History class just got a little more interesting.

Beatrice “Bea” Whaley seems to have it all; the seventeen year old high school senior is beautiful, wealthy and the star performer of the drama club. And with her uncle’s connections to Broadway theater, the future looks bright ahead of her. Little does she know that her future might actually be brighter behind her.

Bea begins having vivid dreams about a brave and handsome soldier named Alan Warren–a member of an elite group known as Knowlton’s Rangers that served during the Revolutionary War. Prone to keeping her head in the clouds, Bea welcomes her nightly adventures in 1776; filled with danger and romance they give her much to muse about the next day. But it is not long before Beatrice questions whether her dreams are simply dreams or something more. Each night they pick up exactly where the last one ended. And the senses–the smell of musket shots and cannons, the screams of soldiers in agony, and that kiss–are all far more real than any dream she can remember.

Read The Dreamer online with new updates every Wednesday and Friday.

Lora Innes is the creator of The Dreamer webcomic, a historical fantasy about a high-schooler named Bea Whaley who begins having dreams about the American Revolutionary War.

Full of adventure, romance, and war, The Dreamer has grown a cult following online. IDW Publishing has released three graphic novel collections of The Dreamer, which have been nominated five times in the Harvey Awards.

 
From the very first frame of The Dreamer, it is easy and an utter joy to be swept away by the power of Lora’s incredible artwork. Each panel is a feast for the eyes, imagination, and the heart. That this beautiful work is paired to a pitch-perfect story at once epic and intimate, both serious and playful, that straddles a teenage present and our nation’s most dramatic past is a testament to a creativity that knows no bounds. Impossible to put down, The Dreamer is for today what Johnny Tremain has been for generations; Ms. Innes stands beside Esther Forbes as her equal in bringing to life a story of the American Revolution that is an emotional journey through an illumination of the true history of the Birth of Freedom.
— Michael Frost Beckner, Spy Game