For hundreds of years history books went unchallenged and all religious beliefs were considered to be inviolable, never to be questioned, until the era of the Teleportation Gate. Consider what would occur if the origins of mankind, together with many of the preconceptions we hold dear concerning religion, were proven to be false. How would you react? At the end of the twenty-first century, time travel became a reality. Humanity was about to get an unwelcome wakeup call. Nothing is every straight forward…
Cataclysm has yet to become the target of Amazons Trolls. Here are all seven of its reviews so far:
If prehistory is an interest of yours, this is the book for you! Briggs invents a time machine and after a little political jealousy erupts, he begins a Sherlock Holmes type of trek through time, stumbling upon an alien race that lives amongst us. Soon the time travel team is caught up in a hunt that takes them from the present to the past in a fast paced chase to keep history intact.
Done in a narrative style, it covers many theories of our existence as well as a vast knowledge of geology, history, and politics. Arianna, an alien of a most curious nature, brings a different dynamic to the story. An adult adventure read.
Cataclysm carries distinct echoes of Daeniken’s Chariots of the Gods. The premise is exciting, if somewhat familiar: an ingenious scientist builds a time machine and uses it to discover the truth behind humanity’s creation. What sets apart Cataclysm from similar books is the author’s passionate take on various subjects, from religion to third gender rights. For many, this will be the book’s strongest point.
However, it occasionally meant focusing on one subject but skimming through another. For example, the time travelers come across a city in the Black Sea, 3 mil. years ago. I expected a detailed description of such an amazing discovery; instead, the whole episode is over in a few pages. Oh the other hand, the hero’s apartment is described in exhaustive detail, and an anti-religious speech takes up a number of pages. Similarly, the ending felt somewhat rushed, with a strangely indirect resolution.
Still, if you’re not easily offended and are looking for a challenging, passionate book and an interesting story, this is a book worth checking out.
Thank you Jack
It will also make you wonder if there might be an element of truth behind the premise of the fiction.