By R C Scott
Kindle version reviewed – 433 KB – ages 8+
Published by Omega Star Publishing on December 1, 2011
“As but a few may know, the oldest legends say that some people on this Earth today came from Elves. Those legends also say some people came from Dwarfs. Nobody really knows about such things.”
There is something very wrong because children everywhere have stopped dreaming! When the stream of dreams, the stream of magic waters that allowed children to dream, dried up it became impossible for children to dream. Twelve Nature Elf children decide they have to make things right. With their parents under the spell of evil dwarves, the children take a long, hard journey to find why the stream was blocked and get it flowing again. In the little group there were Nature Elves of all kind, like Fire Elves, Forest Elves and Sky elves. During their mission they have to deal with all kinds of dangers, like evil trees, crows, and sinister dwarves that want to stop them! They get help along the way from the nice fairies from the Fairy Kingdom! When they find what’s the matter with the stream fixing it isn’t as easy as they thought…
I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun fantasy/adventure book. “Dream Robbers” is a great story and Mr. Scott made a pretty awesome world for it to take place in. I thought the plot idea was really unique, it’s kind of a fairy tale for older kids. The elf children characters in the book were great, all 12 of them! I really liked the shape-shifter character Easy Longstep because he was there to help them and gave them advice, some about feelings and actions (which we could use in real life). He also warned them about dangers on the journey ahead of them and showed from time to time to help them. The book was a clean read and I would recommend it to kids ages 8+. The only thing I would change about the book is the cover art, I didn’t care for it. The characters were cute but hard to see.