The Time Weaver

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The Time Weaver


While I found The Time Weaver to be a wonderful read with a compelling storyline, I did find myself a little distracted by a couple of things.

First I’ll start with the good points. The characters are well-rounded, believable, and nicely mixed. I also liked Ms. Abe's presentation of drakon abilities - this was another selling point for me: that not all of the drakon have the same abilities and that every once in a while an aberration (at least within the series construct) pops up. Another point to the story that I liked is that the book showed that the future is fluid and not set in stone simply because that is what a drakon precognitive dreamer saw as happening and that several futures were presented (whether through dreams or Honor's letters).

And, the not so good points - at least for me. What I found a wee bit distracting - and others may not - is the flip-flopping between first and third person points-of-view. I understand why Ms. Abe may have done this, and it is done well, but it simply is my own preference to have a single type of point-of-view (first, second, or third) throughout a book. Another sticking point that I found myself reading through - and, again, this is something that others might not find as much of a sticking point - is the way in which the letters from Honor's future self found their way back to her (and in one instance her adoptive mother), especially since the future is fluid and may/may not change.

Outside of these points, I did find the book very pleasant and would recommend it to others who enjoy romantic fantasy titles.

Book Blurb for The Time Weaver

From the highly acclaimed author of The Treasure Keeper and Queen of Dragons comes this mesmerizing new novel of the drákon, a supersensual race of shapeshifters whose world exists side by side with our own. In The Time Weaver, a young drákon woman discovers she possesses a unique gift, one that brings her closer to her destined love—at the cost of their very lives.

Honor Carlisle may have been born into the drákon clan but she’s always felt like a stranger to her kin. It’s an intuition that proves true when she receives a mysterious letter—a letter sent by her future self. Honor learns she is a Time Weaver: a creature with the extraordinary ability to transport herself into the past or future.

But the letter contains a dire warning. If Honor remains in her home at Darkfrith, she is certain to be killed. Fleeing for sanctuary among old friends in Spain, she practices her Weaving and unknowingly draws closer to an even more immediate danger. For on one of her Weaves into the future, Honor encounters the very man she should most avoid: the prince of a rival tribe of drákon.

Drawn to Prince Alexandru of Zaharen, Honor is unable to resist the temptation of Weaving to him again and again across time. As they surrender to a desire that brings the present and future ever closer, they realize they are true soulmates. But they also risk fulfilling a terrible prophecy—for their union is destined to wreak havoc. Now Honor and Sandu must place their trust—and their lives—in each other’s hands, and their faith in a magical love that could restore order to the drákon universe—or destroy it forever.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2010 3.50