The Outcasts of Time

The Outcasts of Time

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December 1348. What if you had just six days to save your soul?With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and suffer in the afterlife. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days ninety-nine years after the last.John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on around them. The year 1546 brings no more comfort, and 1645 challenges them in further unexpected ways. It is not just that technology is changing: things they have taken for granted all their lives prove to be short-lived.As they find themselves in stranger and stranger times, the reader travels with them, seeing the world through their eyes as it shifts through disease, progress, enlightenment, and war. But their time is running out--can they do something to redeem themselves before the six days are up?
Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Books,, 2018.
ISBN: 9781681776163
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mortimer Ian 12/2017
Characteristics: viii, 383 pages :,illustration ;,24 cm


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Feb 22, 2018

Loved this trippy time travel novel! Two brothers escape sure death--by bubonic plague, no less!--and manage to keep skipping ahead 99 years every time they wake up to a new "day." Well written, with some very evocative imagery, the only plot oversight here is that the narrator starts in 1348 and ends in the Blitz of WWII era Britain, but manages to understand modern English, and be understood by others.


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