World Castle Publishing
March 2018/ ISBN 978-1629899053
Fiction /Science Fiction
by Leslie C. Halpern
time-traveling science fiction novel takes readers on a journey
back to ancient times to save our dying planet. Filled with
interesting historical information about King Nebuchadnezzar
and the Phoenicians, and scientific facts about the animals
and plants of that time, this book stays on course with its
primary mission: the rescue of three women from the present
trapped back in time while on a mission with TimeSpan, Inc.
to save the Earth.
Heading the rescue is the protagonist, Robin, a tall, handsome
heroic type who’s recently broken up with one of the missing
women. The other members of the rescue team consist of DeLoy
(Robin’s out-of-shape boss) and Pee Wee (the skinny little
husband of another of the women lost in time). The actual details
of the time travel are sketchy as the importance lies in the
mission itself. The author spends more attention on describing
the look and feel of the terrain and people in the ancient Middle
The story is brief (161 pages) and fast-moving, with a tight
focus on the rescue mission. The author does take a few extra
moments for levity, primarily at Pee Wee’s expense, as
he suffers from motion sickness throughout the trip. This fun
sci-fi adventure can be read in a couple of hours, and offers
an engrossing escape into the past. There’s just enough
action and character development to keep things interesting
as each chapter leads closer and closer to finding the missing
women – whether dead or alive.
Leslie C. Halpern is the author of four nonfiction
books, including 200 Love Lessons from the Movies and
four children's books, including Silly Sleepytime Poems.