Sunday, April 13, 2014

Crossing the Rubicon by R.C. Richter

Title:  Crossing the Rubicon
Author:  R.C. Richter
Published:  September 13th 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Length:  322pgs
Format:  paperback
Genre:  time travel adventure
Shelf:  giveaway
Rating:  ★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Every story has a beginning and an end. What lies between these two points is the journey. Crossing the Rubicon is the story of seven remarkable teens as they survive the unbelievable.

What started out as a simple weekend trip exploring the Chungo caves, became a journey which took them back 275 years in time, had them cross multiple continents, and stretched them to their limits. Discover how they survived with just the clothes on their backs, some limited technology and their wits and resolve. In a world without computers, without the basic items we use each day, could you survive?

My Review:

The way that this story was written, as various date entries in a journal really draws you in. It adds to the immediate nature of the plight of the characters. The author weaves a complex and unique tale that catches your attention. This is definitely a one of a kind story that is developed in a manner that is easy to picture. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline, I found that at times the writing style didn’t quite fit. Both were well done but didn’t always mesh together fully.

I found that the characters in this novel were only developed through what they did throughout. This stems directly from the way that the story was written. In journal entries one doesn’t stop to describe individuals and fill you in on who people are and what happened their pasts. This story took place fully in the characters’ present. That said, the main character was much more developed as they tell the story, therefore you get to know them much more intimately.

Overall, this was an intriguing read. I enjoyed reading it.

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