Title: Sleep Drifter
Author: Banie Lee
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Number of Pages: 215
Synopsis: When fifteen-year-old Kylie and Camden meet at the Southeastern Ohio portal to the realm of Inswandi, Camden is torn. It is Camden’s purpose as a Watcher to protect humans, which means keeping Jud and the Obsidians sealed within the realm of Inswandi. Yet, the Obsidians whisper to Kylie to open it while she sleepwalks.
During the day, Camden’s teenage group Team White Star patrols near the covert Arch compound disguised in their shifted form as deer. Unbeknownst to Camden and his team, his Inswandi ancestors take a first kiss very seriously. The Mate Mark has the same meaning as an engagement ring, and it has unexpectedly restarted on earth. The appearance of more colored circles upon one’s arm could mean an eternal bond has been made.
To add to Camden’s troubles, the Watcher leaders prepare to host the annual July Jubilee. Watchers from the other seven compounds will come to the Arch for a one-week celebration. Consequently, this will leave the Arch vulnerable to uninvited guests, like Jud, a former Watcher turned Obsidian, and his followers. The shape shifting coyotes, Jud’s followers, constantly pursue the team during their break from training. They want the keys to open the portal. If Camden’s team fails to stop Jud in his quest to open the portal, the Obsidians will enslave humankind.
Sleep Drifter is an exciting and creative tale about a teenage boy who is given and incredible responsibility.
Camden is a Watcher and his duty is to protect humans from the Obsidians. After making a promise to his mom, he undertakes the feat of watching over Kylie, a human. She has been sleepwalking and the evil Obsidians are trying to lure her into opening the portal. Thus far, Camden has been able to stop her, but he fears for her safety. He vowed to keep his mother's request about Kylie a secret and when his long night have him forgetting chores his dad and sister view him lazy and irresponsible. Now, he seems to be falling for Kylie, something he knows he shouldn't allow to happen. If all of that isn't bad enough the Obsidians will stop at nothing to gain control over the human world. Can Camden and his team stop them? What will become of his relationship with Kylie?
Sleep Drifter is a well written and effectively organized novel with an intriguing plot that will captivate readers. I liked that Camden was portrayed as an average teen, although he has shape shifting abilities that most of us don't. His ordinary qualities make him an easy character to identify with and one readers can't help but like. The story is geared towards young adult readers, but is definitely one adults will enjoy as well.
I highly recommend picking up a copy. Available on Amazon.