Experiencing the unfolding of this second book in the Dreamer Trilogy is so rewarding, so compelling, that I'm reticent to provide anything that might count as a spoiler. I'll just say that as we follow Ronan's and Jordan's journeys to unravel the secrets of dreams and dreamers, we find ourselves in a gorgeous meditation on the power of art, and the tension between human advancement and the preservation of the (magical, miraculous) natural world. You'll want to savor this one — both because Stiefvater continues to weave the kind of glorious prose that you want to lie down and take a nap in, and because the minute you finish it, you'll join me in desperate anticipation for the final installment. Recommended By Madeline S., Powells.com
I devoured Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle, and it ended so well that I was honestly quite nervous when she announced she’d be crafting a follow-up trilogy. It took less than a page of Call Down the Hawk for me to know my worries had been misplaced. Central character Ronan Lynch’s story is far from finished, and I’m on tenterhooks to see what will befall him and his fellow dreamers and forgers in this second installment of the Dreamer Trilogy. Recommended By Madeline S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Raven Boys, a mesmerizing story of dreams and desires, death and destiny.
Something is happening to the source of the dreamers' power. It is blocked. Diminished. Weak. If it goes away entirely, what will happen to the dreamers and those who depend on them?
Ronan Lynch isn't planning to wait and find out. Backed by his mentor, Bryde, he is ready to do what needs to be done to save the dreamers and the dreamed... even if it takes him far from his family and the boy he loves.
Jordan Hennessy knows she will not survive if the dreaming fails. So she plunges into a dark underworld in order to find an object that may sustain her.
Carmen Farooq-Lane is afraid of the dreamers — which is why she's agreed to hunt them down. The closer she gets, though, the more complicated her feelings become. Will the dreamers destroy the world... or will the world be destroyed trying to eliminate the dreamers?
In the remarkable second book of The Dreamer Trilogy, Maggie Stiefvater pushes her characters to their limits — and shows what happens when they start to break.
About the Author
Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and the second book, The Dream Thieves, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. The third book, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, received five starred reviews. The final book, The Raven King, received four. She is also the author of All the Crooked Saints and Call Down the Hawk. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at maggiestiefvater.com.