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-> ''"They're going to send you on a sales trip and it'll be the death of you I know what's going on at Gippart. You're their guinea pig."''


''The Dream Merchant'' is a 2002 Dutch {{fantasy}} novel by Isabel Hoving that has been compared to the likes of Creator/JRRTolkien. The original Dutch title is 'De gevleugelde kat', which means 'The winged cat'.

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This book provides examples of:
* ChekhovsSkill: Teresa is good at telling stories, Baz/Bors is an amateur drummer, Joshua is... just a bit kleptomaniac.
* DoorStopper: While not as hefty as some other books, it still clocks in at a perfectly respectable 640 pages.
* DreamLand: Umaya.
* DubNameChange: Bors becomes Baz, Joshua Tak becomes Joshua Cope, Giphart becomes Gippart, and so on.
* BritainIsOnlyLondon: And in the original Dutch book, ''The Netherlands is only Amsterdam''.
* HalfIdenticalTwins
* RealityWarper: somewhat justified - they're in DreamLand. Joshua can change things by looking at them. Teresa also qualifies - she can change things by telling stories. These example are not a GameBreaker because 1) these powers are limited: Joshua and Teresa can't do everything they want; 2) they're are initially [[HowDoIShotWeb unaware of their powers]].
* TimeMaster: Baz/Bors
* ThemeTwinNaming: Joshua and Jericho
* TheStoryteller: Teresa
* TimeTravel: but in DreamLand.
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