Author David A. Wimsett

Half Awakened Dreams: Volume II of the Carandir Saga

The sequel to Dragons Unremembered: Volume I of the Carandir Saga

Half Awakened Dreams: Volume II of the Carandir Saga picks up eight months after the end of volume I, Dragons Unremembered.

King Ryckair and Queen Mirjel pursue Baras, the evil dragon, who has escaped. Together, as equals, they must complete a subduing spell with the power of the magical crown of Carandir. It alone can return the dragon to eternal sleep. Baras waits, wounded and in hiding, but his power grows each day. Soon, he will rise fully to visit a reign of terror upon the world.

The monarchs have matured and grown emotionally apart. They each question their devotion to one another and recall former lovers from their past as they wonder what might have happened if circumstances had been different.

Mirjel is unable to conceive an heir. This sows seeds of anxiety among the populace, allowing banished royalty to return and seize control of their former holdings. They call for "Pure Carandirians" to rise up against new comers, pitting neighbor against neighbor. Courage and cowardice compete as those who are different encounter prejudice and oppression, forcing many to flee as refugees.

Ryckair is abducted by magical creatures who blame him for Baras' escape and Mirjel must both rule the monarchy alone and seek to rescue the King before Baras awakes fully.

There are new cultures, new fantastic creatures and new songs set in a gender balanced world where women and men have the same rights, opportunities and authority. Complex characters must examine their own lives to find inner strengths and overcome weaknesses as much as confront forces from the outside.



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