Time Will Tell

by Eddie Upnick

Verdict: A fast-paced, sci-fi thriller with memorable characters and a plot filled with twists, action, time travel, alternate universes, and even aliens, just in case every other science-fiction element wasn’t quite enough.

IR Rating

 
 

4.0

IR Rating

The year is 2133 and the Nazis control the world. Four scientists are pressured to complete a Time Travel project in time for the 200th anniversary of Hitler’s coming to power. A plan is hatched to change history as the four scientists are transported back to Berlin in 1938. Two SS agents from the future chase the scientists back in time, carrying with them the most hideous weapons of the 22nd century. After the war, the lives of everyone on Earth are threatened by powerful aliens with their own designs for our planet. In this story of remarkable heroism and friendship, will the forces of good defeat the forces of evil and rescue mankind from an unthinkable future?

To be completely honest, I did not expect to enjoy this book.  The cover resembles the typical day-time fantasy of a hyperactive 14-year old video game connoisseur.  The plot, from reading the blurb on the back cover, reads like the demented ramblings of a 93-yeard old WWII veteran who still suffers post-traumatic stress disorder.

Then, I actually read the book.  Time Will Tell grabbed me from its first sentence and held my attention to the very last.  It is a fast-paced, sci-fi thriller with memorable characters and a plot filled with twists, action, time travel, alternate universes, and even aliens, just in case every other science-fiction element wasn’t quite enough.  It is unusual, but riveting, and would make for an excellent television series should the author ever choose to cross that bridge; it could be the next LOST.

Reviewed by Sam Dillard