Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kerry Schafer's "Wakeworld"

Kerry Schafer was born and raised in Canada, moved back and forth across the border several times, and finally settled on a compromise. She now lives in Washington state, but within an hour’s drive of her home and native land. She is the author of the Books of the Between (Between and Wakeworld) and the Dream Wars Series (Dream Runner, Dream Thief, Dream Wars).

Here Schafer dreamcasts a big screen adaptation of Wakeworld:
Directed by Peter Jackson, who sets in play the best of the magical qualities he perfected in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, Wakeworld is a fantasy extravaganza. Stunning CGI effects bring to life the dragons in all of their lethal beauty, from the glory of flight to the individual shimmering rainbow of each individual scale. Incredible cinematography accurately captures the shifting landscapes of the Between, contrasting them with the colder reality of Wakeworld. Poe the penguin is fully realized by an exceptionally well trained bird who plays to the camera with endearing charm.

Movie stars were clamoring for the opportunity to act in this blockbuster, and after extensive consideration the following cast was selected.

Vivian: Emma Watson, though young for this role, handles the complex shifts from Vivian as ER doctor to dreamshifter and finally to dragon, with seamless fluency.

Zee: Jason Momoa perfectly captures Zee as both artist and warrior.

Jared: Shawn Roberts accurately portrays the handsome but dastardly Jared.

Weston Jennings: Billy Bob Thornton embodies the persona of the conflicted outdoorsman trying to flee his destiny.

Aidan: Michelle Pfeiffer is perfect, as always, in this role of the power hungry dragon queen.

It’s a scary thing, even though exciting, to have your book made into a movie, but this masterpiece has exceeded my wildest hopes and dreams.
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The Page 69 Test: Wakeworld.

--Marshal Zeringue