Backtrack is a great example of doing time travel the right way. It takes place over the course of just a couple years and finds really interesting plBacktrack is a great example of doing time travel the right way. It takes place over the course of just a couple years and finds really interesting places to fit the twists, turns, and unexpected events. While the main story line is stopping a terrorist attack on the United States, it is how the main character goes about the hunt and the relationships that he forms (and are forgotten) that really push the book forward.
There really isn't much downtime in this book and there is always action around every corner. If the action isn't good enough, the ring will be set back 5 seconds just to make sure it is good enough on the next try. At first I didn't know how I would find the short 2-3 minute chapters, but I actually found it increased the pace and had me reading more than a book where I had to invest 20-30 minutes to a chapter; I would keep saying just one more, just one more, instead of putting it down because I would fall asleep before finishing it. I found it was easy to just pick up during a commercial break or waiting for food to cook as you always got to an end point quickly.
As you follow the character and the decisions he makes and the people he meets, there is no lack of believability. Time travel is the only thing "science fiction" about the book, everything else is kept very real and easy to follow. There is a little humour, a little romance, a little mystery, and a whole lot of action in between these covers. This is one book I highly recommend; give the first few chapters a read for free on Amazon and you will be hooked and have to know what happens next.
It's usually in a horror book that something like this can be said, but it is very fitting for this book too,. You never know who will be waiting for you when you open up the door......more
Time Savior is a pretty decent take on a time travel story. While it spans a large amount of time and has quite a few jumps, it is nice that there areTime Savior is a pretty decent take on a time travel story. While it spans a large amount of time and has quite a few jumps, it is nice that there are not that many characters that you have to remember; so when you meet one in the past or future you are not scrambling through your brain to remember who these people are. As the title suggests, the protagonist is attempting to save a catastrophic change to the time line, even though he has no clue what is going on.
The way the characters interact throughout time worked really well and seemed really well thought out. Everyone had a purpose for being where they were even if they weren't supposed to be there. The time travel device itself was a little less well done as sometimes you need an event with high levels of radiation involved but then other times it didn't matter; it was not as well thought out as the rest of the book. There were some slower parts that probably could have been skipped as they didn't help push the story along or give any extra information, but all around it was a page turner because you never knew what was going to happen next or who you would meet and when.
While there are better time travel books out there, this one would still be on my recommend list as there is enough good about it that you should give it a read at the right price. The style the book was written in was easy to follow and kept this readers attention, so I will be keeping an eye on this author to see what else he can come up with. There is nothing too deep or life altering in this book, just a fun little time travel tale....more