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Destroyer (Rewinder Series) Paperback – January 12, 2016
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About the Author
Brett Battles is a Barry Award–winning author of more than twenty novels, including the Jonathan Quinn series, the Project Eden series, and the Alexandra Poe series—the latter of which he wrote with Robert Gregory Browne. Battles draws on his extensive world travels to infuse his thrillers and science fiction stories with rare cultural and historical authenticity, bringing people and places to vibrant life. He lives in Los Angeles. You can find him at www.BrettBattles.com.
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My recommendation - don't read this until the day before Book 3 goes on sale.
To the author - get busy and get book 3 written pronto.
The plot would likely be incomprehensible to anyone who hadn't read the previous book since several key points are not explained at all (a bit of recap would be extremely helpful for those new to the series). I also felt the historical sections could have been developed to vividly show the reader what's happening, instead of just telling us. Descriptions mainly focus on what kind of transportation people have--cars, horses, etc. depending on the era.
Overall, the book had a very hurried quality, somewhat like being on a bullet train and seeing scenery flash by through the windows too quickly to process much detail of what you're seeing. The most annoying issue is that the story ends abruptly ends on a cliffhanger, which made me feel that the author is more interested in attempting to set up sales for book 3 of his series than to deliver a satisfying story.
Some books of a series can stand on their own. Rewinder, for example, is perfectly enjoyable on its own. This book, however, leaves the story hanging at the end.
The story itself is OK. Not great, but entertaining, and suspenseful. Other than the protagonist, the other characters are not especially well developed. A lot of scenarios are given, but not fully explored. I hope it doesn't mean there's going to be multiple books following this one.
I got the MP3 CD. Nothing fancy, comes on a CD-R with 21 MP3 files (1 for each chapter). For some reason it is much less expensive than Audible.
I hope Mr. Battles goes back to his mystery/action adventure writing instead.
The strange part is, I love time travel stories and there is far more time traveling in this story than the first but it feels very little like a time travel story. There is a bit of a convoluted mystery and a lot of confusing time jump overlap multiple versions but not multiple universes. Yet there is almost no true feel of wonder and awe at the fact the people are traveling through time. Here the time jumps are a few minutes, jumping a few feet, then an hour, then to the other side of the road then another hour, then a few more hours then again to the other side of the road. You get the feeling that someone may be hoping to see his work made into a movie and these are just rapid scene cuts. Only most are in the middle of nowhere so as far as it being "time travel"...meh...I suppose...but not what most may be thinking. Here's to a hope that part three gets us back to part one levels.
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I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed the first. It starts off a nice pace then gets extremely tense pretty quick!Read more