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.