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Reviews of Anna Undreaming

“The world Welsh has created is mind-blowing. There’s a lot to learn, and it’s no easy ride, but by the time I was less than halfway through, I was fully engaged.”
5 star review at Book Odyssey

“Welsh creates his descriptions beautifully. The way he describes the scenes is brilliant and makes it easy for the reader to picture his world easily, from the beautiful scenery to the somewhat haunting creations seen in the Hazes.”
5 star review by Jenna at Parchment and Quill

“Wow, what a mind-blowing journey!”
5 Star Review Jasmine at Life of A Simple Reader

“Anna Undreaming is a fantastic thrill ride!”
5 Star Review by The Book Mom

“Anna Undreaming is a great read, different, original.”
5 Star Review by LetsReview (Charlotte)

“Anna’s story was an inventive and fresh new take on what a dream world could be.”
5 out of 6 stars at Plum Report.

“As someone who majored in philosophy in college, I enjoyed the philosophy references throughout the book. Rousseau, Nietzsche, and Camus were all mentioned by name. Overall, this was a fantastic start to a magical new trilogy!”
5 out of 5 stars at Odd and Bookish

“What a rollercoaster ride of a book. I enjoyed every minute of it.”
4 out of 5 stars at Your Words My Ink

“Thomas Welsh’s debut novel Anna Undreaming was fantastic and because of its intensity, action and creativeness, I am dying to read the next, unnamed installment of the trilogy.
Scottish writer Holly Fleming at her site Hol7ly

Praise for Anna Undreaming

“I’ve never felt quit so much like floating.”
Sherry Ficklin, author of the Stolen Empire series

“A brilliant piece of writing…a fantasy novel filled with energetic writing that pulls the reader in and doesn’t let them go.”
Amanda J Evans, author of Finding Forever

“The writing and story feel like an old friend, easy to follow and endlessly captivating…”
Sarah Noffke, author of The Lucidites Series

“Intriguing and so well written.”
Martina MacMcatee, author of the Dead Things series

“Really awesome debut novel”
Jaye Wells, author of the Sabina Kane series

“Highly addictive, What’s not to love about Anna Undreaming! It’s an inspired, atmospheric fantasy, accessible for the genre and is sure to leave fans shouting for more.”
Louise White, author of the YA Gateway series

Wishaw author Thomas Welsh set to release debut novel
Interview with Ross Thomson at The Daily Record

Glasgow author Thomas Welsh on his debut fantasy novel Anna Undreaming
Interview with Ross Crae at The Sunday Post


Elbow Room Awards First Prize Short Fiction 2016

Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Special Mention 2016

Aurora Poetry and Short Fiction competition Special Mention 2017

Longlisted for the 2018 Peoples Book Prize for Anna Undreaming

Longlisted for the TCK’s 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards for Anna Undreaming

Chill with a Book Readers Award for Anna Undreaming

Chill with a Book Cover of the Month Award August 2018Chill with a Book Cover of the Year Award 2018