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Faces of Infinity (The gates of time) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Apr 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars Slipping a little 11 Aug. 2000
By DPWally - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As in the first book, the author illustrates a theory of time travel by having the reader experience it. Since the theory was established in "The Whispers", "Faces of Infinity" is free to add to it, which it does in an intriguing fashion. The pseudo-science remains internally consistent, so I'm willing to extend it poetic license to deviate from actual science.
The overall plot is basic, it involves a villian and his henchmen versus various heros, attempted heros, people who think they're heros, well-meaning folk who tried their best, and people who have no idea what's going on. The author continues to have fun with the possibilities of time travel and absurd incidents with a wayward tractor-trailer.
The characters, weak and 2-dimensional in the first book, have slipped further. They're not believeable as individuals or even as named reference points. There's a catastrophe elsewhere in the world (in the present); no casualties are mentioned but I have to assume millions or billions are dead. The narrative mentions the event in passing, the characters seem not to notice it. Inconceivable!
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first book 1 Oct. 2015
By I. silverman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
The follow-up books to the original series are not at interesting or well-written. They are by no means bad, just not as good. Worth reading just to follow the characters.
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