#BookReview of The Lights of Time by Paul Ian Cross @tyrannopaulus @rararesources #giveaway

#BookReview of The Lights of Time by Paul Ian Cross @tyrannopaulus @rararesources #giveaway The Lights of Time by Paul Ian Cross
Series: The Chronicles of Engella Rhys #1
Published by Farrow Children's Books on November 27, 2018
Genres: Sci-Fi, Fiction
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Would you sacrifice your future to save your past?

Engella Rhys is alone, adrift and on the run. Pursued by a secret agency, known only as the Hunters, she must stay ahead to stay alive.

As she travels through space-time using dangerously experimental technology, she only has one wish: to be reunited with her lost parents. After a close shave with a Hunter on the streets of New Shanghai, Engella escapes to find herself on a deserted beach. When she meets a kind stranger, who offers her food and shelter, Engella feels safe and protected for the first time in years.

But who is this woman? And why did their paths cross at the most convenient of times?

Engella soon discovers their lives are intertwined in more ways than she could ever imagine.

I have a confession, my name is Zoé and I am a book cover hoe! I saw this cover and before I read the blurb I knew I wanted to read it! I mean look at it! Now Sci-Fi is not my normal genre to read but #sorrynotsorry I was already hooked and had to check out the book, plus it sounds fab too doesn’t it! 

It is the first book in a series and it such a fabulous start to a series! We have time travel mystery, secrets and sacrifice. It is an intense way to start the book, knowing that Engella is on the run, hiding from the Hunters when a woman comes to her rescue and she knows things! 

I love that it is a story told from different perspectives so there is no chance of the story getting stale and then add the short and snappy chapters, you are in for a treat . It keeps the story fresh and keeps the reader engaged throughout as we jump through time. Now I did worry that I might not understand the time travelling but it is explained in a way where you do not feel like it has been “dumbed” down for you. I found I was equally nervous and excited when Engella had the chance that she might see herself when she travel back in time. You do not mess with timelines! 

The descriptions of the different places that Engella travelled too was done in a way where I felt like I could be there. Some of these places I have never been too, so it made it that bit more special for me. 

I really can not wait to read the next book in this exciting series and to see what adventures we are going on! 

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Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and the author  for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review

About Paul Ian Cross

Paul Ian Cross is a multi-award-winning children’s author and scientist from London, UK.

Paul works in clinical research (developing new medicines) and he’s also involved in science communication; presenting science to non-scientists. He enjoys his science career but he also has a real passion for writing stories! He likes introducing children to the wonders of science, especially reluctant readers. By introducing science creatively, he aims to spark their interest; allowing them to gain confidence with their reading. As a previous reluctant reader himself, he understands how hard it can be. But it’s all about making reading fun and interesting!

Paul’s nephew Hayden influenced his decision to become a writer. He loved seeing Hayden’s reaction when his sister Michelle first read one of Paul’s stories to him!

In his spare time, Paul likes to visit new and exciting places. One of his favourite places is Scotland, especially the Isle of Skye.

Paul’s debut picture book, Praxx and the Ringing Robot, won second prize in the ‘Picture Books 5 and Younger’ category at the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2017. The book trailer also won first place in the ‘book trailer’ category at the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards later that year.

Paul’s second book, Planet Scrabbage and the Vegerons, won an honourable mention in both the ‘Picture Books 6 and Over’ and ‘Health’ categories at the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards 2018.

And that brings us to now… Paul is currently working on several new books. Paul’s debut upper middle grade novel will be published in 2018. The Lights of Time is the first novel in a brand-new series: The Chronicles of Engella Rhys.

Paul hopes you enjoy reading his stories as much as he enjoyed writing them!

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11 Comments

  1. December 5, 2018 / 8:18 am

    Let’s be book book cover hoes together.
    I just seem to have an instinct for books I’ll like. I rarely choose ones I don’t .

    • Zoe
      Author
      December 5, 2018 / 8:18 am

      Yes! I love this idea! There was a book I read ages ago that I wasn’t sure of but the book cover kept calling me…best decision ever!

      • December 5, 2018 / 8:22 am

        Yep. I don’t even read blurbs sometimes. I go for author , cover and tagline. I think regarding books I’m tuned into my needs regarding my mood.

        • Zoe
          Author
          December 5, 2018 / 8:25 am

          Yes me too!! If the blurb doesn’t catch me at first I see the reviews after I checked out everything else lol

          • December 5, 2018 / 8:26 am

            Yeah it goes down the pile. X when I’m looking for a new book on my Kindke (not book tour or netgalley) there’s usually one that draws me in.

            • Zoe
              Author
              December 5, 2018 / 9:20 am

              And me! Or something that I keep hearing recommended lol. x

                • Zoe
                  Author
                  December 5, 2018 / 9:34 am

                  yes!! I also have kindle unlimited now and audible… it is getting out of control lol x

                • December 5, 2018 / 9:40 am

                  Oh no! I have the Prime library and Kindle first. Added to Netgalley I’m drowning but I love it.

                • Zoe
                  Author
                  December 5, 2018 / 9:50 am

                  Yeah I am the same! lol xx

          • December 5, 2018 / 8:27 am

            Yeah it goes down the pile. X when I’m looking for a new book on my Kindle (not book tour or netgalley) there’s usually one that draws me in.

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