“Blending beautiful prose…and gritty suspense, the novel keeps the reader on edge with every passing page…Part fantasy, part mystery, this suspenseful tale is completely unforgettable.”

– Kirkus Reviews   

“A Dream of Shadows is a Literary Masterpiece with scenes so eloquently described they seem real.”

– Reader Views, 5 Star Review   

“A tightly-plotted fantasy debut, Peter Eliott’s A DREAM OF SHADOWS tells a breathtaking, enthralling tale, bursting at the seams with a rotten, yet likable ensemble of murderous rapscallions and an absorbing world concealed in fog and shadow.”

– Indie Reader, 5.0 Review     

“Peter Eliott has written one of the most exciting and intense books that the fantasy genre has ever seen…A Dream of Shadows is a page-turning work of art that should not be missed by anyone.”

– Feathered Quill Book Reviews     

“With beautiful prose, fantastic world building, and fascinating, well-developed, multi-layered characters, this is an immersive and gripping novel. Peter Eliott is a creative and masterful writer, and a talent to watch out for.”

— Reader’s Choice, 5 Star Review     

“The book is Peter Eliott’s foray into heroic fantasy and post-apocalyptic adventure/romance and it proves compelling as well as atmospheric, moody, suspenseful, and cinematic.”

– The East Hampton Press     

“Eliott has crafted such realistic attitudes, approaches, and worldviews for each figure that they feel totally realistic to the world they live in. Combine this with the imaginative plot events and superb narrative skill for total immersion, and you have a novel you can’t bear to put down.”

– Reader’s Favorite, 5 Star Review     

NEW BOOK!

A Dream of Shadows: Book One of The Shadow Bidders Series

A Bargain with Darkness: Book Two of The Shadow Bidder Series

Vazeer has survived the Narrow Bid, but his life still hangs in the balance. The Raving Blade is sadistic and power-hungry, ready to tear Vazeer’s fragile world apart. If assassinating his enemy is impossible, then Vazeer must consider striking a bargain with him instead – a pact sure to draw him deeper into a world of crime and violence.

Occult conspiracies, double-crossing allies, ex-lovers, and psychotic enemies threaten to plunge Vazeer further into darkness. But can embracing darkness bring him to the light, or will Hell’s Labyrinth swallow him whole?

“A breathtaking installment of an unforgettable fantasy series.”

Kirkus Reviews

A Dream of Shadows: Book One of The Shadow Bidders Series

A Dream of Shadows: Book One of The Shadow Bidder Series

A Dream of Shadows is a high-octane, intense fantasy that takes place over 48 hours in a city known as Hell’s Labyrinth. Full of stunning twists and fast-paced action, Peter Eliott’s genre mashup of post-apocalyptic dystopia and romantic thriller will grip readers tight and never let go.

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NEW BOOK!

A Bargain with Darkness: Book Two of The Shadow Bidder Series

A Dream of Shadows: Book One of The Shadow Bidders Series

Vazeer has survived the Narrow Bid, but his life still hangs in the balance. The Raving Blade is sadistic and power-hungry, ready to tear Vazeer’s fragile world apart. If assassinating his enemy is impossible, then Vazeer must consider striking a bargain with him instead – a pact sure to draw him deeper into a world of crime and violence.

Occult conspiracies, double-crossing allies, ex-lovers, and psychotic enemies threaten to plunge Vazeer further into darkness. But can embracing darkness bring him to the light, or will Hell’s Labyrinth swallow him whole?

“A breathtaking installment of an unforgettable fantasy series.”

Kirkus Reviews

A Dream of Shadows: Book One of The Shadow Bidder Series

A Dream of Shadows: Book One of The Shadow Bidders Series

A Dream of Shadows is a high-octane, intense fantasy that takes place over 48 hours in a city known as Hell’s Labyrinth. Full of stunning twists and fast-paced action, Peter Eliott’s genre mashup of post-apocalyptic dystopia and romantic thriller will grip readers tight and never let go.

Read Full Summary

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“Blending beautiful prose…and gritty suspense, the novel keeps the reader on edge with every passing page…Part fantasy, part mystery, this suspenseful tale is completely unforgettable.”

– Kirkus Reviews   

“A Dream of Shadows is a Literary Masterpiece with scenes so eloquently described they seem real.”

– Reader Views, 5 Star Review   

“A tightly-plotted fantasy debut, Peter Eliott’s A DREAM OF SHADOWS tells a breathtaking, enthralling tale, bursting at the seams with a rotten, yet likable ensemble of murderous rapscallions and an absorbing world concealed in fog and shadow.”

– Indie Reader, 5.0 Review     

“Peter Eliott has written one of the most exciting and intense books that the fantasy genre has ever seen…A Dream of Shadows is a page-turning work of art that should not be missed by anyone.”

– Feathered Quill Book Reviews     

“With beautiful prose, fantastic world building, and fascinating, well-developed, multi-layered characters, this is an immersive and gripping novel. Peter Eliott is a creative and masterful writer, and a talent to watch out for.”

— Reader’s Choice, 5 Star Review     

“The book is Peter Eliott’s foray into heroic fantasy and post-apocalyptic adventure/romance and it proves compelling as well as atmospheric, moody, suspenseful, and cinematic.”

– The East Hampton Press     

“Eliott has crafted such realistic attitudes, approaches, and worldviews for each figure that they feel totally realistic to the world they live in. Combine this with the imaginative plot events and superb narrative skill for total immersion, and you have a novel you can’t bear to put down.”

– Reader’s Favorite, 5 Star Review     

Congratulations to A Dream of Shadows for winning 17 literary awards including 13 First Place finishes!

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Congratulations to A Dream of Shadows for winning 17 literary awards including 13 First Place finishes!

About Peter Eliott

Peter melds his love of evocative writing with an intense interest in dark adventure stories.  As a devotee of literary fiction, he renders exciting action stories in a highly vivid style.

A Dream of Shadows: Book One

A Dream of Shadows is a high-octane, intense fantasy that takes place over 48 hours in a city known as Hell’s Labyrinth. Full of stunning twists and fast-paced action, Peter Eliott’s genre mashup of post-apocalyptic dystopia and romantic thriller will grip readers tight and never let go.