Title: Search for the Shadow Key (Dreamtreaders Book #2)
Author: Wayne Thomas Batson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
My rating is 4 stars.
The Search for the Shadow Key is a fast-paced fantasy thriller that brings back Archer Keaton to the World of Dreams, but this time facing greater challenges than before. Archer is now the only Dreamtreader left to prevent a rift from happening, which would merge the Dream and reality together to create a chaotic nightmare for the world. Dangers, trickery and temptation face Archer at every turn and he must gain help soon or it will be the beginning of the end of the world.
What I liked most about this second book is its important themes like making wise choices for the greater good even though they are unpopular choices, resisting the temptation to make wrong decisions with the intent to do good, being a light in a world of darkness, and learning not to lose sight of why God calls us to do the things that He has called us to do. The book brings back old characters and introduces some new likeable characters. It also provides some interesting twists and turns in the story, but still makes plenty of connection to the first book. There was nothing in the book that I didn’t like. Some readers may not like the fact that Keaton’s best friend Kara has turned against him for the sake of gaining power in the Dream world; however, a lesson can be gleaned from this. Christians can be friends with non-Christians, but standing for our beliefs and not living the ways of the world like they do can be a cause to lose their friendship. My mom (and I’m sure others too) has had experience with this, and though I’m still young I’m sure I will gain some of this experience as I get older.
I would recommend this book to others because of the lessons we can learn from it like being leaders and standing up for our beliefs. Though we stumble and fall sometimes, which is fine, we just pick ourselves up, learn from our mistakes and just continue to glorify God, seek Him with all our hearts, souls and minds.
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