Book Review: Race Against Time

Remember when the world was supposed to end, in 2012? It didn’t of course, and this novel by fellow blogger Jack Eason offers a fascinating theory about why there was no Mayan Apocalypse.

Combining archaeology with adventure, then adding a touch of science fiction, this enjoyable roller-coaster of a story packs in a host of fascinating characters too. From eminent academics, to the Russian Mafia, Vatican cardinals, and even a beautiful female alien, everyone in this book is wonderfully described, until you can picture them all on their hazardous quest.

Using a theory of how Earth was once populated, and protected from natural disaster, we are taken on a world tour of interesting ancient archaeological sites. Each one holds part of the key that will save mankind from destruction, and our heroes must combat not only a secret organisation, but also the ancient demon it serves. This is not ‘Raiders of The Lost Ark’, but it has equally exciting elements, and a tension that endures right to the last of its 158 pages.

The author undoubtedly knows his stuff, and compliments that knowledge with detailed research, convincing geographical detail, and a wide understanding of travel by sea and by road. And he also knows when to insert the required action, so that no chapter is ever dry, or feels dull to read.
I finished it in just two sessions, keen to discover the fate of the characters that I had readily invested in.

This is ‘old-school’ adventure, in a very good way, brought up to date by ecological issues, and a theory that is all too easy to believe.

Here are some links to the book on Amazon.

And here is a link to Jack’s own blog.
https://havewehadhelp.wordpress.com/

Blogger’s Books: Jack Eason

Jack is a writer and local blogger from my part of the country. He has a great new book out, and I am happy to feature it on this blog. Most of us know the date 1066 well, as the time of the Norman Conquest, and The Battle of Hastings. King Harold killed by an arrow in his eye, the Bayeux Tapestry, and the end of Anglo-Saxon rule in England.

But we rarely consider the events leading up to that drama, and that is what Jack has done, in his novel ‘Autumn 1066: The End Of Anglo-Saxon Dominance’. Jack takes the reader back to those times with his characters, and details of the hard life lived in this country. For anyone interested in history, especially the murky history of the 11th century, this looks like a great read indeed.

The book has received some excellent reviews on Amazon, and is available at a very good price too. Here’s a link.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autumn-1066-Anglo-Saxon-dominance-ended/dp/1546685308/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

And for anyone interested to learn more about Jack, here is his own short biography.

Jack Eason lived in New Zealand for forty-two years until 2000 when he returned to his birthplace in England. As far as he is concerned he will always consider himself to be a Kiwi. After military service in the 1960’s, he travelled the world, visiting exotic lands and making many friends. Now in his mid-sixties he is content to write and travel via the Internet. Besides writing novels and short stories, he contributes to his own blog “Have We Had Help?” Some of his short stories and numerous articles appear in the No: 1 online E-zine “Angie’s DIARY”. His literary interests include science fiction, history, both ancient and modern, and humorous tales like those written by his fellow writer Derek Haines, such as “HAL”. He lives in semi-retirement in his home town surrounded by his favourite books, ranging from historical fact to science fiction. His literary icons are J.R.R Tolkien, George Orwell, Arthur C Clarke and John Wyndham.

And this is a link to his own blog, where you can find out a lot more about his work.
https://havewehadhelp.wordpress.com/

Please check out the link to Jack’s new book, and see if it is something you would like to buy and read.