ABOUT AMERICAN DREAMER:
“What I understood, was that for better or worse, history was turned topsy turvy that night in Chicago …” Claude Pepper, American politician, member of US Senate, 1936-1951
Waking in a dream, Nadia finds herself in a class with two other students. Miss Biel, the woman posing as their teacher, (if indeed she is a teacher, or a woman), convinces them that they have no real choice but to assist with her plan to ensure the right man gets the nomination. Their teacher breaks each of them with terrifying nightmares, and ‘tasks’ to complete while awake that destroy any hope of escape or redemption.
But Nadia begins to realize she isn’t quite alone, not exactly powerless, and that there are those beside Miss Biel who want a certain outcome. There comes a time when she has to decide who to trust.
The party bosses got their way, as they tend to do. They would even take credit for what happened that fateful night in July.
American Dreamer weaves present and past in a narrative that transports the reader to an earlier age, and slowly wakes them to an alternative reality, not too distant than our own present.
ABOUT TOMORROW'S HISTORY:
The gods don’t stand idle, content with watching the human drama unfold. Just as the sagas and the ancient stories tell, they like to interfere.
London. Present day. The sun glints off solar panels, harvesting the energy that keeps the city moving. Roof gardens add a hint of green to the skyline. The pristine waters of the Thames flow through the heart of the city. The quiet hum of electric cars fill the streets. Airships pass overhead on their way north to the capital, Jorvik. Ships of the Great Fleet load at the busy docks, preparing for the voyage across the Western Ocean to the Far Settlements, holding the Norse world together.
Were it not for his disturbing dreams, Jakob would think his world is safe. But it isn’t. Something needs finishing for his present to come to pass, and for some unknown reason he has been chosen to do it.
Jakob finds himself in dreams from which there is no escape, where he must survive among ancestors less refined and genteel than his current countrymen. Thrust into an age of Vikings who are much more familiar with the sword and the axe, he lacks the one skill that is essential to survival. While the gods manipulate fate, he uses the only thing he has—his wits.
Tasked with leading a party of Danes in pursuit of royal game he is swept into an adventure that can only have one outcome if Britain is to survive. Alfred must not get away.
ABOUT GODS AND DREAMERS:
Time kills all things. Even the gods.
We all dream. But how can we even know what we do in our dreams if the memory fades like mist when we wake up? Teeny, Robbie, and Thieu start to recall their dreams and the disturbing acts of violence and servitude that they are coerced into committing in timelines other than theirs.
Awareness breeds rebellion. Led by Petrit and Nadia, who enlist the new rebels into their secret campaign against the manipulative gods, the dreamers learn how to use their lucidity to resist the oppressive forces that control their dreams and realities alike. Together, the dreamers struggle to protect their timelines and push back against the gods that exploit mortals for entertainment and rewrite history for sustained nourishment.
But first they have to survive. There are others who think them heretics and will try to stop them at all costs
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Alfred must not get away.
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