Thursday, February 21, 2013

Time Dancer ~ Inez Kelley

Time DancerTime Dancer by Inez Kelley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Time Dancer was the perfect kind of fantasy. Inez Kelley has crafted a world completely different from our own without getting trapped behind countless lines of description. The author is able to bring all of the characters to life in such a subtle way that I felt instantly drawn into the story. 

Everyone has a duty in the royal castle—everyone except Jana Haruk. Despite her promising magical bloodline, her gift is weak. As a Reminiscent Seer, she knows only what happened in the past, not what will happen in the future. When the crown prince's life is threatened, Jana vows to do everything she can to help him—including asking the queen, a powerful sorceress, to lend her some magic.

The queen summons Darach, a spell in human form. The arrogant and mysterious man soon discovers there's more to Jana than meets the eye: she's a time dancer, someone with the ability to move backward through time in her dreams. With Darach as her anchor, Jana can explore the past and try to figure out who is behind the attacks on the prince.

Despite her attraction to him, Jana knows little about the handsome warrior. The past is tying them closer to each other with every trip, but Darach is bound to return to his homeland when his mission is complete…and their time together is running out.

My Take: 

Jana is a young woman who is coming into herself during a time of great turmoil in her kingdom. It is only with the help of the magical Queen that she is able to both find herself and her hearts desire. It is not often that I feel such an emotional connection with the characters. There were even some tear jerker moments. I loved this one. A fantasy world seemed in myth and magic, time travel and a love story to boot. Don't let this one pass you by!

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