Paul Bennett is a young man with a rare sleep disorder that causes him to fall asleep every night at sunset, unable to wake until dawn, and every night he has the same dream, or so he believes.
When a beautiful young lady comes to him in that dream and tells him he is a Walker, someone who walks the night free of their body, his life is forever changed. More
From the outside, Paul Bennett appears to be an ordinary high school senior from small-town Kentucky. But Paul has a secret. He possesses an extraordinary gift which allows him to leave his body during the night and go anywhere, see anything—unseen, undetected.
Unbeknownst to Paul, he is not alone in his ability--there are others who can do what he can, and they belong to Astralis, a government agency funded by the United Nations who train people like Paul to become spies. When one of their scouts recognizes Paul for what he is, he is offered a place in the agency.
Paul makes a new life at Astralis, forging new friendships and inadvertently creating new enemies. Through the mentoring of the agency's director, Dr. Abrams, Paul finds a place where he finally feels he belongs.
Unfortunately, Astralis is an organization under siege from within. Not everyone feels Dr. Abrams is a fit director, and some are willing to do anything to make a change of leadership--even murder.
Elaina J Davidson
on Aug. 4, 2016 :
The concept of a whole other way of living while in the world of dreams had me grabbing this read. When Paul falls asleep at sunset he wakes up to into a world where no one can see him. Yup, you know you want to find out what happens! Enter Astralis, a sleep disorder clinic with a massive secret, and you will be hooked.
This is a read young adults will particularly enjoy, although I believe it is also suited to all ages. It does meander a bit here and there when I wished for the pace to pick up a bit, but overall this is an imaginative and affective story. Well done to the author!
(review of free book)
on May 23, 2013 :
I really liked Watchers of the Night. After the first couple of chapters, I didn't want to put it down. I liked the main character Paul in particular. Though he's only 18, he is the strength at the center of this book and a person easy to respect. He has problems like most main characters, but is smart enough to think through the problems that assault him and strong enough to do what is necessary to solve challenges. A fast read, Watchers of the Night should appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. By the time I finished Watchers, I was really involved with the story and the characters and now I'm anxiously waiting for the next book in the series.