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I love American history and time travel stories so this book gave me both. The TimeRiders have a problem on their hands when young Abe Lincoln gets curious when he see some strangers and ends up in 2001! They have to find a way to get him back to his own time period so he can become president and stop The Eternal War.
It took me a while to finish this book - not because of the quality but because the next four were not yet released on Audible.com and I didn't want to be left hanging!
Finally, all eight books are available and I gleefully powered straight through another sizable yet wholly fascinating Time Riders adventure!
Wow, is all I can say.
I can't even believe Alex Scarrow managed to envision another ingenious domino effect consequences stemming from one altered historical moment! In The Eternal War Abraham Lincolns death as a young, still insignificant, man has resulted in an unending US civil war in the absence of his decisive leadership.
Once again the whole Time Riders team are facing catastrophic repercussions but once again, Scarrow has switched up the formula providing all new challenges for the team. No two stories in the series are ever alike, not in plot, style or execution and Eternal War is one of the best.
Scarrow has a way of taking the most significant events in our human history and exploring them without ever seeming exploitative. A world without a man as important as Abraham Lincoln is one I think few of us would care to envision and Scarrow has not pulled any punches. But far from being preachy and never one to take the obvious path, the author has managed to address the issues of slavery and human rights in a creative way that hits home with our team.
I was moved to tears several times by The Eternal War, which is a first for the series that usually stays light, fun and action-packed.
I can't recommend The Eternal War enough to both fans and casual readers of the series!