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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever awoken from a vivid dream and wondered which side of waking was real?

Kirkus Reviews calls it: “A keen and delightful multigenre tale about a hero grappling with two worlds.”

Feathered Quill Book Awards calls it: “...a delicious and thought-provoking book full of introspective questions and the choices one makes in the moment.”

Burt Higgins’ retirement is not going well. His children have grown, and his wife has gone off to earn a late-life degree, leaving him alone in his sprawling suburban home. With too much time on his hands, he broods on the state of the world, obsessively following the worst of cable news and the Internet. Increasingly angry at the state of affairs, he nurtures a fantasy that a dark lord from another realm has foisted these problems on humankind. If only he could transport to that world, he’d confront the demon and use the magic found there to defeat the beast and end despair forever.

On a particularly bad news day, while housebound in the midst of a snowstorm, he retreats to his study to shut out the world and immerse himself in his books. When, on a whim, he lights a candle purchased in an obscure Prague curiosity shop, a magical guide appears and offers to take him on whatever quest he chooses. When he asks to become a hero in a fantasy realm, he discovers a more complex world than he expected, and battling evil with magic turns out to be far from his greatest challenge.

“I consider The Time That’s Given one of the most inspiring fantasy novels I have ever read.” (Astrid Iustulin, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, 5 Stars)

Evolved Publishing Presents a speculative fantasy adventure sure not just to entertain you, but to make you consider your life, your dreams, your goals.

©2019 Evolved Publishing LLC (P)2021 Evolved Publishing LLC

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"I consider The Time That’s Given one of the most inspiring fantasy novels I have ever read." (Astrid Iustulin, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, five stars)

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