"Exciting time travel"
In Nysa, Alexander the Great and one of his spouses, the
time traveling journalist Ashley, find their abducted son
Paul being worshipped by valley natives as "the child of
the moon". Seeing Paul in this godly role reminds Ashley
that she must avoid inadvertently changing the historical
timeline. Not only will she definitely vanish as if she
never existed, other unknown things will change. Her
biggest fear lies with her two children, who by their
existence have forced some changes in time, but Ashley
panics over what will happen once Alexander dies for she
realizes that they too cannot alter events.
Alexander leads his army to India where battles rage and
he suffers injuries. Ashley knows that death stalks him
unless she does the unthinkable by changing history and
preventing it. In spite of her indoctrination by the Time
Travel Institute and her fears of becoming nothingness,
Ashley is now considering saving the life of the man she
loves with more than her soul.
The first segment of book three of the Iskander series is
similar to the previous two stories (see the great TIME
FOR ALEXANDER and HEROES IN THE DUST), but once the army
reaches India, the tale turns more historical. Unlike the
shared ardor of the lead couple in the first two novels,
much of the passion of CHILDREN IN THE MORNING is focused
on Ashley's dilemma as she becomes increasingly worried
about Alexander who she knows will die soon unless she
intercedes and in her protection for the next generation.
Once again this is a great novel that can be summed up
with Ashley's observation: "My kingdom for a camera".
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 23, 2004