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Dreamer

(Chronicles of Marithe #1)

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We all have a little Dragon inside of us, something that struggles to find solace.….

Dreamer is the first book in a series that portrays life as a mixture of fantasy and reality. The main character, Magic, flows between the worlds, often preferring one more than the other. Both of his lives are fraught with their own dangers. He must struggle with illness and alternatively
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Paperback, 308 pages
Published January 2013 by Tate Publishing
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Jamie
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
A fun fantasy for mature readers. This book mostly takes places in a gaming world in the land or Marithe. This book stars two main characters:
Sheen-who, in Marithe, is a captain of the guard for the king. A loyal soldier with strong morals and a hatred for dragon-kind.
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Magic-a beautiful young man who befriends Sheen and we soon learn is a Crimson Dragon.
In real life, these two are best friends. Sheen is rich but is unable who desperately wants to help his best friend, who has a serious illne
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Elena
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Elena by: The author
I love the writing... The scenes and the characters are painted beautifully. The story is really moving. This isn't my normal genre, but I took a chance and was well rewarded. I couldn't put it down! ...more
Kandy Scaramuzzo
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Parallel Universes Running Simultaneously
First off, I must put out there that this book is not for young teens. It has way too many sexual references and innuendos. As far as I know the book is not advertised for young teens, but with the reference to gaming and dragons, it is sure to attract some of the younger set.
This is a story that has two stories running at the same time. One takes place in modern times and the other one runs simultaneously during the days of kings and dragons. The maj
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Marcus Wise
Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A well thought out fantasy adventure with a surprising twist. The main characters are gamers who's virtual world often seems more real than life. There are two stories, two conflicts and a massive struggle of good versus evil.
The great red Dragon, Magic, must choose a path that might destroy his world or break a woman's heart.
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Francis Guenette
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-friends
Dreamer, Patrick O’Scheen’s first book in the Marithe series, is a marvellous read. The dual themes of love and fealty penetrate the relationships of lovers, friends, and families that have been created by necessity. Bonds are forged that bear no limit of species, gender, time or space.

Two main characters move back and forth from a “real” world where Scheen is a wealthy man who has never known the love of a friend. He has formed a strong relationship with Magic, a man whose health and strength
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Amanda Fanger
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adult fantasy fiction readers
Recommended to Amanda by: Patrick
Once I got into reading Dreamer, it was irresistible. While the adult content of this book was a bit high for my liking, the overall concept of the story was amazing.

The characters were well-rounded with believable and realistic goals that were expertly woven together to create this vast tale. Every time I turned a page, another layer of complexity was added to intensify the story. I thoroughly enjoyed the dual storyline and the symbolism found between Magic and Scheen's life and the "game" whi
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Morgan
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Dreamer by Patrick O'Scheen is an emotion-packed fantasy, operating on more than one level. The author's ability at world building transported me into an alternate universe, where dragons, wizards and royalty are commonplace, and anything is possible. At times, I couldn't tell what was real and what wasn't. Was the author himself part of the story? Maybe so, maybe not. In certain respects, all authors are anyway.
I recommend this book for fans of fantasy, or anyone who just wants to escape into
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Liz Fallon
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Brilliantly fantastic....passion, depth, emotionally charged....this book is the first fantasy book I can recall ever reading...and Patrick O'Scheen has turned me into a major fan of fantasy writing...two worlds collide and new friendships everlasting are formed...life is given...and life is taken away...and anything that could possibly happen in between....a cleverly designed plot that carries you to the depth of your imagination to heights of your dreams...if you love fantasy this book is a mu ...more
Mona Rodriguez
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Patrick O’Scheen pulls it off in Dreamer, using excellent word-imagery to make the world of dragons and morgiths and magic and sorcery surprisingly believable. He takes the reader on a journey that crisscrosses kingdoms and relationships with a mostly likeable cast of unlikely friends. Simultaneously, he tells two stories etched in two different time periods, using two of the same characters. Unique and enjoyable.
Sakksy
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This genre is right up my alley. The one thing that drew me in, was the detail that the author provided. I could envision various scenes and items by his description alone. His writing "put" me in the world, something I enjoy very much experiencing. I for one, look forward to the next novel in this series. ...more
Liz Estes
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bookshelf
This book was written with great attention to detail. Mr. O'Scheen gave awesome concepts. It's just hard to describe the attention and passion and just overall heart that was obviously put into the writing of this novel. Normally, I am not a fantasy reader, but I read 308 pages of fantasy today. I was consumed and absorbed in the sheer wonder of everything that was written.

Magic is a powerful character that at first you can't decide if you should fear or love. He is beautiful but fierce. His ch
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Carrie Blair
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a wonderful read. It is has a dual setting one of real life where two friends who find love in the friendship they both desire. One is sick and only wants the companionship that his roommate can offer. The scene is set in his friends home while they are playing video game.
The author seemlessly moves the story to the video game reality where both friends have a role in this video world. This world "magic is a great dragon who is able to shift into human form he is also looking for li
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Jennifer Reeves
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it! The detail and the characters had me hooked! Once I got started it barely out it down. If I didn't have to shower and whatnot, I would've been held up in my room, where I like to read, all day. It took me a few days to get it read, but I enjoyed every minute. This book is fanfreakingtastic! Patrick O'Scheen is brilliant! I can't wait to get my hands in the next book, and continue the journey. I'm so hooked! Keep up the writing Patrick! Cause this bookworm needs more Marithe! ...more
Sonia Brock
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review of Dreamer Chronicles of Marithe Book One

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

In the beginning I was a bit confused by the concept of reading parallel points of view. However, as the book progressed the purpose became more evident and I was hooked and I found myself devouring the pages. Dreamer is beautifully written with a unique vision and flow. Very reminiscent of the style of Michael Moorcock's The Last Emperor of Melnibone Chronicles. A true must read for the Science
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Patrick
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
It's difficult to talk about your own work. This is Adult Fiction. Of course, I think you should read it! I hope you enjoy. ...more
S. Policar
May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Dreamer follows Magic the Dream Ender and Scheen, whose first name I believe was Oliver, though that's only mentioned once in the entire book. The reader never learns Magic's real name. Even in the non game portions of the story he's simply known as Magic. The story tells the tale of two unlikely friends who play a game, though the kind of game is left to imagination of the reader. In the game, Scheen is a captain in the king of Marithe's guard, and Magic, well Magic is one of the few remaining

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Linda
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-fantasy
I've always loved dragons so I was really excited about reading a book about dragons and I wasn't disappointed....much. I won't get into details on what I didn't like, because that would spoil the ending, but I can say it happens to be about Magic who was my favorite character. Although I did understand the "why", I still held out for something else.

I loved how the book was about 2 people who escaped the harsh realities of life into a new world where there was magic, dragons, good vs. evil, king
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Hayley Guertin
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Patrick O'Scheen has a very particular was of writing his story. I have never read anything like this before, and never thought I would, let alone enjoy it, but Patrick pulled it off amazingly! This story is wonderfully written, the storyline is captivating, and emotional to some.

Dreamer is about Scheen, a wealthy man in the real world, and Magic, a man whose life is slowly decreasing. They enter a whole new game world where Scheen is the captain of the King's guard, and Magic is a human who can
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Kelly Erickson
Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone age 11+
Dreamer is an amazing story of love and friendship that transcends worlds. I wasn’t sure at first when and where the story takes place but it was quickly evident that two stories were happening. One is a contemporary story of the love that two very different friends share through thick and thin. The other is an amazing tale of adventure and throughout it all themes of love and friendship so deep that they call themselves family. This is a fascinating book that will enchant younger readers who wi ...more
Zita Martin
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review:

As I sit here and write this review, I cannot believe how this book ended. It surprised me on a roller coaster of emotions that I am reeling from the after effects that has me wondering what I missed. I will be reading this book over to see if a second reading will open my eyes to something I missed the first time.

I would call this book a creeper. It creped inside of me and did not let go.

I did not realize that it got under my skin. I was enjoying the smooth flow that was the words wrappi
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E.M. MacCallum
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
O'Scheen doesn't skimp on painting Marithe and Salandra, the descriptions were amazing and easily transported me to Magic and Scheen's world. I'm a big fan on how O'Scheen reflected the real world and gaming world without it being redundant and I didn't have troubles differentiating between the two. I did misjudge a romance at first, but several chapters in I realized the intense need for friendship and I appreciated the evolution and patience O'Scheen conveyed here. There were a few moments whe ...more
Neil Orr
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I recently finished reading a great book. The story was well thought out. You could feel the passion of the author, as well as the characters. The book is written in multiple POV's and actually has two stories within one. Normally, that would be a problem for me, but Patrick O'Scheen has done a great job of tying the two stories together, making fantasy and reality collide. However, the multiple points of view had me confused a couple of times, but it didn't take long for me to figure out who's ...more
Anastacia Moore
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Patrick O'Scheen's "Dreamer" is a masterful look into the lives of Magic, (who in real life is an invalid), and his caregiver and benefactor Scheen, who are immersed in the gamers world where Magic sheds the pain of his illness and lives the life of a man who is also a mighty dragon.

Patrick's characters are brought to life with such detail that you feel as if you are a part of the action taking place in this wonderful tale of kings, princesses, and dragons.

The story flows smoothly between the tw
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Marsha
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Dreamer by Patrick O'Scheen is in a class by itself. This book is not at all what I expected, having only read the blurb. Instead, it was so much more. The characters are strong and easy to love. Magic, although ill, is the strongest of all. In this book, O'Shceen takes us from the difficulties of Magic's illness and brings us happily into the gaming world of Dragons, Queens, Kings and numerous fantasy creatures. It was terrifically written, with mystery, suspense, battles, and of course, love. ...more
Susan
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Patrick pens "Dreamer" in an original, unique and complex plot revolving around gamers and two time frames..modern day and the days of dragons. I found the flow to be smooth once I got a hang of the shifting of times and the characters were so different and well almost believable. I was totally fascinated in this fantasy adventure and highly recommend it.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
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Wanda Phillips-Smith
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One terrific read! I read the second book first...but nonetheless think I will read it again just for the experience of the joy in reading it!
Nix Wynter
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
The author pulls you in and you feel the turmoil, the happiness, the heartbreak, the love, the conflict...great story...very well written...
Sandra Love
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love this book. If you love fantasy, wizards. And dragon you have to read this. :-) patrick is a brilliant writer.
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