Dreamland is an unpublished (and largely unwritten) series of books by troper Dry Ice. It takes place in the same universe as one of her other series, Linked Together.Susan, an Ordinary High-School Student (or middle school student, as it may be), is having a very realistic dream. In fact, her dream is so strangely realistic that she might think she’d stumbled into some sort of Alternate Universe, if that weren’t such a ridiculous notion. Luckily, Susan is much too sensible for that kind of nonsense. All the talking animals rather give it away, in her opinion. Even if the sunny meadows and shady forests are extraordinarily vivid.But as her dream stretches on, she’s forced to question exactly how real this seeming utopia of a little nation—aptly called Dreamland—is. Teaming up with Flash, a bad-tempered loner who looks like a horse but happens to have wings, she accepts a quest to search for the cause of Dreamland’s mysterious shortage of the magic that keeps it running. The pair journey to Nightmareland, Dreamland's estranged neighbor nation. As they dig deeper in search for the truth, it becomes apparent that this little world isn’t as ideal as it first seemed….Dun dun dun!Characters from the Dreamland world include King Alfred, the rather bumbling king of Dreamland (who may or may turn out to be outright incompetent, depending on how I decide to tweak his character); Cornelius, the national wizard; Trent, his apprentice and Susan and Flash's friend; Secrets, a 400 year old cat who poses as Susan's pet until the third book; and Evillian, the villian.The first book, from which the series takes its name, was started when the author was aged ten or eleven. After numerous revisions, it found itself in a form that the author found satisfactory enough to share with her family, but upon reading it to her younger brother, she decided that it was crap. The idea is currently on a backburner, but is not forgotten. It will go through various overhauls and plot revisions sometime in the future. Currently, the author is writing a mythology and history for the Alternate Universe.
Dreamland provides examples of the following tropes: