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About the Book
The Time Gatherer
The Timegathering Series Book Two
by Rachel Dacus
Published 9 November 2020
by Time Fold Books
Page Count: 340
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Can a young timegatherer find love in another century? Not if a secret society out to eliminate time travel finds him first.
Young George St. James needs help. He doesn’t know how to unfold the wings of his gift, but a timegathering medieval monk and a 23rd century geneticist can put him on the right track. He learns the genetic nature of his ability and that his destiny is to nudge history in the right direction. Unfortunately, this brings him deadly enemies. As George struggles to thwart them, love unexpectedly arrives while he’s on a history research mission. Beautiful, talented 17th century painter Elisabetta Sirani is destined for an untimely end, but George’s passion makes him determined to save her, even if he must change history, and it might cost him his future. The Time Gatherer (Book 2 in the Timegathering Series), will immerse you in love, history, and adventure.
A sharp pang in his shoulder startled him. What was happening? An attacker straddled him, but George wrestled and freed himself. Getting to his feet, George saw that the man was a few feet away.
His enemy leaped forward and gouged him in the shoulder. George lurched around the cell, remembering the Optimalists. Had he said his mantra?
Suddenly, the figure evaporated.
George just caught his breath when another man appeared—tall, robed, and coming toward him. At the last moment, he saw it was his mentor.
Brother Bernardo leaned down. He pushed open George’s shirt. “This is a shallow wound. I’ve brought unguent and herbal pills.”
The monk handed the pills to George, who swallowed them with spit as Bernardo squatted next to him and dabbed salve on his cut.
“You won’t be able to timegather until this heals, my son.”
“Can you partner me away?”
Bernardo nodded. “I can, but first let the pills work.”
“How did they find me?”
“You must have left traces. Did you repeat the mantra?”
“I can’t remember.”
“Never forget! The prayer is your lifeline. Keep it as close as your dagger.”
“I don’t carry a dagger.”
George could see Bernardo’s disdainful look. “Even monks carry daggers. Can you stand?”
George tried to stand up but sank down, his back against the wall.
“Give it a few more minutes. I wish I’d brought you wine.”
“I’d rather have water,” George croaked.
“Don’t be silly. No one drinks water.”
“You’ve lived too long in the Middle Ages. In 2061, we have pure mountain water from the tap.”
His mentor laughed. “I’ve forgotten civilization. Are you able to stand? We don’t have much time. Medieval justice is swift.”
About the Author
Rachel Dacus is the author of three novels touched with the supernatural, The Time Gatherer, The Renaissance Club and The Invisibles. Magical realism also runs through her four poetry collections: Arabesque, Gods of Water and Air, Femme au Chapeau, and Earth Lessons. Her writing has appeared in many journals, including Atlanta Review, Boulevard, Gargoyle, and Prairie Schooner, as well as the anthology Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and a tiny but feisty Silky Terrier. She loves exploring the outdoors and raising funds for good causes. More at racheldacus.net.
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