Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Sci-fi (Time Travel)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Peter and Kate were two normal kids who were forced to spend a weekend together at Kate’s farm in Derbyshire. When Kate’s father, Dr. Dyer, takes the two kids to his lab, they accidentally travel back in time. Lost in the year 1763 with no way of getting home, they meet Gideon Seymour, cutpurse and gentleman. Soon they’re launched into an adventure with them rediscovering 18th century London. Along the way, they encounter a few notable people, both good and bad. Will Kate and Peter ever go back to the 21st century?
This is one of my favourite books on my bookshelf. The Time Travelers follows Kate Dyer and Peter Schock in 1763 after they collided with an anti-gravity machine while chasing after Kate’s dog in Dr. Dyer’s laboratory.
The book is very interesting. For me, it combined fantasy, history and science, which is great, because after all, it took place in 1763. Though I’m wondering as to whether or not to put this book in “fantasy”, because I’ve read a bit on how time travel could work, and it’s all science. It’s confusing. Anyway, it all seems very realistic, not at all made up. It’s like you’re actually in London in the 18th century. The details are historically accurate. Also, it’ s one of those books where it’s so well written, you’d like to think that it actually happened, that it really did. Like The Princess Bride, which was supposedly written by S. Morgenstern but retold by William Goldman.
Also, the plot flows very well. One thing leads up to another, and it’s not at all choppy. The characters are introduced gradually, not all at once, so you can get a good understanding of who everyone is. Also, compared to some books, there aren’t a lot of supporting characters that get your head in a muddle just trying to keep up with them all.
Overall, this was an enjoyable book. I’d recommend it to people who liked the Harry Potter series (I am a fan), or anything that involves historical fiction and England.
Thanks to Linda Buckley Archer for writing the book, and Google Images.