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Crossing The Rubicon: The Journey Paperback – September 13, 2012
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About the Author
R C Richter was born in 1964 to German parents and resides in Calgary, Alberta Canada, just 45 minutes from the Rocky Mountains where his book Crossing The Rubicon begins. After graduating from school, RC Richter’s first job was as a structural gas plant pipe designer, which only lasted one year before he moved on and pursued his dream of working in the film industry. In 1989 with three of his former classmates he started Midnight HWY Film Company. Over the next 11 years, they produced well over 100 national and international TV commercials, music videos and films. During his time with Midnight, RC won a number of awards for commercial, music video and documentary projects. He also began writing a number of screen plays. On January 1, 2000, RC Richter called it quits once again and now followed his other interest in military off road equipment. This evolved into Environmental Rescue Equipment, where he built special off road firefighting equipment for wildland fires. This further evolved into ERE Logistics which designed and built military emergency bridge systems, based on the company's fleet of all wheel drive trucks. Over the years RC Richter has traveled extensively, through Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and South America. Visiting most of the places in Crossing the Rubicon. In February 2012, on his way to work at the aircraft hangar/shop facility in Southern Alberta, the story of Crossing the Rubicon once again came into play. The first ideas for the book were originally envisioned back in 1992 as a screenplay after exploring the Chungo Caves. 20 years later, on that trip to the hangar, he made the decision to return to those original notes and write the book. RC Richter has always believed you have to follow your dreams and never give up. Crossing the Rubicon, shares this important vision from start to end.
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Eventually they do find out how far in the past they have gone (not going to indicate it here as not knowing "when" they are for awhile is part of the story's intrigue). Learning the date increased my enjoyment of the historical aspects of the story as they visited various places in their search for a place they could eventually call home.
There were a few parts of the story that I felt were rather contrived but overall, I definitely enjoyed the book.
Hint: Make sure you read the entire story as the authors have included an "easter egg" for those who do. :)
Crossing the Rubicon (The Journey) is unlike anything else in the genre I have ever read. It's thought provoking. It's heartwarming. It keeps you enthralled (I read it straight through - not a lot of sleep for me that night). The author finds ways to incorporate history with modern technology in seamless ways, without raising the suspicion of the historical characters.
Could this time shift truly happen? I don't know that we will ever know, but the author certainly makes a good argument for it. And, if it ever happens, I truly hope that there is a Trinity in the mix :)
As heartbreaking as it is uplifting Crossing The Rubicon is a book everyone should read at least once. This book was narrated beautifully. I felt as if I was granted a rare glimpse into a diary that was never meant to be shared. I laughed, I cried and at times I even became angry yet.....I couldn't put this book down. I devoured the pages and hung onto them as if teetering on a thin wire hanging over some dark chasm that threatened to swallow me whole if I didn't proceed. Yes, the book was just that dang good.
I loved how the Author put such a unique spin on time travel. The journey the group goes on is very "real" and the places they visit for the most part do exist. I also appreciated that the Author kept the characters humble. They didn't walk around like they knew everything or were better than the people they encountered. No, these characters behaved exactly as I imagine any of us would thrust into a time and place we knew nothing(or very little) about.
In the end the story isn't perfect but in some ways its flaws are part of the charm. With that being said I will be rating Crossing The Rubicon by R.C. Richter ★★★★.
*This book was reviewed through Netgalley but purchased upon finishing. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for providing them.
It loses a star for being a bit over-priced. I got it with a promotional discount, but feel this would be much more appropriately priced at $2.99 or $3.99, possibly even $4.99.
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