Monday, 14 November 2016

SCIENCE FICTION ALTERNATE HISTORY REVIEW: The Road to Moscow 2: The Oceans of Time - David Wingrove

Release Date: 07/04/16
Publisher: Del Rey


Part Two of The Roads to Moscow

The War For Time Continues.

From the frozen tundra of 13th Century Russia to the battle of Paltava in 1709 and beyond, Otto Behr has waged an unquestioning, unending war across time for his people.

But now a third unidentified power has joined the game across the ocean of time, and everything Otto holds dear could be unmade...


OK I'm going to keep this simple, if you haven't read the first book The Roads of Time, then don't even think about picking up this title. Yes its a seperate tale but you have to have a good understanding of the twists and turns of what has gone before for this title to make sense and for you to see how the author manipulates time alongside events in constantly changing events as two sides vie for what they beleive is right.

It is a very complex novel and once you've wrapped your head around a good few of the concepts is one that you will more than likely enjoy as the characters really do help make it all beleivable. Its pretty twisty in a weird, to quote Dr Who "Timey Wimey" sort of way and you, at times, have to see this more as a three d or in some cases 4d game of chess played by the unseen hands of the two sides.

For me this is a title that I'm more than happy I spent time with but lets just say that I shoul dbe thanking some deities that I reread the original just before otherwise I may have gotten lost due tot he complexity. Cracking.

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