What a read!!
This is the kind of book that can help change the world, heal it, and make it a better place! It also has the power to redefine what it means to read really good literature.
I will keep it simple: This novel should be read by everybody. And I will repeat my friend Peter Donnelly’s words here—> “I would highly recommend this outstanding book regardless of your favourite genre.”
If the duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, were suddenly inspired to courier me her Cartier Halo tiara, I would place it not on my head but on Kevin Ansbro’s book “In the Shadow of Time.”
Dr. Sofia Ustinova, one of the world’s leading physicists, long married to a hellish husband, is recently overpowered by feelings of love having stumbled upon the most star-aligned gentleman of England, Hugo Wilde, whose career, quite contrastingly, isn’t one that anybody would ever warm up to—an assassin.
Prior to their meeting, Sofia’s life is rattled by the preposterous appearance of a time machine in her cellar and the story moves on to the vibrant colourful metropolis of Mexico City, where romance, friendships and an unlikely family—are all but forged into existence.
As author Kevin Ansbro guides one through the pages, every reader is carried through the ripples of many other events, the likes of which often remain unnoticed in daily life—notably, the challenges faced by the impoverished, the protective role played by friends who wouldn’t let harm come your way, the slow-but-certain depletion of evil’s power no matter how authoritative, and the beauty of a couple striving to create an orphanage for deprived children.
This is the first time I have come across a novel that, at every turn of a page, filled me up with a plethora of such beautiful emotions. That it granted me a thousand more reasons to shed happy tears than to break into pangs of pain.
I already loved Kevin Ansbro’s novels, but this one, I have to say, has shot straight for the stars. It’s a celebration of humanity and the unbreakable bond of true friendships forged in the face of desolation and heartache. Humour is also a very loyal companion in this journey, and for most readers, its derring-do might be so off-the-charts that recollections of moments from the book could set them breaking into chuckles at the most unlikely of moments.
Warning. There is a character in this book, a butler called Severiano Salazar, who is SO sneaky and disagreeable that I wanted to slap him at every opportunity. I feel that you might feel this way also if you were to meet him.
And to describe the probability of finding literary finesse of this magnitude, I would like to use a popular metaphor used by physicists the world over:
“A junkyard contains all the bits and pieces of a Boeing 747, dismembered and in disarray. A whirlwind happens to blow through the yard. What is the chance that after its passage a fully assembled 747, ready to fly, will be found standing there? So small as to be negligible, even if a tornado were to blow through enough junkyards to fill the whole Universe.”
So please read this book. Just really read this book, please, please! You’ll be glad you did!
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