"...The book skids from dynamite to cliff in this inventive Perils of Pauline story... Initially drawn in by the slow brew between Alyse and her Mountie protector, and one-time beau, Glen; the evolving narrative of Alyse's 11th Century soul-twin, Ælfwyn, drove the page flips late into the night. I loved the moments when... I didn’t see that coming! The story is physical, dense, and rich in inventive detail and characters to root for - even the supporting ones. I found a cozy spot in the wintry British Columbia I know and love, while I learned much from the rich language and well-researched details that make Ælfwyn’s story so vivid...."
- From US reader review by Melissa Litwin.
"An inspired time-travel adventure - with an intriguing paranormal twist..."
- From UK Reader Review by
Nexum Fortior Quam Tempus…
A bond, woven over the centuries,
mysteriously frayed by a modern peril,
can only be mended by strangers
returning to their shared past,
challenged to once more rekindle
~ and with courage ~
reweave a kinship of soul that
has been born and born again
~ a bond that has transcended the ages.
Nexum Fortior Quam Tempus
~ A Bond Stronger Than Time ~
Would You Dare To Enter The Library of Your Soul...?
The Journals will bridge you there - and there again...
Author Cymbric Earlysmith ignites the imagination with this passionate time travel adventure that weaves a truly timeless tale - born out of nothing less than the quantum entanglement of souls.
In a series of time-bending stories of friendship and devotion, US Olympic athlete, Alyse Danilov, and Sgt. Glen Roderick, RCMP, encounter one gut-wrenching challenge after another when the Magnus Unlimited Research Consortium forces them to navigate a labyrinth of past lives, soul-kin, and divergent timelines.
Although they do not know it at first, through a sometimes-heartrending kinship of spirit, Glen and Alyse have accompanied one another through hundreds of lifetimes across the millennia. And yet, no matter how daunting the journey or how difficult the circumstances; they have always found each other...
JANUS PARADOX recounts a harrowing instant when their extraordinary bond is threatened. Just before the Vancouver Olympics, Alyse is kidnapped and taken to a secret facility where the scientists of MURC attempt to force-bridge Alyse's consciousness into the future, in a search for information the Consortium can use to manipulate organizations, stock markets, people, and events for a profit.
As Alyse struggles against MURC's nightmarish protocols, she wrenches her consciousness free, only to be sent reeling back in time nearly a thousand years and right into the midst of a medieval battle, where her psyche is bridged into the body of her soul-kin, Ælfwyn Gærethsdotr. Shocked by her surroundings, Alyse inadvertently distracts Ælfwyn’s champion, Jarl Hrogn Hröreksson, just as Hrogn is dealing the deathblow to an enemy. Before any of them can understand what's happening, however, Alyse is swept out of Ælfwyn’s time and into yet another - one even more dangerous - her own.
Alyse returns to the 21st century in a comatose state, still experiencing bridging-glimpses of Ælfwyn’s life, while gradually awakening to discover she’s living in a divergent timeline where Sergeant Glen Roderick, along with everyone else she ever knew and loved, barely knows her.
The riptide in Time conjured by MURC’s interference and foolhardy greed creates an eddy that will swiftly become a vortex, which displaces Hrogn and Ælfwyn as well; pulling them into a mystifying array of ‘Otherworlds’, including into the lives of Glen and Alyse in 21st century Vancouver.
When the Time-eddy finally catches Sgt. Roderick, he witnesses the 12th century through the eyes of Jarl Hrogn Hröreksson, a kinsman to Magnus III of Norway who has followed his King through battle, turmoil, and intrigue. Roderick will soon learn that just like Ælfwyn and Alyse, Hrogn's fate is twinned to his own.
With friendships erased, lives destroyed, and her deepest soul-bond of all stripped to its sinews, Alyse’s struggles against the Olympic competition clock are nothing compared to her desperate efforts to re-right history. Still, Alyse will do whatever it takes to save her Glen Roderick, who is still caught between her original timeline and the dark oblivion of a Time divergence from which only Alyse has emerged with her memories mostly intact…
"Alyse, they want to turn you into a History Mule. You've got to be ready! You'll be entering the very Library of your Soul..."
~ Are You Ready?
Book Two of The Time-Bridge Journals is finalized!
And I'm looking for an agent, a publisher, or both - as well as Beta-Readers!
- In Janus Cypher, learn what soul-tearing devastation the time-eddy inflicts upon Alyse Danilov, Sgt. Glen Roderick, and others in their soul-clan, as they search for the Point of Divergence to heal their timeline, even while they're forced to introduce their Medieval soul-kin to the wonders of the 21st century...
Anticipating Book Three: TimeBound
- To experience the source of their original soul-twinning, and to further solve other mysteries from The Janus Paradox and Janus Cypher; be looking for Book Three in The Time-Bridge Journals: TimeBound.
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