Out of Time by Paul MccuskerOut of Time by Paul Mccusker

Out of Time

byPaul Mccusker

Paperback | February 9, 2009

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A long history of strange disappearances and unexplainable occurrences leave clues that the town of Fawlt Line may actually sit on a time fault-a portal to alternate times and unexpected time travels-a twist of fate that puts all of Fawlt Line's citizens in serious danger. Will they find the faith to hold on to the town and time where they belong?On a foggy night, Jeff and Elizabeth see a car heading through the mist. A man on horseback is in the middle of the road, and a collision was barely avoidable. Now the victim-a giant of a man-lies on a hospital bed, surrounded by hospital staff and a host of questions. Has King Arthur really slipped through a time crack into Fawlt Line?Impossible? Perhaps. But lately in the town of Fawlt Line, the impossible has had a way of proving true. And the most incredible events are yet to come.
Paul McCusker is the author of The Mill House, Epiphany, The Faded Flower and several Adventures in Odyssey programs. Winner of the Peabody Award for his radio drama on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Focus on the Family, he lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two children.
Title:Out of TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.67 inPublished:February 9, 2009Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310714370

ISBN - 13:9780310714378

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Terribly Unique I jumped into Paul McCusker’s Time Thriller Trilogy in mid-stride, after book one, and before book three. Jumping in to the middle didn’t affect my ability to follow the series however, and it was easy to read this title as a stand-alone. Jeff and Elizabeth – our teenage protagonists – are interrupted on their way to a school dance with an encounter with a mysterious mounted stranger, and are soon swept into a quest to preserve the fate of a small, English church and the family who ministers there. I love young adult fiction, and time warping fiction has always held a soft spot in my heart. However, something about McCusker’s plot in Out of Time left me feeling like there was little original in the story line. Perhaps it’s simply that too much Arthurian fiction has been written, and the Christian worldview slant wasn’t enough to add a unique edge to the story. I must admit to more than the average amount of reading in the fantasy/sci-fi genres so perhaps I’m jaded. Parents scanning for youthful romance should note that the teenage characters are involved in a romantic, dating relationship, but this doesn’t play a major part in the story of this title, and their relationship seems very chaste and more friend-like than anything else (I can’t speak to the rest of the series.) To be fair, this book is written for a younger audience than I, so young readers who are less well read in the time travel genre may find it to be more satisfying and original than I did. McCusker’s style is straightforward and lends itself to rapid reading, so this may also be a good choice for reluctant readers with a taste for science fiction. All things taken into consideration, there wasn’t enough here to catch interest me in the other two installments of the trilogy. Reviewed at quiverfullfamily.com
Date published: 2010-09-28