Hero of Dreams

Brian Lumley


Hero of Dreams

Hero of Dreams

  • Title: Hero of Dreams
  • Author: Brian Lumley
  • ISBN: 9780812524192
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback



Something vital is missing from David Hero s comfortable, ordinary existence one day is much like the next, simple, predictablering.But the nights Each night David Hero finds himself transported to a marvelous world where brave men and women battle terrible creatures possessed of cruel, dark powers.Despite his fears, the Dreamworlds tempt David, drawing him fartherSomething vital is missing from David Hero s comfortable, ordinary existence one day is much like the next, simple, predictablering.But the nights Each night David Hero finds himself transported to a marvelous world where brave men and women battle terrible creatures possessed of cruel, dark powers.Despite his fears, the Dreamworlds tempt David, drawing him farther and farther from the waking world Here he finds noble warriors beautiful, loving women and challenges almost greater than he can imagine.


Recent Comments "Hero of Dreams"

This was a fairly strange book. Previously unpublished before this volume was put out close to 30 years ago, this is the story of two people who are heroes in a dreamworld they share even though they're perfectly mundane in the real world. The heroics they go through int he dream world have a lot of Lovecraftian angles to them, and go full-blown by the end.I enjoyed this well enough, but I suppose it's just strange in that the story itself just happens. There doesn't feel like there's a lot of a [...]

Sword and Mythos fiction- too Entertaining to be HorrificBrian Lumley’s Hero of Dreams is an overt mashup of Lovecraft’s Dreamcycle and Leiber’s Fafred and Gray Mouser series. The premise is great and reinforces Lumley’s Khash series written in a similar vein (i.e. fun Sword & Sorcery adventure in a Weird-Fiction, Cthulhu-esque world). The stories are too fun for a reader to feel horror or tension, but the milieu is enjoying to explore. Like Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouse [...]

Basically this is 70s/80s era Sword and Sorcery (Moorcock/Leiber) set in HP Lovecraft's dreamlands.While there are Lovecraftian horrors in a few places and some back & forth into the real world, the majority of it occurs in the Dreamlands so it plays out like a Conan/Elric/Grey Mouser tale with familiar and more difficult to pronounce place names. If you're looking for Lovecraft or Mythos writing style, forget it. This is mostly Sword & Sorcery writing style, occasionally delving into so [...]

Lumley should stick to vampire/horror books. This is his attempt at a fantasy/SiFi "man transported to another world" story. While not bad it's doesn't stand out in any way. Not recommended

Sword and Mythos fiction- too Entertaining to be HorrificBrian Lumley’s Hero of Dreams is an overt mashup of Lovecraft’s Dreamcycle and Leiber’s Fafred and Gray Mouser series. The premise is great and reinforces Lumley’s Khash series written in a similar vein (i.e. fun Sword & Sorcery adventure in a Weird-Fiction, Cthulhu-esque world). The stories are too fun for a reader to feel horror or tension, but the milieu is enjoying to explore. Like Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouse [...]

By Day Boring, But By Night Always a New Adventure (Audiobook)Would you give up a perfectly good but predictably boring life to live in an ever challenging and changing dreamworld? David Hero & Professor Dingle (known in the story as Hero & Eldin the wanderer) are two such people who do.Hero & Eldin are your typical good hearted rouges who travel through the dreamworld looking for the next adventure to earn fame and fortune. But like most rouges they inevitably end up making their wo [...]

i originally picked this up because i had read that it took place within H.P. Lovecraft's mythos, but there was very little of the Lovecraft flavor to this book. It was more pulp fantasy adventure than unnamable horrors (though references to Cthulhu, the Plateau of Leng, etc. were sprinkled throughout). That said, it was a fun, quick read - but I don't plan on continuing the series.This is the second book of Lumley's I've tried, the first being Necroscope (which I made about halfway through befo [...]

Lumely has witten some passable Lovecraft/Howard(and to some degree C.A. Smith as well) mashup Sword and Sorcery tales before. Thisjust doesn't measure up. Explaining why would entail spoilers galore. Therefore, Unless you just can't get enough of the 'Bored-Modern-Hero-leads-a-life-of-quiet-desperarion-until-Shazam!-they-are-shanghaied- off-to-adventure-in-a-land-eligble-pricess-and-horrible-monsters' you would be better off moving on to the next book at the foot of Mt. Read Pile.In fairness, t [...]

I wanted to give this book a higher rating because it was so much fun, but in the end because of the simplistic style (to say nothing of Mr. Lumley's abilities, which I have the utmost respect), I decided to step it back one. This book brought me back to all the old, terrible, but fantastic, 80's fantasy movies. Think Krull. Think Beastmaster. Think Dragonslayer. Once you have these gloriously campy movies in mind, add on a layer of Cuthulhu mythos on top of it and this is what you get. If you'r [...]

Not a bad novel, but it did feel like a generic fantasy novel. I thought that some neat stuff could be done with the worlds of the waking and of the dreams, but we got very little of the waking world, and so were mostly in the fantasy realm of Dreamworld, where again, it just kinda felt like generic fantasy.This is the first volume in a series of books, but I'm not sure if there was enough here for me to find myself reading anymore of the books in the series. We'll see.

The whole Dreamland Series by Brian Lumley is super creative, intelligent, and fun. I would recommend it for anyone age 8 and up, and I think these are some of the most wonderful stories along the lines of fantasy and fairy-tale I've ever read.

Read this book a long time ago. Quite interesting, entertaining narrative.

Yawn.

One of my favourites. Fun adventure story in earth's dreamlands.

This is a fun expansion of Lovecrafts dreamland. I really liked it and would recommend the whole saga.

Lame Dreamlands stuff.

Not bad, nothing super great. I will probably read the next in the series

A swashbuckling adventure set in Lovecraft's dreamlands. Some of the subtlety will be lost without having read "Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath" so read that first.

One of my favorite series. Great protagonists, fantastic world and fun villains and monsters. The third book dragged a bit, but the fourth made up for it in spades.


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