Dreambound: A Novel (Paperback)

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Have you ever experienced loss, tragedy, or separation from the one you love? What if the only way to recover your loved one was to investigate the young adult fantasy novels your daughter once dreamed of being a part of? Journalist and father, Byron Kidd finds himself investigating deep into the streets of Los Angeles in hopes of finding his lost daughter. Is fantasy fiction to blame, or has the world turned into a dream itself? Author Dan Frey finds the right combination of reality and fantasy while uncovering the notion that they are one and the same.

-Alexandra

— From Alexandra K.'s Recs

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In this thrilling contemporary fantasy novel, a father must investigate the magical underbelly of Los Angeles to find his daughter, who has seemingly disappeared into the fantastical universe of her favorite books.

Dreambound is a glorious mash-up of fantasy and modern-noir. A little bit Jonathan Carroll, a little bit Neil Gaiman.”—David S. Goyer, executive producer of Sandman and Foundation

When Byron Kidd’s twelve-year-old daughter vanishes, the only clue is a note claiming that she’s taken off to explore the Hidden World, a magical land from a series of popular novels. She is not the only child to seek out this imaginary realm in recent years, and Byron—a cynical and hard-nosed reporter—is determined to discover the whereabouts of dozens of missing kids.

Byron secures a high-profile interview with Annabelle Tobin, the eccentric author of the books, and heads off to her palatial home in the Hollywood Hills. But the truth Byron discovers is more fantastic than he ever could have dreamed.

As he unearths locations from the books that seem to be bleeding into the real world, he must shed his doubts and dive headfirst into the mystical secrets of Los Angeles if he hopes to reunite with his child. Soon Byron finds himself on his own epic journey—but if he’s not careful, he could be the next one to disappear.

Told through journal entries, transcripts, emails, and excerpts from Tobin’s novels, Dreambound is a spellbinding homage to Los Angeles and an immersive and fast-paced story of how far a father will go—even delving into impossible worlds—to save his daughter.

About the Author


Dan Frey is a professional screenwriter and the author of The Future Is Yours and The Retreat. He lives in Los Angeles.

Praise For…


“Frey’s novel is a glorious mash-up of fantasy and modern noir, a little bit Jonathan Carroll, a little bit Neil Gaiman—and a whole lot of glorious invention. Follow Byron Kidd down the rabbit hole. You won’t be disappointed.”—David S. Goyer, executive producer of The Sandman and Foundation
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593158241
ISBN-10: 0593158245
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 400
Language: English