Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: June 1st 2012 by Egmont
(first published July 4th 2011)
1405251352 (ISBN13: 9781405251358)
Well that certainly wasn't what I was expecting. I think when I picked up the book I was expecting a full on fantasy sort of thing, like angels and demons and such. i never ever expected to read what I did, but I felt that it was wonderfully well done, well expressed and that it held a lot of power and imagination within the lines. I love reading about the world war times, simply for the fact that those times do hold a lot of emotions within them. But this was more about reincarnation and remembered the past lives through dreams, or rather nightmares. Psychiatrists always say that our dreams are de ja vu memories of our past, of things that we have already lived, but what if these are forced onto us. What if we are forced to remember the dreams merely to carry out the plan of someone elses.
I felt that the story held a lot of creative imagination within it, but that the historical detail of it and the fantasy detail of it was well expressed in a very thought provoking and engaging sense. It was predictable in a huge sense, in that you knew the doctor was evil, and that she was up to something, but you weren't really sure just how evil she was and what her evil progressed into. Therefore, the book still held this huge sense of mystery to it that makes the reader want to carry on reading through the pages. I also liked the fact that a romance was hinted within the novel, and yet that the something never occured at all. The characters were well described and when you read about them you almost seemed to imagine as crazy people in a mental home. Perhaps though is just the image that I have built from my own time in a hospital setting that was residential.
I do feel that the book has potential to become a series, but I wonder if perhaps the plot would then become boring and dull. After all something else has to occur with these nightmares, and with the doctor and the memories and such? Can it really all just end like that without a real sort of conclusion. This was a very refreshing sort of read though, one that was fantasy and yet at the same time wasnt fantasy. Refreshing, new and different. one to read if you like fantasy to meet history.