Mark Golding's Out of Time is a delightful blend of adventure and science fiction with an irresistible appeal to fans of time travel. Joe Jackson, a twelve-year-old boy, has an insatiable thirst for adventure. When he stumbles upon an old and abandoned WWII bombsite, he embarks on an adventure like none he has ever imagined. Joe's inquisitive nature and boundless curiosity make him a relatable and endearing protagonist, driving the narrative forward and in unsuspecting directions. His chance encounter with Max, a young alien whose spaceship has crash-landed on Earth, augments the entertainment and adds an unexpected twist to the story. Max's presence introduces an element of the unknown and sparks curiosity in readers. Other characters like Mo and the Robinson family join in the adventure to create an experience that is both hilarious and pulsating.
The dynamics among the characters add layers of emotion and connection, making the reader truly invested in their journey. The humor injected throughout the story lightens the mood. Mark Golding has the extraordinary ability to inject life into an imaginary world. The characters are come to life with unusual familiarity, and it will be interesting to follow cast of characters through the different timelines and moments in history. They will face dinosaurs, Roman legionaries, and medieval knights. However, the fact that an evil man is about to take control of the Earth provide the sense of urgency in their mission and augments the suspense. Readers will love the quirky characters, the dynamics, and the intriguing plot. Out of Time is an imaginative tale that features superb storytelling, a wonderful world building, and characters that are nuanced and lovable.