Enaya: Solace of Time by Justin C. Trout
Publication date: December 14th 2015
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Young Adult
Synopsis:Nile Whitman thought he had withstood the test of Time, but when he discovers an ancient artifact known as Enaya, his life will change forever.
Enaya, a powerful and magical stone, alters time by bringing a futuristic city into Nile’s time period. The leader of this city, Norcross Kenneth, falls in love with Nile’s world and the magic within it, and he will stop at nothing until both their worlds are united. After Nile’s kingdom is destroyed by this new unknown force, he sets out on an adventure to send the future back into their dimension.
It’s not just this new threat that opposes Nile; the Lucian Empire has risen, and the Snake Queen wants Nile all to herself. When Nile forms a resistance with an unlikely band of heroes, he is forced to come to terms with his past and with the decisions that will affect his future.
Nile will have to embrace who he is if he is going to protect the people he loves, and in doing so, he will have to depend on Enaya, the element of time.
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Nile Whitman watches his love walk down the aisle and marry another. Heartbroken, Nile takes his friend Leo to a statue that Nile used to go to with his mother. Next to the statue they find a chest and open it to find a gem inside. Then they are in another world where people dress differently and have different technology. Nile and Leo are locked up because the onlookers claim they are witches who fell from the sky. Nile holds the gem again, and they are transported back to their own time. Their story has barely begun.
This book is an entertaining mix of fairytale and time travel. It is filled with love, revenge, time travel, magic, battles, dreams, nightmares, dragons and more. I wasn't hooked from the beginning , but it didn't take long for this wonderful fairytale to grow on me. It was the perfect change of pace from what I had been reading lately and was quite refreshing. I love the idea of memories being a solace of time. I found this book exciting and fun. I will definitely read the next book in this series.
AUTHOR BIO:Justin C. Trout was born in Richlands, V.A. Justin spent a majority of his childhood writing stories. When he was in kindergarten, he shared his first “dinosaur” story with his classmates. With a passion to draw and share his stories, Justin began writing novels when he was only 12 years old. It was at this age that the Enaya series was born. He wrote a majority of the first drafts while he attended Lebanon High School. As he got older, Justin worked several odd jobs such as fast food, cashier, work study and retail. Justin decided to go back to college to obtain his degree where he could work in the mental health profession. It was in college when he decided to pursue publishing. Obtaining a master’s in education with specialization in counseling from Lindsey Wilson College, Justin is a children’s therapeutic day treatment counselor and an avid writer. He has also appeared in a number of short films and recently wrote and directed his first indie film, Fade Out. Enaya: Solace of Time is book 1 in an 8 part series.