The Time Manipulator’s Son is one of the better coming of age stories that I have read. The characters are very relatable and you feel like you are part of the story. I like the fact that the characters are very diverse, and the earthlings are based on different cultures of the world. Especially the cultures that surround the author herself.
The story comes to life in a way that makes you crave more and more. I really enjoyed reading this story. Rohini Singh is very good at making the reader feel for the characters, and she creates a world that is very enjoyable. The more you read the more you get engrossed in this tale of Biddle/Anomar. I liked the use of the coming of age of a young boy and his two friends, but at the same time in a fantasy world. This to me is truly a difficult task, because you want to create something that will keep your reader interested. Singh did just that, and she kept true to herself.
I really like that Singh describes that world in a way that makes the reader feel like you are a part of it. She has a way with making the characters really seem believable. They way that Biddle’s birth mom cared for him and insured that he was safe, was very telling of how a real mother would react to danger around their child. I felt for her, when she gave him to the couple that had lost their baby. With the good there also comes bad. My only really criticism of the story is that at the beginning it is very daunting to get through. All of the description and setting up of the story to me should be spread out a little more, but I understand why it was done this way.
There is a lot of describing the world and what is going on, and that to me detracts from the story a little bit. Other than that, this book was amazing and it stands out among other books like it. After the first few chapters the story really starts to take off, and become a real page turner. The suspense and mystery make this story really shine. I am not really a person that likes stories about space, but this story really kept my attention. I would recommend that anyone read this story. It is a story for the young and older alike. Singh really has a talent for writing, and I can’t wait to see what she does next.
The Time Manipulator’s Son is now available at: http://tinyurl.com/TTMS-P and bookstores in Trinidad.