Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What Mrs. N's Been Reading - A Crack in the Line

Just finished Michael Lawrence's A Crack in the Line. If you like getting into those strange philosophical discussions about alternate universes, or enjoy those Star Trek episodes with duplicate realities, you'll like this one. It's the first in the Withern Rise Trilogy. Alaric, a teenage boy who's mother was killed a few years earlier in a tragic accident, finds himself suddenly transported to what turns out to be an alternate reality. It's essentially the same as his world, except that there is a girl, Naia, in his place, and her mother was in the same accident as his, but survived. The two of them try to figure out what exactly is happening, why, how to get back from the other reality, etc. You get glimpses of what is to come in the rest of the trilogy. How many realities are there? What causes the alternate realities? Are there other ways to transport between them? What if you get stuck in the wrong one? A good read. Check it out!

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