Saturday, April 12, 2014

K is for Knot In Time by Alan Tucker

My name is Darius Arthur Heisenberg, but most people call me Dare. If my last name sounds familiar, it's probably because of my great-great uncle Werner Heisenberg. He was a physicist who came up with something called the Uncertainty Principle. But listen, Uncle Werner had no idea how uncertain things really are.

I work for a group, called the Keepers, that label themselves the custodians of time. And, believe me, time is a mess. It needs all the custodians it can get. Which is, of course, why the Keepers selected me, a nineteen-year-old high school dropout, to join them. I recently worked as a janitor for a couple months. Perfect fit, right?

Okay, it didn't make much sense to me either, but I wasn't in a position to turn down a steady job and a roof over my head. Besides, all I'm supposed to do is travel through time and save the universe as we know it, how hard could it be?

Yeah, better hold on. This could get ugly

My Review:

Knot In Time is a great time travel book.  It looks like a solid start to a great series, but at the same time it works as a stand alone novel as well.

The story itself was definitely interesting.  While, I knew Dare wasn't the bad guy, the story kept me guessing as to who actually was.  Tucker really pulled the time line events together and the twists and turns kept the pages turning.  I also liked the way he decided to explain the time travel and how changing events worked.  It was complicated, but worded in such a way that it made sense.

I loved the characters. Dare is funny and real. He doesn't automatically understand the time travel and all it entails, but watching him learn and grow was very entertaining. Also the other characters where just as interesting, even ones that don't get completely introduced. Hope is a great example of this. She isn't in every scene of the book, but the scenes she is in make me want to know more about her. 

Overall, this book pulled me in and didn't let me go til the last page.  While there were some questions that were definitely left unanswered, the ending itself was solid.  The unanswered questions just created a good set up for the next book in the series. 


  1. Thanks so much for this amazing review! Absolutely made my day and I'm so glad you enjoyed the book :-D

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!