This conclusion to the Dream Walker trilogy brings Joshlyn full circle as she continues her struggle to save the three universes.
Josh, still uncomfortable with her role as True Dream Walker, nevertheless works nonstop to save dreamers from their nightmares, keep the universes (Death, Dream, and World) balanced, and bring Haley back from Death. Haley, seer of auras, who had a peripheral role in earlier outings, now takes center stage as he enters the Death universe and is terrorized by his corrupted twin, Ian. Peregrine has caused the Veil that separates the universes to shred, belching nightmares into the World. With uncertain motives, the evil genius Feodor still works with Josh while her ex-boyfriend Will plays tug of war with her heart. At the climax, Peregrine dreams up a kind of Romanesque Oz for the final battle and redemption of the largely white cast. Alloway does a good job weaving in previous key plot points, but readers would do well to read all three installments back-to-back so as not to forget the numerous twists and abundant characters. This final installment is laden with a pseudo-science of magnets and crystal gadgetry, a religious mishmash of angels and reincarnation, and pithy self-help reductionism: “Beneath the angry, controlling, manipulative monster he had become was just a man who wanted to feel safe.”
A sweeping, jumbled conclusion to this sci-fi trilogy that imagines the merging of soul with mind, good with evil, and life with death. (Paranormal romance. 13-18)