- This is another example of the cover getting me.
I also recommend:
- The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma
Summary from GoodReads:
Would you kill to make the world a peaceful place?
Zed is an agent from the future. A place where all of the world’s problems have been solved. No hunger. No war. No despair.
His mission is to keep that way. Even if it means ensuring every cataclysm throughout history runs its course, especially one just on the horizon.
Zed’s mission will ensnare the lives of a disgraced former spy named Leo; a young lawyer, Tasha, grieving over the loss of her brother; Sari, the oppressed employee of a foreign diplomat; and countless others. But will he finish his final mission before the present takes precedence over a perfect future? One that may have more cracks than he realizes?
Lately I seem to be reading a lot of time manipulative books. Between The Revisionists, The Map of Time and the newest Lawhead series, someone seems to have put out a memo screaming … “MESS WITH TIME, IT WILL MESS WITH YOUR READERS!”. Because that’s what messing with time does; it messes with my head.
The Revisionists is a fascinating look at “what if”. What if you could go back in time to fix a wrong, to stop Hitler, to prevent the assassination of Lincoln.. you get the point. What if, in fixing those wrongs and saving those lives – from one to millions, you changed a world that was “perfect” in the future to an “unknown” type of future. Would it be worth it? Who makes that decision?
Thomas Mullen deals with those questions and more in The Revisionists. The “good guys” are those who are going back in time to stop the past from being rewritten. There’s action, adventure, quite a bit of science and a whole lot of fun in this book. But, again, it messed with my mind, as all time traveling stories seem to do.
I think, though, that The Revisionists puts a really new, interesting twist on it all. It addresses new and old political crises, as well as puts the reader in the spot of needing to choose a side as they read through the story. Fascinating book and I’ll be on the lookout for more from Mullen in the future.
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