Dreamhunter

TitleDreamhunter
Year for Search2005
AuthorsKnox, Elizabeth(b. 1959)
Date Published2005
PublisherFourth Estate
Place PublishedSydney, NSW, Australia
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, Female author
Annotation

Young adult fantasy novel with dystopian elements. In a re-imagined New Zealand, Southland was settled in the eighteenth century by people from an island in the Aegean Sea, and some of their descendants can read dreams and then project them to an audience. This talent is used by some in the government to torture prisoners.

Additional Publishers

U.K. ed. as The Rainbow Opera. London: Faber & Faber, 2005. U.S. ed. as Dreamhunter. Book One of the Dreamhunter Duet. New York: Frances Foster Books Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.

Info Notes

The second volume is Dreamquake. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Harper Collins, 2007. U.K. ed. as Dreamquake. London: Faber & Faber, 2007. U.S. ed. as Dreamquake. Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet. New York: Frances Foster Books Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. In this volume more of the focus is on the dystopia and the struggle by the protagonists to defeat it.

Holding Institutions

Public

Author Note

Aotearoa/New Zealand female author (b. 1959).

Full Text

2005 Knox, Elizabeth [Fiona] (b. 1959). Dreamhunter. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Fourth Estate. U.K. ed. as The Rainbow Opera. London: Faber & Faber, 2005. U.S. ed. as Dreamhunter. Book One of the Dreamhunter Duet. New York: Frances Foster Books Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. Public

Young adult fantasy novel with dystopian elements. First of two vols. In a re-imagined New Zealand, Southland was settled in the eighteenth century by people from an island in the Aegean Sea, and some of their descendants can read dreams and then project them to an audience. This talent is used by some in the government to torture prisoners. The second volume is Dreamquake. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Harper Collins, 2007. U.K. ed. as Dreamquake. London: Faber & Faber, 2007. U.S. ed. as Dreamquake. Book Two of the Dreamhunter Duet. New York: Frances Foster Books Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. In this volume more of the focus is on the dystopia and the struggle by the protagonists to defeat it. Aotearoa/New Zealand female author.