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School of Light (Dreamland #2)

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Where does your mind go in sleep? To the Dreamland, with its ever-changing landscape, where a hovel today may be a castle tomorrow and where the people battle nightmares with sanity and strength of will. Juele is the youngest and most promising new student to enter the legendary School of Light. Her mentor Rutaro has embarked upon a project to surround the Castle of Dreams...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Baen Books
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Althea Ann
This is not an ambitious book. It aims for nothing more than to be a
light, entertaining fantasy, with some typical YA themes of going away to
school and dealing with cliques and peer pressure. A young woman is
admitted to an exclusive art school and tries way too hard to fit in with
a snobbish clique, etc, etc.
However, the structure of the fantasy is just poorly thought out. The
scenario that Nye's created here begs for discussion of many interesting
concepts and topics - which aren't even slightly a...more
Is it strange to have a favorite book that isn't even first in it's own series? "School of Light" is just a sequel, frustratingly unknown and often out of print. It's a stand-alone taking place in Nye's Dreamworld (though the others are well worth the read, too), and it may very well be one of the (frustratingly) best kept secrets of fantasy lit.

Juele is an artist. She creates illusions - sights, smells, experiences. And she just happens to live in a Dreamworld, the place everyone goes in their...more
I love the idea of an art school based on the bending of light.
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School of Light by Jody Lynn Nye (1999)
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