Title: Timesnatched: Pole Star (Book One of a Trilogy)
Author: B.D. Boyle
Genre: Time Travel/Science Fiction
Annabelle is reading.
Jack is helping out the sheriff.
Nicolas is playing in the backyard.
Ordinary teens doing ordinary things . . .
. . . until the explosion of a silent tornado pulls all three into the swirling vortex of time, into the distant future, and into the ruthless clutches of a Federation bent on controlling the world. The Timesnatcher has impossibly intertwined the teens’ time trails into the fabric of the past, present and future. It will take the wits of all three young people to unravel the intricate time paradox; but, with Nicolas’s inventions at hand to bend time and space, they might just pull it off.
Strap yourself in when you start this book, Timesnatched: Pole Star will take you on a thrill ride. The reader feels like they have been thrust through time here. The changes made in the world in a short period of time are eerie. There is just a bit too much of reality in this fantastic story.
The author gives the readers a crash course in human nature's survival instinct. The kids are more than alright, they are the best of the best - or they will be. The young versions are pretty good, in their own right.
The Federation reminds this reader of many of the myriad controlling societies that have existed in literature. In some ways, fans of the adventures of Sarah Connor will love Timesnatched: Pole Star. The reader is taken to the edge and left wondering what will happen next. A strong start to what could be a very explosive and popular series.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Thirty years ago, I was whisked away on a 20-year U.S. Air Force adventure, traveling all over the planet and bringing eight children into the world. Our travels took us to Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, and many countries in between. Raising a large family and traveling on Uncle Sam’s dime made for a rather home-spun education for me. I don’t have a college degree, but I can describe Frankenstein’s Castle and the dizzying depths of a Norwegian fjord. Attending a Japanese child’s funeral was not only sobering but an experience wrought with symbolism and imagery I never would have expected. My husband and I have strolled along the Champs Elys’ees in Paris, dirt roads in the Philippines, and cobblestone pathways in the little German village we called home for three years. From the lofty view at the top of the Eiffel Tower to the lowliest home in an Okinawan village, there was much for me to learn in that twenty-year course-of-study that I call my higher education.
During my lifetime, I dabbled with writing like some people do with painting—just enough to get my toes a little wet. I always put it on the back burner because I let my busy life as a wife and mother take precedence. But, there is always time if we set aside just a little of it for the things we treasure. I regret that I didn’t reserve a portion of my days and develop some of the ideas that were floating around in my head. (I give excellent advice on this subject whenever I encounter someone who might be following in my footsteps.)
I heard once that Colonel Sanders didn’t start his restaurant business until he was advanced in years; so, when life began to slow down, I tried my hand at writing a novel, “The Return of Thomas Gunn.” I actually finished it and then moved on to my “Timesnatched” series. I’ve had wonderful feedback and some good reviews. I must say that if it all ended today, it would be worth every effort—getting out of one’s comfort zone always is!
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Reviewed by: Mr. N