Lost without direction, Nash leaves Meir only to find himself at the crossroads of Noyi and the crossroad of life. His decision to go forward engulfs him into a vicious vacuum of love, death, and the ultimate sacrifice. The friendship Nash shares with Erich is tested in the arena of Noyi. The law of the arena: two go in, one comes out. Drugged by Lugar, Erich faces his best friend in the arena of death. Two go in, one comes out…only one can live…one man must kill his best friend.
I know I shouldn’t but I love feudalism. It’s not the most efficient form of government but it is by far the most fun. The king is the position you want to occupy in a feudal society. The only position that beats it is God and it has been a while since that position has been available in any kingdom. Mirror in Time is a feudal tale by Jacqueline T. Johnson. This is an exciting and fun world. A world where two men can be best friends but worry that maybe one day they might have to kill one another. A world where a king can be clearly going crazy and making irrational decisions, but cannot be disobeyed. Indeed, he must be humored to the point of fake marriages and convoluted schemes with the single purpose of making him happy. I’ll go out on a limb and say it. This is a man’s world and I love it.
Mirror in Time is a sequel to the story takes off at a gallop. If you haven’t read the first book I suggest you do, but if it’s hard to get your hands on it, then go ahead and start with Mirror in Time. You won’t be disappointed, especially if you like action. Jacqueline T. Johnson writes action like a combat veteran. Assassins, war, magic, and plenty of arm to arm combat make Mirror in Time one heck of a fast-paced fantasy adventure. The tension that is always there between Nash and Erich, though they are the very best of friends, will keep you reading to the end. These are hard men who don’t believe in happy endings. But I found myself wanting one for them.
I very much enjoyed Mirror Time. Author Jacqueline T. Johnson has done a great job in the continuing story of this great saga. She has also done a great job in creating characters that her readers will be able to relate to and connect with, even in a fantasy-related environment, and that isn’t always an easy task. Any reader who loves a book filled with adventure, thrills, and a very fast paced storyline with a fantastic setting should absolutely read Mirror in Time. I’m pleased to recommend this book to any such reader or just a reader looking for a great book that will keep them turning the pages from the first through to the last. I look forward to reading more from author Jacqueline T. Johnson and hope that she is already working on her next book!
Jacqueline T. Johnson has crafted a powerfully character driven story which relies on the deep emotional connections which readers make with its central characters. From the start, Nash is an emotional wreck, somewhat scarred by the events under which Erich and he made their unlikely truce, and now his return to Noyi presents him with a brand new set of problems. The plot is well paced for a short read, giving a surprising amount of detail and a satisfying level of world-building to justify the harsh standards of the culture in which the heroes find themselves. Overall, Mirror In Time is an accomplished piece of descriptive fiction, wherein the main relationship is refreshingly one of friendship instead of romance.
Jacqueline Johnson does a superb job of moving this story along at a fast pace. Jacqueline’s style of writing is detailed and her characters are all unique and believable. This story was hard to put down. Everyone has secrets and many are interwoven into the plot of the story. Not all is as it seems. Mirror In Time is a cleverly written story that focuses on two generations of Nash, Erich, and the Sons of Meir. I really enjoyed this book, and now I am left hanging for the next