After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, Joey Harker and his fellow InterWorld freedom fighters are now on a mission to maintain peace between the rival powers of magic and science who seek to control all worlds.
When a stranger named Acacia somehow follows Joey back to InterWorld's base, things get complicated. No one knows who she is or where she's from—or how she knows so much about InterWorld.
Dangerous times lie ahead for Joey and the mission. There's a traitor hidden among them, and if Joey has any hope of saving InterWorld, the multiverse, and the mission, he's going to have to rely on his wits—and, just possibly, on the mysterious Acacia Jones.
I read InterWorld a few years ago when it came out and remember at the time wanting there to be a sequel. To me it seemed like the kind of book that could be extended into stories of rescues and missions, much like James Bond or Simon R. Green’s Nightside series. So I was pretty psyched when I heard that Gaiman was making a new book in the series.
All in all, I have to say, I’m pretty pleased with it.
While fans of the first book in the series will enjoy this second book in the now series in a way that people who haven’t read the first book will not, after having read The Silver Dream it doesn’t seem that necessary for new readers to have to read the first InterWorld book to understand what is going in the series. Gaiman and co-authors Michael and Mallory Reaves, do a great job of balancing new material with catching readers up with what happened before.
As for the substance of the book, it’s very similar to the first InterWorld book, Joey is still somewhat an outcast, he is still resourceful, and there are new mysteries he’s forced to solve. We still don’t know why he’s different from the other Joeys but we do know that he is treated as such. Of course, besides lots of action and multiple missions, readers will be shocked and surprised with the new twists introduced into the second book in the series including; Acacia, TimeWatch, the betrayals, and secrets about the Old Man.
All in all, The Silver Dream is a second book in the InterWorld series. I’m glad this series was resurrected, but this book does end on a bit of a cliffhanger. I enjoyed it, and would recommend it for readers looking for action, YA style drama, and a quick read.
Published: April 23, 2013
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