"If you could pull people through time who would you save?"
Reviewed by Shellie Surles
Posted August 15, 2016
Science Fiction Alternate History | Thriller
Novus Particles is an energy giant that discovered a way to
pull people from the past. In order to not disturb the
timeline they only pull people forward who are already dead.
Including, among others, all those who should have died in
eruption of Pompeii. Now they have created a replica of the
city in order to profit off of those who they moved forward in
time. Their only problem is they seem to have underestimated
the intelligence of the Romans and their desire to maintain
Nick Houghton has been given the chance of a lifetime. The
chance to actually study real, living, ancient Romans. It's a
chance no Roman historian could pass up. As Nick goes to the
city and tries to integrate with the people, he sees the
faults in Novus Part's plan. It's impossible to get
everything right, and now he must try to maintain peace,
it costs him everything.
NEW POMPEII is a fascinating look at the power (and abuse)
of time travel. What would a company do if they could
move people through time? What lengths would they go through
to maintain power? Who could stop you, if you could change the
future and past by eliminating people?
I really enjoyed the way Daniel Godfrey explored Roman
politics and the the way people lived. Not much has changed
with the way humans and politicians act over thousands of
years. It is an exciting story that keeps you thinking while
also teaching you and reminding you about humanity and our
constant struggle against each other.
In the race to control renewable power, an energy giant
stumbles on a controversial technology: the ability to
transport matter from the deep past. Their biggest secret is
New Pompeii, a replica city filled with Romans, pulled
through time just before the volcanic eruption.
Nick Houghton doesnâ€™t know why heâ€™s been chosen to be the
companyâ€™s historical advisor. Heâ€™s just excited to be there.
Until he starts to wonder what happened to his predecessor.
Until he realizes that the company has more secrets than
even the conspiracy theorists suspect.
Until he realizes that they have underestimated their captivesâ€¦
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