Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
The End of Time: A Fabulous Narrative (Volume I: From Waterloo to Meridian) by T.S. Creager is the first in a historical series. Historical time travel to be precise. Dhlara and Jylling are minding their own business, living their lives in a perfectly ordinary modern world, until Arthur Wellesley appears in the bar they are in. General Arthur Wellesley, that is, from the 19th century. Without further ado, he takes them on a journey, first to the Ministries of Time, a secret place that controls every single thing that has ever happened in the history of the world. There he has some bad news for them. You see, Napoleon Bonaparte is running amok, not doing what he should be doing, and is changing the way history should be. The French Emperor took a trip back in time, hitching a lift on a giant squid, and won the Battle of Waterloo. Now he is using that victory to rule the world and change the course of history. It is up to Dhlara and Jylling to stop him, to put things right, and restore history to how it should be – before time itself is destroyed. Neither is prepared for what they will face along the way, nor the people that they will meet, and they are about to learn that nothing is quite as it should be.
The End of Time: A Fabulous Narrative (Volume I: From Waterloo to Meridian) by T.S. Creager is an absolutely amazing novel. It is a wonderful adventure story, mixing real history with adventure and time travel, a bit of a historical sci-fi mashup. It has to be one the most fun books I have read for a long while. The story is extremely well crafted. A lot of research has gone into it and that shows in the results. The characters were clearly defined, well developed, and the story allows the reader a chance to get to know them properly. T.S. Creager writes in a way that draws the reader in, telling a story that you so desperately want to be a part of that you simply can’t put the book down. I can’t wait for the next volume and I really hope it’s as good as this one was. Highly recommended for any type of reader – everyone will enjoy this.