I’m fitting in an extra post today. I’ve been involved in NaNoWriMo and posting about that on a Saturday. I’ve neglected my reviewing duties, not that I haven’t been reading.
I’ve just finished a great Sci-fi story, here’s a bit more about it.
In 2012, many otherwise rational people had convinced themselves that because the Mayan calendar stopped at December 21st of that year, that we were about to enter the biblical end of days.
But it didn’t happen. Why are we still alive? Read the archaeological adventure Race Against Time for one possible explanation.
I have to admit I’m a fan of Jacks writing. I love the way he weaves history, myth and legend from all over the world into an up-to-date adventure that drives along at pace. There’s never a wasted word, never a lull in the narrative. The mark of great fiction is never knowing for sure where the truth ends, this story is good because it just might be true.
I remember the book Chariots of the Gods, by Erik Von Daniken, back in the 1960s. In it the theory was expounded that aliens visited Earth in the dim past, helping our ancestor to evolve before leaving, promising to return again. It was a fascinating idea, and to my mind, explained a lot about the birth and growth of civilisation in the years B.C. I think Jack was a fan too.
I digress a little. Race against Time is a very credible tale; partly built on the fact that the Mayan calendar stopped in 2012. Why? Nobody knows but Jack gives us a possible explanation. Combining historical facts with the fruits of his vivid imagination, we take a journey around the world, exposing all sorts of conspiracies and nefarious goings-on. As usual, there’s a fascinating cast, a hero in the Indiana Jones mould, villains at every turn, unexpected allies, love interest, femme’s Fatale, edge-of-the-seat adventures, even a cat joins in the fun.
The research is faultless, the scenes of the action in various locations around the world are expertly bought to life.
The conclusion will leave you wanting more, fortunately, there is a sequel, called The Forgotten Age
It’s going on my list, I need to know what will happen next.
In short, if you want a fast, easy to read adventure, that combines what you know with what might be, this is the book for you.
Four stars from me.
I’ll be back tomorrow with another BlogHop.