With an archive of 16 chapters and over a thousand pages, The Dreamland Chronicles
seems intimidating at first. The CGI in the first few chapters is a little Uncanny Valley
, but once you get into the story everything feels natural.
The author has obviously done a lot of research. It seems like a cliche adventure story about a gratuitously Chosen One
, but it becomes intriguing once the story dips into what Dreamland really is
, and the structure behind it. Dreamland's story works in historical interpretation of dreams, Arthurian legend, and more, blended in such a way that it becomes fascinating without grinding the story to a halt.
Alex himself seems unlikable at first, due to his lack of ambition and thoughtfulness, but he grows on you even before he even has time to develop
. The "real world" parts become as interesting as the Dreamland, eventually, progressing backstory and character development. I came for Dreamland, but sometimes I look forward to Alex returning to the real world.
My only complaint is: why is Nastajia baring so much skin
while preparing for war? She's usually responsible.