Heart of Time

Peryton Press

 For Eona, manipulating time is second nature. It gives her an edge in her dramatic circus performances, but it also separates her from the other artists in her troupe. She has always known that her unique kind of magic could make her a target, but she couldn’t have prepared for being kidnapped, manipulated and imprisoned by a megalomaniac sorcerer.

In order to figure out what he wants from her, she needs to explore her own magic, the bond she feels with a mythical creature, and the feelings she has for a certain beautiful elven woman.

This book is the first in the Ruined Heart series, a reverse harem fantasy trilogy. There is no cliffhanger, and it can be read as a stand-alone.
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About the author

Skye MacKinnon tells stories about science for a living - but at night she writes fiction, mainly fantasy. When she's not writing, she's out and about with her camera, or spends time with mythical creatures and the odd vampire living in her kindle. Usually, there's tea and cake involved.

She lives in Scotland with her two overly spoilt house rabbits and a few hundred self-obsessed characters constantly asking her to tell their stories. One day she will. Promise. 

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Publisher
Peryton Press
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Published on
Sep 30, 2017
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Pages
269
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Language
English
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Skye Mackinnon
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He is teaching Osoto’s nephew Ron and meets Ron’s mother, Njila, a New York trained doctor who now lives and works in the bush country of Kenya. She takes him to visit her mother in her village and explains how she learned medicine as a little girl by helping her midwife mother deliver babies. She also explains that her grandfather was a medicine man.

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As he faces the prospect of returning to the United States, things take an unexpected and dramatic turn.
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