Call Down The Hawk is book one of The Dream Trilogy by fantasy author Maggie Stiefvater. Stiefvater has created a unique fantasy world in which there are dreamers who can create things in the real world––some times those dreams are under their control; sometimes not. Sometimes they dream duplicates of themselves, which can get complicated. Then there are those who are hunting the dreamers to kill them.
Stiefvater is a master at creating fantastic worlds. The problem to this reader is that the world overwhelms the story. The lack of a defined plot in the early chapters made my following the story a challenge. That’s an issue which only improves slightly as the story progresses.
That’s not to say she doesn’t create interesting characters as well as well as interesting possibilities. The Lynch brothers in The Hawk are three unique characters although the youngest is only a dream and doesn’t play a major role in the story. Then there’s Hennessy, who can’t control her dreams. She creates duplicates of herself, but each time she does so it brings her closer to her own death.
Another quibble. The book’s title has no apparent connection to the story.
There were times when I had to force myself to keep reading. As a result, I’m not lining up to read the next volume of the trilogy although I may try some other Stiefvater series down the road.