A Time Never Lived
by Terri-Lynne DeFino (Goodreads Author)
Victorio Finder wants to become a great Finder like his father, but staying behind instead of joining him on expedition to rediscover the Spice Way was a mistake. His Finding skills have not only vanished, all attempts to Find his father knock him out cold-until he is given a key that triggers a Finder's vision of burning mountains and silent wings. Braving the stormy Bloo...more
Paperback, 357 pages
Published May 26th 2012 by Hadley Rille Books
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An original fantasy infused with elements of magical realism, A Time Never Lived follows the journey of Victorio Finder, heir to an unusual gift that may be the only hope in the search for his vanished father Ethen. When a strangely familiar key triggers a vision, Victorio embarks on a quest that will take him across the Bloodbane Sea, through the Dead City and into the Dragonback Mountains, where those who go in never come out. He does not travel alone. Vic’s estranged lover Cesilee, the myster...more
Another DeFino masterpiece. I'm simply stunned each time I read her work because it somehow gets better. Taking another angle and time on her tale begun in Finder, this adventure is even more daring, more passionate, and without a doubt one of the best books I've read in years. Bravo!
Excellent follow-up to Finder but can be read independently. DeFino continues to expand her intriguing and well-built world, and the characters in this book—members of the younger generation of the first book—have adventures in wild and dangerous places. The mythology of the world is expanded; by the end of A Time Never Lived, that mythology is turned upside down, and I am eager to see where the author takes the characters in the next book.