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The Prodigal Hour: A Time Travel Novel

The Prodigal Hour: A Time Travel Novel [Kindle Edition]

Will Entrekin , Exciting Press
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"The Prodigal Hour, the audacious, genre-bending novel by Will Entrekin, is a Rubik's Cube of delights. Equal parts sci-fi, thriller, coming-of-age, and love story, the novel hurtles readers along Chance Sowin's intriguingly unpredictable journey--forward, backward, and inward. A thrilling head rush of a book."
-Elizabeth Eslami, author of Bone Worship: A Novel

"Chance Sowin hoped only for a new beginning."

On October 31st, 2001, six weeks after escaping the World Trade Center attacks, Chance Sowin moves back home, hoping for familiarity and security. Instead, he interrupts a burglary during which his father, Dennis, is shot and killed.

What begins as a homicide investigation escalates when the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrives. Where he hoped for solutions, Chance finds only more questions: who killed his father, and why? Was his father--a physicist at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study--working on dangerous research? Why did Dennis build a secret laboratory in his basement?

Chance might not know the answers, but Cassie Lackesis, Dennis' research assistant, thinks she does. She isn't certain Dennis discovered a way to time travel, but she knows who told her: Chance.

Together with Cassie, Chance will go on a journey across time and space that will challenge his every notion of ideas like "right" and "good." One young man's desire to make a difference will become, instead, a race against time as he tries to prevent forces he could never understand from not just destroying the universe but rendering it nonexistent.

When every action has a reaction, every force its counter, Chance will find that the truest measure of his character is not what he wants but what he will do when the prodigal hour returns.

"A whirlwind ride through time and space . . . a smart and wonderful tale." -Doubleshot Reviews

"I couldn’t put the book down. The last half was a whirlwind of crazy time, space continuum." - Lara's Book Club

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 661 KB
  • Print Length: 365 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615499732
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Exciting Press (1 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058V5MLI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #253,888 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quantum Theory Done Well 3 April 2012
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I have to admit that I was a bit reticent to begin this book as I have been disappointed with other books about time travel. However, two things about this novel helped to alleviate my reservations.

The first was how the author explained time travel using quantum mechanics; clearly explaining what was occurring as well as the potential effects that this could have. The explanations of the effects of Chance's actions were done extremely well.

The second was the author's character development. What begins with a simple motivation soon splits into something completely different, and perhaps more important, as the character's experiences elicit myriad emotions from both character and reader. Along with the time travel elements there is a simple but powerful storyline.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this book and would definitely recommend it to readers who do not normally read science fiction as a break from the normal mystery/thriller genre.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me coming back for more 22 July 2012
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I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and well-thought out. I liked the introduction of alternate realities and the twists that this introduced.

The characters were sufficiently developed to let you connect with them without being too bogged down by irrelevant details.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys science fiction / time travel novels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time Travel Fans - THIS WAY!!! 5 Jun 2013
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As a Time Travel junkie I naturally picked up on this one.
An interesting tale that begins with escape from 9/11, moving on to a
dead father, to a homicide investigation, to time travel back to
the time of Jesus (which was excellent by the way), then on to Hitler.

Then we run into alternate universes caused by time travel interference,
and the story is nicely linked to a time guardian who's trying to find
the culprit who caused the deviation.

Yes, a worthy read and addition to the time travel genre.
The only minus, if you could call it that, is that the first half of the
book drags ever so slightly. The second half picks up the pace and is
mind-numbing and gripping both at the same time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The title says it all ... 12 Jan 2014
By Harry
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.. this is a time travel story. If you are unhappy with the idea of flipping back and forth several hundred years and several hundred miles on the flick of a switch; if you are unhappy with parallel universes or groundhog day - then don't read this book. If you are, then a good read and some interesting mental challenges along the way. If you enjoy this then try King 's 11.22.63 as there has been some borrowing somewhere - or maybe a parallel existence!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 24 Sep 2013
By julia
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Fast pace, easy style of writing. I read late into the night, reluctant to put it down.
This story would have had 5 stars but at times during the book, I found the story heading in directions it didn't need to.
Overall, loved the characters, the story weaving of time travel & alternate universes. The ending I speculated on, actually turned out to be something I failed to guess!
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