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Island in the Sea of Time by S.M. Stirling
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Apr 09, 12

bookshelves: alternate-history, fantasy, own, 2012, time-travel
Read from February 18 to April 01, 2012

4.5 stars

First and foremost, the idea for this book was absolutely brilliant. The thought of a whole island of people from the modern day being transported back in time to 1250 BC, well the implications left me thinking for quite a while. The fact that Stirling pulled if off in such a manner as well is astounding. Needless to say, I enjoyed this book. Without giving away too much of the story, I felt that the conflict between the island and Walker's group was very well done and absolutely on par with what I expect from Stirling. I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the series and finding out how the ancient world will be changed by our intrepid Nantuckers (sp?). I am pretty surprised that Stirling managed to confine himself to a series with this one considering the number of books in the other Emberverse series. Anyway, the reason this is a 4.5 and not a 5 is that there were parts that were slow and I didn't think needed to be for the progression of the story. Overall, a great story and I would recommend it to any fan of alternate history.

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