Sunday, May 15, 2011


Author:Ann Nyland
Series:Hedgecraft Sequence
Publisher:Create Space
Publication Date:March 18, 2011
How Received:For Review

Summary: Hedgeland, an urban fantasy of time travel. Dr April Neuland, a Professor of Ancient Languages turned non-fiction writer, has been plagued by dreams all her life, dreams of her past life in the Celtic Otherworld. Meanwhile, in a parallel dimension of April's past and Caridwen's future, Worthing, a Future History Professor, has allied with the Military to access Future Internet communications and use new technology to influence April to write an ebook novel revealing where she, in her past life as Caridwen, hid the Kiste, a device to travel through time and space. Hedgeland weaves all three time/space frames: Caridwen, Worthing and April. Hedgeland is the first in the Hedgecraft Sequence, but is a fully self contained novel with no cliff hangers. 
My thoughts:
The beginning of this book was a bit confusing for me, as it took me awhile to figure out that the story was being told from three different perspectives;The Higher Agrymos Caridwen, Caridwen's future self April, and Professor Worthing. Once I got used to the different standpoints, the book was a blast! I was really drawn into Caridwen's desire to protect the Kiste- a wand like device that enables time travel- from getting into the hands of the Mabinogi. Professor Worthing was also a very relatable character, and I completely understood why he wanted to find out where Caridwen had hidden the Kiste, but not wanting the information falling into the wrong hands. And finally April: She was a very strong character and an amazing heroine. It is very easy to see how she is the reincarnation of Caridwen; She has her strength, wisdom, and courage. These characters, combined with a very complex plot, form an amazing novel, and I highly reccomend it.

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