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The War for the Waking World

(Dreamtreaders #3)

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Would you be willing to fight for your dreams?

Fifteen-year-old Archer Keaton has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a Dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord who dwells beyond the Slumber Gate. But as Archer’s dreams become more dangerous and threatening, so too does his wa
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 27th 2015 by Thomas Nelson
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Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-books
Archer and his fellow Dreamtreaders are fighting the final battle. With the Rift tearing their world apart, they will need some strange allies to pull things back together. Kara has taken the Nightmare Lord's throne, and is throwing the world into chaos in her desperate grab for power. Archer will have to think outside the box to find a way to defeat Kara and her armies before the Rift destroys everything they know.

I continue to love Archer's character! He grows and changes and becomes more matu
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Gabriellyn
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series was jaw-dropping! AH-MAZING! One of the best series I have EVER read! Loved Archer! Other characters were great too, great plot! If you like Fantasy, this is for you!
Ashley Dawn
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the end of a good trilogy. Archer is a fifteen year old Dreamtreader. In this book, the dream world and the awake world combine. Archer's job is to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord, who also happens to be a former friend. Archer has to get the tear between worlds fixed and fixed quickly!
There is plenty of action in this. I know it is for YA but I completely enjoyed the trilogy. The author does a great job with imagry and it is great with the dreams becoming reality. Arch
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Katherine Jones
Note: this review written by my middle-school age son.

When I first started to read this book, I was immediately interested because it gave minimal but enough background information about what was going on. At first, I did not quite understand who the characters were, but that was soon clarified. After about ten pages in, I was able to tell what the basic storyline/plot was. I thought that I would definitely not lose interest in this book; I would for sure read it all the way through.

I liked how
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Deanna
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
I do love the dreamtrader series with their endless mysteries, adventure, and awe you can only experience in your dreams.

"War for the Waking World" was an amazing conclusion to "The Shadow Key" (book 2). After the devastating tragedy of the two worlds fusing together, Archer and his friends fight to save the world they once knew. But in the new world anything is possible...and that can become extremely dangerous. Archer and his gang fights many strange creatures, some so horrifying that they wil
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Charity Andrews
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Whew!! What a wild ride! I suppose I should have read the first two books in the series so I would have known what I was getting into! It took me a little bit to understand what all was going on.

So, the dream world has entered the waking world and peoples' imaginations are becoming reality. Terrifying! It's up to the Dreamtreaders to reverse the rift that joined the two. Archer and his sister must battle his former best friend as she controls the evil that is taking place.

Great book. It wasn't m
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Susan Robinson
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this series at a request and was given the books. They began a little slow for me (probably because I'm an adult and not a kid or teen), but by the last book I was fully involved with the characters. The books are well written and although, again as an adult and a Christian, I was able to figure out who some of the characters were (Bezeal, Gabriel, Michael). However, it didn't take away from the story. I will recommend them to some young people I know. ...more
Jessica Taskinen
Archer and Kaylie are dreamtreaders, people given special abilities to enter the Dream and given the duty to preserve the Dream. However, in the previous book, their enemies had deceived Archer and together had destroyed the barrier that protected our world from the Dream, wrecking disaster on the world. A special force of only three at any given time in history, dreamtreaders are taught how to use their will to change and to create. These skills, though meant for use in the Dream, must be used ...more
A.G.
Archer Keaton and his fellow Dreamtreaders have failed. The Rift has occurred, and now the Dream world has blended with the Waking World. But instead of everyone going insane, they all seem surprisingly content. To them, the world has never been better. When Archer is put out of commission by a devious plot, the other two Dreamtreaders are left to save the Waking World on their own. Unsure of whom to trust, and with a major deadline looming over them, the War for the Waking World just might end ...more
Anni Welborne
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
As a tween/teen, I so enjoyed speculative fiction, but I was frequently exposed to subjects that I did not want to read, such as witchcraft, far-fetched science fiction, etc. I would have liked to have had books like this one (and this series) available to read.

This book is the third in the series, but I didn’t realize that when I began reading it. The upside is that the author explains what happened previously, and I eventually caught up. The downside is that by not reading the first two, I mi
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Sarah TheAromaofBooks
Decent conclusion, although I felt like there were some continuity issues, and also some things that they acted like were REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT and then other things that were revealed and everyone was just kinda like, Oh okay - even though it seemed like it should have been a big deal.

Overall, a decent trilogy for a one-time read, but nothing so thrilling that I see myself returning to it again.

Full review for whole trilogy (no spoilers) on my blog - https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com...
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Georgann
So far, I guess I'm the only one who felt like these were YA books, due to the complexity, battles, and ages of our peeps - 13-15. I'm sure younger readers would also like this series if their reading level is high enough. So, book 3 of the series. This was a fast, fast ride to the end. I enjoyed the stories more with each book, as characters developed and the plot thickened. Some of the surprises I saw coming, and some not so much. Fine finish! ...more
Alex
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This is definitely one of the best trilogy finales I've ever read. It wrapped up everything with a wonderful little bow on top.
Just like with the previous two books, this one went right to the action from page 1. It was wonderfully engaging throughout, and I really hope I get to go back and re-read this entire trilogy at some point. Even if it's just to re-read the ending. IT WAS THAT GOOD.
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Joshua
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think the book is very mysterious and at times thrilling, I like the author's approach on this particular book. ...more
Jessica Evans
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WTB writes dreams!

It's a fantastic concept-dream treading. To remember our dreams is one thing-to travel at will to different dream realms is a whole other thought.
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Lis
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: middle teens (boys in particular), teens
Recommended to Lis by: LitFuse Review
Have you ever had a nightmare, but upon waking, it was so *real* that it took some time for you to discover that it was nothing but a dream? What if the world of dreams actually seeped into reality?

Because my oldest loves to read, and has similar taste to mine, I end up reading a fair amount of YA books that tend towards feminine interest (although much of it is not biased towards either gender). Wayne Thomas Batson is a new to me author, who just released the third book of his Dreamtreaders se
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Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
I have mixed feelings about the Dreamtreaders series.

I do think the concept for the series is wonderfully creative – a young teen is part of a very select group of people set apart for a specific purpose, defeating the Nightmare Lord before he can wreak havoc on the Waking World. Let me be the first to assure you; this isn’t some cutesy, mamby-pamby dream villain either. The dude is evil. The other villains that pop up over the course of the series are just as evil … and they must be stopped – w
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(Jen) The Artist Librarian
3 & 1/2 stars.

Wayne Thomas Batson burst onto the publishing scene ten years ago with a "Narnia-esque" novel, The Door Within and quickly established himself as one of the top Christian Speculative authors for middle grade fiction. While I don't think this is his best work (in my opinion, that goes to his Pirate Adventures books), War for the Waking World concludes a fast paced, contemporary fantasy trilogy, ideal for reluctant readers.

The primary reason I categorize this novel as being for middl
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Mariana  Nguyen
Review @ Book Is Glee

Here is a quick few things for why this book is awesome:

1. IT’S DREAM WALKER, PEEPS!! That can never goes wrong!
2. Talk about delicious action combo…
3. “…fast-paced conclusion to the exciting fantasy trilogy…”
4. No. 3 doesn’t lie, trust me.

THE PROS — It’s been a great journey with our Dreamtreader Archer, and I have to say, that was one epic ending there. The author did an amazing job on creating a very vivid and imaginary world of dreams, and let’s not forget, the gripp
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Jalynn Patterson
About the Book:
Would you be willing to fight for your dreams?

Fifteen-year-old Archer Keaton has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a Dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord who dwells beyond the Slumber Gate. But as Archer s dreams become more dangerous and threatening, so too does his waking life.

In this fast-paced conclusion to the exciting fantasy trilogy, the dream world and the waking world
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Tony Parsons
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Archer Percival Keaton (15, Dreamtreader) must not only monitor his own dreams, but others as well. His job is to make sure the evil Nightmare Lord does not cause everyone more nightmares than good dreams.
Master Gabriel oversees the chosen Dreamtreader’s. There are 9 laws (creed) a Dreamtreader must abide by.

If they are not abided by he/she must appear before High Chief Justice Michael (Archelion) & the court.
Kara Windchil (student, Archer’s ex-BFF) is part of the Nightmare Lord’s throne/kingd
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Lisa Johnson
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: War for the Waking World (Dreamtreaders #3)
Author: Wayne Thomas Batson
Pages: 288
Year: 2015
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
My rating is 4 stars.
War for the Waking World is the third and final installment of the Dreamtreader trilogy. A Rift has occurred and now the Dream World and the Waking World are fused together; everything is in chaos. Archer and his fellow Dreamtreaders are hard-pressed to repair the Rift and restore balance to the world. Kara, Archer’s ex-best friend, is now the new Nightmar
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Meagan Myhren-bennett
War for the Waking World
Dreamtreaders #3
By Wayne Thomas Batson

A Dream Come True...
Can Be a Real Nightmare

Archer Keaton has been a Dreamtreader for several years and on occasion been known to work around the rules to get the job done. But his past is about to catch up to him at the worst possible time - the Rift has torn through into the Waking World and reality and the dream have mixed together. But can Archer and his fellow Dreamtreaders repair the damage before it becomes irreversible?

But Arch
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Brenten Gilbert
RATING 3.5 - 3.75 STARS...

I’ll try to avoid spoilers, but if you’ve made it this far, you should already understand the concept of dream treading, the fabric between the dream world and reality, and the threat that has caused a rift between the worlds. Does this signify the rise of a new Nightmare Lord? Will the worlds collide and cause irreparable damage to our very existence? Do I sound enough like that old Batman announcer, yet?

All these questions (except the Batman one) are addressed in THE
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BookzBookzBookz
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA Readers
Would you be willing to fight for your dreams?
Fifteen-year-old Archer Keaton has the ability to enter and explore his dreams. He is a Dreamtreader, one of three selected from each generation. Their mission: to protect the waking world from the Nightmare Lord who dwells beyond the Slumber Gate. But as Archer’s dreams become more dangerous and threatening, so too does his waking life.

This is the conclusion to a three-book journey. I was given this book for a review by BookLook Bloggers, but I fea
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Sharon
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book for review is “War For The Waking World- Dreamtreaders Book 3 by Wayne Thomas Batson. This book falls in the genre of juvenile fiction, action adventure and fantasy.

Meet Archer Keaton, he is a Dreamtreader as well as his eight year old sister. In this volume the dream world and the waking world are starting to merge, dreams are getting more vivid and dangerous for those around him. It is up to his sister and he to close the rift between the two world.

Standing in his way is Kara, one who
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Rachel
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really great ending to the series. I even didn't mind 3-5 pages of resolution after the major battle (I usually like a few more pages of rap up after the major event at the end). I think the best part was the change of the characters. Archer didn't just get away with the wrong he did in the previous books but took responsibility for them and even Kara and Rigby ended up being complicated characters by struggling with greedy wants and hurts and yet not completely evil. Makes if more realistic a ...more
Just Commonly
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
War of the Waking Worlds is the epic conclusion to the journey of Archer Keaton, the dreamtreader. As his dream world and waking world collide, the danger and adventure that awaits him will tag you along each step of the way. How Mr. Batson brings in themes of faith, friendship and humility brings this story to a conclusion that excites. I'm loving not only this book, but the series as a whole. This is a book not just for Young Adult fantasy fans, but also appropriate for upper middle age group, ...more
Missica Skeens pullen
I was graciously given a physical copy of this book in exchange for my review, but in addition to that I was also given the first 2 in the series in a PDF format. My thoughts are this, GO GET THIS SERIES! Why are you even still reading this? GO! Now! Honestly, if you like fantasy style books, this series is great. Not only that, it is "clean." It brings faith, humility, fantasy, edge of your seat action and adventure, and friendship-all packaged in a fantastic book series. You could read just th ...more
Barbara Desmond
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really love this cover and the colors used. I also love inside the book where you'll find a picture at the start of each chapter. That just adds to what is a really great series. Fantasy books can be quite intimidating since they are often quite large. I think this series would be a great way to step into this genre because the books are short.

I'm no stranger to long books but there are times when I wouldn't mind reading a shorter one. This year I've discovered some really great books that are
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Wayne Thomas Batson was born in Seabrook, MD in 1968. He had an adventurous childhood and adolescence that included: building forts in the woods, crabbing and crayfishing in bays, ponds, and bayous, playing lead guitar in a heavy metal band, and teaching tennis lessons at the local recreation center. He attended Gabriel DuVal Senior High School where he wrote for the school’s newspaper and literar ...more

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