Timewarp Inc by Cotton.E.Davis
TBR Reviewer: Mark
Rating: 5 Stars - A Must Read!
Mike Garvin is a centurion fighting in Gaul alongside Caesar and his mighty legions in 51 B.C. But Mike is also a time traveler from the Twenty-First Century who has spent the last nine years sending back secret footage of his exploits to the future. He thought he was there for the duration and was destined to live out his days as a Roman Soldier. He was wrong.....
Following a visit from a fellow traveler, Mike finds himself returning to the future to be briefed on his next assignment. Middle Eastern terrorists have managed to obtain access to time travel equipment and plan to use it to go back and assassinate Christ. Garvin has been given the task of stopping them before the future can be changed irrevocably.
Gwen is a Historian and expert on Ancient Aramaic, the language spoken at that time in Nazareth. It is her job to brief him in the local dialect and get him up to speed on speaking the native language but, somewhere along the way, the pair begin to fall in love. When Mike is sent
back in time again, their relationship is tested to the limits ~ not least because Gwen is a believer and Mike an agnostic. But even Mike starts to question his beliefs when he finally meets the man himself.....
If there is one thing I love more than books about Zombies, it’s stories about time travel. The idea fascinates me that we might travel back to the days of our ancient ancestors and see first-hand how they might have lived. And if there is one period of time that particularly interests me, then it would have to be the days of The Roman Empire. Since visiting Rome on my honeymoon many years back, and even before then if I’m honest, I have always been
fascinated with the Romans and the whole era in which they lived. This book then sounded absolutely ideal for me and, upon receiving it for review, I became positively excited about the thought of reading it!
Thankfully, my anticipation was rewarded. This was an engrossing read that was very well written and absolutely brilliantly conceived! The whole complexities of time travel are suitably glossed over so that readers are given a basic idea of how it all works without getting too bogged down in technicalities and the lead characters wonderfully fleshed out and made
believable within moments of introduction. Without giving anything away, the whole issue of Jesus’s divinity is suitably addressed but never wholly confirmed or denied throughout and though there is much evidence that he is more than he appears to be, this is never what the book is about. The main crux of this novel addresses the issues and concerns, the inevitable
problems that can arise when you start messing around with time!
I loved the ending to this book and, though it feels as though this particular chapter has been
closed, it will be interesting to see where the author goes from here as it appears he plans more books in the series. I, for one, would certainly be interested in reading the further adventures of Timewarp Inc and look forward to future entries in the series! From the initial cover art, I was a tad worried that this might just be a bit of a turkey but, I am pleased to report, the perfect opposite is true instead! I enjoyed this much more than I expected to and found it an insightful and enjoyable read that almost made me feel as though I had been transported back in time myself!