Delwyn of the Realms - a fantasy novel by Kelly Proudfoot

Follow Delwyn through the mirror - and beyond!

With a traumatized childhood and broken marriage behind her, Delwyn emerges from a psychotic break and flees to the country - welcomed by her Aunt Gwen, who runs Magpie Meadows - a dairy farm in Maffra, Australia.

Still trying to cope with mental afflictions such as sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations, she tries to appease her Aunt by attending therapy and pretending to take her medication.

However - she has always been a dreamer - and finding a mirror portal to the world of dreams is just the perfect ticket to sanity, isn’t it?

The Dreamland, (called "Onesol" by her guide - Varun - who happens to be half man, half seahorse), is just one of the realms that Delwyn can enter in physical form. It is in this realm where she must face her darkest Shadow in order to become whole - yet Delwyn prefers to play rather than do the work required of her.

Will she ever learn that her true destiny awaits - if only she can start taking herself seriously? And what of the realms she sees while she's astral travelling or the beings she encounters in hypnagogia? How can she keep all the inner realms a secret when the outer realm starts closing in?

As all Delwyn’s afflictions and wonderful adventures in Onesol plummet her further into the belief that she’s a “Portal Stormer” - and that she can continue existing with “One foot in each world, riding them simultaneously; expecting not to fall!” - her Aunt, her childhood friend - Greg (who has always loved her) and  her doctors scramble to save her from herself.

The question is: which realm is the fantasy?