For two thousand years the Domus served as a guiding light to the Viator, a people born with the ability to travel through time. Now, faced with a threat to their very existence, Derian is tasked with protecting a woman whose abilities may be the one thing that could save them.
Hailey MacIntyre is thrust into an adventure through time and discovery. No one prepared her for the dramatic changes that crashed into her life one fateful afternoon at the wrong end of a car-jacker's gun. Now she's running for her life with new talents she never knew were possible. Will she find herself the unwitting accomplice to the destruction of the Domus or the savior to a people she didn't know existed?
|Publisher:||Drago Fortuna Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I trully loved the orginality of the story. Well done author.
Hailey is a spitfire of a young woman. She doesn't take crap from anyone and is quite independent. Deep down inside, however, she longs for companionship. Her day starts out meeting up with a friend when her life starts taking turns . . . and doesn't stop. Held up in the parking garage by a junkie, he pulls the trigger, ready to end Hailey and take whatever he can get, but she isn't in that spot when the bullet reaches it. She's on a modern day pirate ship in the middle of the ocean. These pirates have less than honorable intentions toward the strange woman who showed up on their captured boat but they soon realize they have their hands full with her. Then another stowaway mysteriously appears. Hailey is a Viator, someone who is born with the natural ability to jump space and time. Typically, it is a talent that takes years to develop fully. Her mysterious benefactor is Derian, her praeceptor (teacher). Very quickly, the sexual tension builds between the two but they have other important things to worry about. Like why Hailey not only developed her ability to jump without guidance from her parents (who she never even knew, she was raised by her aunt). And why is she able to do things other Viators aren't able to do? And what is the secret of the rogue Viators and what do they have to do with Hailey's lineage? My impressions? At first, I saw similarities to the movie Jumper. The difference is, I couldn't make it past 20 minutes in Jumper but this book had me enthralled from the beginning. Matter of fact, if they had author Erin Lausten go back and work on the script for Jumper, it probably would have been good. Lausten's writing style is great and throughout the book, it's written as surly as Hailey is: "'Perhaps you would prefer I invite my men to join us?' He leered at her. Hailey had never actually seen someone leer before. Where was a meteor when you needed one?" "However, things seemed to be progressing consistently. Any minute now she expected to see winged monkeys or a yellow brick road." "She wanted them done, gone, and somewhere safe so she could comfortably freak out about everything she had learned in the last several days. A total screech-fest waited in her future and she preferred to do it alone, in a locked room where no one could make assumptions about her sanity." Time travel and "warping" (for lack of a better term) are not new concepts, but the presentation gives them a new feel. From the beginning on, the life-like characters, the twists and turns, and the unique way the story is told makes this book well worthwhile. Give it a shot. You'll be glad you did.