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Well-woven magic, science, action and parallel universes

  • Apr 14, 2013

With the same appeal as Stephen Donaldson’s Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, and a thoroughly intriguing premise, Thomas A. Knight has created a fascinating parallel world in his novel The Time Weaver, endowing it with pleasingly dangerous and exciting interactions with our own. A father reads to his son then disappears. A son grows up with vague memories and an unopenable book. Then 30-year-old Seth Alkirk finds his life suddenly threatened by car accidents, monsters, magic and more. But Seth just might be the long awaited time weaver and his survival, as well as the survival of worlds, might depend on his learning and using his hereditary skills.
There’s an enjoyable mix of otherworld magic and our-world solid science in this story, with some very appealing discoveries and plenty of threat. But Seth’s soon committed to friends in his other world, slowly learning who his father might have been, recognizing friend and foe, and discovering the secrets of his destiny.
Gods and goddesses control the elements of magic. Political kings control one world’s armies while military scientists take charge of the other's. Wizards advise. A most wonderful dragon helps. And it all ties together into a grown-up coming-of-age story, where Seth learns new values and wiser definitions of success, and the reader enjoys a wild exciting ride. I’d classify this as new adult rather than young adult for language and violence. There’s minimal romance, but just enough to add depth and character, and there’s a powerful ending that feeds straight into more mystery and the hope of more stories. I checked on Amazon and volume 2’s just come out, so enjoy.
Disclosure: I was given a free ecopy of this novel by the author with a request for my honest review.

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Sheila Deeth's first novel, Divide by Zero, has just been released in print and ebook formats. Find it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, etc. Her spiritual speculative novellas can be found at … more
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"I was caught up in this book from the moment I started reading it. It was so full of action, adventure, magic, mystery, evil, and a twist of romance that I couldn't help but keep reading."- Angela, Angels are Kids and Furkids
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