Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dream Warriors Book Review

Dream Warriors 
Author: D. Robert Pease
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Evolved Publishing (July 7, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1622534158
ISBN-13: 978-1622534159

Joseph Colafranceschi is a fifteen-year-old, self-described geek, living in the Bronx. The second youngest of twelve sons of the former U.S. ambassador to Italy, Joey discovers that a small Egyptian statuette, given to him by his father, endows him with power to control his dreams.

After his brothers throw him down a manhole, Joey is drawn into a hidden society of warriors who have been battling a reincarnated Egyptian Pharaoh for over 3,000 years. In the dream world, everyone is not what they appear to be, and it's impossible to tell who to trust. As Joey slips deeper into a world of gladiator battles and clandestine missions within other people's dreams, he catches the eye of a beautiful Egyptian princess.

The only thing that keeps him grounded in reality is his best friend Alex, but even she may not be who he thought she was.

Book Review:
Brittany Perez (Oh My Bookness)
August 7,2014

Dream Warriors is the first book in a new series of books featuring Joseph Colafranceschi AKA "Joey Cola."Joey Cola is a fifteen year old with a genius level intelligence who is just weeks from becoming the youngest graduate of the prestigious St. John Academy and heading off to MIT. When Joey's dad presents him with a special gift, Joey's world is turned upside down. 

Joey is the favored son of his father's thirteen sons. Which includes Sergio and Igor who seem to delight in beating him up on a regular basis.when he gets home he finds his father is waiting for him in the study, and he seemed upset. He learns why...he learns the story of his Italian great-grand father's trip to Egypt in 1912 to participate in an archeological dig. Then his father gives Joey a very special gift and instructions not to tell anyone about the gift or the story. Everything Joey knows and thought he knew about reality changes. Joey finds that his dreams seem more real than his waking hours. In fact, he is a dream warrior and finds himself in a world where he can be and do anything.

Joeys world spirals out of control. The very fine line between reality and dreams begin to blur to a point where he is not sure what is real and what isn't. When the dream world impacts reality and endangers his family.....Joey Cola must step up as their defender.

Filled with action, mythology, history, fantastic characters and worlds, there is a surprise waiting around every corner for the reader and the Dream Warrior himself. The background, scenes and situations/scenarios that take place are described in a way that allow the reader to visualize with the full compass of their imagination to bring it to life. 

It’s a story that shows how a hero is more than his sheer strength, it also takes intelligence, brains, wit, to overcome the evil before it prevails. The underdog is the true hero in this story, something that any YA or adult can take away from this story, that everyone can become something beyond physical strength. 

About the Author:
D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn't been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life. From The Mouse and the Motorcycle, to The Lord of the Rings, worlds just beyond reality have called to him like Homer's Sirens. It's not surprising then he chose to write stories of his own. Each filled with worlds just beyond reach, but close enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters he creates.

D. Robert lives in the gray-skied world of Northeast Ohio with his wife, two kids (a boy and a girl) and two pets (a dog and a cat) and a pond full of goldfish. When not writing he loves to travel the U.S. via RV with his trusty Jeep in tow, or ride the hills of Ohio on his bike.

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