Harper Collins, h/b, 256pp, Â£12.99
Reviewed by Matthew Johns
The sequel to the best-selling Interworld, The Silver Dream focuses on Joey Harker.Â Sixteen years old, able to walk between dimensions, and working with a team of alternate Joeys from other dimensions to save the Altiverse from destruction at the hands of the technologically advanced Binary, or the magic-wielding HEX.
The pedigree of the authors is enough to recommend it to the most discerning of fantasy readers â€“ Neil Gaiman is of course, a legend.Â Having written all sorts ranging from Dr Who episodes, to the wildly successful Sandman series of graphic novels, and even Coraline (which was received the Hollywood treatment).Â While Michael Reavesâ€™ name may not be as widely known, heâ€™s won Emmy awards for his work, and has written best-selling Star Wars novels.
The book is action-packed, and while aimed at older children (11+), is an excellent and easy read for all ages.Â Younger readers will identify with Joey and his trials and tribulations, while older readers can just sit back and enjoy the action.