Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Timeweaver's Wager by Axel Blackwell [4 stars]

From the Description


Would you give your life for a second chance? Glen McClay sits on a fallen log by the railroad trestle, watching for his girlfriend's ghost. Eight years ago, Connie Salvatore was savagely murdered here. Glen has spent his life seeking redemption, haunted by the knowledge that he might have been able to save her. The time has come to let go of his past and move on with his life. But as he prepares to do so, an old friend offers Glen the redemption he has always sought a chance to relive that horrible night and change the past. All he has to do... is die.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this story.

The Timeweaver's Wager is a haunting story. This character driven novel pulls you in with a tale of sorrow, guilt, and redemption. Many of us have wondered 'What if I could go back and change things,,,' Glen gets that chance. The story starts out slowly, giving us a chance to learn about the lives of Glen, Sophia, Alan and Connie, then speeds up toward the last third of the book. The writing has a lyrical quality that had me hooked from the first page. While I had figured out a bit of the ending it was still satisfying. Reminiscent of The Butterfly Effect without all the repetition. An engaging 4 star read.

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About the Author


Axel Blackwell grew up in one of those small Indiana towns where the only fun is the kind you make yourself. Many ghost sightings and UFO sightings in the central Indiana area between 1985 and 1990, as well as several small fires, can be attributed to Axel and his brothers attempting to escape boredom.

Axel now lives with his wife and an assortment of animals in the Pacific Northwest. He still enjoys summoning ghosts and fires, but has learned to bind these creations within the pages of his books...most of the time.

You can find him lurking about at or on his author page at Amazon or Goodreads and on Facebook or Twitter