Original publish date: 11 June 2014
Science fiction time travel paired with medieval times in a high fantasy fashion. YASSSSSSSSSSSSSS. You have my undivided attention. This is a concept I can get behind. A combination of Doctor Who and The Butterfly Effect is what came to mind when reading this. And I liked it. Quite a bit.
Rowyna Grae, of Sheron Wood McCartha’s Caught in Time, is charged with the task of traveling back through time, as only she can through her carefully designed genetics, to ensure the best future possible. Thrown back in time, Rowyna has to think on her feet and do and say the right thing at the right time, but emotions affect her decisions and have her questioning every step she takes.
The story took place over a vast span of time (hehe. I like puns), yet it was paced rather quickly. I would tell myself: “Just this chapter and then you should probably go get something to eat.” But then I got to the end of the chapter and I just kept reading to know how the story would unfold next. Food could wait for a while longer…like until the book was finished.
In order to maintain the time travel aspect of the story, I thought that the interspersed Richard time line chapters were a great idea. Not to mention that it powerfully showed the ramifications of time travel and that all-important butterfly effect.
There were some areas of grammatical editing issues, but for the most part, it could be overlooked as it happened only occasionally instead of consistently throughout the text.
Overall, I’d give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars.