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Future Tense by Eddie Upnick #BookReview

Future Tense, the sequel to Time Will Tell, picks up the story 20 years later in 2022. The blue-collar world of Vito, the youngest son of Clem Rizzoli, is turned upside down when he learns of his father’s top-secret, heroic past. The revelations lead him to meet and team up with Victoria, a CIA operative with a pair of extraordinarily gifted teenage twins. Vito impulsively adopts siblings with terminal cancer. These children are granted special powers, too, by the Defender when he returns to Earth to correct his mistake of years earlier. Together, they all fight a corrupted Russia, rogue nuclear threats, an impending Ice Age, and the return of evil aliens bent on Earth’s enslavement.

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Title: Future Tense| Author: Eddie Upnick| Publisher: Self Published| Pub. Date: 14 June 2011| Length: 6 hours and 32 minutes | ISBN 9781463592349 | Genre: Science Fiction|  Series: Time Will Tell #3 |  Language: English | Triggers: N/A | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Source: I received a free copy from the Author in exchange for review consideration

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Future Tense #BookReview

Future Tense is the third novel in the Time Will Tell series, if you missed my review for Book #1: Time Will Tell and Book #2: Lonely Heroes, you can read them here and here. (Note, this is more of a sequel to Time Will Tell than it is to Lonely Heroes). For that reason, we have the same narrator as in Book #1, and I enjoyed listening to this one. If I have a narrator that I enjoy listening to, I can speed up my pace of listening, which with so many books to read, is always a bonus for me!

Future Tense is the longest in the series so far, and without a doubt my favourite in the series so far. We have aliens! This for me, feels a lot more creative than the previous two, and you feel the heart a bit more, with a determination to save the human race and find the cure for cancer once and for all, it has up-beat feels.

Similar to the previous, this novel tells you what is happening as opposed to showing you, thus lacking in suspense and intrigue. For me this is the biggest let down for the novel and why it falls a bit flat, but I have gotten accustomed to it now that I am into the third of the series. The ideas are there, and the potential for character development and world building is getting there, it would be nice to see this developed and improved upon further throughout the rest of the series.

I listened to this on Audible at 1.75x speed.

For these reasons, I am giving this novel 2.75 stars, rounding to 3 stars.

What are some of your favourite time travel and alien based books?

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