Winner of the Nebula AwardTraveling back in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of World War II, was a routine excursion for three British historians eager to study firsthand the heroism and horrors of the Dunkirk evacuation and the London Blitz. But getting marooned in war-torn 1940... show more
Winner of the Nebula AwardTraveling back in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of World War II, was a routine excursion for three British historians eager to study firsthand the heroism and horrors of the Dunkirk evacuation and the London Blitz. But getting marooned in war-torn 1940 England has turned Michael Davies, Merope Ward, and Polly Churchill from temporal tourists into besieged citizens struggling to survive Hitler’s devastating onslaught. And now there’s more to worry about than just getting back home: The impossibility of altering past events has always been a core belief of time-travel theory—but it may be tragically wrong. When discrepancies in the historical record begin cropping up, it suggests that one or all of the future visitors have somehow changed the past—and, ultimately, the outcome of the war. Meanwhile, in 2060 Oxford, the stranded historians’ supervisor, Mr. Dunworthy, frantically confronts the seemingly impossible task of rescuing his students—three missing needles in the haystack of history. The thrilling time-tripping adventure that began with Blackout now hurtles to its stunning resolution in All Clear.
Publish date: October 25th 2011
Pages no: 641
Edition language: English
Series: All Clear (#2)
I think I'm going to give myself permission to not finish this one. I may, MAY, come back to it at some point. I like the idea of this book more then the execution. There are a lot of concepts I enjoy, but the execution is just a slog to get through. Reading this one I was reminded just how little I...
I don’t think I’ve ever been so sad to leave a set of characters behind. After spending more than 1,000 pages with them between All Clear and its predecessor Blackout, most of it set during the Blitz of London with lots of high tension twists and turns, heartaches and triumphs, I feel like we’ve bee...
Just like the first book in this series Blackout, this was fascinating. However, I don't appreciate sad stories and though that wasn't all there was to the book, this one was definitely sad. Of course I understand that that goes with the territory when you read a book about the war, but still.
2/18/13 ** Great ending, slow in the first half, tempting me to skip ahead. Excellent mystery, with many intertwined threads. Now I want to re-read to see what hints I missed, but don't want to commit to 1200+ pages!
The two books together are about 1200 pages.About a two thirds could be taken out without losing anything from the story.If it had been 400 pages I would probably give it 4 stars.I found myself skipping quite large sections where absolutely nothing seemed to happen, and in doing so probably missed s...