The Heaviness of Knowing (The Conscious Dreamer Series Book 1) by Sharolyn Brown
Trapped in a world with her gods, Roxal knows what they are asking her and others to do is questionable. Each movement, thought and breath is monitored; if she wanted to, could she warn the earth girl Lauren of the danger? Connected through their dreams, Roxal on planet Trebor and Lauren on Earth, they must work together to right the wrongs.
A well written science fiction thriller with action, emotional moments, strong women and heroic escapades, the author Sharolyn Brown captivates the reader.
Brown sets the tone of Trebor’s totalitarian styled dystopian world with descriptive details that place the reader into the book easily. Brown develops the characters realistically, the plot is well written with details that has the reader experiencing the same emotions and feelings as her characters – fear, trepidation, annoyance, loss, love. The decisions that the main character, Roxal must make are ones that impact far more than herself.
Skillfully, Brown creates her worlds, plot and characters so that her readers can’t help but start to examine their own lives. For some of the readers, they are ones we ask of ourselves everyday – do I get involved? What will I do? How can I not help? Like her characters, her readers will begin to question, if they too are experiencing a “Heaviness of Knowing” in their own lives.
I cannot wait to read the second book, as I am sure it will be just as exciting as the first one. I enjoyed the growth of both Roxal and Lauren in book one, I am curious to see whether their paths cross in “one of their realities” or if they forever remain dream pals leading a resistance.
WordsAPlenty awards this book with a five-star rating for Brown’s amazing skill at drawing the reader in and making the connections to the characters realistic as well as challenging her readers to look more closely at their own actions and beliefs. Well done!
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