The Dream Peddler feels like a well-worn fable. The voice and pace and characters come from a place you know. Maybe from a dream. Although entirely original, to me, each page took me deeper into the belief that I am familiar with this story. The time. This village. These characters.
Like every good fable or folk lore, we are allowed a glimpse inside the secret hopes and dreams of the inhabitants. And the private longings of each character contain the tug of deja vu. Maybe we all desire similar things. And perhaps they first manifest in our dreams.
So... here we are. A man who can give you your heart's desire, in the shape of a dream. What would you pay and what would you hope to see in a dream? it's a fascinating premise. And well played out on the page.