They murdered his wife and son. They burned down his house. They beat him within an inch of his life.
And then they realized they had the wrong man.
They should have killed him when they had the chance.
I have quite mixed feelings about this book. Most of the book I found quite good actually. However, the book eventually goes down the dreaded path of time travel. Anyone who has read a few of my reviews might already know how I feel about time travel. To make it short, I do not like it!
The book starts of minutes before the events in the book blurb but then it does the classical switch to “X hours/days/whatever earlier…”. I am not too keen of those switches either but I can live with it. Eventually the book catches up to that crucial point in the main characters life again.
From there on I very much liked the book, at least until they brought in the time travel nonsense. The main character, Will Stark, have to rebuild his life and in the process he discovers powers that borders on magic. To me the book is well written and I quite want to follow what happens to Will Stark at the same time that I hope the bad guys gets what they deserve.
The book is perhaps not so much science as it is fiction but it is still in the okay realm even though the historical explanation as to why some people had these powers and so on felt a bit rushed and thin to say the least.
Then, at the end of the book, comes the time travel stuff. I have to say that it disappointed me. It was far from the worst example of time travel that I have read or watched and I am somewhat intrigued as to how the next book plays out. However at the same time … it is time travel!
The way the book played out in the end set a totally different scene for the next instalment. It also makes the book blurb somewhat in doubt. To me this was a somewhat different book than what I believed it to be from the blurb and also, well, let us just say that maybe these bad people did not have the wrong guy in the end. Well that remains to be seen and right know I am still on the fence whether or not to pick up the next book in the series or not.