All Time Author:Mack Leonard ????? READERS' FAVORITE "It's the quality of Leonard's writing that really sets this book apart from the pack: it is simply world-class. The prose is beautifully written, drawing the reader's imagination right into the story. The dialogue is crisp, witty, and often hilarious; yet, when the mood changes, it is poignant and powerfully emotional. F... more »rom start to finish, I was enraptured with this story. Mack Leonard belongs in the same league as Eoin Colfer, Jonathan Stroud, and Rick Riordan. A fabulous book, and I eagerly await the next one!" - Shaul Behr, Readers' Favorite
FROM THE WINNER OF THE BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION'S JAMES WHITE AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION 2015
Two lives. One Destiny.
Miranda Hawking is a caretaker of malfunctioning androids in the 24th Century, a time when explorers fly among the stars, endless cities sprawl across the Earth and artificial intelligences govern a lasting peace between nations. When a deranged scientist draws her into the shadows of a radical experiment, she is plunged into a time starkly different than her own: the tragic Dark Ages, when food is scarce, justice is an afterthought and war burns constantly on the horizon.
All might seem lost but for one person: Friskin York, a peasant with ambitions to become a master painter. While Friskin shares her history of loss and pledges to look after her, his prospects are hardly better than her own?for his art is considered an abomination.
Just when Miranda is beginning to see a future for herself in the Dark Ages, a charismatic figure from her own time returns with the intention of bringing her back, presenting Miranda with an impossible decision: to pursue a life she was never meant to have, or return to the one history intended for her.
With powerful forces from the past and future working against their improbable romance, will Friskin and Miranda allow the complications of their heritage to pull them apart, or will they hold strong across history, becoming a couple whose devotion lasts for all time?
From a winner of the James White Award for Science Fiction, All Time is the first installment in the emotional, history-spanning saga of two wounded souls whose must cross not just worlds, but time itself, to be together.
"Mack Leonard is a fine artist about whom we will be hearing more. With each story, he enters both our psyche and our heart." - Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer of Chambers of the Endless Heart« less