Time's Children (Islevale #1) (Paperback)
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This is book number 1 in the Islevale series.
- #2: Time's Demon: BOOK II OF THE ISLEVALE CYCLE (Paperback): Email or call for price
A time traveler trapped in a violent past must protect the orphaned child of a murdered sovereign and find a way home, in this astonishing epic fantasy novel.
Fifteen year-old Tobias Doljan, a Walker trained to travel through time, is called to serve at the court of Daerjen. The sovereign, Mearlan IV, wants him to Walk back fourteen years, to prevent a devastating war which will destroy all of Islevale. Even though the journey will double Tobias' age, he agrees. But he arrives to discover Mearlan has already been assassinated, and his court destroyed. The only survivor is the infant princess, Sofya. Still a boy inside his newly adult body, Tobias must find a way to protect the princess from assassins, and build himself a future... in the past.
File Under: Fantasy [ Time Demons | They See Me Walkin' | Young Inside | Disturbing Allies ]
About the Author
D B JACKSON is the Crawford Fantasy Award-winning author of more than twenty novels and as many short stories. He has written epic fantasy, contemporary fantasy, the occasional media tie-in, and historical fiction. David has a Master’s and PhD in US history. His books have been translated into a dozen languages. He and his family live in the mountains of Appalachia in the United States.
“Time’s Children is D.B. Jackson’s best work to date. Intricate plotting, innovative world building, and characters who grab your heart and refuse to let go. I can’t wait for the sequel!”
– Faith Hunter, New York Times Bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock and Soulwood series
“A fast-paced tale whose fascinating magic system twists and turns the story in unexpected directions. Now I’m waiting for book two!”
– Kate Elliott, author of Cold Magic and Black Wolves
“This novel wields dueling timelines like knives, keeping readers spellbound while Tobias tries to keep the world from becoming unhinged. Jackson creates two fascinating worlds that coalesce seamlessly into an un-put-downable fantasy narrative and seem likely to lead to an exciting sequel.”
– Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Jackson never pauses to over-explain as he builds a breathless, fast-paced adventure that flings headlong through a dense thicket of intrigue, set in a world where danger and high stakes dog the heroes at every turn and the cost of using magic system gives their every decision tremendous weight. It all adds up to a fantastic flintlock fantasy, and the start of what promises to be a thrilling series.”
– Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
“To say that I enjoyed this novel is an understatement. I’ve read a few books by D B Jackson / David B Coe and liked them quite a bit. Time Travel stories can be tricky, but Jackson took one of the genre tropes (some would say an overused trope at that) and breathed fresh life into it. Time’s Children is both an epic and personal fantasy novel that is a wonderful series starter and introduction to a very original fantasy milieu. I’m slotting this on my best of the year list.”
– SFF World
“It’s a high-fantasy time-travel novel... So we have all the goodies of messed up timelines, time-walkers, and similar time/space practitioners in a magic rule system seated in a heavily world-built fantasy world! All the benefits of a kingdom built from scratch AND the breaking of it several times during different periods of its history! Yay! I can easily recommend this to fans of either epic fantasy or time travel SF. It combines the best of both worlds and with all the assassins, intrigue, and even love going on here, the novel entertains very roundly indeed.”
– Bradley Horner’s Book Reviews
“The plot is fairly fast-paced and I read through it in like a day or so. It’s also pretty fun and rather well-written. For me, the best part of the book is really the interesting world and the premise.”
– The Bookworm Daydreamer
“When I saw the synopsis of Time’s Children, I knew that it would be a book that I loved and would just speed read through, and I did… The writing and world building in this novel is fantastic.”
– Lizbie’s Nerdy World
“I enjoyed it, you’re gonna enjoy it… Give me more, I am so stoked for this book!”
– Litcast of Doom