The Book of Stolen Dreams is the debut novel by David Farr.
Rachel and Robert live a grey, dreary life under the rule of cruel Charles Malstain. But when their librarian father enlists their help to steal a forbidden book, they are plunged into adventure. With their father captured, it is up to Rachel and Robert to uncover the secrets of the Book of Stolen Dreams and track down its mysteriously missing final page in order to save him.
What they are not expecting is to discover a family of ghosts, a door to the dead and that the Book grants the power of immortality. But they will do anything to stop it falling into Malstain’s hands – for if it does, he could rule for ever.
Step inside the pages of an immortal adventure and discover a truly unforgettable journey of wonder, courage and magic…
This is a fantastic adventure and fantasy middle grade book I’ve read. The book has two main characters, Rachel and Robert, who are brother and sister.
Throughout the book, you explore politics and geography of the world through mainly Rachel’s eyes. Rachel was relatable as she was feisty and brave as well as allowing herself to feel vulnerable, afraid and helpless. As she worked through her feelings, she became a perfect guide to the world. Robert had his own chapters as they were separate but his actions were just as important.
The magic within the book was interesting and I always enjoy a book with magic. It was slowly introduced but was perfectly weaved throughout the story.
I look forward to reading more books by David Farr.