Hedgelandby Ann Nyland
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 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.
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Author Dr Ann Nyland was on Faculty at the University of New England, Australia. She is a grammar pedant, ancient languages translator, and best selling non-fiction author of such books as The Complete Books of Enoch; Angels, Archangels and Angel Categories: What the Ancients Said; The Book of Jubilees; A Devil of a Job to Find Satan in the Bible, among others.
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I have to admit, it took me a couple of times to get into Hedgeland. Once I read it, I actually enjoyed it. Dr. April Neuland has dreams so vivid that she begins a journey into discovering what it may mean to her in the future. The story is intense, no doubt about it but not so intense that you can't relate to what the characters are going through. Hedgeland is very complex, with the tone shifting from past to present. There are several theories that are delicately written and have been woven so thoroughly into the story that you are left wondering if it is all, indeed, straight fiction or if it could be actual fact. With each new development, the reader is pulled in deeper and new questions are raised. It makes you think. Even though Hedgeland can be read as a stand-alone, this will surely leave you anxiously awaiting the next in the series.
Hedgeland is an interesting, original science fiction story. There are 3 main characters: Caridwen, Worthing, and April. This is a complex and thought provoking book that deals with time travel, parallel dimensions, and reincarnation. With each chapter, the story shifts from person to person. I have to admit that I thought the book was a bit confusing. I think I could benefit by reading it again. It's a very well written story and the characters are likeable. If you're looking for a fairly short read (200 pages) with an imaginative multi-layered plot, then this is the book for you!