The Trickster Dreamer

A Novella

Fiction - Supernatural
72 Pages
Reviewed on 06/21/2019
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

The Trickster Dreamer by S.C. Tzavella is a short supernatural novella. Shallowland is a magical world where a spirit photographer lives. Known as the Man in the Stovepipe Hat, William Mumler, along with Magiana, his wife, is trying hard to prove that ghosts do exist. More than that, they are also trying to prove that images of those ghosts can be captured beside relatives that are alive. Their journey is fraught with skepticism and then a spirit who doesn’t believe he is dead throws a spanner into the works by trying to expose them as frauds. A sensational trial follows for fraud and larceny and Mumler reveals a mystery, a truth that is as incredible as it is invisible.

The Trickster Dreamer: A Novella by S.C. Tzavella is an amazingly written piece of work. Deep, complex and with many layers, this is a timeless masterpiece, a tale of a man who was ridiculed but whose discoveries live on today. This is a surreal story, one that will require your full attention but it will reward you in many ways. Beautiful illustrations bring the story fully alive in your mind, transporting you back in time to the life of the man who invented spirit photography. The language flows like a meandering stream through a touching story with amazing characters, perfect for fans of the supernatural and those who want to delve deeper into spirit photography. This isn’t just a short supernatural tale; this is a journey that you will never forget, a trip to Shallowland that will make you view life in a whole new light with an ending that will send shivers down your spine.

Demetra S. Gerontakis

A most unique work of art

The Trickster Dreamer is one of the most beautiful works I have read. A unique piece of art, written by S.C. Tzavella in an era that swept me away from the first pages. This novella lured me into reading on and on through its pages as the mysterious story unveiled itself. The character of the bold Magiana struggling along side her husband with all things that both life and death reveal is truly touching. An extraordinary way of expression by the author made my reading experience a sensational one. Being a fan of the supernatural, it was a delight to read about the beliefs of spirit photography and ghosts among the living back in time, as compared to today’s theories.
Finally, this written work is carefully accompanied by gorgeous art illustrations accommodating the story exceptionally well.