I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Winds of Time by B. G. Simpson
Published by Strategic Book Publishing on June 25th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Sci Fi, Young Adult
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Six college students, all born on the same date in the same year, have at one time in their lives gone into a coma, except for one. They all have similar experiences of dreams or nightmares about the same situation, where they feel they are on the edge of eternity faced with incredible connections to their real lives.
Drew and five of his college peers - called the "circle" - are running out of time. They have only a few weeks to find a series of lost scrolls from a time long forgotten. Their college professor has told them of their connections to the past, revealing the doomsday theory to be fact.
The six are forced to separate when the world begins to fall apart. Members of the circle have to travel back in time to find the answers and save the planet.
In the first book of this sci-fi adventure, Winds of Time: Oracles of the Great-Gulf Book One, meet Drew, Bella, Angela, Anna, Jake, and Tommy, who are targeted by an ancient secret from the past.
About the Author:
California native B.G. Simpson has already written the sequel. "I wanted to tell a story that included parts of me that were real to my life, but at the same time, added things that would give this story a hopeful conclusion for all the underdogs who feel like life has passed them by."
Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/BGSimpson
I decided to give this a shot even though Sci Fi isn’t my thing because the synopsis sounded very interesting. Like something I could really sink my teeth into. But there are some pluses and minuses to this read, for me.
The plot itself goes along with the synopsis, quite interesting, and B.G. Simpson’s writing is great. There is a real lyrical feel to the passages he produces and imagery in Winds of Time is amazing. I loved the idea of having to go back in time to save the end of the world. Creating a world even one that was already lived in, must take tons of imagination and I could see everything he described. And it wasn’t overwhelming description, just enough to give you a taste of what was happening.
I couldn’t get into the characters. The beginning chapters felt a little slow while introducing everyone. I felt myself waning before the book even really started. I kept with it because even though there wasn’t a ton of action, each character was very different and stood out in their own unique ways. Even so, I never fell in love with any of them.
If I had a favorite character it would certainly be Drew. He did seem to be a born leader, however, the way the girls treated him got on my nerves multiple times. I really just wanted to put the book down and leave it at that. I just didn’t understand why they would quite literally throw themselves at him when he was a married man. Totally made me growl and dislike them from nearly the get go, no matter the reason why, it is just ugh… horrible.
But then you get to about the half way mark and things really start to pick up. The fantasy portion kicks in and I really started liking the characters (some of them anyway). The plot also started making more sense whereas before I was completely lost!
So all in all, it may not have been my type of book but I think someone like my hubby would really enjoy this. Definitely recommend if you’re into Sci Fi or Time Travel!