Monday, September 12, 2011


Publisher: Loose Id Publishing
Date published: August 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60737-841-9
Time Travel Paranormal GBLT
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Self-Purchase

Sir Gerard Fogg, his life was as perfect as can be. In love with the young prince, Tristan Fysher, he enjoys life as a palace guard and treasures the stolen moments he has with Tristan. Until that fateful day when a mysterious stranger murders Tristan before Gerard’s eyes and disappears into a time portal that takes him to the future. Now Gerard is sentenced to death but with the help of the King’s advisor, Ranolf Godfrey, Gerard escapes and both men go on a journey to find Malcolm, Tristan’s killer, in year 2006. Now it’s a race against time as Gerard finds a young man named Jon Calder housing Tristan’s spirit and as these two find the love they used to enjoy long ago, the murderous Malcolm moves ever closer, determined to destroy them both.

DESTINY’S BASTARD by Hank Edwards is the first story I have read by this author and it is far from being the last one I try. This was a perfect balance of time travel, history, and paranormal elements that totally captivated me from the very first page. Hank Edwards delivers a story that literally held me in the palm of its hand as I was thrust alongside Gerard as he races to get the killer and find the man he loves in the process. What I really loved about this story was the seamless transition from the historical time period to the 21st century. This author does a wonderful job in conveying the characters disbelief as they travel through time and enter a time where everything they know is gone or crumbling into dust. The writing was tight, characters multi-dimensional and the story moved at a nice even pace that you didn’t feel like you were rushing through it.

Meet Sir Gerard Fogg. He is in love with the King’s only son, Prince Tristan Fysher, loves his job as a Palace guard and his stolen moments with Tristan make his day even better. When he is forced to watch his lover die at the hands of a murderous madman named Malcolm who then disappears, Gerard finds his life is forfeit even as his heart breaks at the loss. What I love about Gerard is he is quite relatable as a person. I fell in love with Gerard and felt his pain as he watched Tristan get killed. The emotions that the characters feel, the reader also feels as well. With each page, I was drawn more and more into DESTINY’S BASTARD and found myself rooting for Gerard to find love again with Jon. The secondary characters keep the story moving nicely and I highly enjoyed them as well.

Hank Edwards is a talented author who delivers a spellbinding story to get lost in on a lazy Sunday afternoon. With the right amount of angst, passion and the fact that love is timeless, Hank Edwards DESTINY’S BASTARD is one story you won’t want to put down. I can’t wait to explore more of this author’s work and hope you check out DESTINY’S BASTARD in the process. This will give you a taste of this talented writer and leave you aching for more.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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