Title: Into The Dim
Author: Janet B. Taylor
Reviewed by: Sofia
Rival time travelers, 10th century London, a quintessential memory, sound like fun?
Hope Walton, a rational, level-headed teenager never imagined the idea of time travel could be possible. When her mother is declared dead after a building collapses, Hope can’t get the notion out of her head that her mother is still alive. Little does she know that she’s right, Sarah Carlyle is still living, only she’s trapped 1000 years ago under the rule of Henry II. Phobia stricken, Hope is forced to move in with her mysterious aunt in the Scottish Highlands where she learns of a perilous mission she must embark on in order to save her mother that will involve more than a few old English costumes.
Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor is a stunning adventure with twists and turns in every chapter. Not only is there a twist of romance and suspense, but Hope Walton is not your ordinary hero. She’s crippled by her fear of the irrational, and has a memory greater than any other. Smarter than her companions, Hope carves her own path in the book beyond brute force and cheap tricks. She has a kind heart and a relatable attitude that rings clear in Taylor’s writing.
Fans of sci-fi, Doctor Who, and the supernatural will love this book and the cast of characters that come along with it.
I was first intrigued by this book because the Scottish Highland setting and large mysterious mansion reminded me a lot of CS Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia. The promising beginning lead to a fantastic story-line set in a very interesting time period. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am very much looking forward to the release of it’s sequel; Sparks of Light which will be in stores August 2017.