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J. M. Buckler Author Interview

J. M. Buckler Author Interview

Passage of Time finds Elara struggling with letting go of her past while fighting a dictator that will destroy the planet. What inspired the setup to this thrilling novel?

Life inspired this novel. I want my readers to experience challenging situations through my characters eyes, and my hope is that they come away with tools on how to cope with life’s hardships. I want my readers to get more than just a great escape from reality.

Elara continues to be an engaging character. What were some obstacles you felt were important to her character development in this book?

Elara’s growth is something I wanted the reader to witness. She needed to experience “real life” challenges, and she needed to hit rock bottom to grow into a powerful young woman. Sometimes we feel as though we are stumbling through life, when in reality we are constantly evolving. The obstacles she faces in Passage of Time were essential to her growth.

The writing in this book was exceptional. What were some goals you set for yourself as a writer before writing this book?

My goal was to publish a book with zero regrets. Each book you publish should be better than your last. I wanted to challenge myself with Passage of Time by approaching topics I once feared. Domestic violence, sexual abuse, suicide, and war are tough to explore. This involved intense research and deep breaths. A plethora of emotions surfaced while writing this book because I wanted my readers to explore various reactions between characters. I wanted them to explore Elara’s mind. Passage of Time is the largest book in my series, and it took the longest to publish because I refused to rush the process. I spent countless hours doing revisions and edits. When I wasn’t writing I was reading. Reading is the most valuable tool for improving your craft.

Where do you see the Seeker of Time series going in the future?

I have BIG plans for the Seeker of Time series. I can’t give away all of my secrets but I will say this: books 4-6 are scheduled for publication.

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Passage of Time (Seeker of Time Series Book 3) by [Buckler, J.M.]Abandoned and betrayed, Elara struggles to let go of the man she loves while her fearless mentor encourages her to stand against the evil dictator who rules her home planet. To succeed, she must rise above the darkness and trust the voice near her heart.

The twins experience a setback after a deadly standoff with the Inner Circle. An act of love transforms Elara’s destiny, and an act of hate pushes Cyrus to his breaking point.

Zenith makes a bold move that disrupts the lives of everyone on Aroonyx. Samson gathers the citizens to prepare for war. An alliance is formed, and a traitor seeks revenge.

A tragic event in the West Village sends Elara tumbling further into the darkness, leaving her to face the masked dealer alone. Outnumbered and out of luck, the twins must rally the recruits to end Zenith’s reign.

As the epic battle approaches, the hands of time pause during a life-changing event, and a visitor from the past alters the future.

Passage of Time is the third installment in the award-winning Seeker of Time series. Meaningful lessons challenge the reader, sending their hearts on an emotional marathon that leaves them sprinting toward the finish line.

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Passage Of Time

Passage of Time (Seeker of Time Series Book 3) by [Buckler, J.M.]

Elara Dunlin has a hard time as she tries to leave behind her relationship baggage. She has the responsibility of handling a ruthless dictator threatening to ruin the planet despite the turmoil in her heart. Single events change the trajectory of different people’s lives. Everyone from Elara to Cyrus and others will face different paths. Despite the hurdles on her path and her own immense fear, Elara forges forward. Can Elara make it out of the abyss? What will come of Cyrus? Does Zenith stand a chance against tenacity and unity?

Buckler’s third installment in the Seeker of Time series is definitely a step up from the other two. As the story intensifies and plot thickens so does her writing prowess. Even the reader’s relationship with the story and the characters gains depth with every installment and reaches a new high with this third one. There is a lot that was left unresolved from the second installment.

The sheer amount of detail and engagement in this book is simply astounding. The author’s prowess with language and imagery is brilliant. She has a talent for creating an easy rapport between the characters and the reader. You will enjoy the pace of the book as well as the adventure that colors every page.

The characters are well developed, with depth and multiple dimensions. Elara is an especially likable character. Her tenacity and positivity are inspiring if not challenging. Cyrus on the other hand is not exactly likable but he serves his purpose pretty well.

It is lovely that while this is a sci-fi story the author also gives the characters a life. You are able to see their lives as regular beings rather than those with huge responsibilities to the planet. As the reader you get a real glimpse into Elara and Cyrus as beings and not just vessels of supernatural powers.

This is a very interesting book. The plot with all its twists and turns is incredibly entertaining not to mention effective at relegating the reader to the edge of their seat. Despite being a book meant for young adults, this book will appeal to everyone.

If you are lucky enough to come across the series for the first time then you will enjoy bingeing on the entire series.

Pages: 678 | ASIN: B07WFW6T85

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