I have a habit of needing to recover from books. Not because it’s an effort to read them but good books take an emotional toll. It might look like we’re just sitting around reading but it’s actually a strenuous exercise. Feeling all those feels, screaming at the characters when they do something stupid – it’s all hard work.
So, I don’t often jump straight into the sequel of a book even if it has a cliff-hanger at the end. It might seem strange but honestly, I need the recovery time. Time to process the book and all its magic.
This new book on my to-be-read pile is the sequel of a book that I read and reviewed a while back called The Anachronist. A time travel/urban fantasy set in modern day London, as well as Nazi Germany and Ancient Greece. You can check out the full review for it here to see what I’m talking about.
This book has just gone back on my to-be-read pile because my husband just finished reading The Anachronist and – spoiler alert – as it does end on a cliff-hanger, I was reminded I needed to read book two.
Andrew Hastie is a great writer, he brings worlds to life more vividly than most and with seemingly little effort. Plus, his characters come across as more flawed than put-together and honestly, I can relate to that. Maybe that’s why they leave such a lasting impression.
Check out the blurb:
“Caitlin has disappeared and someone has changed history. Lost in an alternate reality, Josh must discover who has disrupted the timeline and try to fix the continuum.
But there’s a problem. The Order has become divided over an old manuscript which describes the Maelstrom — a chaotic realm filled with ancient gods that exists outside of the timestream. One faction believes that Josh will be the key to unlocking its power, the other that he needs to die to save them from oblivion.
Josh must find Caitlin and a way into the maelstrom, discover the author of the book and rewrite the prophecy.”
Where can I get it?
Nice and easy e-book and paperback formats on Amazon for this one. You can find the Amazon page for Maelstrom right here. But it might be a good idea to read The Anachronist first – and that one I can really recommend!
Thanks for reading!