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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
The Dream Walker by KJ Simmill is the fourth book in the Forgotten Legacies series. The Father of Nightmares was sealed away within the Forest and has gained power that could lead to his success. Everyone must join forces to fight for the survival of everything and everyone they love. Fey is a guide who, during a journey, discovers a distressed woman in the marsh that brings him to a shocking discovery. Alana is a child whose destiny draws her into the midst of the fight emerging before them while she embarks on a journey into her power which sends her down an unexpected path. Along her journey, she learns about respect and is pushed towards the hero she is meant to become. Xantara was chosen by the Spirit which helps her get in touch with a power that leads her to the mantle of her birthright. This helps her face a force that has detained a part of Leona, which lands her in the clutches of a dangerous threat.
The world comes to life through stunning descriptions that KJ Simmill elegantly weaves by vividly capturing every aspect of this setting and drawing you into the adventure along with the characters. Simmill creates a vibrant setting with unique magic and otherworldly beings used to build the ideal fantasy world. The whole mythology of the world is fascinating and in-depth which makes this vibrant place come alive. The language is rich with such vivid images that you see this story unfold through descriptions that are elegant and detailed with engaging phrases. The thrilling conclusion explores the perspective of various characters with each of the perspectives adding a different aspect to the tone and journey of the story.
Each of the characters has their own story as they are brought together against the growing threat of the Father and his darkness. Alana and her parents are at the heart of the upcoming fight with her journey at the root of it as she learns about her own power, destiny, and capability. Fey’s story begins with his role as a guide before shifting into an adventure that takes him down an unexpected path. Xantara faces a dangerous force and through this is able to confront her own fears. Simmill explores various other characters throughout that deliver several surprises and twists as the story heads toward a thrilling end. The Dream Walker is an exciting adventure that brings to life a tale of power and destiny through moments of action, danger, and magic.