Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hope Walton doesn’t want to accept that her mother is dead, but it has been seven months since the earthquake that leveled the building her mother was scheduled to be giving a lecture in. Hope has agreed to go to Scotland for the summer and spend time with her mother’s sister. After she arrives, she learns that her mother was part of a secret group of time travelers and is actually trapped in the twelfth century. Her aunt wants Hope to be part of the team to travel back in time and rescue her mother. They will only have seventy-two hours, or they will be trapped themselves. Can Hope find her mother and get back to the proper location in time? During her time traveling escapade, will she be able to restrain herself from making changes in the timeline?
Into the Dim is the first book in a series with the same title. Although the time traveling aspect of the story is not evident from the start, little breadcrumbs are dropped in the pages to prepare the reader beforehand. Hope’s character is brilliant, yet she has emotional baggage and social awkwardness that most readers can relate to. Into the Dim has a lot of history and a little bit of romance weaved into it. Taylor has crafted a story world with limitless possibilities and I am excited to follow these characters into the past on upcoming adventures. This book will please readers of historical fiction as well as those who would like a try at science fiction.
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