Zero Time

Zero Time

by T.W. Fendley

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As Zero Time nears, only Keihla Benton can save two worlds from the powers of Darkness. But first she must unlock the secrets of Machu Picchu and her own past.
Xmucane leads an expedition to Earth to overcome a genetic flaw that threatens the people of Omeyocan with extinction, but she soon finds herself involved in a very personal battle that pits mother against daughter and sister against sister. With the help of the time-traveling Great Serpent Quetzalcoatl, she leaves the Southern Temples to arrive in present-day Machu Picchu as the expedition's time-window closes.
When Philadelphia science writer Keihla Benton joins an archeological team at Machu Picchu, she learns the Andean prophesies about 2012 have special meaning for her. Only she can end the cycle of Darkness that endangers Earth at the end of the Mayan calendar. As she uncovers secrets from the past, which threaten her life and those she loves, Keihla struggles to keep the powerful Great Crystal from the Lord of Darkness and his consort.
Xmucane and Keihla work together as Earth and Omeyocan near alignment with the galaxy's dark heart for the first time in 26,000 years. They must seize the last chance to restore the cycle of Light to Earth and return to the Pleiades with a cure, no matter what the cost to their hearts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603183338
Publisher: L & L Dreamspell
Publication date: 10/14/2011
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 0.73(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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Zero Time 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Al-G on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After all the hype (over-hype?) about the end of the Mayan calendar and the end of the world as we know it (pun intended), I thought the last thing I would want to read was a book about the end of the Mayan calendar and the end of the world as we know it. I was wrong.Fendley's imaginative story is only matched by her obvious study of Incan-Mayan-Aztec cultures. She weaves a plot around the calendar that is both sci-fi and fantasy and is as well, both subtle and interesting. The story begins on Omeyocan with a culture that is advanced, but not as much technologically as it is in its harmony with the nature and the universe. But they have a problem, one that can only be solved by combining their DNA with another race - Earth. But anywhere the light exists it must be defined by shadow - darkness, and so too, the reader finds himself immersed in a battle between light and darkness that spans the cosmos even as the battle takes place across time and space on Earth. Fendley weaves her plot into both known and unknown aspects of the ancient Meso-American civilizations with imagination, writing creatively and developing her characters, building the reader's sympathy for them. While her writing style is engaging and flows well, I must say the book does tend to bog down a bit in the middle, but the reader's perseverance as Fendley builds toward a climax is quickly rewarded as the pace picks back up and the reader is swept into the final conflict between the Children of the Light and the Lord of Darkness. And certainly her central message of Love-Service-Wisdom and of the connection between the breath and the Spirit offer one pause to reflect on the metaphysical aspects as well as simply enjoying a remarkable read. With a little something for everyone, this is an interesting and intriguing read and I would recommend it to those who are fascinated by these ancient cultures, by sci-fi/fantasy, and by those who just enjoy a good read.
christytilleryfrench More than 1 year ago
Xmucane leads a time-travel expedition of 16 from Omeyocan to Earth, each landing at different places and different times, the last arriving 6000 solar years after the first. Their goal: to gain the healing properties of Earth’s natural environment in an effort to save the population of Omeyocan from extinction due to a genetic flaw that prevents future breeding of males. As time draws near for the expedition to end, Xmucane, aided by her Great Serpent, leaves her original destination and travels to present-day Machu Picchu in the year 2011 to save Earth at the end of the Mayan Calendar in December, 2012. When Philadelphia science writer Keihla Benton joins an archeological team at Machu Picchu, she quickly learns her past is not what she thought and that if Earth and the civilization of Omeyocan are to be saved, she must join with her birth mother Xmucane to help defeat the Lord of Darkness and reestablish ties with her sister. T.W. Fendley has certainly written an interesting, suspenseful book. Genred historical fantasy, Zero Time could be classified as one heck of a sci-fi involving time travel and aliens, all tying in with the Mesoamerican culture and the end of the Mayan calendar. Although the names of characters are at first a bit difficult to read, with practice, the reader quickly overcomes this and is rewarded with an imaginative, compelling, smartly written read.
DavidWMcGhee More than 1 year ago
I had the good fortune to work with Ms. Fendley in a critique group as she wrote Zero Time, and during that time I appreciated her thoroughness, open mind, and ability to gently analyze. These qualities show through in her own work. Ms Fendly easily guides us through time and space in her historical fantasy, teaching us the wisdoms of ancient cultures as well as the possibilities of humanity. Most poignantly, she opens our eyes to the power and timelessness of patience, balance, and love. How can one not learn the significance of patience reading about a culture who relies on the span of thousands of years to develop a cure to their predicament, or in reading how Keihla, one of the lead protagonists, spent days “overcoming limitations set within her own mind” to move a massive stone several inches at a time. Then there is the lesson of balance, the balance between dark and light in particular, that the universe needs both to function and grow. Finally, one learns the power and necessity of love. How else can Xmucane, the other lead protagonist, save the day without persisting in her trust, and ultimately love, of her misdirected daughter. In the end, Zero Time satisfies in its lessons.