Saturday, January 14, 2017

Crown Review #25 - Day of the Predator

Day of the Predator - Alex Scarrow

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Series: TimeRiders Series, #2
Length: 405 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon] | [Barnes & Noble]

Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912.
Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010.
Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026.

But all three have been given a second chance—to work for an agency that no-one knows exists. Its purpose—to prevent time travel destroying history . . .

When Maddy mistakenly opens a time window where and when she shouldn’t have, Liam is marooned sixty-five million years ago in the hunting ground of a deadly—and until now—undiscovered species of predator.

Can Liam make contact with Maddy and Sal before he’s torn to pieces by dinosaurs—and without endangering history so much that the world is overtaken by a terrifying new reality?

When I first read the first book, I mentioned how I was worried that this scenario was just going to be another "Stuck in the Dinosaur Times" time-travel story. I am glad to say that there was nothing to worry about, and it was most definitely different than most stories of the same kind. I told myself that if it was like most stories, that I was going to stop the series right after this book and not even continue. The fact that this was different and how the author plays around with the history made me want to keep going again. I don't think I can just say goodbye to the characters just yet. They are 9 books to the series, and I'm hoping that I can come across to each and every single of them. The characters brings you a wonderful adventure filled with suspense and fun. I have to keep these adventures going.

My favorite part of this adventure was seeing through the eyes of an undiscovered dinosaur species (which you may even spot on the cover!) and see how these species affect the time of history. These species were already found intelligent by Liam and a couple people stuck with him in the prehistoric times. When two intelligent species are found trying to own the same land for survival, a battle is bound to become the dominate species. 

The events that happens between Liam and these intelligent dinosaurs were exciting to see what folds out. As the humans try to figure out how to survive and land and the dinosaurs figuring out how to the best them, history is changed with every step they take. To see what happened in the future with each time wave was very shocking and it seems that there was no possible way to bring back the history that was supposed to be. Seeing how they solved the problem was most like most time-travel story of the kind, but when you're stuck in prehistoric times with no communication, what much is there for you to do?

The series really plays with history and always makes you wonder, what if? If this happened instead, what would the world really be like? The events the author chooses always makes an interesting story and a whole lot of curiosity! I can't wait until I get my hands on the third book!

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