Child of Timeby Bob Johnson
is a story about Hossiek, who, although born an ordinary man, is sixteen thousand years old and has developed awesome telepathic and telekinetic powers. The story recounts the climax of his centuries-long hunt for Stanislaus Joswieac, a vicious and powerful vampire against whom he has a vendetta. During this pursuit, he meets and falls in love with Elizabeth, a beautiful and unusual vampire. For most of his life, he has been mankind's unseen protector, but being unseen has a cost. To avoid endangering others, he has not formed relationships, so his life has been lonely. The vibrant and sensitive Elizabeth seems to be the answer to his loneliness, but is she? As he pursues Joswieac, Hossiek deals with the conflict between what he is and what he wants, while Elizabeth tries to protect the humanity in her heart from the savagery in her veins. The story examines the conflicts between good and evil, nature and nurture, and body and spirit. It is an uplifting, thought-provoking, action-filled story that is sometimes funny, sometimes gory, sometimes erotic, sometimes serious, and sometimes frivolous. Historical references and legends are woven into a tale that takes Hossiek around the world, to other planets, and beyond physical reality before bringing him to the simplest yet most profound realization in his long life.
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- 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)
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I really loved this book. It starts off fast and just keeps going.the romance that develops between the two main character sis touching, and the interaction between them is entraining and realistic. I particularly liked the lead female character Elizabeth. She's tough, and smart, but also funny and caring. She's like a battered woman who overcomes the bad things that have happen to her. I dont want to overlook the main character Hossiek. He's warm and sexy and a great super hero. Everything that happened in the book pulled me into the next thing. It was full of surprises and left me feeling very good when I finshed it. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance and action with a paranormal twist.
Reviewed by Tania Staley for Readers' Favorite Child of Time is a high-fantasy adventure by Bob Johnson. In this tale, readers follow Hossiek, a mysterious hero, on his quest to finally take down the foe he has tracked throughout millennia - the vampire Joswieac. Hossiek is a man of many names: Seeker of the Sun, the Counterbalance, Eidolon, and to his enemies, the Dayfeeder. He is a man blessed, or cursed, with seeming immortality. Though he is merely a human, thousands of years of life have allowed him to tap into the unknown potential of humans. Mastering the powers of telekinesis, telepathy, and mind control have allowed him to become a hunter of the demons that plague the universe. Since around the year nine hundred, his greatest hunt has been for Joswieac, a manipulative and evil vampire that has made causing Hossiek pain one of his greatest joys. Now revenge is finally within Hossiek’s reach. With the help of a strangely human and beautiful vampiress, Elizabeth, who was once Joswieac’s slave, Hossiek will finally get the chance to stop the evil he has been chasing for countless years. Bob Johnson’s novel is an exciting tale with a wonderfully fresh new world to explore. The world Hossiek comes from is full of hidden wonders and dangers: an Earth where angels and demons are real and vibrant and shape the world humans live in, although we are completely unaware of it. Johnson’s action scenes are crisp and enthralling and will have readers rooting for more. Hossiek is a hero that readers can admire. He is intelligent, dangerous, and charming, but flawed enough to be approachable. While at times the narration seemed too slow for my taste, the keen characters Johnson has created kept me interested in continuing. I recommend Child of Time for readers looking for an interesting new take on vampire and paranormal literature, and I look forward to reading more from Bob Johnson.