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Castle Dreams (Castle Perilous #6)

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A would-be usurper to the throne of Lord Incarnadine, now dead, has the Realms Perilous in a spell-induced uproar that has all the inhabitants battling for the throne.
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Published April 1st 1992 by Ace (first published January 1st 1992)
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Frank
Castle Dreams is the sixth instalment in the wildly unpopular cult favorite Castle Perilous series. Once again we follow a few of the cast of characters that call the castle their home while others take a back seat or noticable absence. This story stays true to the series a bit better then it's predecessor, Castle Murders yet it still sort of misses that real punch of the plot surrounding the intricasies of the unique castle itself.
This time the plot revolves around the apparent death of the Kin
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M.A. Kropp
I discovered DeChancie's Castle series many years ago, browsing a used book store. I've been collecting the eight book series, off and on, since. Castle Dreams is the sixth book and it is, by far, the strangest in an admittedly strange series.

For those that don't know it, the books revolve around Castle Perilous, a large medeival castle with a rather odd attribute: scattered throughout the castle are "aspects" or portals to other worlds. Residents of the castle can come and go through these port
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annik
Ни об одном из этих происшествий не упоминается в летописях Опасного, ни одна из описанных драм не разыгрывалась ни в стенах замка, ни в его окрестностях.

Только я подумала, что ДДЧ выдохся, и вряд ли сможет предложить что-нибудь новое, то вдруг в шестой книге он вставил обманку типа «а не сон ли это был?..» Кармин умер (в очередной раз, судя по всему), но не до конца. Трент занимает трон, к чему стремился многие десятилетия. Только вот проклятие все еще действует, и при нахождении в Замке его
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Matt Kelly
Nice, lightweight humorous fantasy series that I read back in the 90s. Amusing, but not as good as the Discworld series in the same genre.
Amy
Not the best book in the Perilous series, but an entertaining, quick read.
Cheryl Shorter
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This dreamy book is great for english teachers especially!
Travis
Is the King or is he just having a really bad dream?
The inhabitants of Castle Perilous think he's dead and are stuck in the middle of the struggle over who gets the throne next.
The King hopes it's all a bad dream and he's not actually in Hell.

Who's right? Who's got it wrong and what is going on?

Fun fantasy series with a great ensemble cast.

Jami Leigh
Plot: 2 stars
Characters: 2 1/2 stars
Style: 3 stars
Pace: 3 stars

Do you ever feel like an author just got bored writing a series, and in trying to spice it up, went over the top in trying to mix things up? Ugh. This one felt like watching a music video composed of chosen-completely-at-random clips from every TV station at once.
Susan
Aug 04, 2011 Susan added it
Bad and stupid. Rip off the cover to use the art for a craft project. Also makes good kindling for a campfire.
Sara
I read all the Castle Books as they came out. I seem to remember loving them...
Jackie
Not as good as previous Castle novels.
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John DeChancie is the author of over two dozen books, fiction and nonfiction, and has written for periodicals as widely varied as Penthouse and Cult Movies. His novels in the science fiction and fantasy genres have been attracting a wide readership for more than fifteen years, and over a million copies of his books have seen print, many in foreign languages.

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Other Books in the Series

Castle Perilous (8 books)
  • Castle Perilous (Castle Perilous, #1)
  • Castle for Rent (Castle Perilous, #2)
  • Castle Kidnapped (Castle Perilous, #3)
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  • Castle Spellbound (Castle Perilous, #7)
  • Bride of the Castle (Castle Perilous, #8)
Castle Perilous (Castle Perilous, #1) Castle for Rent (Castle Perilous, #2) Castle War! (Castle Perilous, #4) Castle Kidnapped (Castle Perilous, #3) Castle Spellbound (Castle Perilous, #7)

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“John DeChancie is a popular author of numerous science fiction/fantasy novels including the hugely entertaining CASTLE series and STARRIGGER trilogy. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.” 1 likes
“Question No. 6 Briefly outline the historical development of castles in western Europe. What, if anything, do they have to do with cannoli? By the way, is “cannoli” singular or plural? Are the vanilla kind better than the chocolate? Question No. 7 Tell why you like reading stories about dragons and castles and fairies and that sort of thing. Have you ever read, say, A la recherché du temps perdu by Marcel Proust? Compare and contrast this book with any genre fantasy novel and explain why a writer would spend 30 pages describing how he rolls over in bed (no kidding). Why do the French think so highly of Jerry Lewis?” 0 likes
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