Reviewed by Dan
SERIES: The Interscission Project # 3
AUTHOR: Arshad Ahsanuddin
LENGTH: 306 Pages
RELEASE DATE: July 30, 2016
One man will destroy the past to save the present.
The price is too high.
But it may already be too late to stop him.
Life settles into a routine for the inhabitants of Chiron Colony, humanity’s first interstellar settlement, after the threat of the time traveler Gifford has apparently been eliminated. But the Hourglass and its leader, Admiral O’Dare, are not content to rest on their laurels, convinced that time travel remains a palpable threat to human civilization. When Annette Sutton uncover a possible secret plot to eliminate the principal members of the Interscission Project decades in the past, when they had only just met, the colonists’ idyllic peace is shattered.
Can Martin and his people head off disaster as the Admiral moves to destroy the potential for time travel, once and for all? Or is there a deeper agenda in play? As loyalty and duty become pawns in the race to prevent the erasure of all that they have accomplished, Martin will have to decide once and for all how far he will go to save everything and everyone he loves.
I missed the release of this book, but I’m very glad I’ve found it and have gotten a chance to read and review it. This is the third book in the series. One word of warning before we get started. This series must be read in order. There are storylines within storylines within storylines due to the multiple time lines occurring all at the same time. There are multiple versions of the same characters from different times. It is confusing at times, even to someone who has read them all. If you haven’t, you would be totally lost if you tried to jump in mid-story.
Confusion aside, I am really enjoying this series. I thought right until the last couple pages that this might be the end of it, but the author skillfully threw in something at the very end that leads me to believe there is more to come.
In The Interscission Project’s third book, Insurrection, we are again back with our familiar characters from the previous two books. As I mentioned above, we again have multiple time lines, or ‘iterations’ and multiple copies of the characters, ranging from new born babies to some that are in their thirties. If I’m honest, you need to be really careful while reading to make sure you know when the current timeline is and who the characters are. Unlike in most traditional time travel stories, the characters in this one can interact with their own prior or future selves. They can do this because the future has been rewritten by themselves through the simple act of their time travel.
The books are well written, and I recommend all three of them. I just re-read books one and two to prep for this one and I’m glad I did. I enjoyed them as much this time as I did when I read them previously.
If you’re a science fiction reader, and like a story with some thought put into the science of the story, you will enjoy this series.