The Time Hunter
Honoré Lechasseur and Emily Blandish … Honoré is a black American ex-GI, now living in London, 1950, working sometimes as a private detective, sometimes as a ‘fixer’, or spiv. Now life has a new purpose for him as he has discovered that he is a time sensitive. In theory, this attribute, as well as affording him a low-level perception of the fabric of time itself, gives him the ability to sense the whole timeline of any person with whom he comes into contact. He just has to learn how to master it.
Emily is a strange young woman whom Honoré has taken under his wing. She is suffering from amnesia, and so knows little of her own background. She comes from a time in Earth’s far future, one of a small minority of people known as time channellers, who have developed the ability to make jumps through time using mental powers so highly evolved that they could almost be mistaken for magic. They cannot do this alone, however. In order to achieve a time-jump, a time channeller must connect with a time sensitive.
When Honoré and Emily connect, the adventures begin.
Part mystery, part detective story, part dark fantasy, part science fiction … original adventures in time and space.
This is a special deal for all 12 books in the TIME HUNTER series:
Book 0 – Cabinet of Light by Daniel O’Mahony (a special edition paperback with all specific Doctor Who references edited out)
Book 1 – The Winning Side by Lance Parkin
Book 2 – Tunnel at the End of the Light by Stefan Petrucha
Book 3 – The Clockwork Woman by Claire Bott
Book 4 – Kitsune by John Paul Catton
Book 5 – The Severed Man by George Mann
Book 6 – Echoes by Iain McLaughlin and Claire Bartlett
Book 7 – Peculiar Lives by Philip Purser-Hallard
Book 8 – Deus Le Volt by Jon de Burgh Miller (Features The Fendahl)
Book 9 – The Albino’s Dancer by Dale Smith
Book 10 – The Sideways Door by R J Carter and Troy Riser
Book 11 – Child of Time by George Mann and David J Howe (Features The Daemons)
Published in this paperback edition 29 February 2020
Comments on the Time Hunter range:
“A range that puts the willies up people, but from behind the sofa. The story of an enigmatic and distant figure, his allies and friends, and a world where you never know what’s going to happen next or where the characters’ journey will take you. Mix that with the character development that kept Doctor Who alive in the 90s and you have the spirit and essential attraction of Doctor Who whilst still being a fresh, 21st century looking, self-sufficient, bold and innovative imaginative fiction range.” Jon Miller, writer
“TIME HUNTER is different. It’s more specific, with Honoré Lechasseur and Emily Blandish being too distinctive to fit comfortably into … cut-and-pasted Who plots … What’s more, its setting isn’t SF. Theoretically Honoré and Emily could end up almost anywhere, but at the moment this is essentially a series of historicals. Remember those? Fortunately these first two novellas are written with enough density and detail that postwar London feels real. Personally I’d like to see Telos get down and dirty with the historical aspect, really digging down into the period instead of hustling its heroes offworld to tell SF stories instead. This is a well-written book. It’s a good pilot for the TIME HUNTER series and it’s a good read in its own right. Check it out.” Finn Clark on Jade Pagoda discussion group
“At just 80 pages, this book is short, but sweet. Unencumbered by an introduction of the type that prefaces the Who novellas, which sometimes build up the stories a little more than they deserve, The Winning Side efficiently gets on with its task of telling a good story. Parkin begins by killing Emily, then presents Lechasseur with the mystery of how the woman can still be alive, then goes on to establish the series’ sci-fi credentials by hurling the pair into an Orwellian future, complete with all-seeing television screens and euphemistic terms such as Conversation Room.” Richard McGinley for SciFi Online
“A solid, enjoyable story, The Winning Side begins as a mystery and then turns into a time travel story with a neat central idea. In a very readable story, Honoré and Emily come through as strong characters. Much more of a beginning point for the TIME HUNTER series than The Cabinet of Light, The Winning Side appears to offer the ground rules for the series along the way.” Henry Potts on Jade Pagoda discussion group
‘Time Hunter has so far proved to be a reliable series of good (sometimes excellent) novellas; and The Severed Man continues this trend…’ David Hebblethwaite, SF Site
‘With its selection of fine authors and an excellent central concept, Time Hunter deserves to be read by a wider audience. The two central characters, Honoré Lechasseur and Emily Blandish, work beautifully together. Two people from different back-grounds, brought together by a shared experience, they have a powerful partnership and a strong, if determinedly platonic bond. ‘ Daniel Tessier
‘Gripping reading’ Richard McGinlay, Sci-Fi-Online about The Sideways Door
‘This is a book that you’ll probably enjoy more and more with every reading. If you came in search of thrills and spills, you’ll wonder what all the fuss is about… but once you’ve taken in what O’Mahoney’s driving at, you’ll find yourself relishing the subtle touches of theme, prose, characterisation and foreshadowing.’ Finn Clark about Cabinet of Light.