Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Review: Dreamwalker (Stormwalker #5)

The dreams, though, call her back, more vivid than ever. Janet's past and present merge and then split, trying to pull her into a strange reality that threatens to tear her apart.

Dreamwalker, by Allyson James, is the fifth novel in the Stormwalker series. Life is normal and quiet for stormwalker Janet Begay at her Crossroads Hotel, where the paranormal is normal, until she discovers Emmett Smith, the most powerful mage in the world, is on her trail. He intends to steal Janet's magic mirror. Janet already has her hands full trying to keep her sister, Gabrielle, under control. Both sisters share their mother's gift--powerful and wild Beneath magic.

Weird creatures suddenly show up at Barry's biker bar. Mick, her dragon fiance, and Janet encounter the demons. When Janet is knocked out fighting the creatures, she wakes up seemingly in the past when she first met Mick and traveled across the country on this motorcycle. Alone and free, the dream feels so real that Janet begins to forget about the future. She is yanked free from her dream when present circumstances need her attention.

The dreams, however, continue to call back to her. This time, they are more vivid than ever. Janet's past and present begin to merge. She has no idea what kind of magic is toying with her, but she will need all of her friends' help to defeat Emmett Smith. If he grabs his hands on the magic mirror, the world become vulnerable to the most evil of evils.

I was very much looking forward to this latest installment in the Stormwalker series. I enjoy James' vivid description of the Southwest (particularly Arizona) and its ancestral geographic importance for Native Americans. Janet and Mick continue to be one of my favorite paranormal romance couples (Mick even becomes serious about his future with Janet). Despite their struggles and neverending supernatural drama, they are able to work together as one in their defeat against evil. In the meantime, they make new allies who learn the meaning of honesty and friendship. Stay tuned for more novels from the Stormwalker series! 

[Updated February 2019] The next novel in the Stormwalker series is Dragon Bites.  

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