Reviewer: Camille Murray
I don’t say this often, but I’m saying it now: this book has made my top ten favorite books ever list. J. Aaron Gruben amazed and delighted me with his masterful blend of historical fiction and scifi. The cultural details were vivid, the characters diverse, and the emotional impact powerful.
Probably my favorite aspect of Crescent Tides, however, was that Gruben deals with philosophical, religious, and political topics between the modern era and medieval times, and he does it in a way that it really flows right out of the story itself.
Over all, this is one of the best historical fiction books I’ve ever read, and beyond a few typos I don’t think I would change anything. Please, please tell me there will be more books by this author!
Reviewer: Olivia R.
I've never read a book like this one! Calvin's first scene immediately pulled me in. There were loads of intriguing and suspenseful scenes. I really enjoyed the drawn illustrations throughout, as well as several unique characters! I'm not usually a fan of time travel books, but this one was interesting and the Christian message strong. Just think...what if history could be changed?
I found a lot throughout this book that I just couldn't concentrate, especially with the historical details. The general details of events and circumstances seemed almost too much at times, and toward the end several POVs were brought in that made the scenes a little scattered. There were a few grammatical errors and I found a lot of sentences put in parentheses rather distracting.
This book made me consider a lot of things, and I commend the author for writing such a full book. If you like time travel stories, with intriguing twists, this one is for you!