It’s called “the Event.” An unimaginable cataclysm in the 23rd century shatters 600 million years of the Earth’s timeline into jumbled fragments. Our world is gone: instantly replaced by a new one made of shattered remnants of the past, present and future, all existing alongside one another in a nightmare patchwork of different time “shards”—some hundreds of miles long and others no more than a few feet across.
San Diego native Amber Richardson is stranded on a tiny fragment of 21st century Britain surrounded by a Pleistocene wilderness. She crosses paths with Cam, a young warrior of a tribe from Roman Brittania, and together they struggle to survive—only to be imprisoned by Cromwellian soldiers. One of their captives is a man who Amber calls “Merlin, and who claims to be the 23rd century scientist responsible for the Event. Together they must escape and locate Merlin’s ship before the damage to the timeline is irreparable.
My Review: (Warning Contains spoilers)
This is time travelling, time displacement, and dinosaurs all in one heck of a book that made want to read on.
This is, if not, THE BEST book EVER. I mean that in every possible sense. I WANTED MORE! MORE! Heck, LET THE TIMELINE BE DAMNED! Ha, but seriously this is the amount of excitement I had when reading this book. It went so fast that the writing, the dialogue, the prose was fantastic.
If you’re wondering why a group of Cromwell’s soliders are charging a Celt, an Englishman, an American lady, with witchcraft, you’re in for a treat. The dinosaurs. BBC! This is the NEW Doctor Who. If you want a time travelling show just look at this GEM! Honestly, you SHOULD read this FIRST before reading Shatter war. It has such a wild imagination, and Cem! Literally the wildest, badass, and most respectable man on the planet. I LOVE his views, his intepretation of the world, and in a way I think we need to return to that. Poor Amber, she was on a date and well….I won’t say anything more than that. Amber and Cem make a very good couple.
At Titan Books, for the 3rd book, you must say and literally say: Time travelling with dinosaurs in a fractured timeline. I’ve enjoyed this so much I think it’s the British version of Baen’s 1636 series, in where a 21st century American State is time-dropped into 1636. This is wilder, this has beasts, this has dinosaurs, damn it! Honestly this is a rather under-rated gem. All the characters are great, everything about this novel is great. If it was 448 pages, it felt like 250. That’s how good it was.
It is a rather short review, but what more can I say that this is amazing. Read this book first, then Shatter war! Cannot wait for the third now.
Solid 5/5. BUY IT NOW!