Search for the Shadow Key is book #2 in the Dreamtreaders series from Wayne Thomas Batson. This juvenile fiction series focuses on Archer who is a teenager that is the only current dreamtreader. Dreamtreaders go into the dream world during a window of time during the night and repair breaches between the dream world and real world. The Nightmare Lord has been defeated but a new evil entity is taking over.
Archer is continuing the work he was doing in Dreamtreaders. His task of keeping the two worlds from joining into a giant nightmare is a difficult one. In this second book, his task is even more difficult as people begin to disappear in the "real" world, he comes upon a beast in the dream realm, and he faces tough decisions. He has his helper Razz with him along the way and he meets Nick in the dream world.
In this book, Archer faces a difficult choice. Should he sacrifice everything for his loved ones or is it more important to do the "greater good" and keep the Dream and Waking Worlds separate? I enjoy that this series includes several situations that present moral quandaries. This books are geared towards the middle school age crowd, and they are at the age of finding themselves in situations that require a moral choice. Through these science fiction situations, Batson does a great job of working in Christian ethics. These books do include some vivid battles and are best for the older kids who enjoy this type of fiction.
Try this link to preview Search for the Shadow Key. One lucky reader will win their own copy of this book! Enter via the easy Giveaway Tools widget below.