Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Devil's Dreamer

The Devil's Dreamer by Alice Brennan
published by: Magnum Books
Copyright 1971

Can You
Die In A Dream?

This was impossible - this room, this place. Where
was she, and how had she come to be here?
Carsa caught her breath on a sob of relief, for it
was morning, and daylight was filtering through
the drawn shades.

Then she saw that the light, which was very bright
and had a strange bluish cast, came from only
one spot. It seemed to come for a woman who
stood in a large circle. Long hair, pale and silky,
flowed over her sholders and blue eyes burned
bright with golden light. There was something
horrifyingly familiar about the face, and Carsa
struggled with a memory that was just out of reach.
Then the woman spoke.

"This is a dream. Everything that happens to you,
everyone you meet, is part of the dream. When
you awaken, it will be an awakening to death..."

Seeing that the last book I cover was also a Devil book I really should have tried and put together a "Devil" week, but it is too late for that. This cover has its problems but I must say that it really like the quality of illustration of our woman. It is really quite nice. The Devil child? Not so much.

Sadly we have no illustration credit here but as I have begun this blog, even these uncredited artists are starting to become familiar to me. Who know, eventually I may become confident enough to start making guesses as to their identities.


  1. I'm shocked -- there isn't a single light on in that house! I guess the glowing devil-child eyes make up for it.

    Happy birthday, Spectergirl!

  2. Carsa Winters? Any relation to Victoria?

  3. Well, still no post for to-day, so I'll just say it now:

    Happy XXth Birthday!

    (Now, for the right price, I'll refrain from reveal the numbers that go there ...)

    ; P


    Your (even older) Brother

  4. Thanks everybody!

    7: I would never out you as being my 25 yr old brother and I expect the same courtesy from you.

    Your far younger sister. :)