Title: The Maltese Incident
Author: Russell F. Moran
Series: Book One
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Horror
Page Count: 200
Type of Book: Paperback, Indie Book
Review Word Count: 500
Rated: 4.1/5 stars
This was a strange book. On the one hand, I liked it rather a lot. I love books that have time travel and dinosaurs, so you’d think I would love this. Alas, I liked it but it didn’t grab my heart and refuse to let go. While I liked the characters, I felt that Meg and Harry, the Maltese ship Captain had their relationship move really fast. In the first three chapters they go from complete strangers to getting married.
All of that takes place as the ship has vanished from its own time and went back in time…to the time of the dinosaurs. The first instant that they see a dinosaur they realize that they’re in more trouble than originally thought. But they don’t know how to get back home, or where to go from the spot they were located at.
I think my favorite scene in the book was probably Meg killing the dinosaurs like it was as easy as baking a pie. She was quite a bad-ass for a character, and I really liked that in the book.
This also read very strongly of the Jurassic Park-indeed, the movie was mentioned a few times in the book itself.
The book read very well, and the plot moved along at a fast pace. I finished the book in a few hours, and it left the book wide open for a second book, meaning that this was definitely the start to an interesting series that I’m sure fans of dinosaurs and time travel will enjoy immensely. Overall, I’m going to rate this 4.1/5 stars for a fun few hours well spent.
My thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book, which in no way changes my opinion of his novel.
Until next time,
-Pass Me That Book