Orphans of Time Space
Some people have the gift of time perception. They can remember things that would have happened, had a time traveller not gone back and altered the past. Having that gift is also a sign that you are also a time traveller. You only need to learn how to time jump.
Drake Jonston wonders why he remembers a "best friend" who never existed, The more he searches, the more he's aware of a sinister twist More
Some people can remember things that would have happened, had someone not altered the past. It's the gift of time perception. They can also time-jump once they learn how.
"...an exciting chase backwards and forward across a number of different time-lines as the protagonists attempt to catch a murdering time-travelling rogue..."
-- Allan O'Hare, mystery author
"...Interleaved short stories combine to create a fascinating picture in this novel, with young love enticing, characters reappearing... timelines gradually melding into reality...highly recommended..."
-- Sheila Deeth, Amazon Vine Voice Reviewer
At nine years old, Drake was sure he had a best friend named Timmy Browning, but it turns out, Timmy never existed.
Later, at age sixteen, he has other weird memories, which remind him of his earlier one of Timmy Browning. While looking further, he realises he also knows things that he shouldn’t, such as the interior of the actual house that Timmy would have lived in, and Timmy’s mum (now the mother of Drake’s girlfriend, Jeanette); and weirder still: the name of a mysterious assassin.
These types of memories are the mark of one who has the “gift” of time perception. Thus, Drake’s adventures begin…
Saving Timmy Browning is the first in a collection of short stories, novelettes and a novella, all set in the same universe, some with the same characters. Saving Timmy Browning is a novelette, with an “uh-oh” ending if you want to take it on its own; or a cliff-hanger if you want to read straight into the sequel.
The Murder Victim Who Was Still Alive is a stand-alone short story, set in the same universe, same premise, but different characters. Police Inspector Dylan Murphy is working on a weird case: the body of a six-year-old boy was found buried under a pavement that hadn’t been been dug up in fifty years. But the time of death was only two hours ago. What’s even more strange: the boy, Mickey Stewart, is still very much alive.
The first sequel in the Timmy Browning series, Saving the Time-line: Timmy Browning and his younger sister, Jessica have been saved from non-existence, but now the world has been plunged into a nightmarish alternative history of international proportions (no, not like Biff Tannen’s Hill Valley)
By now, we’ve already met Johann, a member of “The Order”. They have the task of streamlining history, and helping humanity avoid nasty things like nuclear war and mass genocide. They’ve been working overtime to keep the USSR and Argentina from a devastating war. They’ve run out of options, except for one, that Drake, Timmy, Jeanette and Jessica can help them with.
Episode Three is more like a chapter in the book that ties a few loose ends together.
The Great Time Shift (What would happen if Hannibal didn’t defeat Rome?) – How “The Order” was founded; Thoma tells the story of how it all started in a monastery in Iskandar (Kandahar). It was a time-line in which Rome never rose to be a great empire. First century Judea was under the Parthian Empire, so Christianity spread Eastward instead of Westward. India and China have been Christianised and Yoga is a Christian discipline. Thoma and his fellow monk Yoseph discover time-travel, and how to do it safely, avoiding the dangers of becoming embedded in the earth or dropping from the sky (because of the spin and orbit of the earth).
This novella answers the questions: how did history shift from the Parthian to the Roman time line; and how could the Incarnation and the rise of Christianity have possibly occurred in such a barbaric civilisation as the Roman Empire?