The Time Hunters by Carl Ashmore

Cover imageI’ve no idea why it’s taken me two years to get around to reading this book. From all the comment about it I knew I’d enjoy it – and I did. I took the author’s word for it that this is a book ‘for children of all ages’, set aside any grown-up inhibitions and simply went along for the ride with the unquestioning enthusiasm of a ten-year-old. This has all the ingredients for a great children’s book – heroes, villains and a pacy plot with lots of twists and turns. The children, 13 and 11, are beautifully captured (I wonder if they are to age as the series develops), the heroes heroic and the villains highly villainous. This isn’t just an action adventure; the author clearly has an impish sense of humour that shines through, but more than that, serious issues are tackled – such as the loss of a parent, with a child’s desperation to return life to how it was. I bought the Kindle edition, but thank goodness it’s available from all good bookshops as a paperback for gifting to grandchildren The Time Hunters (The Time Hunters Saga Book 1)