"...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.
" I have finished The Janus Paradox and... I LOVED IT! What a clever, thought provoking and thoroughly enjoyable book. Can't wait for the next installment. (when is it due?) The book resonated with me on several levels. I have always believed in reincarnation but [this] book takes it to a new and different level. And then on a more prosaic level, my maternal grandfather came from the Isle of Man and my maternal grandmother from Ireland so the basis of the book was very interesting. You, Ms. Early-Smith, must have done a massive amount of research. It is an inspired time-travel adventure - with an intriguing paranormal twist..."
- From UK Reader Review by
I've read it twice now... I've always been a fan of books that explore new mechanics for fantastic settings. This one was a pleasure all the way through. If you are a fan of time travel, romance, fantasy or just a well written book, get a copy for yourself.
~ James Armitage - New Zealand
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 ~
Most of us have witnessed it and some have been lucky enough to
experience it - an instantaneous kinship between total strangers. People who feel an inexplicable recognition for another, as each senses a bond that comes so naturally, they don't even realize it has begun, nor do they know when it was not a part of them - as though their very souls have been entangled throughout time. Such as these are a part of our soul-clan. They will never truly leave us as we meet, recognize, and bond with them time and time again...
C. Earle Inverleigh ignites the imagination with:
The TimeBridge Journals – a time-travel intrigue of adventure and discovery, exploring the breadth of history through the quantum entanglement of souls...
The TimeBridge Journals
Book One: A JANUS PARADOX
Through a sometimes-heartrending kinship of spirit, a clan of kindred souls has accompanied one another through hundreds of lifetimes and no matter how daunting the journey or how difficult the circumstances; they have always found each other.
A Janus Paradox recounts the harrowing instance when just such an extraordinary bond shared across scores of lifetimes, is threatened.
On Carrigh Tor, Ireland, Beltaine night, 1102, Jarl Hrogn Hröreksson, champion to Lady Ælfwyn Gærethsdotr, has been reunited with her after years of exile. But their lives are swiftly thrown into chaos by a TimeBridge event instigated in the 21st century. As they emerge from a baffling sojourn into what they can only interpret as the Annarheim – the Otherworld - they are attempting to make sense of their experiences, even as they are drawn into yet another world where they share different names and faces…
New Year’s Eve, 2009, US Biathlete Alyse Danilov and Sgt. Glen Roderick, RCMP, encounter one gut-wrenching challenge after another when Alyse is kidnapped six-weeks before the Winter Games. As Glen Roderick musters the Force to instigate an intensive search, Alyse is being coerced and struggles against the Magnus Unlimited Research Consortium’s nightmarish protocols attempting to Bridge her consciousness into the future - all for the sake of making a profit in the present.
As Alyse fights to wrench her consciousness free from MURC's control, she’s sent reeling back in time nearly a thousand years. There, her psyche briefly displaces Ælfwyn - her soul-kin - while in the midst of a medieval battle. Utterly bewildered by her surroundings, Alyse distracts Jarl Hrogn at a critical moment. Before any of them can understand what has happened; Alyse is swept out of Ælfwyn and into yet another, even more dangerous, time - her own.
Returning to the 21st century in a comatose state, Alyse continues bridging in and out of key moments in Ælfwyn's life. As she finally awakens, Alyse is shocked to discover she's living in a divergent timeline where Sgt. Glen Roderick is not her fiancé, but merely the RCMP detective investigating her disappearance. And he - along with everyone else Alyse once knew - barely knows her.
With friendships erased, lives destroyed, and her deepest soul-bond of all stripped away, Alyse’s struggles against the Olympic competition clock are nothing compared to her desperate efforts to re-right history. That fight becomes even more dangerous when Alyse and Sgt. Roderick are both drawn into Hrogn and Ælfwyn's lives in 12th-century Ireland.
Upon their return, Alyse must decide how much she's willing to tell Roderick in order to heal the divergence – in the timeline and between them.
The TimeBridge Journals - Book Two: Janus Cypher
After enduring the totally unfathomable, body-swapping time-travel venture into Hrogn and Ælfwyn's world at the end of Book One: A Janus Paradox, Alyse is finally able to establish a point of connection with Sgt. Roderick, the man who was once her fiancé, but in the divergence is merely a stranger heading up her security detail at the Games and trying to prevent the on-going harassment Alyse has been subjected to since her arrival in Canada.
Together Alyse and Roderick seek out the help of Dr. Connie Singh, a clinical psychiatrist working in the new field of Quantum Psychology. Dr. Singh insists their time-travel was caused by something called, "Bridging" and their connection with Hrogn and Ælfwyn is forged directly through their souls' path of reincarnation.
In the process of participating in Dr. Singh's bridging-protocols, Alyse and Sgt. Roderick reconnect with Hrogn and Ælfwyn to discover far more. A riptide in Time has created an eddy between the 12th and 21st centuries, which may be the source of the Time-divergence. That eddy is swiftly becoming a vortex, continuing to bridge Roderick and Alyse with Hrogn and Ælfwyn, as well as others of their soul-clan, shifting them into a mystifying array of "Otherworlds".
- All these events taken together, convince Roderick & Alyse that Hrogn and Ælfwyn's fate is forever entwined with their own. And yet, when Alyse is kidnapped again, so much havoc has been wrought upon their soul-kin - and their timelines are in such disarray - that unless they can bring together their soul-clan, from both times; it may never be possible to retrieve Alyse or to heal the divergence...
"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?
"...Glenarthur, if you cannot be entirely charming, could you at least prove that you are socially house-broken...?"
~ Dr. Connie Singh to Sgt. Roderick,
- Janus Cypher
...“Think about it, Alyse. We’re freaking time travelers... We’ve been crossing nine-hundred years of history with the same effort most people put into crossing Barclay Street - give or take rush-hour.”
~ Sgt. Roderick to Alyse Danilov
- Janus Cypher
...[Connie was] staring at him over the rim of her glasses to deliver her raised-eyebrow with a sharpshooter’s precision.
Roderick quickly held up a cautionary finger and said, “I swear, Constance, someday the Force is going to make you register that expression as a concealed weapon.”
“Concealed? Hardly.” Connie smiled
~ Dr. Connie Singh & Sgt. Roderick
- Janus Cypher
Images from the Journals...
Book Two of The Timebridge 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 A Janus Paradox and Janus Cypher; be looking for Book Three in The Timebridge Journals: TimeBound.
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