Book Review: Twisting TIme


From USA Today Bestselling author D.F. Jones, “Twisting Time: Forbidden City of Gold” is a riveting fantasy novel that seamlessly blends cosmic love, myths and legends, and divine intervention with high-stakes adventure. At its heart lies the Supreme Creator’s deep-seated desire to create unity with his divine family and humanity.

When the heavenly council member Soal, representing the Holy Trifecta, amplifies their network of warriors across the universe, an unsuspecting group of college students finds themselves invited into a secret society. The secret society offers them the allure of powers and the answers to some of life’s enigmatic questions. This leads to four students - Blaine, Josephine, George, and Rose - being thrust into an ancient conflict. Trained and guided by seasoned angel warriors, their mission is to retrieve a sacred amulet and deliver it back to the Almighty.

Their quest, however, isn’t straightforward. They must journey into the mythical Forbidden City of Gold, abandoned and sealed since the infamous Tower of Babel rebellion. Here, they encounter portal doors that can lead to the past, and the ultimate door leads to the Supreme Creator - each choice may determine not only their personal fate but the fate of humanity itself, and an incorrect choice could trap them in another time and place. Failure is not an option.

Parallel to this runs the sinister plot of Persephone, a lesser god. She yearns for the same sacred amulet and its power to rewrite history, free herself from an unwanted marriage to Hades, and allow the lesser gods to continue their rule over Earth.

“Twisting Time: Forbidden City of Gold” spirals towards a climactic clash between the divine hierarchy, humanity, and the lesser gods. The world's fate hangs in the balance in this heart-pounding, emotion-imbued fantasy thriller between good and evil.

My Review

I thought this was a nice read. For me it was all about the world building as that is what really drew me in. The mixing of the different Gods from the Biblical and Greek gods was a little confusing. Not that I did not understand the Gods but just felt like they did not blend together as well. I would have preferred one or the other types to be featured. Also, while this book was a fast read, I did feel like it was too fast. Where I did not have much time to process scenes before something else would happen. Sometimes, I would have to go back and reread to have that "ah ha" moment. 

I thought Blaine, Josephine, Rose and George all handled being recruited into The M Initiative very well. They accepted what was happening and were ready to help fight. There is a bit of romance between Blaine and Josephine, which I thought the romance did not add anything to the story. 

I will say that I did find the latter half of the story to be strong and better. I did find myself more engaged in the second half of the story. I could see teens and young adults may enjoy this book.  

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Author Bio:

USA Today bestselling author D. F. Jones began her journey in the media world as a broadcast consultant for Nashville's ABC Affiliate, later branching out to establish her advertising agency. Throughout her illustrious career, she's crafted numerous campaigns for a diverse clientele, but it was fiction that truly captured her heart.

For Jones, writing isn't just an outlet for creativity; it's a sanctuary. Each word penned offers an escape, a dance between reality and a realm sculpted from dreams. Whether it's exploring realms inhabited by angels and demons, embarking on time-travel escapades, or weaving tales of witches, wizards, and apparitions, Jones's narratives pulsate with action, the supernatural, and a touch of romance.

Beyond the pages, Jones cherishes her vibrant life with her beloved husband, a man whose humor ensures she's never without a smile. They are blessed with two remarkable sons, a testament to their enduring love. As a passionate supporter of the Tennessee Titans and the MT Blue Raiders and a gardening enthusiast, Jones finds joy in life's simple pleasures, surrounded by nature's beauty and family's laughter.

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