Monday, May 16, 2011
Review: Hedgeland by A. Nyland
198 pages - - I received this book (digital format) free of charge in exchange for an honest review and participation in the blog tour.
Amazon Product Description:
Hedgeland, an urban fantasy of time travel. Dr April Neuland, a Professor of Ancient Languages turned non-fiction writer, has been plagued by dreams all her life, dreams of her past life in the Celtic Otherworld. Meanwhile, in a parallel dimension of April's past and Caridwen's future, Worthing, a Future History Professor, has allied with the Military to access Future Internet communications and use new technology to influence April to write an ebook novel revealing where she, in her past life as Caridwen, hid the Kiste, a device to travel through time and space. Hedgeland weaves all three time/space frames: Caridwen, Worthing and April. Hedgeland is the first in the Hedgecraft Sequence, but is a fully self contained novel with no cliff hangers.
This is unlike anything I have read lately. I was drawn into Caridwen's life rather quickly, but I had a hard time always making the transition between the others lives and hers. It took me a bit to get into, but once I got the hang of the interchanges I enjoyed it. I was shocked by the complexity of the story, it was unexpected. I enjoyed the characters. I can't wait for the next book!