Also by this author: Poet Anderson ... of Nightmares TTS Edition
Published by To The Stars on January 30th 2018
Genres: Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural, Thrillers & Suspense, Visionary & Metaphysical, Young Adult
In the Waking World, Jonas Anderson works as a doorman for the Eden Hotel, dividing his free time between seeing his girlfriend, Samantha Birnham-Wood, and visiting his comatose brother Alan. In the Dream World, he is Poet Anderson, a Dream Walker, a guardian of the Dreamscape charged with protecting sleeping innocents from the nightmares that threaten both worlds.
But Jonas remains tormented by his own nightmare—his failure to rescue Alan from the Dreamscape and free him from his coma. Together, Jonas and Alan fought side-by-side against the night terror entity known as REM. Even though they defeated the vicious monster, Alan continues to waste away in a hospital bed while Jonas’ guilt eats away at his soul.
REM may have lost a battle, but the war continues. His Night Stalkers roam the Dreamscape, hunting for Jonas and the other poets capable of traversing the waking and dreaming realms. And now, demonic shadow creatures are possessing the spirits of dreamers and using their bodies to enter the Waking World.
Jonas can no longer avoid his destiny. To save reality from the maelstrom of nightmares, Poet Anderson will have to sacrifice the Dreamscape…
Poet Anderson…In Darkness is the second book of the Poet Anderson books and I have been waiting for this book since I finished the first book. This series is a collaboration between Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young and it is really good you guys. No spoilers here.
In Darkness picks up one year after Of Nightmares ended and Jonas is still coming to terms with the fact that he wasn’t able to save his brother, Alan, from the Dreamscape. Because of that he spends his time in the Waking World between visiting his brother, who is still in a coma, and working as a doorman for the Eden Hotel. With his girlfriend Samantha by his side, Jonas feels moments of happiness but ultimately his guilt continues to eat at him.
In addition to that, REM is still looking for a way into the Waking World and he continues to hunt for Jonas and the other poets with his Night Stalkers. Jonas and the poets have another thing to fear though. There is are shadow creatures out there now that can possess the spirits of dreamers and they use their bodies to enter the waking world.
So much happens in this book that forces Jonas to figure out what he is willing to do and ultimately give up, to save the world and he struggles with the decision. Rightfully so. I can’t say much about this because I don’t want to give anything away. This piece of the book made this installment for me because in the end, Jonas is just a kid and seeing him forced to choose between family and his fate was difficult. He hasn’t had an easy life, and this is just one more thing that forces him into a difficult position.
If you are looking for something unique that has a story that will pull you right in, check out this series. DeLonge and Young have not only written the story well, but they have created a world that is creepy and so well developed that I couldn’t put the book down. Overall, I really loved this book and I’m not going to lie, the ending was sooooo good that I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.
Thank you to To the Stars for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.