“Rest assured, this is no ordinary treasure hunt. Each and every one of you will face inevitable hardship and danger. Most of you, despite your magic, will fail. But among you, from the depths of despair, will rise heroes! Indeed, the victors of this, DréAmm’s greatest Quest, shall earn a seat in the throne room of Legend!” The final note of Lord Blick’s speech rang like a distant bell of old, conjuring images of majesty and greatness.
In it’s opening, this book takes us straight to the strange but wonderful world of DreAmm, where we meet Argo Bumplekins, and his Wisteria Vine, Betty, who has a personality all of her own! We soon discover that Argo has been the guardian of something extremely special.
The next chapter takes us to another world, where we meet Root Karbunkulus, a rather unhappy girl, living with her aunts.. two funny but disgusting characters, who could have been written by Roald Dahl! Before long, Root finds a way to escape from this world, into the world of DreAmm, where she originally came from.
Once there, she has to quickly learn about her new home, along with all it’s wonderful characters, whilst preparing for a Quest.. along with hundreds of other teens.
The world of DreAmm is charming, a world very much like ours, but with some wonderful additions.. I loved the way the phones worked, and you won’t look at a dog in the same way after reading about the hovermutts! Oh.. and they have a very different way of making bandages!
The characters are also colourfully and yet deeply written, and you can’t help but warm to Root and her team mates, Dwyn and Lian. They have to learn about each other, and how to work as a team, to suceed in their quest.
For teenagers, there are themes of friendship, finding your way in the world, and developing your self esteem. I’m sure many can see something of themselves in the charcters. However, this is definitely a book for adults to enjoy too.. I loved escaping into the world of DreAmm, and now consider myself a huge fan. This book is bound to have a big future ahead of it, and I am very impatient for Quest II!