Dreams of the Queen

The Brajj #1

Fiction - Science Fiction
294 Pages
Reviewed on 06/09/2013
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Author Biography

I started writing fiction when I was 15, and like most aspiring writers, my work was terrible, immature, cliched drivel. I went college for my creative writing degree and got used to the typical reject letters. Eventually, I needed annoying things like food, clothing and rent, so I got a real job and ended up finishing my degree in paramedicine. Since then, I've gained 19+ years of experience as a paramedic and spend time in the army. Then a wonderful thing happened. I woke up one morning with the fire to write fiction again. I was back.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Lucianne Carino Bernal for Readers' Favorite

Dr. Cassiopeia Baros is a brilliant yet temperamental scientist who has worked all her life towards making the elusive wormhole a reality. With her supportive fiancee Dr. Julian Saunders at her side, she has managed to do so successfully. But what lies on the other end of the wormhole? Why has she been having recurring dreams of a dark otherworldly place and who is the mysterious man who calls her his queen? "Dreams of the Queen" by Jacqueline Patricks is a gem of a book which manages to be completely implausible yet perfectly credible in the way it skillfully builds this engrossing fantasy/science fiction/romance.

As expected when venturing into alien worlds, our group of explorers find that they have bitten off more than they can chew once they reach the other side. Stuck in this seemingly fatalistic and fanatical world, they work together to hurdle over a range of obstacles in their journey towards the main city and its absolute ruler who is only known as Master. From the beginning, Patricks throws us one curve ball after another while still keeping her characters engaging enough so that we are affected by each loss. She also deftly paints a picture of each main protagonist with all their glory and faults and presents us with a gripping climax that will have your head spinning and make you eagerly await the next installment of this promising series. Despite some plot holes which I believe will be resolved in the sequels, I was very satisfied with this novel.