The Twisted Strands of Time

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The destiny he wished to avoid at all costs has found Monorth, casting him back into an unknowable swath of history. Snatched from their lives suddenly and leaving his far-fetched goals in doubt, it falls to the family he left behind to seek the clues to his possible fate. But even as they try to pick up the pieces left by his absence, the future brings changes they could not have predicted. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781476499482
About Shiva Winters

As a substitute of a profile I find hard to make in a reasonable amounts of words, I'd like to offer my philosophy of writing.

In as few words as possible that is what my books are about.

I wrote them for myself, I personally enjoy re-reading them, I enjoy creating new chapters in on going themes, and I decided to publish them on the chance some few might enjoy them. I did not write them with the intent of publication, I did not publish them with dreams of avarice, and I only, truly hope that there are readers out there who enjoy them as much as I do.

I cannot and I will not promise my readers will like my hobby, agree with my views, or find any entertainment in what I have written. My books were not written for everyone, hence not everyone will like them.

I will do my best to offer the best 'product' to my readers as I am able. I can not yet promise a mistake free experience, but I am one who is never satisfied. Each time I re-read my own words I find changes I wish to make. And I will do my best to leave notice when new editions are available.

Because just as each work I offer to the public might never quite seem finished, the ideas behind them were a process of creation and re-creation. Each thing I bring into the world has been written and re-written time and time again, and they never seem perfect to me no matter how many times they are re-imagined.

Just because you have liked something I have written be it free or not, is not a reason why you will like what else is written. My writing is an organic process, many stories have nothing save a beginning or a future image in my head I wish to make a world in order to play out.

However from that moment after I begin all bets are off, the story can and will evolve from there and become whatever it and the characters may make of it. Just as I can not argue that I am like most any writer, nor can I see any reason in trying to be. I see no need to be 'like' anything, why should my books be 'like' any other book, and I see no reason for 'my books' to be 'like' my other books. Why should the next book be what worked for the one before? Why should I worry if my readers will have the same choices as me as to what 'would have been interesting'?

Do not buy my books without trying them, but also do not buy them if you are going to be disappointed if you don't get what you are expect.. Be it a thrilling plot-twisted action film in print, or a heartfelt romance, my books will not be exactly one thing. I make no promises in my writing but it can also be said I do not fear to follow the chanced inspiration, even if it might re-write the entire unborn ending of a story.

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Review by: Melody Hewson on Oct. 12, 2012 :
Ferin... you adorable little trouble maker. Gonna really miss you. *sniffle* Keep bringing down the walls.

It's very rare that a character that is not the main of any series has enough depth to pull off an entire chapter dedicated to them, yet Sian, Monorth's daughter, dominates this entire book beautifully. She is entertaining and captivating, and yet still just innocent and vulnerable enough to also make her endearing. She is definitely her father's daughter.

A few minor things, ignoring the usual minor typos, it may be that I'm simply easily confused, but when things got technical, I found it hard to follow. Maybe that was just me. I was also a bit disappointed in the secret of Rin's name, so I'm just going to assume he was lying. There was one continuity error, but it was minor and I forget what it was so not important.


Loved it and can't wait for the next one! (So glad I wasn't left waiting a few months)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: John Gibson on Sep. 02, 2012 : (no rating)
Very enjoyable a Great series
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Frank Galan on July 30, 2012 :
This book wasn't what I was expecting, but in this case that's not a bad thing. An excellent tome in the ongoing Salak'platan series. The only difficulty I had was keeping up with the myriad of characters; other than that it simply left me wanting more and I dread that I have to now wait for the next book in this series. I've am looking forward to book 5 with anticipation of more of the same and the unexpected as well.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jstoc on July 10, 2012 :
I am really enjoying this series. However, I am no critic. I am annoyed with the errors, only because it takes time to go back to read the sentence again to understand what is being said, and then sometimes I still do not get it. All that said, I enjoy the storyline and where it seams to be going. The author is talented, and imaginative, but so much is going on that I am left sometimes confused. As I said before, I am no critic, but I know I enjoy reading. I enjoyed this, and I am left with anticipating the next book. Keep up the good work.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tony on April 14, 2012 :
This one is tough to write a review for. It's a good story and the editing (along with some of the writing) is more advanced compared to earlier releases. The storyline has progressed to something much more complex and interested than when the series began.

At the same time, things have become so much more confusing. There are so many characters (many of them minor) that I often can't keep track of without reminders. Also, the story in this book wasn't at all what I was expecting (or really what I wanted). Or at least not what I thought I wanted.

Still, it was enjoyable and I really want to find out what happens next. Fans of the series so far will enjoy book 4.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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