The Mark of Time


This novel traces the ancestry and generations of two fictional families – the Knights and the Johnsons. The families can be linked genetically, based on a birth mark, from the time of the Vikings in 1000 AD until today. 

The Mark of Time is a story of those two families, the lives of successive generations and their presumed relationship to the historical and disastrous events in Newfoundland’s history. You will find savage killings and tenderness, deceit and trust, loving sex and sexual abuse, dreams achieved and dreams unfulfilled, religious conflict, relational conflict, some who stay and some who go, and an ending that says there are things we must accept, even if they seem to make no sense in a modern world, because history, tradition, and ancestry says so.