Firestone Key by Caroline Noe
What power would you use to make it right?
Elaine survives an abusive childhood that leaves her with a scarred face and an exceptional mind. In order to save humanity from a terrible fate, she devises The Project: an impossible manipulation of time.
But when the fading vortex inexplicably bursts into life, Elaine is blasted into a medieval society that bears no relation to the history books; a land of curiously human animals, foul monsters and violent magic; a land living in fear of the infamous Firestone and the hideous Queen that wields its power.
Finding in the oppressed villagers the family she has always craved, Elaine learns that time is in flux and every action bears a consequence. Encountering a traitor as scarred as herself, she begins a relationship that will tragically alter future, present and past.
But what is the Firestone? And what if it lies closer than she knows, for…
Every evil has an origin.
REVIEW: An exhilarating adventure through time travel and dark magic | ★★★★★
What an exhilarating adventure through time travel! Action, tragedy, and love surrounding complex and charming characters make for an enjoyable read. This is such an inventive tale, expertly crafted with a bit of science and a lot of magic. It takes a while to get through to the language structure, but it eventually elevates the material by taking the reader to a different time and place. For quite a dark story, it has a cozy feel to it, full of characters you can’t help but love. I finished the story completely amazed and would really encourage everyone to pick it up and read it. ❤️