So, of course, she had to go back to the era of The Maltese Falcon and the hard-boiled private eye. But I think there is a market for a strong, action-based female protagonist in an historical fantasy thriller. This award celebrates excellence in the exploration of race, gender, class and sexuality. She trained in Aikido for four years in both Japan and Australia. I wanted to send her to ancient Rome so then time travel became a part of the plot. Her agent is Richard Curtis at Gladiatrix and the Timestalker Series The Timestalker series follows the adventures of Kannon Dupree, a private investigator licensed to use the time portal operated by the National Time Administration in San Francisco. Description - Gladiatrix by Rhonda Roberts A sensational new series.
Kannon is hired to return to 1939 to find out who killed him. Nothing like thinking in terms of millennia to stop you focusing on your own problems. When they finally let Yuki, my new foster mother, take me home she had to wean me off the drugs. They decorate the whole house, appearing in stonework, windows and wooden furniture. I enjoyed the mix of present day mixed with the past blended with the mysteries and questions that needed sorting and answering along the way.
The police identify the man as Earl Curtis, a famous director who went missing in 1939 while working on Gone with the Wind. Email Rhonda to organise postage. Hoodwink starts with a body covered in a Mayan occult tattoo being discovered cemented into the floor of a Hollywood film set. Fun read with right amounts of intrigue, history, violence, gore and romance. An enjoyable fiction; the time is around about now, only there is a time travelling portal in existence.
How Mandela overcame the shackles placed on him because of his colour and basically saved South Africa from genocide. Kannon travels to ancient Rome and to get close to her mother, becomes a gladiatrix in the service of Domitia Crassus. Left for dead in the Blue Mountains when she was just a baby, Kannon has now discovered that an American Time Marshal, Victoria Dupress, could Nothing like thinking in terms of millennia to stop you focusing on your own problems. Once I got into it I was hooked. To take a leaf out of the Indigenous book, everyone would have the day off for sitting down in a circle on the ground with family or friends and sharing experiences with them or just sitting in companionable silence. My only criticism is that I want to read the next one! Kannon our heroine is a master of martial arts, through a series of events she goes back in time to find the mother she never knew.
When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant. The details of Rome a pretty good and the plot mostly hums along nicely, though it is bit stretched out at times, and there is a mystifying amount of running around in the end that could have been better worked however I would still recommend it to readers who like the basic precept. So the hospital pumped me full of sedatives. What does their technology look like and how does it fit into the socio-economy? That Rhonda Roberts has a PhD in the formation of knowledge systems in different cultures and historical periods , and has travelled extensively, shows in her writing style. Book Synopsis: Review by Robbie Hutchins I had really high expectations after reading the synopsis on the back of this book. Lots of action and gross things Romans ate.
Read until the wee small hours because didn't want to put it down. But Victoria has gone missing in ancient Rome while investigating the Hierophant, the mysterious leader of the Isis cult. Leonard Cohen has a song called Anthem, which is one of my all times favourites. The writing is tight and riveting. I enjoyed the characters and both the heroes and villains were great. There are questions abound, from the standard 'Who is my mother? She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. I planned it so that my detective heroine could have the maximum amount of adventure possible.
What was written on the Mayan codices destroyed by the Conquistadors? The sound of chuckling Trust me…what happened during the making of that film is more fantastic than anything I could possibly make up!. It was nice to read but not gripping. Rhonda talks about this experience on the. I imagined it would contain aspects of time travel similar to Dr Who, combined with the raw power and energy of the movie Gladiator. Gone With The Wind fitted that bill plus some! A fabulous new timeStalker novel. But for 22-year-old Kannon, it's about to turn her life upside down.
It could last a week and celebrate music and the arts nation wide maybe in july when we dont have a public holiday. For a debut novel this is very well edited and proofed. The style is clever, in that you learn about the feisty, tough and intelligent heroine through active dialogue, and discover more as she pursues her own identity by seeking out her biological mother. Why did I venture across genres? Read until the wee small hours because didn't want to put it down. One key lesson is that you need to acquire publicity skills asap.
We work closely together on these projects, but he does the final images. But Victoria has gone missing in an ancient Rome while investigating the Hierophant, the mysterious leader of the Isis cult. Q: I like the look of your web site, Rhonda, very noir, very suitable for a time travelling detective. In the absence of fighting, the plot concentrates on intrigue, a religious cult and finding mother. I really enjoyed this book. I go prepared for anything and everything and expect it all to go wrong.
I think that the author would attract more readers if she were to put her books on Kindle Unlimited as the book price is high for an eBook. This must have been a thrill. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. National let out your geekiness day! Reading some pages made me feel besmirched. Each book in the series will canvas a mystery in the present by solving a mystery in the past.