Title: The Wizard of Time (Book 1)
Author: G.L. Breedon
Publisher: Kosmosaic Books
Description: Thirteen-year-old Gabriel Salvador has dreams about the future and his dreams always come true. When he dreams one night that he will drown, he knows upon waking it is only a matter of time before his dream becomes reality.
Plucked from the timeline of history at the moment of his death, Gabriel becomes an apprentice time mage and part of an elite team of wizards who travel throughout history to fight the War of Time and Magic.
Victorian London, the Aztec temples of 1487, the Greek island of Samos in 320 BCE, Scotland in the Middle Ages, and the battle fields of Alexander the Great are only some of the adventures in time that await Gabriel as he learns to become a time mage and joins the battle to protect the timeline of history in THE WIZARD OF TIME.
Review: G.L. Breedon’s The Wizard of Time swirls magical realism throughout time and space.
The day Gabriel Salvador dies is the day he finds his place within the world. Gabriel is a Time Mage, but he’s more special than any of them realize. He and his group of mages travel throughout time to stop the evil wizards who want to destroy the Primary Continuum. When he realizes he’s a part of a prophecy, he must find balance between the light and dark, or lose himself for all time.
The Wizard of Time’s greatest strength is in its characters. Each one is a three-dimensional individual living their lives in many shades of gray. I love the camaraderie between friends. Six magics are used that are familiar but Breedon takes them to a higher level. Although the beginning starts out a bit cliché, Breedon sucked me into Gabriel’s world. The plot is sometimes a bit predictable but enjoyable. I love the history and cultures interspersed throughout. The Malignancy Mages are fantastically complicated villains. This novel explores the philosophical musings of light and dark, good and evil. The time travel scenes are awesome and well-thought out.
The Wizard of Time by G.L. Breedon is a wonderful fantasy novel geared towards young adults but a great read for all. I can’t wait to read book two.