Book & Author Details:
Time (Out of the Box #19) by Robert J Crane
Publication date: March 19th 2018
Genres: Sci Fi, Superhero
Sienna Nealon has spent the last two months cooling her heels on the cloudy shores of Oregon, waiting for something to happen. Then one day, when she’s waiting in a diner, it does – or doesn’t, rather. Because time freezes, everyone around her stuck and unmoving, not conscious of anything happening. When it springs to motion again, Sienna knows that a day she’s long awaited has arrived.
In this twenty-ninth book in the long-running, million-selling adventures of Sienna Nealon, she finds herself traveling to Japan to locate the source of this trouble: Shin’ichi Akiyama, a man she met years ago, who promised they would meet again in his her future – his past – and whose power is to control the very flow of time itself. If she fails, Sienna won’t just be responsible for the end of the world.
Because now…the fate of time itself is in her hands.
This book delivers on so many different levels.
There is the usual snark (of course). There is the kicking of butt that one normally sees in the Sienna Nealon books.
But look beneath the surface – there is emotion, grief, loss and hope. Sometimes subtle, sometimes devastatingly raw, and sometimes, just honest.
Handled with skill (as always), those of us who are rooting for more for Sienna might see the small seeds of that here. As well (I suspect) as the teases for the next big drama. I will say no more because #spoilers. But this is more than just Akiyama’s story. Much, much more.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Robert J. Crane was born and raised on Florida’s Space Coast before moving to the upper midwest in search of cooler climates and more palatable beer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in English Creative Writing. He worked for a year as a substitute teacher and worked in the financial services field for seven years while writing in his spare time.