MP Ashman, author of the “Black Hollow” series, debuts in the world of science fiction with “Time's Child” (published by Xlibris AU). In this recently released novel, Ashman masterfully blurs the line between the real and the speculative, past and present to create a riveting tale of a young girl who charts her destiny in a strange, new world.
The story follows Nina Sumner who begins to experience strange dreams of a life far removed from her twenty-first century existence on the eve of her 15th birthday. More comfortable in this hands-on dream reality than in the technologically driven modern society in which she lives, the once precocious and outgoing teen gives herself over to this ideal dream world, isolating herself from family and friends and cutting herself off from reality completely. With her fractured reality leaving her defenseless, two mysterious strangers set their sights on the young girl.
Ashman, the compelling and evocative narrator, guides readers on a spellbinding journey from Sydney, Australia, to Whitby, England, from the past to the present day and finally to the story’s stunning conclusion. Peopled by richly drawn characters, “Time's Child” will appeal to fans of science fiction and coming-of-age under extraordinary circumstances.