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Publication Date: Available now from Bloomsbury Childrens.
Source: Purchased Copy.
Em is locked in a bare, cold cell with no comforts. Finn is in the cell next door. The Doctor is keeping them there until they tell him what he wants to know. Trouble is, what he wants to know hasn’t happened yet.
I LOVED this one, much more than I thought I would, it was a fast paced rollercoaster of a read with an intriguing premise and terrific execution.
Em and Finn know they have to escape their prison, through time…and prevent a catastrophe. How often they have attempted this remains unclear – but in order to save our future they must make some difficult and emotional choices and face very real danger..
I loved how this one was constructed – taking viewpoints and different timelines but never confusing and always giving you pause for thought – involving some terrific characters you will come to care about and some truly ingenious bad guys – it is almost impossible to put down once you start.
The world building is superb, looking as it does at what might happen should time travel suddenly become possible – especially if it ends up in the wrong hands. There is also some terrific and intelligent character building and progression as Em and Finn begin to realise the truth of what they may have to do. I also liked how the author used grief as a starting point for one major character and how it changed him over the course of time, from genius to evil genius. There are also themes of redemption and moving on here that are cleverly woven into the complex yet highly addictive plot. Overall a most terrific read.
The planned sequel is now not going to happen – and I for one am actually pleased. Whilst I loved the time I spent with Em, Finn and co I thought this had an almost perfect syncronicity and although there are more stories that COULD be told, the heart of it is complete. So sadly I will leave them behind me, having had a brilliant, fast paced, well written adventure in time.
Happy Reading Folks!