Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Guardian of Time by Linda Hawley review

It’s the near future, and society is government controlled. Technology tracks everyone, personal privacy does not exist, and even food supplies are being monitored. The hope for freedom lies in the operations of an underground organization, GOG, which fights against worldwide oppression. Their most powerful weapon is Ann Torgeson, a paranormally-gifted operative, who unseals The Prophecies with her powers. With the government doggedly pursuing her, she goes underground, fleeing the Pacific Northwest, but not before leaving three murders, one suicide, and an explosion behind her. Will she and her companions survive to change the world after everything twists and turns upside down?

5 stars

Guardian of Time by Linda Hawley is the second book in The Prophecies series.  The story continues to follow Ann as she tries to discover the potential of her paranormal powers and seeks to improve the world.  In the first book of the series you are introduced to the characters in a wonderfully in-depth way that makes them seem like old friends when you open up book 2.  There are also several minor characters that become much larger parts of Ann's life as this story progresses.  If I try to go into the plot I am almost guaranteed to include spoilers for this book and the first so I will refrain from doing so.  I will say that getting to know Chow as a larger part of the story was very interesting and he is undeniably my favorite character of this book.

Linda continues to tell the story at a perfect pace.  Keeping the information flowing as a part of the story so there are no hiccups in the middle of the chapters.  Chapter headings continue to give a location and year to make the flashbacks easy to follow as well as being extremely informative.  The biggest appeal of all is that the book takes place in the very near future with current day references making the story easy to visualize and seem frighteningly realistic.  The end once again will leave you hanging, and personally I cannot wait for the thrilling conclusion to the series.  Well done once again Linda.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! What's not to love about a character named Chow? :) It's great to hear this book has so many loveable characters.