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Caught In Time (Alysian Universe Series Book 1)

Caught In Time (Alysian Universe Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Sheron Wood McCartha
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Rowyna Grae always thought that she was human until the day Arwoyn Telluria revealed that she had been created in a test tube using parts of his DNA, including the specific gene for time travel. He confides to her that she came to him long ago when he was a young child telling him that she was from the far future. So, he has created her to return to fulfill her destiny. But things go awry and Arwoyn dies too soon, the new regime wants to turn her into a stealth assassin, and the young lab assistant, Richard Steele, sends her to the wrong places and loses her. She lands with dangerously packed bags a thousand years into the past at the king's hunting lodge with instructions to kill him as he is considered the original mutant that started the dangerous genetic line of what is called, "Talents". Within a mere day, she manages to kill six men as she defends herself against robbers and rapists..and, of course, falls in love with the very man she is meant to kill not knowing who he really is. A gun, a book, and an alien crystal found in her luggage creates havoc as she changes the past and reorders Richard Steele's world up the time stream. The charming medieval past isn't so charming when there is no running water, no central heat, intrigue at the royal court and war on the horizon. Will she be forever "caught in time" or will she be "caught in time for a final rescue? What can a resourceful replicant do? Well, the answer is...a lot, and therein hangs the tale.

About the Author

Science fiction has been one of my passions for many years thanks to my father's influence and the great books he introduced me to. After I graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis on English, speech and journalism, I taught creative writing and literature at the high school level. One night during a long boring ride home from a vacation weekend, I began to construct a story based on a passing name on a billboard that struck my fancy. From that one name, Penryn, a whole world and generations of exotic characters and places developed. Over the next few years, I attended workshops to hone my skill of storytelling. ORYCON here in Portland immersed me in the science fiction aspect of writing and the Willamette writers Conference gave me insight into the publishing industry. Meanwhile, I continued to write, as I fell in love with the Alysian Universe that I was creating. Try reading at least one of the books. I think you will find a world that you, too, will love, and want to about read more.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 527 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Imagination Publishing (16 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00452V8GY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #554,227 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars old sim scot. 27 May 2014
By C D M
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As a near 70 year old I was introduced to S F through young adult novels. This is the first adult thought provoking book on 'Time Travel' that I've read that challenges me to keep up with the story. Impressive in its demonstration of how minor events in the past effect time continuity. Ms Macartha has a unique talent of grabbing the readers attention then diverting it to love, hate, and loyalty before going back to the adventure story. I enjoyed it so much I've just ordered 'A dangerous talent for time' on my Kindle. The only reason for four stars is I'm sure there is more to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Caught in Time 5 Nov 2012
By Diana - Published on
This was a fun read. Definitely fast-paced and full of twists. I especially like the mixture of midieval adventure with the science of time travel.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Caught In Time 13 April 2014
By Diane Carl - Published on
I Loved this book ! Never a dull moment, great characters, fast and full of unexpected turns. Fascinating past and future interactions with the present. I'm looking forward to more from this author !
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Caught in the Book 23 Jan 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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"Caught in Time" is a surprisingly fresh look at the combination of Sci-fi meets Sword & Sorcery. It is
a well thought out path of twisting time events that have action, adventure and romance. The
characters are well developed and interesting. The book is paced well and kept me engaged
throughout the entire time.

The author has drawn some interesting parallels to the Alysian Universe's religious history, the metaphysical and man's inner nature. "Caught in Time" is a new universe that I want to continue to explore! Now!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twists and Turns 28 Aug 2011
By Vicki - Published on
I don't usually read SciFi so I was surpried when I started reading this and I really got into it. Reading the book I thought I'd figured out what was going to happen with the main character, and then something else happened. That was a nice surprise. If you enjoy time travel and many twists and turns you will like this book.
3.0 out of 5 stars So So 16 Oct 2014
By Sparta - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed the premise. The author did a fine job with the world building and character creation. A number of the plot elements really bugged me; but, I won't give you spoilers. The main character's mixture of brilliance and stupidity was too distracting for me to really enjoy the book. Yet, a number of plot lines kept me reading to find out what happened.

No I won't read the follow on stories.

Nice cover art.
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