Chris Fischer of Readers' Favorite
Inceptio by Rob Shackleford is a great entry in the Traveller series, a compelling story that brilliantly combines science fiction and adventure to create great entertainment for readers. I have read a lot of sci-fi that features time travel, but Rob Shackleford's work deals with the subject from a unique angle. The focus is on the contrast between what life looks like in the twenty-first century and what it was a thousand years ago, and it seems like the author has done great research to identify powerful historical elements woven into the story. This is a breezy read, an engaging and entertaining story that pulls readers out of their world and takes them on a one-of-a-kind adventure. There is a lot to appreciate in this book, and I enjoyed the kind of conflict the author develops and the tight writing. The question "Can past history be judged by the achievements of our age?" will find a very creative and intelligent answer in this story. Inceptio is fast-paced and well-plotted to keep the reader engaged throughout.
Traveller - Inceptio by Rob Shackleford is a historical science fiction novel that blew my mind. The author portrayed the Saxon world in such vivid detail that I could 'see' and relate to the people in the past. Traveller - Inceptio shows the ugliness of war in a graphic but thought provoking way. This is the kind of book that would do well as a motion picture in the fashion of Braveheart, but without the sad ending. I really enjoyed this awesome book.
Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers' Favorite