Book Review: Flux

Title: Flux

Author: Jeremy Robinson

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Flux-Audiobook/B07SJBC7WV

Summary

Lost in time, the town of Black Creek, Kentucky becomes home to temporal layers of people, creatures, and monsters from disparate eras. Journey beyond the time of humanity and witness the rewriting of mankind’s genesis.

For Owen McCoy, a typical day on the job as head of security for Synergy, a research company conducting mysterious experiments, is boring at best. And that’s the way he likes it. Patrolling the Appalachian mountainside, where his now deceased father taught him how to hunt, is relaxing and connects him to the past.

But today is not a typical day on the job. It begins with asking a thief to join him for breakfast. Seeking to set the young man on a better path, Owen invites him to walk the perimeter with him and consider a more honest living. Before their patrol can begin, they discover evidence that the facility has been breached. When Owen’s truck explodes, he’s confused, but ready for whatever might come his way.

At least, he thinks he is.

A wave of light-bending energy – the Flux – rolls down the mountainside, transporting Owen, and everyone in the nearby town of Black Creek, to October 14, 1985, the day before his father died. Two hours later, the second Flux hits, and then a third, and a fourth, each time collecting Black Creek residents from various times. They’re carried through eras filled with wild animals, monsters of myth, and ancient beasts…and then beyond.

Joined by a ragtag group of temporal stowaways, including family members, Owen fights to restore order, stop the Flux, and return home, facing off against futuristic tech, primal killers, and the fear of losing his father…again.

International bestselling author of The Others and Infinite, Jeremy Robinson combines science, action, and strong characters to create an ever-changing landscape that explores the past, the human condition, and the lengths people will go to save those they love.

My Review

5/5 Stars

Ever find a book with a plot so crazy that you just can’t look away? This is one of those stories, and I mean that in the best possible way.

Owen is the head of security for a company known as Synergy. His days are pretty typical until he wakes up to a thief in his house one day. One thing leads to another and as the pair leave his house, Owen’s truck explodes, transporting Owen to a different time period. Now, he’s left to figure out why this has happened and how he can make it make home.

Loved the twists in time-travel theory that the author created. There were some basics that I’ve seen in other sci-fi works, but a lot of ideas are original to the author. I also deeply loved Owen’s character. He’s relatable, and even when everything is thrown at him, that doesn’t change. A final aspect I loved about this book was the author’s ability to beautifully paint imagery whether it be the harsh landscapes that Owen and his group found themselves in or the beasts that they had to fight in order to survive.

Narration had a brilliant performance by Jeffrey Kafer.  

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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