The future never sleeps.
In the glacial nation of Norgard, Jolan the dream teller serves every seeker, whether peasant or high lord. Though she loves using her gift, she struggles to navigate the corrupt and dangerous court and the jealousies of the Guildagard.
When an old man’s nightmare imparts a dire warning, Jolan realizes her entire nation is in danger. But before she can sound the alarm, she is betrayed by the guilds and sold into slavery in a rival kingdom far to the south. As a slave in a foreign land, at first Jolan can’t see beyond her singular focus: return home to warn Norgard of the coming calamity. After facing new dangers, making new friends, and forgiving old wrongs, she must fulfill the purposes the Provider has set before her.
Only then can she face a decision that could cost her the man she loves, her calling, and her freedom—all to save a people who abandoned her.
Dream tellers are trained to tell the truth every time.1 Their interpretations of dreams can bring great or terrible news. When Jolan is thrust into a position of influence, the High Lord’s favor brings others’ jealousy and betrayal. She must learn whom she can trust. Even in the worst of circumstances, can she depend on the sovereign Provider to help her survive? After a life of loss and suffering, can she open her heart to new opportunities and a new dream? Sharon Hinck’s Dream of Kings fantastically reimagines the biblical Joseph narrative, drawing readers into a vivid world of political intrigue and faith struggles.
Best for: Fans of fantasy and biblical retellings.
Discern: Some mild violence.