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Interesting mix of sci-fi and fantasy,
This review is from: Hedgeland (Hedge Witch: Book 1) (Science Fiction series / Fantasy series) (Kindle Edition)Hedgeland is an interesting and knowledgeable novel where the sci-fi theme of multiple dimensions and time travel, bonds with the fantasy land of faeries and seers.
The main character in the story is Caridwen, who we meet when she and a group of peers are on the brink of stepping into an alternate dimension and time. This they do with the help of a device called a kiste. Her people have made this journey before and never had any problems. This time, though, a traitor is among them, who wants to manipulate the alternate reality for their own benefit.
Meanwhile in another time, a professor of Future History is studying the life of April an Australian woman, who in a past life was known as Caridwen. Only after a while does the professor realise that the military's interest in April is more than scientific curiosity.
In the book, the storylines of the three different time periods alternate between the chapters. However, it is not difficult to follow the well-written narrative. April's timeline is the most scholarly part of the book, as she tells her sister about the research she is doing for her new book. Yet it is not too academic to become incomprehensible.
Nyland manages to let the different stories intertwine nicely into a complete story, although the stories of April and Caridwen's are not yet finished.
This book is a good read for people interested in sci-fi and fantasy. Although fantasy is not normally a genre I go for, I found this book a great read. I'm curious to find out how the story continues.
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