Plot: This novel starts strong, with fantasy elements that readers will immediately appreciate. The plotting, at times, seems formulaic. The pacing is solid, except for the abrupt ending.
Prose: Despite vivid details and believable dialogue, the writing is inconsistent. Parts of the manuscript are structured very well, while others feel rushed and less polished.
Originality: The idea of walking through dreams is a familiar one, but Ruygt does an excellent job with worldbuilding. The conversations between the various characters are entertaining and creatively imagined.
Character Development: Both Jody and Harvey are complex, believable characters. But the rushed ending makes it impossible to really appreciate how much Jody grows over the course of the adventure.
Date Submitted: August 03, 2017