The Pages of Time
Sam Rayner thinks he is an ordinary teenager. But when his family’s flight is brought down in a shocking act of terrorism, he suffers a traumatic brain injury that leaves him in a coma. On waking in a hospital bed, Sam learns that his father was killed in the crash. As he struggles to come to terms with his loss, he begins to experience strange seizures that distort the flow of time and transport him into the body of his past or future self. At first these episodes feel more like a disability than anything useful. That is until Sam collapses at his father’s funeral and finds himself flung several hours ahead, where he overhears a news report about another terrorist attack.
In the suffering city of Yddinas, hemmed in by sea, mountains, and enchantments, champion and contracted combatant of the arena, Cael Brenion, kills to provide for his little brother. His avarice, rapid rise, and the peculiar stone in his weapon’s pommel gain the attention of Valeina, the chancelloress and most powerful woman in the city, which consequently attracts the eye of sadistic Chancellor Orik. Cael discovers physical prowess means nothing in the psychological games of throne and politics, where he and his brother are nothing but pawns on a board.
Dawn of Legend
Christine wasn’t one to believe in legends, and certainly not on her trip through the wilds of Wales. The tour package her friend picked out for them brought them to the castle where the winged figure stood, encased in stone and superstition. Superstition, however, couldn’t explain the strange attraction she felt toward the handsome statue. Those stone eyes seemed to beckon to her, calling her to him with a force she couldn’t deny, and which she wasn’t sure she wanted to.