Dream Walker focuses on a student archaeologist named Peter, who after being fired from his job at his tribe’s Indian casino, is able to delve more extensively into his research. Before he begins searching the Rocky Point area, which is currently slated to be developed for a major corporation, his grandfather provides him with a special amulet and informs him that he is a dream walker. During his work Peter finds himself thrust into this world of dream walking and discovers connections between the past and his present.
After finding something that could save Rocky Point, Peter unexpectedly falls and finds himself transported to a long ago native village. As he grows closer to the people of the past he shares facts about the future and uses his knowledge to try and protect them from men who have arrived to establish a Spanish mission. During his time in the past Peter begins to have romantic feelings for a woman with a child, but he is worried about moving forward with her as he does not know how long he will be able to stay within her life. Larry Prosor works to connect Peter’s present and past in a way that emphasizes the need to protect the culture and land connected to those who identify as native to California.
Dream Walker does a good job of creating a plot that can work between two separate timelines and also making the connection between them work well. I enjoyed watching Peter connect with someone romantically and while I won’t spoil anything that way that this works is very sweet. As a man character, Peter is a bit cocky and I felt a bit of a Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones vibe from his dialogue, though that may have been the archaeologist connection talking. The ending of the book is more emotional than I anticipated so be prepared with a tissue or two. You can find Dream Walker on sale now.
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