Title: Time Waits
Author: C.B. Lewis
Genre: Science Fiction / European / Time Travel / Historical
Length: Novel (330 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (May 15th 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ¾ Hearts
Blurb: Badly wounded and on the run from his WWII Hungarian brigade, Janos Nagy stumbles through a temporal gateway to the future. Suddenly stranded in Manchester, England, 2041, Janos wants answers about a crazy world he doesn’t recognize.
Dieter Schmidt, flamboyant historian/linguist for the Temporal Research Institution has those answers, but the TRI is a neutral entity, set up to verify historical events under a strict code of noninterference. That doesn’t stop Dieter from taking Janos under his protection. Trust doesn’t come easy to Janos, who came from a time when revealing his secrets could get him killed, but the two men slowly build a tentative friendship with a possibility for more. But Janos’s continued presence in the future and Dieter’s persistence raise questions about the limits of the noninterference policy.
Since the rules have been bent once, one agent sees no reason why he can’t push them further, and he travels back to 1914 to make a few changes of his own. Under Janos’s guidance, Dieter must leap back in time to stop the rogue agent from changing the past and risking everyone’s future—if he can survive history.
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Review: Janos a soldier is on the run and stumbles through a gateway to a world he doesn’t know. I truly felt for Jonas as he tried to come to grips with the abrupt changes. Where he was from was considered a death sentence to show interest in another man so Jonas keeps his feelings hid.
I really liked the details about the time era in this book. They were well written and accurate. The thing I didn’t understand was why the book is labeled Science Fiction. The only things I found that applied to that label was the pod cars and the time travel that’s it. I was expecting to see descriptions of exotic far off worlds but that didn’t happen.
Dieter is a historian/linguist for the Temporal Research Institution from 2041. When Jonas and Dieter meet they get off to a somewhat rocky start as they have trust issues. That doesn’t stop Dieter from taking Jonas under his wing and the two slowly grow closer as the story progresses even as Dieter has his obstacles to overcome. I could totally understand the both of them being leery of one another considering the circumstances.
The time travel scenes were intriguing to read the differences between then and the future. To see how much things have changed throughout time. Really enjoyed this story but was disappointed by the lack of science fiction in it.
Well written and interesting.
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