Dream of Kings (Hardcover)

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Dream of Kings (Hardcover)


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.
Author Sharon Hinck writes “stories for the hero in all of us,” novels praised for their strong spiritual themes, emotional resonance, and imaginative blend of genres. She earned an MA in Communication (with a major in theatre and thesis in dance) from Regent University and spent ten years as the artistic director of a Christian dance company. That ministry included three short-term mission trips to Hong Kong to teach and choreograph for a YWAM dance/evangelism team. She taught classical ballet and liturgical dance for twenty years, and led workshops on dance in worship. She’s been a church youth worker, a dancer/choreographer, a church organist, a homeschool mom, and an adjunct professor of Creative Writing for MFA students. One day she’ll figure out what to be when she grows up. When she’s not wrestling with words, she enjoys speaking at churches and conferences and has taught at Minnesota Christian Writer’s Guild, the national conference of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and Realm Makers. A wife, mom of four, and grandmother of three, she lives in Minnesota and is a member at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. She loves visitors at sharonhinck.com.
Product Details ISBN: 9798886050080
Publisher: Enclave Publishing
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: English
"Inspired by the story of Joseph, Dream of Kings delves into themes of forgiveness, grief, healing, courage, and renewed faith. Hinck deftly weaves imaginative fantasy imbued with truth, grace, and hope."  - Christianity Today
— Christianity Today

"Gripping from its first sentence, Sharon Hinck’s Dream of Kings is a well-plotted and highly imaginative novel...a wonderful control of language, great plotting skills and a fantastic imagination. Its intricate world-building owes much to the writings of Frank Herbert, and the result is an absorbing and richly detailed story." ~Agape Review
— Agape Review

"Hinck's imagination knows no bounds in this stand-alone novel with a compelling cast of
characters... [a] compelling tale of overcoming adversity." ~Booklist
— Booklist

 Sharon Hinck’s Dream of Kings fantastically reimagines the biblical Joseph narrative, drawing readers into a vivid world of political intrigue and faith struggles.
— Lorehaven

“An epic fantasy and absorbing page-turner, Dream of Kings has it all—intrigue, romance, and characters as interesting as they are endearing. With vivid world-building and a compelling plot, fantasy lovers will not want to miss out on Hinck’s latest winner.”  — Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author
— Tosca Lee

“A marvelous reimagining of the story of Joseph, Dream of Kings is a tale that will give you a fresh perspective on a number of life’s deepest truths. Inventive, evocative, and powerful, this is a story not to be missed.”  — James L. Rubart, Christy Award® Hall of Fame author
— James L. Rubart

“Another jewel in Sharon Hinck's literary crown, full of engaging characters and dreamy worldbuilding. Enjoy this one!”  — Kathy Tyers, author of the Firebird series, Star Wars: Balance Point, and Star Wars: Truce at Bakura
— Kathy Tyers

“A world of brilliant color and thought, with deep characters on the ultimate quests for truth and life. [Dream of Kings] invokes the heart to find truth in real life—a Creator who still speaks with Spirit and truth through our hearts and dreams.”  — Angela Castillo, award-winning author of The River Girl's Song and the Westward Wanderers series
— Angela Castillo

“Danger. Intrigue. A sweet romance. And when you toss in a spiritual analogy, you’ve got a real winner . . . which is exactly what Dream of Kings is. I especially loved Jolan’s poignant journey, because who hasn’t been taken somewhere they don’t want to go in life? Then there’s the stalwart Kamor—a positively swoon-worthy hero who is oh-so-much-more than just muscle. Great character arcs and a story that will keep you guessing, you won’t want to miss author Sharon Hinck’s latest offering!”  — Michelle Griep, Christy Award®-winning author of Lost in Darkness
— Michelle Griep

“Sharon Hinck has penned an imaginative Biblical retelling in Dream of Kings, a solid addition to the Christian fantasy genre. Hinck’s story follows Jolan, a dream teller who is kidnapped and sold to an enemy nation. Filled with adventure, political intrigue, and unique characters, this story is one readers will enjoy. The author throws in plenty of twists and turns to keep readers guessing. Hinck can be proud of this novel. It’s an absorbing adventure.”  — Jill Williamson, Christy Award®-winning author of By Darkness Hid
— Jill Williamson

"Palace intrigue, rogue traders, and danger at every turn. Dream of Kings pulled me into a glorious new fantasy world that I never wanted to leave.”  — James R. Hannibal, award-winning author of Wolf Soldier
— James R. Hannibal

“To be immersed in a Hinck story is to be held in glorious tension between what is common and recognizable and what is peculiar and unpredictable. Her reader travels secure in such disequilibrium because this world, the world where Dream of Kings unfolds, is populated with characters of great humanity. We all dream. We all question what the dreams could mean about us or our world.”  — Patti Hill, author of Out of the Silence
— Patti Hill

“Dream of Kings is the perfect blend of fantasy, faith, and fun. While the story Hinck builds upon will be familiar, she imbues it with new concepts, intrigue, and enough romance to keep you turning the pages. Filled with wisdom and heart, this is a story that will challenge readers to find the way the Creator can use any circumstances for His glory.”  — John W. Otte, author of the Failstate trilogy and Ministrix Duology
— John W. Otte

“Like a beautiful mosaic, this tender story of a woman torn between her past and future inlays fragments of the familiar into a vibrant world of pageantry and intrigue. The result is a fully immersive tale that breathes freshness and fashions the shards of grief into the unexpected beauty of renewed joy.”  — Chawna Schroeder, the author of The Vault Between Spaces 
— Chawna Schroeder