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Nightmare (The Silent Empire #2)

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Before Kendi learned to use his talent of navigating the plane of mental existence known as the Dream, he had to escape his physical existence as a slave.

Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Roc (first published 2002)
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Karen Field
Nov 06, 2010 Karen Field rated it it was amazing
Nightmare is more of a prequel and I must say that I really enjoyed this book. It was excellent in all ways.

The story takes us back to Kendi’s childhood. We see how he is split up from his family when he’s sold into slavery. We share the life that follows. It’s a hard life, a subservient life but Kendi is unwilling to forget his past. When the Children of Irfan rescue him some years later, he can hardly believe he’s free, let alone safe. But it turns out he’s not safe; no Silent is safe because
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Vanessa
Nov 07, 2016 Vanessa rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
While reading I was almost ready to give this 5 stars, but some things near the end, made me decide against it. I still really enjoyed this one very much and have already ordered the next one.

This review will contain untagged spoilers for Dreamer, the first book in The Silent Empire series. Anything that could be considered spoilery for this book will be under a cut.

I was surprised to find out, that the sequel to Dreamer was actually a prequel. I didn't mind at all though, because I was super in
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Benjamin
Nov 04, 2014 Benjamin rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay-sci-fi
Set in the future, Kendi is a young Australian Aborigine, separated from his family and sold into slavery. Is future promises nothing, that is until he is discovered to be Silent; that os to have to ability to communicate across the Universe through dreams. He is them a valuable commodity and his immediately sold on. He comes into the hands of a group called the Children of Ifran, who inform him he is now a free person, but welcome to join them.

Joining the Children of Ifran and studying with the
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Nicole
Feb 23, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it
Great, fun ideas; slightly clumsy writing. I read the Kindle Edition and the editing is awful. Lots of missed words, punctuation. Lots of wrong words. If I were Mr. Harper, I'd be pretty pissed at the quality of the edition. But I got through it, and I really enjoyed the story. This story is a bit of a murder mystery again, though without the police procedural elements present in the first book in the series.

I started this series because of the gay protagonist, and I was looking for the gay to b
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Steve
Apr 13, 2013 Steve rated it liked it
Nightmare (Silent Empire #2) is significantly better than Dreamer (Silent Empire #1). The author keeps all of his strengths: a well-imagined and engaging world, imperfect characters with whom it is easy to sympathize, and the right amount of predictability (I didn't always know what was going to happen, but when it happened I wasn't blindsided.).

Unlike the first book, Nightmare holds together all the way to the end.
Katilian
Jul 08, 2008 Katilian rated it it was amazing
This book goes back to the beginning: Kendi's origins, his first meeting with Ara and Ben, how he became a Child of Irfan. It sets the stage for the third and fourth book, but has an interesting mystery in and of itself.
Danielle
Jul 09, 2010 Danielle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
Enjoyed this book a lot! Glad to see it's actually part of a series, which wasn't clear to me when I grabbed it off the library shelf while desperately hunting down books to keep me entertained during a post-surgical bed rest. I'll definitely hunt down the other installments in the series.
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