I just finished reading an amazing, wonderful book! These days I don’t have a lot of reading time, but I’ve been making time to read and review books on interviews and reviews. Last month I picked Crescent Tides by J. Aaron Gruben. And boy was I glad I did!
Let me ‘splain to you how the book goes. A stressed out Veterinarian and his friends accidentally stumble upon (and activate) a time machine created by a fanatic terrorist. The terrorist’s purpose? To go back in time and change the historical battle of Lepanto in order to create a modern Islamic state governed by his own family. The Veterinarian and his friends become trapped in the medieval era, fighting in a war between Christendom and the Ottoman Empire that wasn’t supposed to be influenced by machine guns and grenades. Can they undo history gone wrong? And will they ever return to their proper century?
Intrigued yet? I sure was! Crescent Tides is a masterful blend of Historical Fiction and Sci-Fi, with beautiful historical details, peppy dialogue, and an enlightening contrast between the modern era and the medieval.
I don’t say this often, but I’m saying it now: This book made my top ten favorite books ever list. I certainly count it a must read.