The legendary time corrector Vincent Abajian finds his content life thrown into turmoil when a new enemy announces his arrival in Datta’s solid second installment in the Time Corrector Series. Vincent is feeling at the top of the world: his AI firm, the Quantum World company, is booming; his time corrector powers are more than improving; and Akane is finally with him. But there are gaps in his memory, and his new enemy Vandal is keen on destroying everything Vincent has come to love. When Akane becomes Vandal’s target, Vincent knows he has to make some hard decisions, unaware his decision will have far-reaching consequences. A lot happens in 300 pages, and readers new to the series will find it hard to grasp every aspect of Vincent’s story. Hence, reading the series in order is recommended. Having said that, Datta’s interspersing of SF aspects is seamless; the near-futuristic details are convincing; and the excitingly unpredictable action scenes have this emotional feel to them, as courageous, caring protagonists face mortal danger from truly sinister and evil antagonists. At the same time, he convincingly handles Vincent’s growth toward his role in shaping the future as a time corrector. A relentless concoction of mythology, action, and futuristic elements that makes for a dense, immersive read.
Categories: Science Fiction