This companion volume, or "sidequel," to Prodigal retells many of the same events from the perspective of Ethan, a former (fictional) acolyte of villainous genius Nicola Tesla, but there are enough original events for the story to work for new readers. Ethan time-travels with the Hollows, individualists who oppose Tesla's plan to control the time streams. When Ethan begins experiencing strange side effects of time travel, he learns that his role in the conflict between Tesla and the Hollows may be more complex than anyone imagined. Unfortunately, Ethan's dilemma--whether to be the servant of the time stream or defiantly change it--isn't interesting enough on its own. When the story moves to a dystopian setting in which all time travelers are hunted, the pace and engagement soar, as readers are introduced to a horrific, dust-laden future that might only be avoided by great sacrifice. Although the book has flaws, its rich description, moral questions, and complex plot threads make it worth reading and typify the series. (May)
About the Author
Sherry is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel, eat exotic food, and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she's on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is often only seen in blurry photographs.
Tyler Jolley was born in the era of the Star Wars and the Indiana Jones sagas. He has been enamored with science fiction and adventure stories ever since. In order to support his hobby of writing he decided to pursue dentistry. Snowboarding, mountain biking, road biking, fly fishing, bird hunting, camping, hiking, and backpacking are the things he enjoys doing with his family. He also enjoys lecturing internationally on temporary orthodontic implants. However, his true passion has always been fiction writing.When life gets stressful he escapes to unseen worlds to find relaxation. His career has been the vehicle to let him write without worry. He finds inspiration from most of his adolescent patients. He continues to dream up fun and thrilling books to this day.