The Sandman has broken through to the waking world, bringing with Him a monster of a storm. Mirren Lambert and Vince Blackman set out to force him back into his own realm, while Malcolm Rook and Jordan Lane are cornered by an old enemy intent on revenge. They learn that there are no rules when fighting for the ones you love.
In the midst of the chaos, Harlen Fawkes is charged with finding a way to make dreaming safe again. As nightmares lurk in the fringes, waiting to attack, he is driven to a bold decision that will change the world Darkside forever. All the while, his heart is with Sera—will the love of his life ever wake again?
Steve Coll must come to grips with his altered nature. His passion for Maisie Lane transcends the darkness, and he becomes both a fearsome nightmare and the hero humanity so desperately needs. Armed with hope and love, he strikes out to defeat a powerful god. But will it be enough? Or has dreaming just become too dangerous?
Scrape is the eighth and final installment in the Reveler serial, a hot paranormal romance set in a world where shared dreaming is a new pop culture phenomenon that allows people to indulge their wildest fantasies. But there are also unknown dangers Darkside; nightmares are slowly infiltrating not only dreams, but the waking world as well. And behind them all is a shadowy entity called the Sandman.
Revel with me.
This series has featured several different couples who all interconnect but as the last book ended, Steve Coll sacrificed himself in an effort to remove the Sandman from the waking world. Scrape takes up exactly where that story left off with those in Maze city under siege and those in the waking world still trying to save both those awake and those trapped in dreams with the carnivorous nightmares. This action packed instalment leaves our heroes so damaged and yet they keep fighting.
This is not horror and yet Ms Kellison takes us on a truly harrowing ride. The outcome is an intense story that allows all these fascinating characters to step up in their own inimitable fashions and I wouldn't have missed it for anything. The romance is integral but downplayed so that it just feels right and not intrusive.
If you are looking for a dark world punctuated with hope then this series is a must read. Start at the beginning and wallow in the dream waters but never forget to check out just who is sharing those dreams with you! Yes these books are short but they will stay with me for a long time
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.