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Timeshadow Rider

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Sharia and Kane, two Timeshadow Riders, share the power to see and know things others cannot--a power that makes them strong, feared, and dangerous. Now, as a deadly plague threatens their beloved planet, the Timeshadow Riders are a beleaguered civilization's final hope. And as passion flares between them like a firestorm, Sharia and Kane must battle the love that could ig ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Pinnacle (first published 1986)
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Gail Carriger
Nov 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If Adrienne Martine-Barnes is the best forgotten fantasy writer of the 80s, Ann Maxwell is the best forgotten sci-fi writer of the 80s. She's like Patricia McKillip in space: lyrical and brilliant although it's often hard to relate to her characters. I simply don't mind because reading her is transporting entirely because of her language. Be prepared for lack of resolution, though. I usually hate this, but for Maxwell, it's worth it.

She may also be one of the most quotable authors I have ever re
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This by far is one of my favorite pieces. I pull it from the shelf every year or so and reread it. The scope and power of the characters always blows me away. The story is to complex to explain, lets just say it is an epic story of a race to figure out how to hold back a love that spans time itself. The characters always touch me deeply. To know what they want but still do everything they can to stop it. It is a wonderful tale and I would like to thank the author for putting such beauty in one b ...more
Aisha Cargile
May 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys a good deep read with fantastic(al) characters
This is my all time favorite book. I've owned this a couple times over the last decade plus and pull it out to reread at least twice a year. And everytime I take something new from it. It never fails to put a smile on my face. Thia is truly excellent writing. ...more
Renee Rosbrugh
While I appreciate being spared pages and pages of exposition, this felt like skipping the first two books in a trilogy and reading only the third. Some of the world/culture/language/background is explained, some isn’t, and some of the unexplained parts played major roles. This made it difficult to fully immerse in the story because I kept getting jolted out but words and concepts I didn’t understand in the context. I still liked it overall, but I got to the end and was just...unsatisfied someho ...more
Nov 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Here's another book I read for the first time many years ago I remembered being very fascinated by it and always wished I could be like the main female character and have hair that could heal people the imagery of the story was very enticing and I thought of all the ways I could help the world with such an ability. On this second reading I noticed the story while poetic and intriguing was a bit too rife with banal male/female dynamics and the female was not as strong on her own as i remembered s ...more
Dawn Dois
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I often wonder why Ann Maxwell is not more well-known. She is an excellent story teller and sets the stage firmly. Halfway through the story, time/then and time/now became phrases as easily accepted in my mind as TARDIS and sonic screwdriver; timeshadows and Kiri atavistic rage are easy to understand despite never getting a textbook definition of these things. Maxwell just tells the story so convincingly that I never doubted my ability to understand what she was describing to me. Excellent. And. ...more
Tina Hunter
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classic-sci-fi
It hasn't held up as much as other books I read back when this was released, but it was still the book that made me interested in Science Fiction and Fantasy to begin with.

A great story, just enough romance to pull you along, and a universe you long to explore.
David Davies
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The only Ann Maxwell book ive ever read and one of my all time favourite books, that I've gone back and reread many times.
Its a bit hard to get into what with the differing elements like the Dariens, the fives, the wild psi and other stuff. Dont give up though its a great story, and you may have to read it more than once to understand it properly (its not a very long book so dont let that deter you) but its worth it.
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I first read this in 1986 and have read it many times during the years but have thought of it more. It gives me a sense of hope that I cannot obtain from real life. It's always good to slip back into the Timeshadow Rider..... ...more
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aka Lowell Charters, Elizabeth Lowell, A.E. Maxwell individually and with co-author/husband Evan Maxwell and Annalise Sun.

Ann Maxwell has written over 60 novels and one non-fiction book. There are 30 million copies of these books in print, as well as reprints in 30 foreign languages. The novel

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