The Guardians of Time by Damian Lawrence
Book I of The Guardians Series

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Food riots. Resource wars. Catastrophic storms. Unprecedented mass extinctions. Coincidence? By the middle of the twenty-first century, the world is out of time. On the brink of a global environmental cataclysm, a physicist attempting to harness the ultimate renewable clean-energy source offers the only remaining option to delay the imminent disaster: time travel. But while helping to save the world through the method he develops–a mysterious and otherworldly combination of physics and metaphysics–Mark Lawson unwittingly plants the seeds for its misuse by those who have everything to gain from engineering a future where they make the rules. He has discovered the key to the most extreme potential weapon of mass destruction ever known to man, and now it must be controlled. Forty-five years later, in a fragile world still recovering from near devastation, in which the secret of ‘relativistic diving’ has fallen into the wrong hands, the men and women of a covert intelligence organization quietly fight an undeclared war against a new kind of enemy–one that wields 'temporal terrorism' as a weapon. Using the techniques first developed by Lawson, the Guardians are engaged in a life-and-death struggle to preserve the integrity of world history. But while they battle to prevent civilization as they know it from being changed forever, they begin to discover that the enemy may not be who, or what, they think it is. Set largely in Greece, the riveting first novel in The Guardians series by author DAMIAN LAWRENCE deftly blends history and fiction to guide the reader through a thrilling web of intrigue and adventure spanning three centuries. From the heroism and tragedy of the Greek War of Independence, to the Great Game between the world’s major powers and the ascendance of a New World Order, The Guardians of Time explores social, moral and spiritual questions that are highly relevant to our own time in an exciting and thought-provoking narrative. "This is a compelling, detailed read, and one that offers its audience something solid to chew on. Lawrence does a masterful job of drawing readers into his fully realized, morally complex vision of the future."-Kirkus

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DAMIAN LAWRENCE holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Harvard University and a master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. He has worked in fields as diverse as government, biomedical research and the financial services industry, and currently lives in Greece.
Published March 21, 2011 by Pentelicus Press. 500 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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For the most part, Lawrence handles the changing times with a deftness that is unexpected in a first-time novelist, though his short treatises on Greek history may make some readers feel like they’re sitting in an obscure history class.

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