“A fast-paced and captivating tale ... Shinn has created a fully realized world full of unusual characters.”—School Library Journal
The Dream-Maker's Magic
Kellen is a girl whose mother has raised her as a boy. Gryffin is a crippled young man living in an abusive house. Their friendship helps them both escape their difficult situations—but not until a new Dream-Maker for the kingdom is revealed do they uncover the secrets and truths that will shape their lives.
Hardcover published in 2006, paperback in 2008.
The lawyer Raymond Lemkey is based, at least in part, on my father. My grandfather was adopted by his stepfather; his original name was Raymond Lempke, which would have been my father’s name as well had the adoption not taken place.
My favorite scene:
Chapters Fourteen and Fifteen, when so much happiness comes to the Parmer Arms—and they finally realize why.