He didn't set out to save the world. He just wanted his family back.
Every magnificent prank he played on his sister backfired, and now he knew why. She was an accelerator. She could move so fast that the world around her seemed to grind to a halt. But she wasn't the only one.
In 1956, everything was rosy. Things look different now. Alone and pursued by a sinister group that controls the world's particle accelerator laboratories, he has nowhere to turn except to a bizarre group that might be heroes - or terrorists.
In an adventure that spans decades, he lurches through time, fleeing a shadowy figure who's always one step ahead. He can move faster than he thought but isn't quick enough to escape a global conspiracy.
When particles collide, who'll be left standing?
"(McNish) has written a different take on the superpower story wrapped in an easy-going memoir package that draws you through the story. A good time for fans of fantastic tales in the modern world". (Jordan D. White, editor, Marvel Comics: Deadpool, Star Wars)
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An origin story with a new type of hero. Brilliant
Definitely. I thought that the book took its time building the main character and the world and timelines that he inhabits. It eased you into the head of our hero as he learns that his sister can do something that he can't and then he goes and does it too. He evolves from a kid who squabbles with his sister moving through a very strange adolescent period and turns into a man who cares. It's funny that the author mentions CS Lewis within the book because this does feel like the Magicians Nephew and fingers crossed we get as many books from Deric with this world/characters in it as CS Lewis wrote about Narnia.
It's hard to describe any of the big plot moments without spoiling the book for you. However I did like his first big solo time jump which took him as a 15 year old into a vastly changed Las Vegas
It's the first time, to my knowledge, that I've listened to an audio book that's been narrated by the author. I thought that this gave it an edge. The author knows his characters in a way that someone else who narrates it can never feel. He's written the book and wants to emphasise the faults and failings and thoughts of his characters and he does this wonderfully.
What would you do if the world slowed down and you didn't?
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