|Artwork by Eric Peterson.|
"The Sleeper Awakes.
A nightman at a 24-hour quick-stop, Roland Pritchard's life is an unending parade of tedium, loneliness and despair. His only escape is into the fertile landscape of his dreams - a magical realm of demons, war and miraculous adventure - where he imagines himself to be a postulant in an isolated monastery...who, in turn, dreams of a dark urban world of violence and machines. In his sleep, the simple grocery clerk is much more than he could ever be...
But now something is happening that cannot be rationally explained. An extraordinary merging of nightmare and daydream is awakening Roland Pritchard to a wondrous, terrifying truth - that the two worlds and lives he inhabits are equally real...and equally deadly."