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- Print Length: 434 pages
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- Publisher: Carol Marrs Phipps & Tom Phipps; 1 edition (May 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: May 14, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01FPLZGSO
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Meanwhile, her sister Nia finds herself imprisoned in comfort, but now a sexual hostage for high-ranking members of the government. You’ll find no graphic sexual descriptions. All acts of any sexual nature are briefly and tastefully alluded to, not described. The ruling “Potentate” takes exclusive advantage of Nia’s services connecting her to the pinnacle of the government.
Both Tess and Nia discover the need for the magic residing inside Fairy Rings. Making the best use of the magic and comradery Tess finds inside the Fairy Rings, she has some success at the end of her journey. Nia grows ever closer to escaping the realm of the Potentate. Her friends Jill and Sam help her.
I won’t spoil the end.
The book has solid writing, the plot and characters flow well throughout, and the ending left me ready to read the next book in the series. Grammar and punctuation are excellent throughout.
I find it easy to recommend this book as five-star reading, as I have another by the same authors.
Synopsis (from the author): When the World Alliance seized power from all the governments of the world, they said it was for the greater good. They said it was necessary to unite all the nations of the globe under one banner in order to bring universal peace, equality and prosperity to the world.
To most families throughout the world, the rise of the Alliance and their grandiose promises meant little. They had long grown weary of the lies of the corrupt law-makers and heads of state and were far more concerned with their day-to-day struggles to survive.
The Greenwood family was no exception, and for a time life went on much as it had before the rise of the Alliance. In time, individual cultural and racial identity were outlawed. They said it was for the greater good. They said it was necessary to create a more harmonious, homogenous world community. The Greenwood family adapted.
But then they took away freedom. They made it mandatory for all households and public buildings to have skinwelers, crystal spying balls in every room, in order to watch the people’s every move. They said it was for the greater good. They said it was necessary for public safety and civil order. And the Greenwood family adapted.
But then the state took their family farm and lands and moved them to Gollsport where they had built barracks for all the displaced citizens. They said it was for the greater good. They said the countryside had become contaminated by farm chemicals and the relocation was for their continued health and safety. Once again, the Greenwood family adapted.
But then they came in the night and took away seventeen year-old Tess Greenwood’s entire family. They said it was for the greater good. They said Tess would adapt and in time she would be far better for it.
But Tess cared not for the Alliance’s greater good. She did not adapt. She wanted her family back and vowed to do whatever she must in order to see them again. Little did she know, that to keep her vow, she would have to become a timewalker.
What I liked: Wham! Brought back great memories of The Heart of the Staff series by tying the old with the new. Though the books are nothing alike, the familiarity was a great bridge. I liked the dystopian feel to the world, and Tess was an easy character to like. Nia was a sympathetic character in impossible circumstances, but found friends, an unlikely ally, and an uneasy relationship with the potentate. Add to the mix Maxi the troll (and an amazing hairdresser), and the stage is set for an enjoyable tale.
What I didn’t like: Maybe it will come in future books, but I needed more background on how the world reached its current state. Additionally, the dialogue from Maxi was a bit hard to follow.
Overall impression: I liked Wham! the start to the Timewalker books! As mentioned above, I liked the bridge to The Heart of the Staff series, and the characters were excellent. As with The Heart of the Staff series, Wham! (Timewalker #1), this is a series fantasy readers will enjoy!
My rating: 4.5 Stars (rounded to 5 Stars)
The world that is created here in these pages is amazing and so easy to see. Troll talk and the talk of elder Fairies/wizards from different time periods was a tad difficult at first but then suddenly you just seem to adjust once you kind of read a couple lines (and let's not forget there is a glossary in the back) just know you are gonna feel the characters come to life! Tess and Nia are desperate to get back their parents (and each other) and Nia wants to get back to her fiancé Drake as well. Drake helps Tess along with Bart (the skinwalker) and a lovable Troll names Maxi! While Nia has Jill and Sam helping her at the capital. The details are so wonderful and even though some things were easy for me to guess on what was going to happen other times you are left breathless with surprise! I honestly can say that I will be counting days for the next book to come out, I haven't had a fantasy novel captivate me this much in a very long time. Not knowing what has become of all the wonderful characters is gonna drive me insane. You can't help but want to love Tess and Nia and who can forget Maxie and Maude.... So much wonderful if you love fantasy you definitely need to give this a whirl. I'm very impressed!
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In Wham (Timewalker) Vol 1, Carol Marrs Phipps and Tom Phipps have delivered us a truly fine novel.Read more