While I certainly will not degrade this novel as being second-rate, I do not rate it as highly as the other reviewers have. The theme of time travel is used frequently in this type of text and while it hints at characters who are semi-historical in nature, it does not have the riviting power in its presentation that other authors such as Tolkein, Gaiman or Rowlings have exhibited. The characterizations are good and well defined, the setting is quaint, yet compelling, and the ending does suggest future writings will be forthcoming. This is a good, not great, fantasy fiction that will give you a pleasurable afternoon reading.
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Godstone, The Kairos BoxesAug. 1 2013
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Interest wise, I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5, it's basically about time travel and the time travelers (teenagers & an adult) meeting a British pirate by the name of John Trenchman and their on going relationship with him among various other things. For those interested in parental guidance and Christian Fantasy I would rated it at morality-wise +1, spirituality-wise +1, no offensive material of note. It kept my interest all the way through the book and I was able to purchase it used for $4.