Twists of Time
Alex is a former basketball player who has always been able to bend time. These days he teaches physics and parents three quirky children alongside his unusual wife.
When the administration at his high school wants to reignite its history with organized hate groups, Alex can no l ...more
(Received through Goodreads First Reads)
I'm never sure how to write about or judge self published books (I'm assuming this is self published). For example, books published through well established houses are sure to have access to proper editing, as well as formatting and other such little details. So how do you judge a book that falls down on all these points possibly because there was no access to them?
I'll give it a go anyway. The story is actually really, really interesting. I found mysel ...more
Alex Zeitman always strikes the reader as a mildly humorous ...more
I admit that I always judge a book after :
1. The cover.
2. The title.
And I ( almost )never read the preview.
That's how I ended up joining this giveaway.At first I thought that it was the story of a basketball player but then the title got my attention and it was pretty intriguing.I read the preview on GoodReads after I received the book and when I saw that the book belongs to Sience Fiction and time traveling I was a bit disappointed as I'm not really into SF books and I hate math , q...more
Another successful book in the intriguing 46. Ascending Book Series!!!
It was enjoyable to catch back up with the Zeitman family and join them again on their next adventure!
This is the third book I’ve read from the talented writer, S. R. Cronin. A couple months ago, I had the privilege of reading her book, “One of One,” which is Book One of the 46. Ascending Book Series. Then, a few weeks ago I read, “Shape of Secrets,” which is Book Two in the 46. Ascending Book Series and I reall ...more
Dr Stan Drexler and 5 of his students uncover an ancient carved box during one of their excavations. But the box mysteriously disappears.
Alex Zeitman , a physics teacher at Early Gulch High School , has the ability to warp time.
Xuha is born in a car travelling from Mexico to Houston as his mother rushes to see her dying father.
What do these people have in common? How will they all be eventu ...more
I was expecting some dreary tale, about a middle aged teacher struggling through until realizing he needed to use his gift of time warping to save people. Instead it was an interesting tale of finding rare artifacts, a teachers fight for justice with the help of his brave daughter and a young boys optimism in the face of one of the greatest evils of all-racism. I found this a great tale in fighting for e ...more
Along the way, clues to the treasure are found, lost, and found again as an archaeology team reconnects and settles past differences, racial and ethnic prejudices are challenged, and indivi ...more
“Twists of Time” by S.R. Cronin is another story in the ’46. Ascending’ series that blends fantasy and science fiction. This particular tale spotlights Alex Zeitman as well as a Mayan family tasked through the ages with saving and guarding an essential artifact.
The book is aptly named because it shifts between time periods and various characters, so it takes a bit of flexibility to connect with the story line, but it is worth it to persist because eventually the elements meld ...more
Several hundred years later Dr. Stan Drexler and his students dig up this shiny black box. They leave it in the cave wh ...more
I don't know why but I'm always blown away by how S. R. Cronin weaves an intriguing story.
I love how the characters return (helped along by them being family) and remind you about previous books in the series, but it adds an extra layer that helps you understand things more.
Twists of Time has an interesting array of characters that combine and build an amazing world to escape to....a world highlighting physics, hi ...more
Several story lines weave and wend through z2, and characters interlace beautifully. Since this is where much of the elegance in the novel lies I'm going to go against the traditional approach of a review and leave out a synopsis - but I will mention here that the back cover blurb is perhaps a little too one-dimensional a ...more
Z-squared, or zee-squared as this is an American book, is an ambitious novel. It contains the making of time-machines, Maya history, American Civil War history, telepathy, racial hatred, a potted history of American immigration policies and a treasure hunt for ancient artifacts.
The first thing I noticed about this book is that it is volume three of six. However having read it, and not the previous two books in the series, I would say ...more
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Again, I’m drawn into this series. The interwoven nature of the books is so fascinating. Couple that with watching this family use their powers separately (but almost in a together way), and I’ve got myself a set of books to sink my teeth into.
I enjoyed Alex’s ability to slow time, but I also liked that he wasn’t really in complete control of it. It was a nice ...more
There was definitely more to this novel than the synopsis implied. To be honest I thought that the book was really more about the Mayan mystery and the racism/immigration issues than about the time warping. I did enjoy how that ability that Alex had fit into the story however ...more
Another thing that I would ...more
Alex and Lola's abilities, the battle between work and the world, between family and the human race, it all comes together in a climax that will leave you flipping pages at an amazing ra ...more
I'm going to preface this by saying that this is not a book I would probably ever pick up. I don't understand the title (before reading the book anyway), the cover art is crappy (we all judge books by their covers, don't try to deny it), and based on the back cover synopsis, it just isn't my thing. In fact, I wasn't even sure I wanted to read it at all even though I had gotten it for free (don't ask me why I entered the giveaway if it didn't s ...more
I love the way Sherrie Cronin reveals her personal views and opinions of the human society through the eyes, mouths and behavior of the Zeitman family members, and because i happen to share the same ideas and ideals, th ...more
However exciting, there is more to the story than just time bending.
It opens with a 1696 flashback of a Mayan society already besieged with the inf ...more
She’s made ...more