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On October 31st, 2001, six weeks after escaping the World Trade Center attacks, Chance Sowin moves back home, hoping for familiarity and security. Instead, he interrupts a burglary during which his father, Dennis, is shot and killed.What begins as a homicide investigation escalates when the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrives. Where he hoped for solutions, Chance finds onlyOn October 31st, 2001, six weeks after escaping the World Trade Center attacks, Chance Sowin moves back home, hoping for familiarity and security. Instead, he interrupts a burglary during which his father, Dennis, is shot and killed.What begins as a homicide investigation escalates when the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrives. Where he hoped for solutions, Chance finds only more questions: who killed his father, and why? Was his father--a physicist at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study--working on dangerous research? Why did Dennis build a secret laboratory in his basement?Chance might not know the answers, but Cassie Lackesis, Dennis' research assistant, thinks she does. She isn't certain Dennis discovered a way to time travel, but she knows who told her: Chance.Together with Cassie, Chance will go on a journey across time and space that will challenge his every notion of ideas like "right" and "good." One young man's desire to make a difference will become, instead, a race against time as he tries to prevent forces he could never understand from not just destroying the universe but rendering it nonexistent.When every action has a reaction, every force its counter, Chance will find that the truest measure of his character is not what he wants but what he will do when the prodigal hour returns....

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The Prodigal Hour Reviews

  • Gary
    2019-04-20 20:42

    For as long as I discovered the writings of Michael Crichton, Timeline has been my favorite Time Traveling novel. I have found one that has finally dethroned it. The Prodigal Hour: A Time Travel Novel deals with quantum physics on a level that I barely grasp. For the most part I don’t even know if the theoretical science is sound but it’s compelling and logical to my mind.It follows my logic and understanding of time travel which made it instantly relatable. I like how Entrekin inserted his characters into many significant points in history. I think what happens when Chance and Cassie visited Christ; is my favorite part of this book.But the crown jewel of this novel is the reactive consequences of temporal manipulation. Everyone has discussed visiting Christ, stopping Hitler and WTC but using alternate realities, colliding and collapsing universes, Will Entrekin crafts a fictional novel, that answers those questions. I think it will become a classic.Although it ends a little more somber than I would like, I understand and applaud its conclusion. There has to be consequences for partaking in time travelling. Even now as I write this I have smile on my face because it was that interesting. Having been a fan of time travel since I first saw ‘Back to the Future Trilogy’ as a kid, The Prodigal Hour should be made into a movie; as long as they stay faithful to the book. Timeline, as previous mention, is a perfect example of how Hollywood crapped an excellent novel.

  • Nicole Smith
    2019-04-12 20:23

    A couple of months ago I read Meets Girl by Will Entrekin and became an instant fan of his work. I jokingly said in my review that if he needed someone to review The Prodigal Hour, his forthcoming novel, to holler. Well, he took me seriously. (YAY!)A few weeks ago Will sent me an email with his new baby attached. I was very eager to begin reading it. I had grandiose plans to read it all in one sitting but life has a way of catching up with you, as we all know. Things have been extremely hectic for me with work, kids and the family, so there were times that I could only read for 10-15 minutes before duty called. But during each of those sessions, I was pulled into the world that Will created — a world where time travel exists.Last night I sat down and finished the last third of The Prodigal Hour. After I was done I sat back and stared off into space for a few minutes with my mouth hanging open a little bit as I absorbed what I’d just read. (I’m sure I was quite the sight.) In my mind I kept saying “WOW” because it was that great of a story. By the end, I had completely fallen in love with the characters and was rooting for all of them to have a happy ending.Yes, The Prodigal Hour is COMPLETELY different than Meets Girl, but that difference is not a bad thing. I can honestly say this is Will’s best work. One cannot read it and not see the amount of time and effort that was put into it. It’s obvious how important this story was to him. I, for one, know that I could never write something like this. That’s not me searching for compliments. Anyone that says I can is just kissing my butt. I know what I’m capable of, and I cannot hold a candle to the talent that Will Entrekin possesses.So, in conclusion, I gave Will a solid five stars. (And would give him more if I could.)If you would like to The Prodigal Hour, it’s now available at Amazon for $2.99. So head on over and purchase a copy. You won’t be disappointed. It’s worth every penny. (I think Will could charge even more, and it would still be worth it.)

  • Heather Faville
    2019-04-06 21:46

    What would you do if you had the ability to travel through time? Would you try to change something that happened to you in your past? Would you look to the future? Or would you consider some of the horrific events that have happened in our world and try to “fix” them?Chance Sowin has this very ability thrust into his hands just six weeks after escaping the World Trade Center attacks. He has decided to move back home in hopes to find that security that being home always seemed to offer. Upon arriving him, that security he was searching for is brutally ripped from his grasp as he interrupts a burglary where his father, Dennis, is shot and killed.The homicide investigation all of a sudden turns on Chance when the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrives. Question after question continue to mount as his father is accused of working with terrorists. A secret laboratory is found in Chance’s father’s basement. The answer’s to these mounting questions are unknown, but Dennis’ research assistant, Cassie Lackesis thinks she may know the answers. Chance’s father discovered a way to travel through time. The reason for this knowledge? Chance came to Cassie in the middle of the night soaking wet and told her.Journeying across time Cassie and, especially, Chance will be challenged as to what is right and what is wrong and the consequences of changing history and, not only destroying the universe, but potentially rendering it nonexistent.The Prodigal Hour by Will Entrekin is a whirlwind ride through time and space. It makes you think…I mean truly THINK about what the consequences of your actions or the slightest chance in a historical timeline could end up doing to the world we currently know as our own. I’m sure everyone wonders if we could save the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust by going back in time and ensuring that a certain tyrant with squinty eyes and a tiny mustache is never born or never reaches maturity. But what if by changing that aspect of our history, we instead set into play events that would be even worse.The characters in The Prodigal Hour are excellent. I loved Chance, Cassie, their relationship and how it changed as they travel to various times and places in the world. Cassie is a spitfire and I adored her. I, also, enjoyed certain other characters, but I don’t want to go into too much detail because I don’t want to spoil parts of the story. The settings were amazingly descriptive and easily visualized. I could tell a lot of research was put into The Prodigal Hour to have such visually detailed scenes that would play out in my head like a movie.I will admit, there were times near the beginning where I thought the story was going to be too intellectual for me, yet in the very next chapter I wanted to sit down with the author and have a cup of coffee and chat like old friends. The Prodigal Hour touches on the bravery, the heartache, the love, and the loneliness of humanity in their hour of need. It is a smart and wonderful tale that I would wholeheartedly suggest any lover of books to read.

  • Emma
    2019-04-20 23:33

    (Spoiler alert! Read no further if you like every aspect of a book to be a new and shiny surprise.)As any experienced time traveler will tell you, the first thing a newly minted chrono-tourist always wants to do is kill Hitler. It's understandable, of course, the Nazis being one of the ugliest blemishes on human history, and seemingly avoidable with the eradication of one megalomaniac art student. So, I admit, whilst reading The Prodigal Hour, when (Spoiler!) the main character Chance suggests killing Hitler, I allowed myself a small temporal-veteran eye roll. I assumed that from there the book would fizzle into cliche and anti-science, another "we don't know how it works, it just does" Doc Brown-ed ball of Timey-Wimey Fluff. Not that there's anything wrong with fluff, in fact, as some of my close friends put it, even fluff can be "most excellent".The Prodigal Hour is something else. It's brave. It possesses a strength of character, and, unlike so many other time travel stories, it isn't afraid to delve into the physics of paradox, or the muscle memory of grief and love. It visits our heartbreaks and sorrows, our vast cosmic loneliness versus the smallness of our faith. It both acknowledges and disputes our helplessness against the "bossa nova" march of time and space.It is the first novel I know of to mourn the effects of September the 11th, metaphysical or otherwise, and it does so with both humility and humor. The author 's prose has a finesse and depth to it I would call Pratchett-esque, if it didn't also possess such a delicious dose of melancholy with its magic. It is smart celestial indulgence, and I plan to tell all my fellow Time Lords about it.

  • Martin
    2019-03-24 18:51

    The Prodigal Houris an ambitious novel, to say the least.  It is both strange and complex and for all the right reasons. The author, Will Entrekin, somehow figured out a way to intertwine the tragedies of September 11, the crucifixion of Jesus, and the possibility of time travel into a single narrative.  And he does so admirably.  I already feel like...read more

  • Heidi
    2019-03-25 23:34

    I want to review The Prodigal Hour, I just don't think my words will do it justice. It's a fantastic story that is both complex and simple at the same time. The premise of time travel and it's potential ramifications create endless possibilities that keep the reader guessing up to the very last chapter. It's excellent writing, full of action, driven by well developed characters. What more could you want?In his acknowlegements, Will Entrekin hopes he committed art with this book. He most certainly did - a masterpiece at that.

  • Erika
    2019-03-31 19:33

    I don't like time travel and I don't like Science Fiction, yet I absolutely loved this novel. I am always excited when a book outside of my preferred genre excites and engages, due to strong story and great writing.Without spoiling the story, I was impressed that I cared equally for the characters in both timelines/realities. The alternative timeline felt as equally flushed out as our own recent history.Great enjoyable read!

  • Joseph
    2019-04-04 18:25

    I tend to look at time travel as an interesting plot point; it can go in so many different directions, and it takes a gifted writer to keep it from slipping into the ridiculous. That being said, I must applaud Will Entrekin, because he went full blast in the right direction. It has the right amount of action, romance, and intrigue to keep you on the edge of your seat, and it even creates a twist that is nothing short of exciting.The best part of the story is that it proves that love will survive, no matter what. That is enough to highly recommend this to anyone looking for a thrilling tale with a lot of heart.

  • Amanda
    2019-04-16 22:40

    I'm still not sure how to rate this book & honestly, I might up it to 3 stars after I have a chance to ponder it for a bit. Because right now... WTF just happened? I don't... I'm not sure... I just... The beginning was super important & the end was super important (or was that really the beginning?). But I'm unsure why a big chunk of the middle happened. And I was so confused when (view spoiler)[ Chance got shot at the end. Here's why: If Chance & Cassie didn't go to Berlin & create Leonard's reality, then alternate-reality Leonard would've never gone to our Sept 10th, 2001. If he never went to our 9/10/2001, then the two agents would never have known about time travel. So in theory, as soon as Chance & Cassie didn't go to Berlin, the agents should've disppeared because they NEVER knew about the Samhain machine & wouldn't have been there to shoot Chance or kill his Dad in the first place! See? So very confused.(hide spoiler)] Time travel always gives me a headache.

  • Jess Parker
    2019-04-21 18:46

    I received a Kindle edition of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway.This was a very interesting book. It delves into quantum physics in a way in which a lay person could understand. It was a fantastic journey through the alternative histories. I still find myself asking "What if?" even after finishing the book. It does make one question whether time travel is a good idea, though. I read this book as part of the PopSugar Reading Challenge 2018 - A book about time travel.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-04 15:49

    Good bookYou people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so. Shelley MA

  • Tena
    2019-04-09 22:45

    I won a kindle version #GoodreadsGiveaway

  • Doreen Ashbrook
    2019-03-31 17:24

    This was a little too much time travel for me, so I was unable to finish this book.

  • Glenn Younger
    2019-04-07 16:35

    This is one of the most (potentially) eloquent time travel books I've ever read. In addition to just enough scientific reference for the experienced time travel reader to mentally play with, Will Entrekin also takes on philosophy, religion, spirituality, politics, and stretched realms of possibility. You don't often find all of that packaged together in one Science Fiction story. Sure, keeping all the time lines straight is sometimes a challenge. The pay off comes with achingly beautiful passages of prose where story, philosophy, and the metaphysical beauty of science and life come together in perfect pitch. Even the page structure of the big time travel moments are eloquent in their visual presentation.The story itself is human, its theme thoughtful. Chance, the protagonist, comes home to discover his father at the wrong end of a gun, outside a secret laboratory hidden in the basement. Unbeknownst to him, his father has created a time travel device and someone is trying to get their hands on it. Or does he know? "You've lived this before." Two parallel realities become many when Chance decides to use the machine to save his father. Each reality has its own forward flow, and fights for its own life.It's a story of life, where love is sought and feared at the same time; a reunion with both self and childhood loves; of making choices; living with their ramifications; and a full out roller coaster ride about what it means to live in either singular or multiple realities. So well done!And, then, (big sigh), it's the little things that hold me back from buying gift cards for all my friends telling them, "You've GOT to read this - it's six star amazing." As it is, it squeaks into a four star time travel rating for me.There are the sentences that stop you cold. Not in a good way. A weird use of a word, glaring grammar mistakes, or even sentences that look like part of them are missing made me inwardly wince. Maybe if the rest wasn't so extraordinarily engaging, I wouldn't have noticed. But I did. It's like the poetry of the narrative is making love to your mind, and then it burps in your face. You're left shaking your head with an inward groan of dismay at how a potentially perfect diamond has been roughly handled in the cutting.For example, I'm sailing with him through Universal Time and - BAM! - he uses the word "fuck" in the same sentence with Prometheus. It's so out of context, it feels like hitting a solid brick wall while you're in mid flight. The problem isn't the word "fuck". When Chance, the main character, says it, you barely notice. In context, it makes sense. The word is modern. Chance is in his mid twenties, so fuck would be a pretty common word in his vocabulary. It becomes a simple exclamative and nothing else. But using it together with Prometheus? And Universal Time? The word "fuck" sits there like a flashing anomaly, a harsh clang that doesn't belong in the music of that passage. It wouldn't be a big deal except there are also the sentences with missing words that make it look like he uploaded a copy before the final proofread."Chance bit through the didn’t pause, pumped the rifle’s barrel one-handed as he spun around to blast Graf through the chest—""He had an impressive CV and the kind of experience that can come only from working for a decade over a millennium, but he chosen not to seek authorization as an operative, because he had never wanted the responsibility intervention brought."There were more, but I only want to share enough to give a heads up. Don't get me wrong, I liked this book. This is the second time I've read it, and I'll probably read it again at some point in the future. Still.Bottom line? If you can read through some of the wonky sentences, and are looking for an intricate time travel story with some beautiful passages that'll make you THINK, buy it. Read it. Enjoy. If you're brand new to the genre and are looking for a fluffy time travel read, you might want to start with something simpler, without all the time loops.

  • Kerry
    2019-03-29 15:38

    Enjoyable time-travel story. The setup in the first half was compelling: we are introduced to Chase (a survivor of the 9/11 attacks on the towers in New York) and Leonard (a suave time-traveling scientist), and we realize that they exist in different, but equivalent, worlds. Parallel worlds.In his attempts to explain space-time and alternate universes in a pop fiction/lite kinda way, author Will Entrekin does a fair amount of name-dropping (like Greene and Kaku--Brian and Michio, presumably). He also give us tiny slivers of quantum theory. Chase (and Cassie, who appears to be the actual brains of the pair but plays only a secondary role) use a device invented by Chase's father to alter the direction of time. In Leonard's world, time travel is initiated by entering the Schrodinger Chamber. (My brain doesn't wrap around all of the quantum concepts but I do get a kick out of the Schrödinger's cat thought experiment.)The time-traveling kicks into gear in the second half of the book, and that's where things got (unintentionally) funny. In order to enjoy the story at all, I had to suspend lots of disbelief. In the part of the story that takes place in the weeks following 9/11, federal agents question a scientist about his ties to al Qaeda. Really? The agents would disclose this kind of information to a suspect, let alone in front of the suspect's family, in his own home? There was a Calvin Klein joke stolen from Back to the Future, and a backhanded shout-out to Stephen King ("The hand of God has only ever intervened when Stephen King hasn't known how to end a novel"). There was also an element of Groundhog Day when Chase finds himself doing the same thing over and over, trying to alter the outcome.Best (worst) of all, there was the ridiculousness of dressing in sheets from Target (!) to prepare for a trip back to the days of Jesus. And the inanity of Chase speaking to Roman soldiers using his law-clerk Latin: "Nolo contendere. Pax vobiscum," he tells them. The episode covers a serious historical event, but the way our modern-day protagonist interacted was just laughable.I started to suspect that Chase was experiencing 9/11 survivor's guilt or post-traumatic stress, rather than wrinkles in the space-time continuum. Meanwhile, Leonard, a supposedly sharp guy, seems perplexed by a world parallel to his own. He is convinced that the "other" world is the alternate, and his is the "real." What ego-centrism, what time-and-place centrism he exhibits!The author gives us an entertaining summary about the recent history of a world alternate to ours (Bill Clinton is Prime Minister of the North American Union; George W. Bush has ties to Saudi Arabian terrorists). Overall, this was a quick, easy read.

  • Dixie Goode
    2019-03-29 17:39

    The prodigal Hour, a Time Travel Novel by Will Entrekin, was a book I knew nothing abut but picked up for a free giveaway on my kindle. I love the delight of finding myself drawn into a story in a different style, about different subjects than I had been reading of awhile, and this book was a delight. The science used in the time travel is well explained and consistent and believable. And although it is a novel, and not a movie, I keep catching myself thinking, "I loved the special effects." After thinking about it, I realize that his description of what happens when time seems to pause everyone else, as the people in the effect are speeded up, is very much vivid and detailed and allowed me to see it clearly. Those descriptions put me in mind of the old movie, "Clockstoppers" where the effects included being able to move a person out of the spray of water as the drops hung in mid air, seemingly suspended by their relative slowness.Not only were his descriptions see-able, but his people were know-able. The way they thought and reacted is how many of us would hope to react with that opportunity. Chance and Cassie were my favorites as people but all along, every time that he left Leonard's story, I was frustrated because I wanted more. The places they choose to go, (Spoiler Alert) to save a Dad, or see if Jesus was real, or to the trade Towers on Sept 10, or to kill Hitler, may seem a bit predictable and yet what happens with each choice is not only unique, and heart wrenching, it is something told in a voice that often made me stop and highlight and underline passages that felt so well written, and so beautiful and touching that I never wanted to forget them.I hate having to choose a number and a star. This book is so close to a five star book, I love it, will remember it, may even save it and read it again. It isn't as smooth or perfectly written as some but it is so sincere and so compelling. It doesn't quite sit on the rarefied shelf with my all time favorites, and I wouldn't think of it first thing when someone says to tell them my favorite book, but that may be more a matter of it not really being in my favorite genre, rather than anything to do with its lack of anything specific. So Yeah, it's either a 4 or a 5 and either way, I'd recommend it as a purchase for anyone who wants both entertainment and a reason to think.

  • Jennifer Collins
    2019-04-13 21:33

    This is one of those books that seduced me, despite the fact that I wasn't sure how I felt about it. Much I was interested in the characters, and interested in going forward, there were moments where it felt too heavy-handed and stylized, and where I wished there was more attention to depth of character, and less to message and impression. Yet, somewhere around the midway point, I found myself fully sucked in. The things that seemed too stylized or that had seemed overwritten early on suddenly seemed to fit the book perfectly, and it was surprising me at moments so that, simply, I wanted to keep going.Granted, some of the twists were predictable, and I still think that there were a lot of sections where a few sentences less would have made for a more powerful work, and I'd still like to know the characters a bit better... but, on the whole, I'm actually glad to have stumbled onto it. Since I tend to either love or hate works that deal with time travel, that's saying quite a bit--generally, I come to them with skepticism, and expecting more of a headache than enjoyment, much as I may be interested in one. And some, it's true, have sucked me in so that I've loved every minute of them. This one, though, was a surprise.The slow, stylized start moving on to the twists and the fast-moving last third pushed me toward enjoying the read more and more, the further in I got. I think it probably could have been a few thousand words shorter, and that the ending might well have been condensed, but in general, I'm glad to have found it and, what's more, I could see myself recommending it on to other readers.

  • Kim
    2019-04-01 17:47

    I thought the premise of this book was a little confusing. I anticipated the main characters of both story lines to meet up in a more substantial and understandable way. The first story line was Chance and Cassie, and the time machine Chance's father had invented. It included their trip to see Jesus and Hitler before his rise in power. This story line also retold the finding of the time machine numerous times. The second story line was Leonard's travels through time, and his relationship with his girlfriend, Jennifer. I was not clear on the purpose of Leonard's trip to Manhattan the day before 9/11 and the terrorist attack. There were also statements made about 9/11 not occurring, and Hitler never existing, that were confusing. I could follow the parts of the story concerning Chance and Cassie, and Lenard as they unfolded, but when there were alternate realities stated the story seemed to lose it's thread. I enjoyed reading about some of these alternate realities, but didn't see where they actually added to the story. I thought there would be a time when Chance and Cassie would meet Lenard, but not in a life or death struggle. I thought there would be some communication about time travel and it's effects, maybe ending with both uniting the 2 realities. Overall I found the book a bit confusing, and overall disappointing.

  • BiblioBabes.ca
    2019-04-04 22:47

    What if you could stop time, travel through it, and change the past? Would you do it? And what would be the final repercussions? Chance Sowin is about to find out... This story reads like an adolescent hyperactive genius wrote it. Really. The main idea, time travel and altering history to create alternate realities, is AWESOME. Unfortunately, I'm not well-versed enough in science or science fiction to understand all the technical stuff. I mean, this is an excerpt from the book: "Quantum mechanics is full of dynamic flexibility, thought experiments in which cats in safes with poison vials and unpredictably radioactive atoms propose greater logic problems than Zen koans. Consider again an electron the certainty of which, in terms of speed and position, can only be determined by firing a photon - a tiny quantum of light - at it, and then realize that doing so will alter both." Tell me I'm not justified in having trouble with that. Read the rest of the review here: http://www.bibliobabes.ca/2/post/2011...

  • Luka Novak
    2019-03-24 17:32

    Good idea, bad execution. I must adit the idea of organisation responsible for time travel which "looks" in the past interesting. However the plot goes sideways once the gate to alternate (i.e. our) reality opens. Here author makes several mistakes which could be easily avoided had he stuck to his principles of time travel.I'll not spoil things too much to say that realities differ in that there is no WW2. However despite this massive change people in alternate reality still exist, though as somewhat different personalities. You have JFK, Clinton, Tom Cruise etc. Then there is the case of WTC towers existing in both realities and New York looking only slightly different.then there is time travel back to time of Jesus' crucifixion. While wanting "to know" is understandable the whole preparation is an amateur hour. So you just throw on a sheet and Romans will take it for a toga? Not to mention toga was a specific piece of clothing worn by specific segment of population.Too bad, book had potential hich was wasted.

  • Graham Storrs
    2019-04-18 23:29

    This is a book that cried out for better editing. The typos and other errors were thick on the ground and the quality of the writing varied wildly from pretty good to oh dear, I wish he hadn't done that. The science was so shonky it would have been far better if he'd left out all attempts at explaining any of the time travel physics, and he used words like "supercollided" which, might be mildly jarring the first time you see them, but were positively irritating the fifth, or tenth.Aside from the technical problems with the book, the premise was interesting enough to keep me reading to the end (but, then, I love time travel stories). The characters certainly weren't and I had great difficulty telling the two male protagonists and their respective women apart.As I say, this is probably a book that a good editor could turn into something really good.

  • Mark Gunnell
    2019-04-21 16:44

    This book was kind of a mess. Switching perspectives from first person to narration and back again. It really threw me off. This is really an expansion of the classic hypothetical/ethical question, "If you could go back in time and kill Hitler, would you?" I really expected more hesitation on Chase's part when the time came to pull the trigger. But more than that, it seemed as if the author was trying to make a point about time travel in general and the multiple timelines etc...which I feel the author spent too much time exploring those alternate timelines, not to mention the side trip to Jerusalem to solve (what I perceive) are the author's own issues with Christianity. In short the book was a hodgepodge of ideas thrown together to make a semi-coherent novel.

  • John Herbert
    2019-03-24 15:39

    As a Time Travel junkie I naturally picked up on this one.An interesting tale that begins with escape from 9/11, moving on to a dead father, to a homicide investigation, to time travel back to the time of Jesus (which was excellent by the way), then on to Hitler.Then we run into alternate universes caused by time travel interference,and the story is nicely linked to a time guardian who's trying to find the culprit who caused the deviation.Yes, a worthy read and addition to the time travel genre.The only minus, if you could call it that, is that the first half of the book drags ever so slightly. The second half picks up the pace and is mind-numbing and gripping both at the same time.

  • Paul Lanning
    2019-03-21 19:21

    This book was not what I hoped it would be. There are some good things here: time travel, the love story, and the many elements that Entrekin brings full circle to the ending. But it's also clunky. I got the feeling that the author had a lot of ideas that he couldn't resist including but wasn't able to fit them perfectly into the plot. Traveling to Jesus' time seemed to have no bearing on the story, and when main character Chance Sowin first decided to do it, I thought that he would not. Even afterwards, I could still not see the purpose in it. I also had to reread many sentences to understand them.

  • Ami Chancellor-Phillips
    2019-04-17 18:25

    One of the biggest criteria that I use in judging a book is how much I think about it after I've turned the last page. This is a classic example of a book that has stuck with me. I enjoyed the book during the read. There were times that I felt lost and had to re-read a couple of pages. That said, I think that the main character, Chance, also felt lost at those same times. Therefore, it was perfectly acceptable!I was completely sucked into the story, and wanted the best for Lionel, Jennifer, Chance and Cassie. I think that I'm satisfied with the ending; I'll know for certain in another week or two.In the meantime, I'll be recommending this book to everyone that I meet!

  • Marna Cross
    2019-04-09 17:22

    This was an entertaining book. I really don't care for all the scientific details, just tell me something is possible already, I don't need the specifics. The main character, Chance was believable and likeable. The plot was well developed. When Leonard meets Jenny at the World Trade Center it seemed off and too far fetched, but on the whole I enjoyed it. The interposing of well known figures from our history made it more interesting but I could have done without the writer's interspersing his political beliefs.

  • Jenna
    2019-03-21 18:31

    A Physicist on research an alternative energy resources Quantum mechanics. Dennis Sowin, finally discovered that two electrons devices, and a high-powered laser, and an engine that proves the existence of the Higgs field. The government conceive that he managed to build a Quantum bomb? Now, everyone interested of what he produced, and even risk their lives. They think this machine can changed the past, and even aim to go ahead in the future? Well, the prodigal hour will reveal what it is going to be.

  • Julie
    2019-04-03 15:28

    Jumping around through time could be confusing but it all came together in the end. Some of the events witnessed by the characters were very hard to read about, but touching at the same time. I liked the book, but I did struggle with some of the deja vu moments that I couldn't make sense of til much later. If you could go back in time, what would you want to see? I've been asking myself that question for days now.

  • Mark Mercer
    2019-03-27 20:40

    Good time-travel tale in the "Time travel gives me a headache" category. Somewhat reminiscent of Gerrold's "The Man Who Folded Himself" but doesn't take it to that extreme. If you like Charles Stross' story "Palimpsest" I think you'll like this.Yes, it does hit the classic trope of time travelers at significant historical events, but it goes off in a bit of a different direction with it. So when you see that trope coming, don't groan and put it down. Stick with it, it's worth it.

  • Holly Brown
    2019-04-17 23:47

    An interesting diversion from realityThe idea behind this novel is fascinating and I was intrigued from the first chapter. I wish I could give it three and a half stars since that more adequately describes how I felt about this book. I like how it makes you think. I enjoyed the time-travelling aspect as well. I guess at the end of the day, I didn't put it down thinking, "wow. what just happened?" But more of a, "Huh. What else do I have to read?"