Alex Locke is desperately trying to hold on to the disparate threads of the complex web of time he has created. He travels to the First World War, living through the horrors of trench warfare in order to befriend a young soldier crucial to his story, then to the 1930s to uncover the secrets of a mysterious stage magician.
He moves back and forth in time, always with the strange and terrifying Dark Man on his heels, gradually getting closer to uncovering the true nature of his destiny with the obsidian heart.
©2016 Mark Morris (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
the story drags on with nothing much happening and then when it looks like some plot is coming, all the characters are too stupid to ask the right questions. When it became apparent no one was going to work out what was going on anytime soon, I gave up listening.
So nice that this is a trilogy and not a longer more drawn out series. Everything wraps up satisfactorily & there are many unexpected twists & turns along the way. There is scope for more stories but from a fresh start. The only thing I don't understand is why there are airships on the cover as they aren't in the novel.
If I wasn't already two books in I would have quit halfway through. The excellent narration is the only thing that saves this title from being a complete trial.
This book is literally an extended epilogue tying up multiple lose ends you never cared about. There is absolutely no climax just a dry slog listening a hypocritical character alternating between describing in excruciating detail how and why he is maintaining the timeline while moaning that his future selves won't break these rules and give him foreknowledge. Also the author can't write children for toffee, they all act that saccharin little nightmares.
I liked the books but it was a bit lazy in parts at the end when explaining why and how. The story had some good twists and I could see a bit of Doctor who coming through!
In a lot of ways this was probably the best book of the series. It felt like a very different story to The Wolves of London, as the supernatural element fell into the background and time travel became the main focus, but made for a satisfying end to the trilogy.
I think others who struggled with the 2nd book would do well to persevere with book 3. There were still some slow sections and far less action than the previous books, but the direction of the story surprised me in a good way.
I praised book 2 for handling the idea of time travel in a very classy way and not relying on lazy "time travel can fix everything" tropes. This mostly continues here (ignoring the first "plot line fixing" chapter) although at a faster pace, not staying in one place for too long.
By the time I reached the halfway point the main story line felt finished and I wondered how the book would use it's second half to wrap up the series. By the end the story is definitively finished, doing very well to answer all of the important questions and adding several revelations that I personally didn't see coming. You certainly won't view book 1 in the same away again!
Overall a satisfying conclusion to a very intriguing series - if you've started the journey I recommend you see it through.
this has to be read in context of the last book from The Wolves of London series. however the story is strong and the author intelligent. A perfect ending.
Loved the twists and turns in the last book in this adventure I didn't want it to wrap up superbly written and narrated
Amazing story, the twists and turns were mind boggling.
Fantastic narrator who really bought the story alive.
Well finished and a surprise in every chapter. Well worth the listen!
it finally tied up all the loose ends
Such a shame this is the last one in the series
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