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Call Down the Hawk

The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Will Patton
Series: The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

From the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Raven Boys, a mesmerizing story of dreams and desires, death and destiny. 

The dreamers walk among us...and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming - they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives - they will sleep forever if their dreamers die. 

And then there are those who are drawn to the dreamers. To use them. To trap them. To kill them before their dreams destroy us all. 

Ronan Lynch is a dreamer. He can pull both curiosities and catastrophes out of his dreams and into his compromised reality. 

Jordan Hennessy is a thief. The closer she comes to the dream object she is after, the more inextricably she becomes tied to it. 

Carmen Farooq-Lane is a hunter. Her brother was a dreamer...and a killer. She has seen what dreaming can do to a person. And she has seen the damage that dreamers can dor. But that is nothing compared to the destruction that is about to be unleashed....

©2019 Maggie Stiefvater (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.

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Underwhelming

For a character driven series this was extremely plot driven. It lacked so much having most of its main cast absent for the whole book.

The plot was bizarre and I really could not follow it almost at all. It didn't feel like it was as atmospheric as the previous books. I know this is a new series but I cannot avoid comparing it to the Raven Boys.

This is not what I expected. I hope people will truly love this. I struggled to finish it. The romance and thrill of the other books was really missing. I'm sad I did not enjoy it. I truly hope I'm the exception.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-19

Fantastic

Amazing book. Maggie Stiefvater's writing and Will Patton's performance were inspiring. Highly recommended if you love the wonder of the dreaming world and want someone to put words to it. Thank you.

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  • J. M. Ryan
  • 16-11-19

Stiefvater is a Bloody Genius

The plot is as strange and wild as a dream, but it’s one that you don’t want to wake up from, and you’re dazed when you do. Will Patton was an excellent narrator, giving feeling and depth to even the most minor of characters. Five giant stars.

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  • Zephyris
  • 15-11-19

Amazing

I was nervous about the spin-off because I love the Raven Cycle so much. The author does an amazing job fleshing out three brothers even more. She effortlessly introduces more amazing characters to love. I can't wait for the next two books!

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  • Nancy K
  • 14-11-19

Magical Mindf**kery - Just What I Wanted!!

Three years ago I was at a year-end banquet for a local theater group when I read a Tweet from Maggie about pulling to the side of the road to hastily outline three books featuring Ronan Lynch. This book was worth every moment I had to wait for it.

Ronan is amazing as usual - growing up, learning to use his power, trying to find the life he wants in the midst of the life he has, swearing and glaring and caring all over the place.

Declan is everything I thought he would be and so much more. You can tell by his shoes.

Matthew needs a hug.

Jordan rocked my world and I can't wait to see more of her in 2 and 3. As someone who is fairly elderly with a newish ASD diagnosis, I connected strongly and immediately to the theme of identity/authenticity.

Carmen is not what I expected in the best possible way and who knew I'd go so hard for that rascal Parsifal??

And Bryde. Wiley, mysterious, intimidating Bryde. Keeps me awake at night.

Now we enter the season of waiting for Book 2 *sad trombone*. In the meantime I'm re-listening to the audio book, noticing more of the nuances.

Brava, Maggie Stiefvater. CDtH certainly delivered and then some.

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  • Megan Thomas
  • 14-11-19

an entirely magical experience

these two have done it again. no words for just how amazing this book is

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  • M. Ball
  • 14-11-19

❤️❤️❤️❤️

I don’t know if I can put into words how much I loved this book!

Thank you for taking us back into this world Maggie!! ❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-19

Amazing as always!

I have been a fan of this series for a very long time and am so glad it has kept the same narrator since the beginning. The way Will Patton reads keeps me focused and engaged.

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  • Ashley Marshall
  • 10-11-19

I’ll protect Ronan with my life

You 100% need to read The Raven Boys to get a lot of the deeper relationships and meanings in Call Down the Hawk. It isn’t a standalone series. It’s a spin-off series. That being said, and because I’ve read and loved The Raven Boys, CDtH is amazing and I love it and I can’t believe I have to wait for the next book. Every weird mystical magic element I loved in the original series in in CDtH, and there’s more! I also love Jordan.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-19

As always, my new favorite book.

If you’ve never read Stiefvater, sure, you *could* start here. It would make more sense to start with the raven cycle, though, because learning the characters’ origin stories is both important and very, very pleasurable.

For YA novels, she writes so much... more. Sure, there are interesting, cool characters that we can see ourselves in. Sure, there are relatable themes mixed with fascinating plot elements and highly satisfying arcs for major and minor characters alike. But her sentences, her phrasing, her messing around with words in beautiful ways that are almost guaranteed to cause synesthesia, is unbelievable for work in any genre.

But if you are an audiobook fan, there’s even a deeper delight: Will Patton’s narration.

And please, please don’t deprive yourself of the standalone Scorpio Races.

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  • María
  • 09-11-19

PERFECT

Wow this book is so amazing and perfect in every way. 10/10 would reccommend.