Mirrored Time by J.D. Faulkner

Monday, October 6, 2014

Title: Mirrored Time
Author: J.D. Faulkner
Series: A Time Archivist Novel (Book 1)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 7 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:
First it was water.

Then blood.

And finally smoke.

Gwen Conway never knew there were so many ways to die. Honestly, it was something she would have been happy not knowing.

Maybe, they really are just dreams. Nightmares. But they won't stop. And dreaming of her death is getting old. Then there's the sleepwalking. She'd like to pass on that too.

Gwen's pretty sure the dreams have something to do with her new job. Which of course, is definitely not just a 'job.'

Don't get her wrong, working for the Archiver of the Time Streams has its perks. Having the power to travel to any past or future time is fantastic. Plus, there's Rafe, the ex-gladiator from the future. She'd like to keep him around too. Not that she would tell him that. It'd go straight to his head.

But she's less than pleased to find herself in the middle of a time travelers' war. Especially against a crazed half-god who has the power to obliterate the existence of any time or place. And the Guardians, her so called allies? All the help they offer are strict rules and smug superiority. Plus, they seem convinced she's already lost, that she's already died.

Gwen is starting to wonder whether she should have read her employment contract more carefully.

Borrowing themes from Greek and Roman legends such as Pandora and the war between the Titans and Olympians, lovers of mythology and fantasy alike will enjoy this mind-bending romp through different times and universes. Well-grounded in the world of today, this urban fantasy stands out from the pack with its complex theories on time travel and unique brand of quirky humor.

Excerpt

Alistair watched the slim girl slip from the office, her shadowed eyes haunting him. He had known it wouldn't take her long to follow Rafe into the Archives—and to see what she had witnessed. Running a hand through his silvered hair, he sighed. The Archives’ mysteries had broken stronger minds before. Still, he had every belief that Gwen would be able to accept what she had seen, even though he knew there would be questions. He had planned on running an errand that would take him away, but the turn of events had him reevaluating his plans.
Reaching his hands towards the ceiling, he bent in a back-popping stretch. He felt old. Most would have labeled him old years ago, but he hadn't felt it until recently.
The chain of would-be events lined up in front of him; he could almost touch them. The future, however, was out of his hands. He could do nothing. That more than anything had aged him. Of all that he had seen and all that he had done, it was the frightened eyes of a young girl that had made him old in an instant.
His bitter laugh cut through the silence of the office like a knife. Apparently old age and melancholy went hand in hand. He pulled on his wool coat and wrapped a red scarf around his throat. His feet followed the familiar path: out the office, down the long hallway, up a creaky elevator, and onto the courthouse roof. The rooftop entrance had been forgotten by almost everyone. Pulling the collar of his coat up against the biting wind, he moved closer to the edge of the building.
The city spread out before him, lights shining in the dark. So many people with no idea how their lives could be affected by the next move of Miss Gwendolyn Conway. It wasn't fair to place that burden on anyone. But now Alistair was forced to destroy her innocence for people who would never offer her their thanks.
A noise behind him drew him from his thoughts, but he didn’t turn. He didn't have to. Standing in silence, the two watched over the city below them. For a long while, there was just the lonely howl of the wind. Then Alistair spoke.
“So it begins.”

J.D. Faulkner lives in Seattle, Washington. She spends her time reading anything she can get her hands on; studying Greek and Roman mythology; and avoiding the rain whenever she can. MIRRORED TIME is her first novel and book one of the Time Archivist Novels. Currently, she is working on the second book of the series, FRACTURED TIME.

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