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The Invisible Road (The Dreamhunter Duet #1-2)

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Omnibus edition of Dreamhunter and Dreamquake.

There is a world similar to ours but for one major aberration: the mysterious Place that only a select group of people the Dreamhunters can enter. A region where dreams can be caught and relayed to eager audiences in the Rainbow Opera‚ the magnificent purposebuilt dream palace.

Laura needs to find out what it is that killed he
Paperback, 688 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers (Australia)
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Sep 28, 2012 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
I first read the Dream Hunter Duet in about 2008 and adored it. I was curious to see what I made of it four years on, so picked up The Invisible Road (which has both Dream Hunter and Dreeam Quake in it). Still a deep love and admiration. It's a wonderful, strange, vivid story full of compelling people. Elizabeth Knox is one of those writers who makes me feel 'I'd like to be like her when I grow up'. It manages to be deliciously escapist while asking questions about the ethics of talent and abili ...more
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May 22, 2011 Lhizz Browne rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
I loved this book! It's actually two books in one - Dreamhunter and Dreamquake - set in a speculative Edwardian New Zealand, where instead of plays and music-halls, people go to dream theatres for entertainment and experience dreams en-masse. A professional class of dreamhunters go into a Place between the worlds and bring back the dreams for broadcast. The main protagonist is Laura, a budding dreamhunter and daughter of the legendary Tziga Hame, the discoverer of the Place and the original drea ...more
Aug 23, 2010 Alison rated it really liked it
This was my second attempt at reading this book, although now I have no idea why I couldn't get into it the first time around! Once it gets going it is fast paced and exciting and carefully written. The chapter on the debutante ball and the fire was absolutely gripping and the relationship between Laura and Nown is strange but beautifully described ( a bit like that of Xas and Sobran in the Vintner's Luck). A clever plot too.
Apr 27, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
The idea behind this book is pretty good. The idea being that there is an invisible border that only some people can cross. If they cross, they enter a different land called The Place. If they fall asleep there, it is possible to pick up a dream that they can then take home with them and "share" with others. An entire industry grows up around the "dreamhunters" who can become rich if they find dreams that people really want. The reader is taken on a long, convoluted journey through the family hi ...more
Robin Covington
Interesting world and characters created. Good read.
Oct 31, 2008 Lesley rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely wonderful to read, from start to finish. I picked it up by chance... while traveling I like to read books by authors from the place I'm in. The back of the book seemed like it might be a bit cliched, but when I saw a strong recommendation statement from Garth Nix, my curiosity got the better of me.

To say too much is to give away too much, I think it better to go into this book with no expectations. I will say that it is set in the early 1900s in a sort of alternate versi
Oct 07, 2014 Kirsten rated it it was amazing
This book tells a circular tale that captures the reader’s attention, eventually leaving them both with something and nothing. The fantasy is set in early 20th century and is about ‘The Place’. Somewhere that dreams are caught by dreamhunters and transmitted to the citizens of Foundeston as entertainment and convalescence. Over the course of the book the reader along with the protagonist Laura come to know what ‘The Place’ is and watch as Laura tries to reconcile that. There is enough intrigue i ...more
Oct 08, 2010 Samantha rated it it was ok
Shelves: mehh
I have mixed feelings about this book!

First off it took me until around page 100 to get into the story and for a young adult book it has an extremely complicate writing language..

The story of the book however has a really unique concept!

The first book sets the main character on a mission only to find that that the mission wasnt really a mission but a silly mistake..

It's hard to explain but I mean, honestly half the book is written toward this climax and it just gets dismissed in the end?!

I hav
Oct 22, 2014 Michael rated it liked it
I first read "Dreamhunter" and "Dreamquake" a number of years ago, back in my middle school/high school days. And I don't remember what I thought of it then, but I imagine I liked it well enough. As "The Invisible Road", however, it was a lot more difficult to get through the book. Some parts certainly dragged on, and the logic, such as certain characters knowing things that they perhaps shouldn't have made it more difficult. The ending, while perhaps a little cheesy, did make up for some of the ...more
Refreshingly imaginative (compared to a lot of too-similar derivitive fantasy from US & England); aka published in two volumes: DREAMHUNTER and DREAMQUAKE.

Perhaps this New Zealand writer, coming from another environment (like authors of TIGER'S WIFE, LIFE OF PI and VANISHING ACT, and NIGHT CIRCUS--tho American, is from artistic background), helped give a different spin or view of the world, experimenting with how a story might be told.
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Shelves: nz
I have to say I didn't particularly warm to The Vintner's Luck but I found this one quite gripping. Interesting concept and appealing characters.
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Oct 24, 2013 Rachael Heslop rated it it was amazing
Supposedly aimed at teens, but this is Elizabeth Knox, so nothing is simple!
Mar 01, 2012 Kara rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Truly beautiful.
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Elizabeth Knox was born in Wellington‚ New Zealand‚ and is the author of eleven novels and three novella and a book of essays.

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