Book Reviews: Time Will Tell Series by Les Lynam

…Before You Leap by Les Lynam

Before you leap by Les Lynam coverEven though I am old enough to be the main characters grandmother I was easily engaged in this unusual time travel story. Sean is a typical teenage boy.  Easily recognizable for me after raising two sons. A good knowledge of the mid-90’s reveals the accuracy of the cultural and technological details for time period portrayed. The author does an excellent job of detailing the problems that could arise during time travel including the potential problems associated with changing a time line and human responses to becoming involved with people of a different era. I laughed a lot while reading this book. The characters were realistic and not at all shallow, the plot was excellent and unique. For me a definite five star read!

…Saves Nine by Les Lynam

Saves Nine by Les Lynam coverI really enjoyed this second time travel adventure. The author clearly described the confusion that Sean experiences when crossing timelines. The first book Before you Leap had a conclusion that did not leave me feeling the story wasn’t finished, but left room for another adventure. I was so taken with it that I had to read the next adventure and bought the book right away. Saves Nine introduces some paradox that are not resolved by the end. Unlike some readers, I don’t mind continuing plots so did not feel cheated that the story is not complete yet. The primary plot of this book is completed as it relates to the timeline and the purpose of traveling back to 1969. The subplot is not done and I’m sure will become the primary plot of the next book in the series. Well developed plot and characters that I enjoyed tremendously. Definitely a five star book for me and anxious to read the next book in the series.

…In One Basket by Les Lynam

In One Basket by Les Lynam coverAnother good book in this series. As much as LX, or Alex as his travel companions call him, tries to make things right he just can’t.  The paradoxes from his time travel escapades just keep getting more complex. Sean and Jane are great characters from different decades that Alex uses to try and fix the timeline. The author did a lot of character development with Steffie, the now sentient time machine. I really liked Steffie. After a job to repair the timeline for Jane, Alex takes Sean and Jane back to where they belong, or where LX thinks they belong.  Unfortunately, he still has an unresolved paradox problem, his own timeline is still wrong. Another book has to be in the works to resolve his continuing conundrum of how to fix his own timeline. This book was as enjoyable as the first two in the series. I am hoping the author has another in the works because the mystery of who is leaving messages for LX in Steffie’s computer and why still needs to be resolved. The book is well written, appropriate for young adults and teens as well as us older adults who enjoy a good clean fantasy. I give this one a five star rating.


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I am a retired grandmother and amateur quilter. Generally I do not discuss religion and politics with people other than my family and even then I do more listening than talking. Because I dislike confrontation this blog is a way for me to express opinions that I hold on these and other issues without having to delve into controversial discussions with others who may not agree with me. I am also an avid supporter of indie authors. There are a lot of great books that are not available through traditional publishing and I believe that these stories need to be brought to the attention of the reading public.
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4 Responses to Book Reviews: Time Will Tell Series by Les Lynam

  1. You may be “old enough to be the main character’s grandmother”…but surely not his great-great-great-great-great grandmother! I’ve only read “…Before You Leap” and thoroughly enjoyed it too! Not just the time travel aspect (actually one of my favourite genres in scifi) but really how ideas from Alex’s time were seen from Sean’s viewpoint in 1995…as well as how strained their relationship could be at times.

    I must admit that I didn’t like Sean as a person; I found him whiny and irritating. For me, Alex is the real star of the show!

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  2. saharafoley says:

    Wow. These sound really good. I might have to start book one. Thanks for the review.

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