Poet Anderson ...of Nightmares

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Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares
AuthorsTom DeLonge & Suzanne Young
Cover artistTom French
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung adult fiction
PublisherTo The Stars
Publication date
2015
Media typePrint Hardback
Pages368
ISBN194327200X
Preceded byPoet Anderson: The Dream Walker 

Poet Anderson ...of Nightmares is Tom DeLonge's first novel, written in collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young. Novel was published in October 2015 by To The Stars Inc. It is the first book of the upcoming Poet Anderson trilogy.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Jonas Anderson and his older brother Alan are Lucid Dreamers. But after a car accident lands Alan in a coma, Jonas sets out into the Dream World in an attempt to find his brother and wake him up. What he discovers instead is an entire shared consciousness where fear comes to life as a snarling beast called a Night Terror, and a creature named REM is bent on destruction and misery, devouring the souls of the strongest dreamers. With the help of a Dream Walker—a guardian of the dreamscape, Jonas must face his fears, save his brother, and become who he was always meant to be: Poet Anderson.

Characters[edit]

Jonas Anderson
The novel's protagonist, who is a lucid dreamer and who is trying to find his brother Alan in The Dream World to wake him up from a coma
Alan Anderson
Jonas's older brother, also a lucid dreamer
Samantha Birnam-Wood
Jonas's love interest and classmate
Alexander Birnam-Wood
Sam's dad. Owner of Eden Hotel
Jarabec
Poet's Dream Walker
Dream Walkers
Guardians of The Dream World.
REM
Main antagonist. Controls Night Stalkers.
Night Stalkers
Corrupted souls of those killed by REM.

Reception[edit]

Book has received mostly positive reviews, resulting in overall score of 4.92 on Goodreads[2] and a score of 5.0 on Amazon.[3]

Consequence of Sound called the book "a blend between Harry Potter and The Matrix".[4]

Film Adaptation[edit]

To The Stars has partnered with RatPac[5][6] to bring Poet Anderson to big screens. Movie's budget might reach $100m.[7]

DeLonge is also filming a short feature film with Tyler Posey and Dylan Sprayberry[8]

Interesting facts[edit]

  • Main Character is named after DeLonge's son - Jonas
  • DeLonge dreamed up Poet's character while staying in a hotel in Paris

Footnotes[edit]