Dienstag, 22. Oktober 2013

[BuchBlubb] ► The Waking Dreamer [EN] (J.E. Alexander)



Träumen. 
Wachen.
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♠Dt.: -
♠Verlag: Mechanical Owl Media (2013)
♠Seiten: 354
♠Genre: Urban-Fantasy
♠Reihe: Children of the Earth #1

1st: >> Under a moonless sky distended with December rain, the well-dressed young couple passed boarded-up storefronts and broken windows; an amber-eyed littl girl skipped between them, laughing gleefully at the serpent wrapped in her long hair. <<
Immer und immer wieder träumt Emmett denselben Traum: ein Spiegelzimmer, ein Gemälde und die junge Frau mit den bernsteinfarbenen Augen und den Schlangen. Ihre Worte sind immer dieselben: Emmett wird sie retten- bald. Doch immer und immer wieder erwacht er in seinem absolut nicht heldenhaften Leben. Das siebzehnjährige Waisenkind erinnert sich an nichts aus seiner Vergangenheit: weder an seine drogenabhängige Mutter, noch an die Druiden, die ihn bei seiner Geburt vor den Schatten beschützt haben und schon gar nicht an die Wiedergänger, die ihn seither suchen. Aber Emmett kann nicht ewig vergessen, denn sie werden ihn finden und sie werden ihn jagen. Wird er zusammen mit der Schlangenfrau Amala einen Weg finden, um seinen Traum endlich wahr werden zu lassen? Werden ihm seine Tagträume dabei helfen oder führen sie auf die andere, die dunklere Seite?



Angeschwemmt... wurde das Buch via Netgalley. In meiner anfänglichen Anforderungs-Euphorie habe ich es vielleicht ein winzig kleines bisschen übertrieben mit den "Ui, was für ein hübsches Cover"-Ebooks, wobei ich bei Schlangenfrauen im Klapptext ohnehin leicht schwach werde.

Abgetaucht... bin ich in den Prolog nahezu sprachlos vor Begeisterung. Ich meine, wow! Stellt euch atmosphärisch eine Mischung aus Matrix und Harry Potter vor und kombiniert das mit ultracoolen Helden und mysteriös-fantastischen Feinden. Mir standen die Haare zu Berge, ich habe meine S-Bahn-Haltestelle verpasst und war einfach hin und weg! Aber mit dem ersten Kapitel folgte leider die Ernüchterung, denn J.E. Alexander schreibt seine eigentliche Handlung in einem Stil, der überhaupt nicht an den mitreißend genialen Einstieg anknöpft. Wer nur auf Informationen aus ist, den dürfte der Schwenk zu nüchternen Beschreibungen nicht stören. Aber ich hatte mich in das Feeling des Buches verliebt und davon ist nichts mehr zu spüren. Von Berglandschaften bis zu Krawatte und Haarklammerfarbe der Protagonisten wird wirklich alles ausgiebigst analysiert, aber darüber vergisst der Autor, was ihm im Prolog noch so wichtig war: Den Leser zu unterhalten und ihn in das Worldbuilding einzuführen. Eine großzügige Portion Fragezeichen schön und gut, aber i
ch war irgendwann nur noch verwirrt angesichts so vieler Informationen, die einem ohne Erklärung serviert werden, und hatte dann auch keine Freude mehr am Lesen.

Badegäste... waren ein einziges Licht und Schatten. Spätestens seit "Anna Dressed in Blood" oder "Insignia: Die Weltenspieler" habe ich ein Faible für männliche, leicht freakig-spleenige Protagonisten und auch Emmett fällt in die Kategorie des sympathischen Außenseiters. Er ist der etwas schnoddrige Film-Nerd von nebenan, der sich mit viel Selbstironie in Kinofilme (und er kennt sie alle!) einbaut und so seinem eher trostlosen Alltag als Waisenkind etwas Farbe verleiht. Aber so witzig seine Filmzitate auch sind, als Person war er mir viel zu naiv. Ein Untoter verflucht ihn, sein Körper erinnert bald an einen rottenden Komposthaufen und das nimmt er hin, ohne zu fragen? Bitte was?! Er begegnet Barden, Druiden und allem, was die Unterwelt zu bieten hat und lässt sich immer und immer wieder mit einem "Bitte, jetzt nicht. Lass uns später reden" abspeisen und das war mir einfach zu wenig. Auch von den Nebencharakteren hatte ich mir nach dem Prolog zu viel versprochen. Statt nämlich in eine Dreiecksgeschichte mit Emmett abzudriften, verschwindet die Schlangenfrau Amala zusammen mit sämtlichen interessanten Charakteren zunächst einfach komplett von der Bildfläche und der Leser bleibt zurück mit Emmett und einem arroganten Barden mit Kleiderfetisch. Es gibt durchaus Anzeichen dafür, dass vor allem letzterer auch anders als langweilig und - sorry - Kameradenschwein kann, aber mehr auch nicht. Mir wird ganz anders, wenn ich daran denke, wie viel Potential hier verschenkt wurde.

Schwimmzüge... hatten das gleiche Problem. Ich bin mir fast sicher, dass der Autor eine absolut genial durchdachte Welt vor seinem inneren Auge entwickelt hatte, bevor er "The Waking Dreamer" geschrieben hat. Aber irgendwie scheint er im Eifer des Gefechts vergessen zu haben, dass ich als Leser nicht über diese ungesagten Informationen verfüge. Das Konzept aus Barden, Druiden und deren tierisch-magischen Seelengefährten fand ich unheimlich interessant, aber man erfährt einfach zu wenig darüber. Auch nach 2/3 des Romans hatte ich nur eine sehr vage Ahnung davon, worum es denn nun eigentlich gehen sollte. Dass die Charaktere dann auch noch gerne ohne Sinn und Verstand gehandelt haben und z.B. für ein Frühstück beim nächsten Diner mal eben Kopf und Kragen riskieren, das hat es auch nicht besser gemacht. Die Grundidee ist genial, aber der Umsetzung fehlt es für meinen Geschmack noch an Hand und Fuß und ich weiß nicht, ob ich der Fortsetzung eine Chance geben werde.


Ein geniales und unverbrauchtes Konzept, dessen Umsetzung es aber leider an Informationen und Charaktertiefe fehlt. Schade!
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22.10.2013

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