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It’s the near future, and society is government controlled. Technology tracks everyone, personal privacy does not exist, and even food supplies are being monitored. The hope for freedom lies in the operations of an underground organization, GOG, which fights against worldwide oppression. Their most powerful weapon is Ann Torgeson, a paranormally-gifted operative, who unseaIt’s the near future, and society is government controlled. Technology tracks everyone, personal privacy does not exist, and even food supplies are being monitored. The hope for freedom lies in the operations of an underground organization, GOG, which fights against worldwide oppression. Their most powerful weapon is Ann Torgeson, a paranormally-gifted operative, who unseals The Prophecies with her powers. With the government doggedly pursuing her, she goes underground, fleeing the Pacific Northwest, but not before leaving three murders, one suicide, and an explosion behind her. Will she and her companions survive to change the world after everything twists and turns upside down?The Prophecies series you're reading, or deciding whether you should read, was born just after the author survived a near-crash in a passenger jet. Thankfully, she lived to write this trilogy.Before Linda Hawley became a full-time author, she supported herself as a freelance writer. Her experiences working on diverse projects requiring significant research stretched and refined her composition skills. It also inspired her to become a novelist.You may be surprised to learn that most of the technologies, conditions, and places in her trilogy exist. It's the characters and their actions that are pure fiction. Writing The Prophecies as accurate faction (a literary work that is a mix of fact and fiction) requires significant in-depth research, but the author was aided by her many years in the U.S. intelligence community. Her government service certainly aided the believability of this dystopian trilogy....

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ISBN : 2940013211360
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Number of Pages : 283 Pages
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Guardian of Time Reviews

  • Jackie Jones
    2019-03-08 05:58

    A word to describe this book? Revealing. The first book was all mystery, and even though this sequel also has some mystery, it reveals a lot about quite a few characters. A few characters we met in the first book who seemed to play a small part are suddenly very important in Guardian of Time. Even Sinead (her home's computer) plays an important role.What was cool about this novel was that it tied up quite a few loose ends left from Dreams Unleashed, so it left me feeling fulfilled, and yet it still had a nice cliff-hanger at the end, to keep my interest. I really loved the different characters in this book as well; everyone's personality is very unique. I was impressed by how the author made one of the bad guys so disturbing. I was seriously creeped out in that guy's main scene.One of my favorite parts of Dreams Unleashed was all the CIA training scenes, and I was delighted to discover more of those in Guardian of Time. I just find those parts extremely interesting. You know how you read faster when you're really sucked into a book, because you want to read what's going to happen next as fast as possible? Well, that's how I am with those remote viewing scenes. But come to think of it, I was that way through most of this book. The whole thing was non-stop, whether it was a chase scene or a simple dialogue scene, since so much was verbally revealed in this book.This novel added a whole new dimension to The Prophecies series. In fact, the reader finds out where the phrase "The Prophecies" actually comes from, and it's very interesting and very different. Linda Hawley has a great imagination, and she's awesome at putting it down on paper. I'm excited to read the third book!

  • Collette Scott
    2019-02-24 06:18

    Where Dreams Unleashed set the tone for an action packed adventure, Guardian of Time does not disappoint. From the very first page I was caught up in the story. Not only does it pick up right where Dreams Unleashed left off, but it picks up the action from page one. I was hooked from the very beginning, unable to set it down. Literally, I carried my Kindle into the kitchen and read while I prepared my lunch and ate it. It was THAT GOOD. I read this book in one sitting.The pacing is very fast; the dialogue crisp. Ms. Hawley also elaborates a little more on Ann’s special abilities as she is sucked deeper into the web of rebellion against our controlling government. Convinced she will fight the good fight, Ann is soon swept away from America and into foreign countries in a whirlwind of travel and danger. Most important, Ann is ready. As her purpose comes to life, so do those of the immediate people around her.Shocked by betrayal on one hand and acts of intense loyalty on the other, Ann finds who she can trust in this story. But will they all give their lives to protect her and her amazing gifts? Will she be able to save the world? I guess that’s what we’ll learn in Book Three…

  • Raymond
    2019-03-13 09:59

    I started with The Guardian of Time, then read Dreams Unleashed. So by the end of book 2 I already liked the heroine and very much disliked all the scumbags she had to deal with. So when those folks are introduced in book 1, I already had a bias against them. I guess that's why things should be read in order. The first thing that stood out for me was how smoothly the story moves along. We might be moving three or twenty-three years back and then forward again and there is absolutely no stiltedness between chapters. The pace is quite good. It's not so fast that you get to the end wondering what you've just read. There are no huge shocks that cause you to put the book down to deal with rough imagery. As I was reading these I could totally see Ann Torgeson being interviewed by George Noory on Coast to Coast AM. I've been involved with Transcendental Meditation since I was 15, so I had no trouble identifying with Ann even though I found myself a bit envious of some of her experiences.Exchanging freedom for relative liberty is like exchanging water for relative humidity. After the September 11th attacks we were encouraged to do just that. Now, nearly 11 years later we have rules, regulations and and government agencies imposed upon us without our consent. These are topics that might be sensitive to some people, especially anyone who is in favor of what's going on in our culture regarding privacy and freedom. Hopefully reading this trilogy will cause all of us to revisit our opinions about the way things are. I've very much enjoyed reading these books and I look forward to the third installment.

  • Scott
    2019-03-07 10:20

    Guardian of Time by Linda Hawley is the second book in The Prophecies series. The story continues to follow Ann as she tries to discover the potential of her paranormal powers and seeks to improve the world. In the first book of the series you are introduced to the characters in a wonderfully in-depth way that makes them seem like old friends when you open up book 2. There are also several minor characters that become much larger parts of Ann's life as this story progresses. If I try to go into the plot I am almost guaranteed to include spoilers for this book and the first so I will refrain from doing so. I will say that getting to know Chow as a larger part of the story was very interesting and he is undeniably my favorite character of this book.Linda continues to tell the story at a perfect pace. Keeping the information flowing as a part of the story so there are no hiccups in the middle of the chapters. Chapter heading continue to give a location and year to make the flashbacks easy to follow as well as being extremely informative. The biggest appeal of all is that the book takes place in the very near future with current day references making the story easy to visualize and seem frighteningly realistic. The end once again will leave you hanging, and personally I cannot wait for the thrilling conclusion to the series. Well done once again Linda.

  • Sarah (Workaday Reads)
    2019-03-23 02:20

    I thoroughly enjoyed aspects of this book, and didn't really enjoy other parts. The best parts were the settings, and the relationships and dialogue between characters. I didn't really like developments that Ann's talents took.The settings were vivid, exotic and magical. Every setting was described so it felt like I was there experiencing it in person. The locations jumped off the page and made the book easy to fall into.The relationships and dialogue that Ann had with the other characters were every realistic and entertaining. Ann and Bennett's friendship bloomed late, and every interaction was entertaining and fun. Ann and Chow had a very easy friendship. I was a bit thrown by Ann's constant play punching, but the actual dialogue was both serious, fun and enjoyable.My main concern with the story was the development of and extent of Ann's talents. It just didn't ring true believable with me. I think my main issue had to do with the completely realistic and current setting, contrasting with Ann's talents. I just couldn't buy into them.Overall, the story was still enjoyable. Quite a few of my questions from the first book were answered in this one. But again with the uber cliffhanger ending?! Why must you do this to me?

  • Lisa(Bookworm Lisa)
    2019-02-22 01:52

    The first book in the series is really a set up novel. The second book takes you more into the action and the illumination of many of the things that were hinted at in the first.Ann is underground. Her life began to unravel in Washington State, and her situation was compromised. Word about her and her abilities was put into the hands of the wrong people. Her family and friends were put in precarious positions. One thread they all have in common is that they vowed to protect Ann at all costs.Ann's paranormal abilities are growing. She is now able to use them in ways that she did not believe possible. As her abilities increased, the net around her begins to tighten. Those tightening it are her friends willing to protect her and her enemies trying to cut her off.This book has some intense moments. Ann is learning who is friend and who is foe. I highly recommend the second book in the series, but to read it, you must read the first to grasp the intricate plot that Linda has created.Once again, she leaves us on a cliffhanger. Dang! She has however guaranteed that I will be reading the next installment.

  • Dixie Goode
    2019-03-10 02:11

    I went straight from reading Book One in this Trilogy to devouring this book, and I am chomping at the bit, wishing I could move as quickly into the third book. The Author left us at a major cliff-hanger, and the only light in the darkness is the assuring line that she ends her author note with, "this story is, as I believe all stories should be, about hope." That is a paraphrase as I don't have my kindle with me at the moment, but the gist of what she said stuck with me.I love stories about psychic phenomenon, and that is originally what attracted me to these stories of a Woman whose dreams matter, on a current, world wide, political stage. Then there was the element which both frightens and gives me hope, the real, current events and the knowledge that we have rights and the responsibilities to fight to keep the rights our ancestor's died to give us. I care about the character and I hate leaving her alone and not knowing where she will end up next. And she will make you care about having the right to care about yourself and humanity.

  • Paul
    2019-02-22 01:58

    I thought that Guardian of Time was a very engaging story. In this second book there is good closure to some of the mysteries of book one, but enough open questions to lead well into the third book. The author's writing in the first chapter was stealor. The way she described the events in the airplane seemed authentic. I liked what's happening with the lead character, Ann. She is evolving and as she understands her potential, she is utilizing it selflessly. I liked the significant scene with Sinead, and how she seemed to evolve. I liked the sailboat trip in the San Juan's to Canada. (I wish I was doing that right at this moment.) I liked the imagery of India and of her travels as she has to leave. The book was full of surprises, especially about Paul. The ending was fantastic. It is truly a story that gets you thinking. Linda Hawley is gifted in describing beautiful imagry as Ann travels through perilous obstacles and a corrupt encroaching world.

  • Pat
    2019-03-13 02:57

    Wow. This book picked up where the previous one left off - and at a cracking pace. There was no re-cap so you would have had to have read the first one to know what was going on.The story though has become gripping with twists and turns and drama and danger. I can't wait to read the final installment.

  • L.E.Olteano
    2019-03-11 03:06

    Originally posted at Butterfly-o-Meter Books on Nov 16 2011:Well, wow. Just wow. After reading the first book of the series, I had all these questions and speculations going on in my mind, about what would happen to Ann. At some point during this book, I was like, ok, there’s too much happening to Ann; let’s give her a vacation or something? A break?I am most unhappy about the Paul situation! When I demanded some action on that front I wasn’t thinking the kind of action that I got, ok? I’m making an official complaint. Seriously??? I was on the “wholly shmit” sort of wavelength about the Paul situation. It wasn’t like I was rooting for something specific to happen (ok so maybe I was, a bit. Shut up! :p), but, but, but…This book is crazy; it starts out strong, and then it just escalates all the time. There’s all this spying, and lying, and running and being chased, and then sort of caught, and the there’s chasing again, and then some more spying and lying…I am so rewarding myself for going through all this tension with some smut reading after this crazy roller coaster ride. Yes, smut is a magical cure, don’t stare like that :pSo the plot is very active and dynamic and over the top thrilling. I’m getting too old for this kind of tense reading; I was constantly gasping and fidgeting and wincing. You need to be in a safe environment when you’re reading this book, or you might hurt yourself. I did, fidgeting and umping got me into hitting my bedside table twice, and I hit my hands at least 4 times while I was agitating them. Yes, I’m a very peculiar reader, it comes from being a peculiar person I should think, lol.The characters were cool, though Ann was a sure deal from the previous book in the series; I loved her a bit more in this one, in fact, because she’s even braver, and makes really tough choices, and she loses people around her, beings that she cares about in one way or another. It’s certainly not easy being Ann, I can’t say I envy her, at all. I really liked Chow…that’s probably not a good sign. I liked Paul, too. Though Paul I liked because he had a vibe to him, you know? That vibe I often go for? And I generally go for villains, but I thought maybe he’s a special kind of good guy. Surprise, surprise…well I’m not gonna spell it out for you, read and weep I mean see for yourself.And, the book ends in a sort of cliffhanger. Again. I mean, what is it with Ann and her timing? She’s always in the worst situations possible right when the book ends; someone needs to teach her a lesson or two about timing, and that’s totally ironic, for reasons I will not disclose or I’d ruin your read.Overall, I recommend this book to lovers of paranormal in a more traditional way, I guess, and by that I mean the paranormal isn’t just a useful tool for the hot guy to be even hotter (though I am totally on board with that as well :D), this book is a head spinner with a lot of action, it’s very interesting and exciting and intriguing. I really liked it, and I think if you like some mystery and suspense you’ll like it just as much as I did.If you’re curious about the books, tune in for the Gratitude Giveaways Hop starting 17 Nov. for a chance to win book 1 of this series

  • Mervi
    2019-03-19 08:55

    The first book in the series, Dreams Unleashed, was a psychological thriller which focused on Ann Torgueson’s past and present as a former CIA operative and a current member of the underground resistance moment GOG, Get Out Government. The second book is firmly set in the present when Ann’s life changes irrevocably. There are a few scenes set in the past but not as many as in the first book. Guardian of Time continues from the first book, so I strongly recommend reading it before reading this one. Each chapter has a heading with the year and the place where the chapter is set, which is very helpful.Guardian of Time is set in the year 2015 where the governments have trampled people’s rights in the name of safety. Everyone is tracked with implanted chips and government operatives can even listen in on people inside their own houses. GOG is the secret organization made up of individuals who oppose the governments’ actions.Ann Torgueson is a widow, a mother of an adult daughter, and a technical writer working for AlterHydro. When she was younger, she was part of CIA’s paranormal espionage section and was trained to use her paranormal abilities. She can remote view accurately things that are happening far away and things which have happened in the past. She quit working for CIA and is now working with AlterHydro, and very few people know about her past.However, when she’s accused of corporate espionage, her comfortable life starts to change. When one of her friends tells her that he’s in huge trouble, Ann looks for a way to help him and finds that she has new paranormal abilities. Ann’s new abilities are so strong that the US government wants her no matter what the cost. However, Ann wants to help GOG and not the government.The plot is fast-paced and has a lot of twists which I don’t want to spoil. This time, Ann travels a lot outside US and the places are described well. The pacing is good and Ann has to face both personal and larger challenges.There are a lot of new characters in the book and few minor characters turn into major ones. Most of the characters are other GOG members and Ann has an easy camaraderie with them. Sometimes, I felt that she trusted them a little too easily, but I guess GOG researches the candidates thoroughly so Ann had no reason to distrust them. Most of them are met only briefly and they have the same goals as Ann.Also, Ann develops very strong new abilities. However, she and the people around her seem to accept them quite easily. I was a bit surprised by this. Even if you have some supernatural abilities, or have seen others use them, I think these abilities are so strong, and dangerous, that people would naturally be inclined to not believe such things are possible or fear them. Here they are accepted as part of Ann’s destiny and the biggest fear is that the government would get their hands on Ann. I’m very curious to see where the third book will take Ann and her new abilities.We get some answers to questions which were left open in the previous book and some startling new information. Guardian of Time is a great continuation to Dreams Unleashed and doesn’t suffer from the usual middle book syndrome where the story can stall so that it’s not ended too soon.The book ends in a cliffhanger.

  • A Book Vacation
    2019-03-14 05:56

    [There is a giveaway for Dreams Unleashed starting on the blog 11/26. Click the link at the bottom to see the whole review and to enter the giveaway]This modern day 1984 is just as riveting as Orwell’s novel, but if I had to choose, really choose, I’d take Hawley’s series over Orwell any day. Why? Not only has Hawley created a unique futuristic novel, but she’s also done much research into current events of our time, weaving them into her story and making it even scarier than 1984 ever was. The future Hawley represents isn’t that far away; 2015 will be here before we know it and the multiple references to current leaders, epidemics, and catastrophes makes this all the more real for the reader. Multiple times, as I read, I pulled up short and thought to myself, “that’s right, the U.S. is trying to pass this law,” or “That just happened,” causing me to wonder what the real outcome will be if certain laws are passed, etc. Books that cause me to question my own here and now are one of my favorites, and Hawley really doesn’t disappoint in this sequel to Dreams Unleashed.I actually liked this novel even more than the first, partially because its main focus is the future, whereas much of Dreams Unleashed concentrates on the past and the future, jumping back and forth a bit. I highly enjoyed this main focus of Guardian of Time as the events are much more continuous and, as I’ve said before, scary. I also feel like it was a bit easier to read since it mainly stayed in one timeframe, though, don’t get me wrong, I loved Dreams Unleashed as well! I really enjoyed the paranormal aspects of this novel. Hawley has added this one twist to our future—and, in my opinion, it’s paranormalcy at its best. I love the fact that Ann can invade dreams and change events, both past and future, by adding or taking away key elements within the dream. I may be the minority here, but I’ve always wished I could make my dreams a reality, and Ann’s dreams actually are, which is just too cool. Honestly, this novel really will take your breath away. I can’t wait for the third installment in this series, especially as this novel ended on such a cliffhanger..To read my full review (11/26):http://bookvacations.wordpress.com/20...

  • Jackie
    2019-03-07 05:17

    Book SynopsisIt’s the near future, and society is government controlled. Technology tracks everyone, personal privacy does not exist, and even food supplies are being monitored. The hope for freedom lies in the operations of an underground organization, GOG, which fights against worldwide oppression. Their most powerful weapon is Ann Torgeson, a paranormally-gifted operative, who unseals The Prophecies with her powers. With the government doggedly pursuing her, she goes underground, fleeing the Pacific Northwest, but not before leaving three murders, one suicide, and an explosion behind her. Will she and her companions survive to change the world after everything twists and turns upside down?My ThoughtsNot only did Guardian of Time surpass book 1 Dreams Unleashed in terms of action and suspense but it also proved once again that good research, a very thrilling story and excellent characters are well worth waiting for. Ann has quite a few shocks to face in book 2, a betrayal that shocks her to her core and some revelations about past happenings that help explain what is going on in her present day life. Not only did I read as fast as possible but screamed in agony when the cliff hanger ending snuck up on me when I turned that last page. Linda Hawley has created a series that is going to turn certain peoples perspectives upside down when they read the first two books, a story that resonates with our current world and scares me to think just how much of it is really going on without us fully realizing it every day and most of all a series that allows readers to enjoy stepping out of their comfortable box of normal reading preferences for something that will challenge the imagination and at the same time entertain with every page you turn.{I must disclose that this book was an ecopy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.}

  • Rosie Cochran
    2019-02-26 08:14

    GUARDIAN OF TIME is the perfect sequel to DREAMS UNLEASHED. In DREAMS UNLEASHED the author set the foundation for the series to come. She vividly drew the background, slowly pulling me in, taking me captive to her story. There was action, there was intrigue, but I felt like I was just beginning to pull it all together when the cliff-hanger of an ending left me open mouthed. It left me hoping the sequel was soon to be released.GUARDIAN OF TIME takes off where DREAMS UNLEASHED left me with jaws dropped. It's a fast-paced, action-packed adventure from the get go. Linda Hawley does an exquisite job of bringing together the mysteries presented in DREAMS UNLEASHED, expounding on them in GUARDIAN OF TIME, while continuing to introduce new elements of intrigue and mystery. The scenes are described in a manner that takes the most visually challenged right there in their mind's eye. The story line begins to take a more defined direction. Ann faces betrayal---and unexpected revelations from her past. There is no turning back. Her life is now intricately intertwined with the GOG, an anti-government subversive group. Her mission? Well, I think you ought to read to the book to find out! You won't regret it!

  • Brenda Fryland
    2019-03-21 02:57

    With the last chapter of the first book as the first chapter in this one, you'll be instantly transported back into the world created by this talented author.This centered and spiritual main character is wonderful. The action and storyline is incredibly exciting and interesting and unfortunately sounds a little too plausible. Our world is heading in this direction and that makes the book so much scarier. All our information is so readily available...My only problem with these books is the immediate acceptance of paranormal gifts. It didn't seem like a world that special powers were common, so when admissions of abilities come out and are welcomed with open arms, it doesn't quite ring true. Of course, maybe that should have been a clue for me.Don't get me wrong - I LOVE this series and cannot wait to read the next book.o.m.g. I can't believe the author left me hanging so badly at the end!! I know the main character must live to the next book, but yikes. I CANNOT WAIT for the next book to come out and it's not even available for preorder yet. Oh, and I need a herkimer crystal.

  • Stephen England
    2019-03-22 03:14

    Guardian of Time starts off with a bang, picking up where Linda Hawley's previous novel, Dreams Unleashed, left off, with an airliner about to go down over Portland, Oregon. Guardian is the second book in Hawley's Prophecies trilogy, and displays a mounting power and urgency that was to some extent missing from the first book. Ann Torgeson, her paranormally gifted protagonist, is swept farther into the arms of the underground as her fight against the government and her former employers at the CIA continues. And when the people around her start dying, there is only one explanation: a close associate has betrayed her. Despite the fact that this is not your traditional thriller novel, Hawley handles the twists and turns of the second book well, building toward the climax of the trilogy. There are moments when Torgeson's growing paranormal abilities contrast oddly with the stark realism of the rest of the book, but that is the suspension of disbelief required of all fiction.Set on a course that will take Ann Torgeson from the US to France, on to India and Spain, only one thing is clear: unless the government's plans are stopped, thousands will die.

  • Vanessa
    2019-03-05 09:03

    Guardian of Time digs deeper into Ann’s secret life as a GOG member and offers more thrill and suspense as she discovers her true purposes along the way. I found myself enjoying the second book more than the first because of the amount of gripping intensity and surprise elements that instantly grabbed at me as I went on further. There were lots of surprises within side characters as well that I found both fascinating and disappointing. And last but not least, I didn’t want to forget to mention this but I loved the whole globetrotting experience; to Europe and India. It was as if I was in reality coming along with Ann in her journey. With vivid and accurate descriptions of the places, Linda never fails to impress me with her ability in writing in stunning details. What more can I say, the story just keeps getting better and better. If Dreams Unleashed was merely a starting platform, then Linda Hawley had just unleashed her ‘wow’ factor with Guardian of Time. I’m bracing my adrenalin for the finale!full review at: http://borneanbookworm.blogspot.com/2...

  • Alleluialu
    2019-03-10 07:20

    This is really a different kind of time travel. This book is the 2nd in this series and the story is unfolding more and more. At the end of the last book, we were led to believe that Ann was going down in a plane crash. Common sense told us that that couldn't be because there's more to her story, but it sure sounded like she was gone. This book goes back and sets things up again, and using her Herkimer crystal, Ann believes she helped the pilot steer out of what would have been a fatal crash. Ann is trying to put things together. She remembers more about the Guardian of Time and The Prophecies, meets Chow again, and is taken away from her current life. She further develops her paranormal abilities and discovers a way she can help the human race. This novel is well-written and moves along with events taking place that you don't expect. Of course, there is a cliff-hanger at the end to lead us into the next book!

  • Melanie Saxton
    2019-03-21 08:17

    I was absolutely swept up in this book, Guardian of Time, as well as the founding book, Dreams Unleashed. I read them back-to-back. Yes, they are that good! The wonderful way Linda Hawley wraps a clear and present danger around a paranormal gift is masterful. Intrigue, clandestine CIA experiments, time travel . . . all made completely plausible thanks to the author's plot development. I loved these books so much that I included them on my blog: http://melaniesaxtononline.com/2011/1.... Read them! You'll love them, too!

  • Liquid Frost
    2019-02-22 02:56

    After the cliffhanger in book one, I took the bait and continued the series. This book also leaves you with a cliffhanger, but I opted out of the run, at least for now. I do plan on wrapping the trilogy, but it can wait. Book 2 (this one) seemed to flow better and had more action.

  • Mom
    2019-03-12 03:09

    want to read more

  • Marcelina
    2019-02-24 08:16

    This book was horrible, the first book was horrible. The writing style is bad, the editing is bad. Life is to short to read crap like this.

  • Paul
    2019-03-08 05:52

    Gripping fast read. I enjoyed it.Ann develops more powers and becomesGOG (Get Out Government) superhero.She develops a spiritual side as well.