The dreamwalker's child

Voake, S (2005) The dreamwalker's child. Faber. ISBN 9780007233342


Sam Palmer hates living in the country - he has no friends and life is dull. Until a bizarre bicycle crash leaves his body in a coma. Now he has far bigger problems. Sam wakes in Aurobon, a world similar to his own, and discovers that his accident was part of an elaborate abduction. Dark forces led by the brutal Odoursin need him for a deadly agenda, one that threatens to reach beyond Aurobon and into his own world. Aided by Skipper - an adrenalin-loving girl pilot - Sam must join the fight against Odoursin and find a way to return home.

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Author's note: The work is a 75,000 word novel. It is original because it creates a new, imagined world, connected with our own, where insects are flown as fighter jets and the protagonist is able to exist, on different levels, in both. As one critic wrote: "I will never look at insects in the same way again". It is significant because, in addition to the above, it also addressed important issues of pollution and conservation. It was the subject of a bidding war between four major publishers in the UK and, separately, five major publishers in the U.S. It has since been translated into many different languages around the world. The novel was written as a result of rigorous attention to story structure, character development and, where appropriate, entomological research.

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