out quickly that things are not all as they seem, and everyone has a different story to tell.
I’ll use both of these descriptions in different instances I’m sure, but they give a pretty clear idea of what the story is for this book. In it’s simplest form, Forsaken Dreamscape follows in the vein of the first book and is a dark fantasy (that’s fantasy with horror elements) action-adventure with heavy mystery elements and romantic themes as well – because what’s an epic tale without a little bit of everything?
Like the first book, it is written in third person, and while the readers may get to see into the heads of many different characters, the story is told mainly through what the main character, Wren, sees and discovers – which is also why this book takes place 4 years after the other, because Wren has not been back to Nevermor in that amount of time. (Hm, I wonder why…)
Because of the time lapse, things have changed. If you’ve read Nevermor, you know where things left off. Kind of a cliffhanger, right? Forsaken Dreamscape is going to show the effects of the events that took place in Nevermor, exploring the toll taken on the world and the people in it.
I’m aiming for a mid-February release date, but with recent updates to the Smashwords and Kindle services, it may come up for preorder before then (maybe before Christmas if I can swing it).
Any questions, comments, or cheering so far? Come on, I know you can’t wait!