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Dream Eater
Dream Eater
Dream Eater
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Dream Eater

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To secure his granddaughter’s future, he must return and face the nightmare of his past.

Dezmond Daamon never wanted to return to Daamon Manor – where a creature of fear and anguish devoured his wife and brother – but now duty demands it of him. It’s the only place he knows to keep his granddaughter safe from the demons that now plague the earth – and the only place he can prepare her to fight them.

But while state-of-the-art technology can keep the roaming demons out of the crumbling manor, there’s just one problem – it’ll also trap any abominations lurking there inside.

Abominations like the living Nightmare that robbed Dezmond of his wife.

Now, the venerable wizard is trapped within the confines of his family home – and finds himself stalked by a creature that conjures up fear and tragedy to devour its prey.

For Dezmond to have any hope of survival, he’ll have to do what he’s spent decades avoiding – turn inward, and face the pain and anguish of his past.

Dream Eater is a chilling, dark fantasy adventure set in the Awakening Fractured Memories series by A.V. Dalcourt – rich with visceral detail and dream-like symbolism.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateMar 12, 2019
ISBN9780987902764
Dream Eater
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A. V. Dalcourt

Amber V. Dalcourt is an author of non-romantic dark fantasy with Lovecraftian undertones. She is the author of the AWAKENING FRACTURED MEMORIES SERIES and is currently working on AWAKENING: PRODIGY. She has recently released AWAKENING FRACTURED MEMORIES VOLUME 1.Amber was convinced that her childhood home was haunted. Distorted visages made their presence known to those who dared stare into the hallway. In the basement, the voice of an elderly man sowed confusion and discord. These experiences and more left a lasting impression and affected how she crafts the unsettling elements of her stories.Drawing on her occult heritage to combat her fears, it was only natural that she'd fall in love with fantasy stories that focused on magic and all-powerful beings to thwart the darkest of evils. But magic solutions don't solve worldly problems...Using the subtleties of human behavior to craft her demons, rituals, and magic systems, Amber is a lover of modern sorcery, psychological character portrayals, epic battles between good and evil and the huge grey area that separates them.Sign up for the mailing list and receive two FREE ebooks and a series of character profiles with professionally drawn illustrations: http://bit.ly/2ZPdaoTStay connected with Amber:Her website: www.awakeninganthology.com/Facebook: www.facebook.com/awakeninganthology/Discord: discordapp.com/invite/7zsemQvTwitter: twitter.com/amberdalcourt @amberdalcourtPinterest: www.pinterest.ca/avdalcourt/

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    Dream Eater - A. V. Dalcourt

    PREFACE

    Awakening Fractured Memories is a series of short stories set in an alternate universe to the Awakening series. Featured characters and scenarios may or may not have played a role in the current Awakening stories. These short stories give readers more time with the characters and in the world in which they exist. The Fractured Memories are add-ons to Awakening which is, as of this writing, in its third draft stage. You can keep an eye out for progress reports on the Awakening website over at:

    www.AwakeningAnthology.com

    I base most of the short stories on a series of dreams recorded in a dream journal that later shape the world and characters of the Awakening. The few stories whose plots don’t stem from the dream journals are exercises in exploring and developing characters and ideas that stem from the main work of the Awakening series, or reader requests.

    I base Dream Eater on a few lines scribbled in my dream journal when I was thirteen-years-old. All I had to work with was an abandoned garage with a potted plant sitting in a broken window. Through the broken window a shaft of light touched a portion of the plant. In its light, was a healthy plant with small moons ready to pick. On the shaded side of the plant, they were wilted, barren, dying.

    This is the seed of the idea that led to Dream Eater.

    DREAM EATER

    Daamon manor had returned to its former glory. The core three-storey household had been resurrected. Manicured gardens replaced the burnt wreckage of its massive wings. The vast open grounds and isolated location were ideal for the councilman’s plans for his granddaughter, to give her the space she needed to train as a Demon Hunter.

    A black car broke through the wooded drive and pulled to a stop in front of the main doors. Philip, the councilman’s bodyguard who doubled as his chauffeur, was an imposing bald man in a neat black suit, which was too expensive for his station. He got out, opened his master’s door, and waited with one arm posed behind his back as he stared straight ahead.

    The councilman, Dezmond Daamon, a well-dressed older gentleman, glanced up from his reports, blinded by the light. Hold on, he bade the holographic image of his eldest son, Damien. The miniature version of Damien stood on a thin sheet that was set on top of the center console of the backseat. Dezmond appeared to be a modern-day wizard and was fast approaching his senior years. His hair had been grey the day Damien was born to him, but had only recently begun to recede. He was thankful, in some respects, that the recession was gradual and would not grace him with a horseshoe hairline. Instead, it emphasized his widow’s peak.

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