The Edge of Time
Updated: Jan 24, 2022
In my lifetime, I have not traveled as extensively as I would have liked, but I have traveled perhaps more than my fair share. Whenever someone has asked, “What’s the most beautiful place you have ever been?” I have always answered, “Tahiti, and specifically the magic island of Bora Bora.”
I have also had more than my fair share of mistresses – inanimate floating objects made of fiberglass, wood, cloth and aluminum – all sailboats with names like Heather, Premier, Patriot, Makani Kai, Williwaw, Goblin, Spindrift, and Cherish. They were all ladies of one personality or another to which I devoted far too much time and money in payment for personal satisfaction. It would figure then that a sailing venue would form the basis for another book.
In late 2012 there was a great deal of speculation about the Mayan doomsday predictions – the world would end according to the Mayan calendar, or there would be great floods or other worldwide cataclysmic disasters. It made good news; it also made a good background for a time tested travel plot. The well known movies Brigadoon and Somewhere in Time and classic novels such as Lost Horizons and Gulliver’s Travels have all captured the imaginations of adventurers and dreamers. I am both.
Out of these three topics came the reality, fantasy and hopefully your reading enjoyment for The Edge of Time, a story soaked in tropical ocean waters, trade winds, and romance.
What people are saying:
Sorry when the book ended, because it was so much fun!
Another book by intrepid author Dan Feltham who has lived much of the adventures he weaves into the lives of his characters. An experienced sailor with a wild sense of storytelling, Dan's tale kept me on the page throughout. Look for a follow-up book by this author soon. Can't wait!
The Edge Of Time gets off to a leisurely start, introducing characters who are easy to believe except that they have amazingly California style lives. Handsome, affluent, successful, trouble-free. The novel does not even hint of conflicts.
Next comes the leap into the unknown. A sudden plot twist that makes the reader lurch as violently as a being buffeted by a wild storm in a small boat. The plot has picked up an added dimension - quite literally - and the reader finds himself on a trip to an unknown destination and with a crew that's not on the manifest.
There is a temptation to jump ship. One might conclude, this is too weird, and simply get off. But at this point you have bought into the characters, and you go along a chapter at a time to see what happens. Now the intricacies of the plot start to wind together, and the reader finds himself more and more drawn in, attempting to anticipate how the intertwined storylines will resolve themselves.