|Print List Price:||$13.95|
Save $9.96 (71%)
Millennium Crash (Watchbearers, Book 1) Kindle Edition
Kindle Feature Spotlight
|Length: 328 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Matchbook Price: $0.99
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Try Kindle Countdown Deals
Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. Learn more.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The story starts right off with a crisis and moves rapidly from there as various members of a research team from an unspecified time in the future grapple with unexpected minor and major crises. The author took a great deal of trouble to weave interesting facets into this story, such as lack of ID, a way of generating a daily access code to the bank's trust account, and having to hire cars since they have no ID and are unable to even think about learning to drive.
Thank you James for crafting this story. Although I enjoy a fair share of raw actioners and thrillers, it's nice to sit back and read a book that doesn't depend on crude language or detailed violence. I just purchased Book 2 in this series and am looking forward to the further adventures of Anya and her squad.
Things did improve in the latter third of the book. There was more logic to their behaviour and thought processes, humour trickled in and there were some good twists. Whilst not the most compelling time travel book I've read, it was enjoyable enough and did leave me rather wanting just what happens next.
I received an e-ARC of this book and chose to post a review.
Pros - there were characters I liked, the story was interesting, it was reasonably well-written and I could smoothly read through it. I enjoyed what I was reading while I read it.
Cons - many of the characters were fairly one-dimensional, and there's no backstory; you don't know where / when they are from, or what they are doing. It was somewhat challenging to keep track of the timeline - each chapter jumped in both which characters it was focusing on and time, so I kept having to go back to earlier chapters to remind myself what had changed, and then the book just stopped. I know it is the first in a multi-book series, but I feel that any book should stand on its own. Also, having read summaries of the other books, I'm not even sure they really pick up the timeline and continue it, at least not for all the characters, which is a bit annoying.
So, while my cons list looks longer, I'd have to say I enjoyed reading this, and would consider getting the subsequent books in the series.
I love a good time travel story but this one was just too discombobulated. The characters travel from the future landing in 2000 with absolutely no plan if something goes wrong (and of course it does) and none of them have identification or even a last name. To me it didn't seemed like a very well-thought out research project. As a matter of fact, the reader has no idea why they time traveled in the first place. There are a few hints at the very end but still no real idea.
Though the story jumps back and forth in time, nothing is lost since different characters go to different time periods which makes it much easier to keep track of things. The characters do show some growth by the end of the book which tells me that the next book should be rather interesting.
The characters in this novel were fantastic. Litherland developed them as if they were real people that you know. We don’t get their entire biographies, but rather the information that we’d receive if we’d actually met them. These individuals were extremely original yet very easy to identify with. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them. I loved the contrast between the characters that I do like and those that I didn’t. This made the story feel so much more real to me.
As a whole, this was a uniquely satisfying novel that is a great launch for Litherland’s series.
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Well crafted and captivating! I found myself drawn into these strange people and their plight and am looking forward to the next book. I have really enjoyed everything I have read from this author and highly recommend his works!
Most recent customer reviews
This was a chosen read for a review trade