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Meet Rolland Wright - a seventeen year old orphan living out of his car in rural Woodland Hills, California. Aside from grappling with the fact of being abandoned by his drunken father two years previous, following his mother's mysterious murder, his life mostly revolves around finding a warm place to sleep at night. When one day he is attacked by men claiming to have killed his father, Rolland discovers a strange ability to slow the flow of time around him, beginning a journey that takes him to places outside of time, space, and eventually to the early 19th century to fight the sinister General Andrew Jackson. With the help of a rag-tag group of historical and mythical figures with various supernatural abilities of their own (Joan of Arc, Jesse James, etc) known as the Knights of Time, Rolland solves the mystery behind his mother's murder, falls in love, battles the evil Edward Vilthe - reaper of souls, and finds a home of his own in the paradise known as Eden.
A novel Kirkus Review calls a 'blend of X-Men and Doctor Who with a side of historic fact' Time is Relative for a Knight of Time is fantasy fiction at its finest.
The Time is Relative series chronicles the origin story of the mythical figure Father Time, beginning with the award winning first novel, Time is Relative for a Knight of Time. All dates and events are historically accurate.
The participants... maybe not.
TIME IS RELATIVE FOR A KNIGHT OF TIME (a mouthful of a title that might have been Time Knight) is about a boy who, like the novel's legendary "father time" is a keeper of time. His present, the past, there are no limitations for where, when, or with whom he will show up. With his sometimes motley, but always funtastic crew of fellow time travelers, Rolland Wright takes coming of age to a whole new dimension. Literally.
Abandoned by his father after his mother is murdered, the young Rolland tries to survive on his own, living in a car, struggling to hang onto the everyday remnants of his former life. It did not kill him, but when his father's murderers seek him out to do the same to him, he is strong enough for the test. He discovers in a moment of desperation, of instinctive survival, that he can bend time, slow it down or speed it up at will.
When Rolland discovers that he can indeed travel through time, he joins such heroic and unlikely fellow knights as Joan-of-Arc and Jesse James, to battle "bad guys" such as Andrew Jackson. Add to this action a horrific villain, with the fittingly dastardly name of the Reaper of Souls, and it sometimes seems all must be lost despite Rolland's ability to bend time as though it were indeed made up of wrinkles.
Though it starts off a bit slow, it does indeed build up speed to become a full-fledged, action packed, fantasy tale filled with adventures and love and good triumphing over evil. It begs for a sequel.
Book Bling gives this 4 Stars!
Brett Matthew grew up with a passion for both film and history. He began his career fresh out of high school as a Production Assistant & football player on NBC Universal's television series Friday Night Lights (of which he can be seen in the first two seasons as a member of the championship team - Go Panthers!). He quickly moved on to serve as an Original Series intern with the USA Network in Studio City, California. Following work on shows like Monk, Psych, and Burn Notice, Brett returned home to Texas to continue his education, graduating with his degree in History from Texas State University. A proud Master Freemason, Brett thoroughly enjoys fantasy fiction, watching Netflix, running, baseball, Shakespeare, and spending time with critters.
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