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As Zero Time nears, only Keihla Benton can save two worlds from the powers of Darkness. But first she must unlock the secrets of Machu Picchu and her own past.Xmucane leads an expedition to Earth to overcome a genetic flaw that threatens the people of Omeyocan with extinction, but she soon finds herself involved in a very personal battle that pits mother against daughter a ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by L & L Dreamspell
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Peter Green
May 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Debut Historical Science Fiction Epic Explains Ancient Archeological Wonders
Posted on March 6, 2012 by Peter

By Peter H. Green

T. W. Fendley, Zero Time (Fiction), L & L Dreamspell (London, TX), 2011, 347 Pp. and e-book, www.lldreamspell.com .

An absorbing space-time odyssey, Zero Time, by T. W. Fendley, which its ambitious publisher L & L Dreamspell has classified as historical fantasy, is really science fiction. The tale is set on Earth in 2011 in the present day, 150 BCE, in Teotihuacan and other
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Kurt Edwards
Mar 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I won this book as part of a goodreads giveaway. A great adventure into the mesoamerican past and present. This book offers a great mental workout as you decipher mysteries and work to understand time-travel, reincarnation, and alien planets. This book throws you into the story as an alien race is trying to save themselves from a slow death. The characters are well thought out and the plot has so many twist that it is impossible to figure it out before the author wants you to. The only difficult ...more
Liz
Dec 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
I was pleased to receive a signed copy and note from the author through goodreads giveaways. I immediately read the back cover to get a summary of the book. I think it gave too much away! The entire story was there! There were no surprises which was a disappointment.

Here are some notes to self as I read it:

1. world building: too complicated and continued to the end of the book!
2. prose: too didactic, also third person not my favorite style.
3. character development: uneven- couldn't relate to
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Al Gritten
Nov 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After all the hype (over-hype?) about the end of the Mayan calendar and the end of the world as we know it (pun intended), I thought the last thing I would want to read was a book about the end of the Mayan calendar and the end of the world as we know it. I was wrong.

Fendley's imaginative story is only matched by her obvious study of Incan-Mayan-Aztec cultures. She weaves a plot around the calendar that is both sci-fi and fantasy and is as well, both subtle and interesting. The story begins on O
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Koeur
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Publisher: L & L Dreamspell
Publishing Date: March 2014
ISBN: 9781603183338
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 2.0/5

Publisher Description: When Philadelphia science writer Keihla Benton joins an archeological team at Machu Picchu, she learns ancient prophecies about 2012 have special meaning for her. As Zero Time nears, only she can save two worlds from the powers of Darkness. But first she must unlock the secrets of Machu Picchu and her own past.

Review: Cover art is
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Robin Tidwell
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Chick lit meets science fiction! Although, truthfully, this well-written missive is far beyond the average, slightly denigrating definition of ‘chick lit.’ Time travel, of course; a strange genetic defect; modern times meets an ancient civilization – once the reader becomes accustomed to the rather difficult pronunciation of the futuristic names, the story flows very well. Strong female characters and yes, love and family, easily make this book a fantastic sci-fi choice for any reader.
Fran Friel
Oct 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Wow, just started reading T. W. Fendley's, ZERO TIME--awesome concept...can't wait to read more!

UPDATE:

Finished! Sorry for the long delay in my review. It'll be short, but very sweet.

This SF page turner is rich with Mayan magic, intrigue, and deeply developed characters. It whips you along through time-shifts, plots twists, and wonder. Add it to your TBR list and let me know what you think. I can't wait to read more from this gifted author.

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Katherine
Aug 14, 2013 rated it liked it
A take on interpreting the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012, Zero Time is the story of a group of travelers from a planet in the Pleiades who come to Earth in an attempt to solve a dilemma that threatens to wipe out their species. Alternating chapters deal with Xmucane, one of the original travelers, and Keihla, a science writer on an archaeological dig in Peru.

I wanted to be able to rate this book higher than I did, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Although the writing is technically
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Terri
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite the complexity of this book, I couldn't put it down and read half of it in a few hours at the airport on the way to vacation and the other half on the plane ride coming home from vacation (which is super fast for me)!

The author won me over on page one, where she provided a pronounciation guide for the character names. LOVE THAT! I've always wondered how to pronounce meso-american words/names and the guide was a huge help. Unfortunately, e-book readers don't make it easy to flip back and
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Marc Secchia
What a terrific time-travel / alternative history adventure! Meticulously researched and imagined, with a Gordian knot of a plot that taxes the grey cells in a most enjoyable way, this is a story different to anything that I've read before, by turns informative, imaginative, and lucidly written. The author has clearly spent a great deal of time constructing a thoroughly believable yet unpredictable plot.

The story is told in two clearly demarcated threads which come together at the end like the v
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Janet
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sci-fi readers, Mayan Prophecy readers, fantasy readers


Zero Time is, without a doubt, the finest piece of Sci-Fi/Fantasy writing I have read in a very long time. T.W. Fendley's book is extremely well researched and tickles the reader's imagination with an intriguing tale of a civilization and a universe on the brink of disaster.

Omeyocan is a planet in the Pleiades, the inhabitants of which are at risk of extinction. A genetic mutation in the Y chromosome over several generations has spawned a generic crisis. More than two dozen species have been af
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Leesa
Oct 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book, 2013
I received this book via Library Thing's Member Giveaways. My ranking is actually 3.5 stars.

I love stories about Aztec/Mayan mythology and thought the premise of Zero Time was interesting. Fendley gives a good amount of time discussing the mythology in an engaging story.

I did get confused with all the shifts to one place in time to another, and while most of them were clearly labeled as the chapter begins, sometimes there was some traveling within the chapter and I wasn't sure what era the chara
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Christy
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Xmucane leads a time-travel expedition of 16 from Omeyocan to Earth, each landing at different places and different times, the last arriving 6000 solar years after the first. Their goal: to gain the healing properties of Earth’s natural environment in an effort to save the population of Omeyocan from extinction due to a genetic flaw that prevents future breeding of males. As time draws near for the expedition to end, Xmucane, aided by her Great Serpent, leaves her original destination and travel ...more
David W
Jan 16, 2012 rated it liked it
I had the good fortune to work with Ms. Fendley in a critique group as she wrote Zero Time, and during that time I appreciated her thoroughness, open mind, and ability to gently analyze. These qualities show through in her own work. Ms Fendly easily guides us through time and space in her historical fantasy, teaching us the wisdoms of ancient cultures as well as the possibilities of humanity. Most poignantly, she opens our eyes to the power and timelessness of patience, balance, and love. How ca ...more
Linda
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
This book was OK only. I bought it because a friend is related to the author. The concept was quite interesting - in fact, as far as sci-fi/fantasy books go, the concept was very good. I quite liked the combination of history and real life and sci-fi. That's what kept me reading, and why I gave it two stars. But that is pretty much where it ended. There was too much back story - I felt as if we were always being given a history lesson, detail filled in, without much action. There was little emot ...more
Melissa
Oct 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Um.
It was a little confusing at first, but that sometimes happens with stories involving time travel. Then, well, it descended pretty heavily into woo-woo.

If you honestly believe that crystals have healing vibrations, you might like this book. If you think ley lines are real, you might like this book. If you have ever tried to align your chakras, you might like this book. If you think all that sounds like a bunch of goofy woo-woo New Age nonsense, then... you probably won't like this book any mo
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Marianne
Feb 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
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Ann
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a science fiction book that has an alien race coming to Earth to solve the mysteries of Machu Picchu and the end of the Mayan calendar. As you read you must solve the mysteries along with the characters as well as keeping track of the alien planets. There is a touch of time travel and reincarnation within the story. Just as you reach a conclusion T.W. Fendly gives a twist to the plot that has you rethinking the path of your logic. This story also incorporates a lot of Mayan culture and l ...more
Linda Todd
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: friends
Recommended to Linda by: a gift
This short story was wonderful and well thought out. My sincere thanks to T.W.Fendley for the pleasure of reading her amazing books. I do so hope to read more of her books in the future with all said be happy and keep smiling from wee me. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Matt Butler
Apr 12, 2012 marked it as to-read
Entered for an advanced copy. Hope to give a review on it.
John Craig
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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enjoyed this one!

The author puts a spin on the Aztec empire that is quite amazing! At times the author gets a little heavy with descriptions! All in all a fun read!
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