Earth is a toxic, sparsely inhabited wastelandthe perfect hiding place for a fugitive exchronman to hide from the authorities.
James has allies, scientists he rescued from previous centuries: Elise Kim, who believes she can renew Earth, given time; Grace Priestly, ...more
That being said, this novel picks up after our MC disgraced Time Traveler James has drawn a line in the sand on the side of the poor remnants of future Earth who are just a few steps above savagery and are surrounded by peoples just as ...more
After rescuing his formerly doomed sister from the past and rushing her into the present, former Chronman James Griffin-Mars is devastated to learn that she has become gravely ill. Without a doctor, it seems as if she will die. As James sets off in search of help, his partner and resident scientist Elise continues to lead their tribe through the dilapidated landscape of what was once known as Manhattan. The situation has ...more
The nitty-gritty: An fantastic, action-packed follow-up to Time Salvager, full of complex characters and relationships, and yes, some time travel!
I’m always happy to read a Wesley Chu book, especially since he’s the author of one of my favorite science fiction series, the Tao books. And I always love when a favorite author ventures out and manages to come up with a completely different story from the one I’m familiar with. Such is the case with the Time Salvager series, an action-packed time tra...more
I was actually half way through 'Time Salvager’, the first book in the series, when I realised 'Time Siege’ was available as ...more
But the TIME SALVAGER books are a very different kettle of fish from the young adult, alien invasion, amateur spy romps of the TAO books.
TIME SALVAGER is set in a horribly bleak future when (for some unexplained reason) technological advance by humanity at some point stopped happening due to internecine wars over ...more
No spoilers here.
Time traveler James Griffin Mars is back in the second installment. Now in the 26th century polluted and plague ridden earth along with rescued scientist Elise Kim his sister Sasha. They are fugitives also with Grace Priestly the inventor of time travel. They have all joined with the Elfreth, a band of survivors. Due to the scarcity of the drug that aids time travel, time travel has to be limited. Some new characters are added, as well as the enemy an evil solar system ...more
Time Siege is the second in Wesley Chu’s “Time Salvager” series, which follows the troubled time traveller James Griffin-Mars, as he attempts to break free from the control of corrupt corporations and a broken Time Agency, and attempt to rehabilitate both himself and the future.
The world of Time Siege is, well, in many respects not a pleasant one. Its Earth is struggling through seemingly endless ecological cataclysms – earthquakes, endless lightning ...more
As it turns out, "Time Siege" is the second book in a series, and I very much did not read the first. To be fair the cover does not give much indication that one should read "Time Salvager" before this one; once I realized this fact I was tempted to drop the book all toge ...more
Time Siege is a great second instalment to the Time Salvager series by Wesley Chu, in fact I would say it’s even better than the first. There’s no shortage of action, a lot of character development and a twist at the end of the tale.
In case you didn’t get round to reading Time Salvager my review is here, and, customary warning: if you haven’t read the first instalment this review could very well contain spoilers.
Time Siege continues to take f ...more
You know who also has a goal? Senior Securitate Kuo Masaki-Europa of the Valta Corporation, who has been tasked to find temporal anomaly Elise Kim. As before, Wesley Chu gives us the antagonist's POV, but unlike the more sympathetic Levin Javier-Oberon, Kuo is a villain to the cor ...more
I would like to emphasize one point which others have made, and that's Chu's character and world building. As with his Tao series, Chu has a way of throwing his ...more
I don't know if this is just an ebook thing... but there are... typos? Word choices out of left field that don't belong in this universe that feel totally wrong? Enough of them to be distracting for me.
Then again, I'm still looking forward to what happens next. The first book was pretty neat- we got to travel a lot, meet a bunch of new characters... this definitely felt like a second book. We didn' ...more
I do like his characters .... ex-chronman James Griffin Mars -besides having a GREAT handle- is as flawed a protagonist as they come. AND Chu knows better than many male sci-fi writers how to write 'strong female characters' so they are believable ... both heroic and human. t ...more
Kuo is amazingly conceived and serves her purpose magnificently. Kudos to Chu for a really brilliant antagonist.
This isn't what I expected! The plot lines were surprising in their complexity but well written style; the action was an epic "mind movie"; the characters were so well developed, and the twists were choreographed to perfection. So well done!
Unfortunately, Chu’s goals of using Hanes underwear commercials to launch a lucrative career following in Marky Mark’s footsteps came to naught. ...more