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The basis of the story, of a surgeon accidentally being propelled backwards in time to the American Civil War may seem a poor choice, but in fact is perfect for the story. It is apparent that the writer either has prior experience of surgical techniques and the period, or has done extensive research.
Throughout the book you are treated to great descriptions of the events of the time. I have found, with many books, not just those that are published on the Kindle, that the authors 'great idea' is so engrossing that they forget to describe the situations from the protagonists viewpoint. This is not the case with Tear in Time, you feel that you are deeply interested in how David Warner and Jebediah Morgan are affected by the bloodiest conflict that the American People have ever been involved in.
All in all then, a terrific read that I cannot recommend highly enough.
I will confess that I did stop and wonder how I'd forgotten to read the bit in the blurb that mentions the Civil War. I don't like books that talk about war. Just don't find them interesting. And I so could have missed out on this book, which gets me rather annoyed with myself! Because here it's not just about A fighting B, it's the background to a beautiful story of friendship and honour and loyalty. You get to see how the war and its tragedies affect the protagonists, and you can't help but put yourself in David's shoes and wonder how you would cope had you found yourself in the middle of a battlefield at the snap of a finger.
I thought the writing was flowing really nicely and the book was easy to read, even the fighting scenes were related in a way that made them easy to visualise. The end was absolutely wonderful and quite unexpected, and is actually somewhat different to the usual "gone back in time" kind of story.
Thanks Chris for this little beauty, and for reminding us that true friendship is a wonderful thing that will transcend time. This book has my recommendation :)
It's an interesting book, quite fast paced and exciting. As a horror story reader I didn't find the blood and guts off-putting but rather, I was fascinated by the descriptions. Well worth a read.
At first you begin to think that you have accidentally picked up a historical novel. It depicts a tranquil scene, one which is suddenly disturbed by violence as the American Civil War impacts. It's into this war that Dr. David Warner, a skilled modern surgeon, suddenly finds himself accidentally thrust after he fails to save the victims of the drive by shooting.
Consider how you would face life if you suddenly found yourself in a world without electricity, in a horse drawn era. No antibiotics, no antisepsis but a doctor in the midst of a war zone. I can't comment on the medical facts related for either modern or historical periods since I'm not a historian and not a doctor. They do seem real to me though. Dr Warner naturally uses his skills to treat the wounded and through those skills and the use of clean hands and sterile conditions many soldiers survive who would otherwise have died. That's where his actions start to change history.
Most of the rest of the book deals with his time in the Civil War. We are treated to meet several historical characters including Ulysses Grant and Stonewall Jackson. We learn a little about other people such as George Washington, who died before the period but was known to the ancestors of people in the story. If you like the Sharpe books by Bernard Cornwall you will appreciate the action. Eventually you'll get to the part where Dr Warner has the chance to return to his time.
He nearly doesn't make it. When he finally recovers from a serious wound in our time, he finds he's a celebrity and time has changed as a result of his actions. There's an emotional speech as a letter is read from a friend in 1863 and passed down through his descendants.
There is blood, gore, humour, action, tragedy, morality - but not too much of any of these and all of it necessary to the story. There's no romance and very little profanity. There's discussion of modern expressions falling on bewildered historical ears. How do you explain 'That sucks' to someone from 1862? There may be a few typos and historical errors but I didn't notice them since the story was so engrossing.
This book certainly qualified for my standard of 5 stars - I simply had to complete it once I started reading. Buy it on a Friday night because you'll want the weekend to read it. I'll certainly be looking for more from the Author.
Having read it in one session I can't wait to start the next one.
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