Friends, this is my review of the book Time Line by Michael Crichton, which I read recently. The title of the book seemed to be quite appropriate for the day, being the end of the year. Though this book was written a number of years ago, and has had a film made using the plot, the tale is still a good one.
The idea is that an American business has worked out how to travel to other times using quantum technology, with the idea of producing the ultimate historical experience. The story flits between America, where the technology is based and France, where they are going back to the 13th century, to provide those extra details for an archaeological dig.
But of course things go wrong, the professor is trapped in the past, and a rescue mission needs to be made. Three of his students go back along with two guides from the company. Sadly very quickly the guides are killed, and one manages to come back to the present with a live grenade that goes off, which destroys the launch and recovery area. There is a window of opportunity of 36 hours for the rescue, and the majority of the story covers this time. Can the professor be found, and can the recovery site be rebuilt in time....
Our heroes get caught up in the ongoing war between the English, and the French, along with tension between the nobility and the poor. Add to this the plague, secret passages and romance. The outcome is an exciting believable story. A page turner, with lots of twists, that make it a really good book. Perfect for curling up in front of the log fire with a glass of wine this holiday time.
This was book 10 week 7 fiction 10 (audio book 3) non fiction 0
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