Image of Dark Side of Dawn (Nightmare Chronicles)


Image of Dark Side of Dawn (Nightmare Chronicles)

The Nightmare Chronicles return as Smith treats readers to a second helping of the first-person adventures of half-human, half-dream-goddess Dawn Riley. This fan-favorite author has developed a heroine who is gutsy and stubborn in the face of unique and dangerous challenges. At the heart of this excellent supernatural thriller is a family drama that could have significant consequences for both worlds.

After having defeated the vicious dream terror Karatos, Dawn and her new lover Noah Clarke have been drawn deeper into the world of Dawn's father, the god Morpheus. Unfortunately, there are those among the Dreamkin who despise Dawn and want to see her destroyed. One of those is nightmare warden Padera.

Out in the waking world, Noah's ex-wife, Amanda, has been brutally raped. When Dawn discovers the identity of the rapist, she decides to take matters into her own hands. But her actions get her into hot water with the Nightmare Council, for there is a prophecy about Dawn that indicates she can either be the destroyer or savior of the dream realm. (AVON, Dec., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith