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Friday, March 2, 2012

On Timeless Wings of Gold by Ciara Gold

On Timeless Wings of Gold by Ciara Gold
Publisher: Champagne Books
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Historical, Holiday, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (233 pgs)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Iris

They say an eclipse yields a powerful force, an energy that can be harnessed by those with magic in their souls. On such a day when the sun disappears behind the shadow of the Earth, a mighty wizard evokes the elements of nature. With ancient, Celtic incantations, he sends an angel upon the wings of time to tempt a fallen king.

Angel Cashion is struggling to make ends meet and saving for when she can own her own repair shop in hopes of fighting her ex for custody of their daughter, but she is whisked away from home by a quirk of fate. Torin O’Faelain has spent the past two years enslaved by Vikings. A man of strong principles, Torin is committed to finding his way back to his native land and nothing will stand in his way, not even an angel from the future, but love and fate intervene.

One of the advantages of a time-shifting story is anything can happen. When the “future” in the story is the reader’s future, the possibilities are endless.

Magic, virtual reality, and motorcycle repair. One would think these things were mutually exclusive. Alas, for our heroine, Angel, they are not. Throw in a vengeful ex-husband and a daughter she loves but is not able to see, and the complicated and twisting plot unfurls.

The past is a little less complicated, as magic is a part of everyday life for Torin, our hero. But there are secrets and lies hiding in the past, too. And the past is not an easy place for a modern woman like Angel.

It took awhile to catch my interest and bring me into the story. Once I was hooked, I found a connection with the characters and started to enjoy. The plot is fine, but the shifting timeline means the reader needs to pay close attention and/or do some re-reading in order to truly enjoy the subtle nuances in the story.

Despite the potential for confusion, it’s an interesting read - especially if you enjoy time-travel stories. Grab a copy and put it in your to-be-read pile today!