Over the past few months, Million Eyes has received some fabulous reviews from lots of great blogs and publications. My favourite so far has to be the review that appears in Issue 9 of monthly sci-fi and fantasy magazine Parallel Worlds, released this month.
Reviewer Ben Potts gives a really detailed breakdown of what the book’s about and compares it to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and George Orwell’s 1984, both comparisons I take as enormous compliments. (I myself have repeatedly cited Dan Brown’s stories as an influence.) He notes that the manipulation of timelines and ensuing time travel paradoxes are just a backdrop for the novel’s main draw: the conspiracy thriller elements, which are front and centre.
Here’s one particular quote I liked:
As pivotal moments in history shift, the world starts to become more and more… off, offering a disorienting but enthralling experience. We won’t spoil some of the more delectable twists here, but it gets interesting.
Potts also notes the “believable and genuine conflict” between my two main characters, Gregory Ferro and Jennifer Larson. And he says that the book does a good job of making the reader feel like they’re stepping backwards in time. He adds that my writing is “clear and easy to understand” and caps off his review by calling it an “excellent read”. These are all brilliant things to hear, particularly as I’ve done a lot of work to make these characters and time periods come to life, all the while keeping the prose simple and accessible.
I was psyched to see that Potts read my interview with Time Travel Nexus too, because he made a reference to it 🙂 Thanks so much Parallel Worlds!!!
Click ‘download’ above to read the review in Issue 9. They’ve also released a podcast version of the whole magazine, and you get a print copy by becoming a member. (You’ll need to message them and request a copy of Issue 9 otherwise Issue 10 – June’s issue – will be the first copy you’ll receive in the post. You’d normally be able to buy a print copy through one of their stockists, but sadly all their stockists are currently shut due to the lockdown.)
If you don’t yet have a copy of Million Eyes and want an exciting, conspiracy-laden read during lockdown, Million Eyes is available from Amazon and direct from Elsewhen Press as a paperback (and will be available from bookshops again when they reopen). You can also purchase the ebook from all the main ebook retailers.