The Dream Quake, Paperback Book
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The horror of the Rainbow Opera riot is the talk of the country.

Dreamhunter Grace Tiebold's reputation is in tatters and Laura is in hiding.

Rumours about the government's torture of prisoners have been suppressed and corrupt minister Cas Doran is free to take his plans to shocking heights.

For at a secret depot deep within the Place, a new, terrifying dream has been unearthed - waiting to wreak havoc on the country and give Cas Doran ultimate power.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages, maps
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780571224586

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'The Dream Quake' is not so much a sequel to 'The Rainbow Opera' as a continuation of the story, and thus a little difficult to review without spoilers for the first book. We rejoin the narrative where 'The Rainbow Opera' left off – or, actually, a little before, as we relive St Lazarus's Eve 1906 from a different perspective. After the events of that night Laura is given refuge by the Grand Patriarch, who has his own agenda with regard to the Place. Gradually life returns to normal, Laura continues her training as a Dreamhunter whilst Rose prepares to take her place in society, but greater forces are at work and pull both girls toward a future that seems inevitable. We finally come to learn the nature of the Place, the reason Dreams exist, and their connection to the Hame family, and Laura at last fulfils her destiny … possibly not for the first time, but perhaps, this time around, for the last. A satisfying ending to a startlingly unusual and original read.

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