Fortunately i didn't have to wait for years for this book to come out. i read all the series one right after the other.
This book was an excellent readFortunately i didn't have to wait for years for this book to come out. i read all the series one right after the other.
This book was an excellent read- fast, lots of action, and i think everything tied up at the end.
I didn't like that Horowitz kept repeating what happened earlier or in other books, as if he expected his readers to forget what happened 5 chapters earlier. Maybe this occurred because of the length of time before the last book was published? If so, it needs some editing in future publications as readers wont be needing this kind of reminder.
I liked the references to the late 1700s and that it dealt with the common folk instead of just the rich people. Altho it is hard to envision common fI liked the references to the late 1700s and that it dealt with the common folk instead of just the rich people. Altho it is hard to envision common folk having the means to help time travellers and so it's easy to understand why Kate and Peter have to meet and be helped by the wealthy.
The first book is not as engaging as the second in the series. I also found the title Gideon the Cutpurse odd, as he is not a villain in this story, nor the ones to follow, nor is he even the main character. So I like the US title 'the Time Travelers' better. It makes more sense.
I like Kate's spunk and ingenuity in finding a way to help her family searching for the 2 children lost somewhere in history. Peter grows a lot in this story- from a jaded kid who is raised by nannies while his parents go off and enjoy their work to a boy who discovers who he is and that he can make a difference in his own life.
The story gets much more interesting in the second book!...more
Good story. I Hate no wrap-up endings, tho. Very close to 1984 and Brave new World but with it's main focus on Women in an Uber religious society. ThaGood story. I Hate no wrap-up endings, tho. Very close to 1984 and Brave new World but with it's main focus on Women in an Uber religious society. That the Taliban and other religious societies have achieved this state over the women in their societies is very sad....more
Wow! This book makes you think. You'd think that a society that is based on developing 5 basic virtues ( truthfulness, courage, knowledge, kindness anWow! This book makes you think. You'd think that a society that is based on developing 5 basic virtues ( truthfulness, courage, knowledge, kindness and selflessness ) and using them to promote a peaceful, progressive society would work. I'm presuming it did- for a while. Then, like any trait that is taken to it's extremeness it becomes a vice.
Which traits become vices? Why?
Now to the story.
Beatrice is a 16 yr. old in a society where at 16 you have to choose the area of town you want to live in for the rest of your life. She's grown up in Abnegation but does she want to spend her life there? If she chooses to become part of a different faction, she wont be able to see her parents and brother again, except on visiting days, or maybe in neutral parts of the city( like the trains.)
The choice she makes affects her and her family forever. The problem is Beatrice doesn't know what she wants to be....more
This is a 'guys' book. Not that women can't enjoy it, but instead of references to types of flowers or clothing colours, adjectives had a lot to do wi This is a 'guys' book. Not that women can't enjoy it, but instead of references to types of flowers or clothing colours, adjectives had a lot to do with souped-up cars and guns. There's also plenty of violence, car chases, and a bit of sex.
Chris is running for his life. They've tried to kill him twice now- his wife is dead thanks to them and he is now accused of killing her. OTOH, he did kill the group of guys that came to his house to attack him with his bare hands, so he's not just a victim. The only problem is that he doesn't remember too much of it. Chris meets Sharon the day his wife is buried and they join up together.
Sharon and her husband Sam were tranquillized by them while they were out jogging. But Sam had already been acting strangely for a few days. He would steal and kill without batting an eyelash! Sharon woke up in a mental hospital with one of the doctors trying to rape her. Being more than human, she fixed him for that attempt and then found her husband in a storage unit all hooked up to wires. She escaped the hospital with a folder explaining who Chris was and hoped he could help her rescue Sam. Now she barely remembers what happened in the hospital.
Who are THEY? Using code names from Norse mythology, Harelson, also known as Odin, is trying to destroy the enhanced humans he helped create, also known as Berserkers.They have a virus inside them that if activated by rage would destroy the world. Alfador, both the head Norse God and the head of the Ragnorak or End Of The Universe Project, gives orders to Harelson. Alfador is the one Harelson is afraid of.
Skeeter, a Berserker who manages to control the rage part of himself decides to join Harelson's team and help him find and destroy Chris and Sharon. He and Major Jim, who managed to not get killed when Chris Clayton went on his killing rampage, are able to follow Sharon and Chris because Sharon's implanted tracker device was activated while she was unconscious at the hospital.
While on the run Sharon and Chris start having memories return that indicate that long ago, they once knew each other! And they also knew Skeeter and Harelson too!
Can Sharon and Chris save Sam, get away from their attackers and have a peaceful life once again? Or must they be killed to save the rest of humanity from dying a most horrible death?
The book is a bit slow at the beginning while introducing all the characters but then speeds up (literally) with a car chase, with Chris and Sharon learning about who they really are and why they have super-human powers as well as what the Odin and Ragnorak projects are and how they are connected to them. Some amazing revelations occur as both Odin and Alfador are revealed. Great story, Ron!
Oh, I almost forgot! I received this book as a free gift from the giveaway at goodreads....more