The author's ability to imagine new worlds, and old worlds revisited, is remarkable in that you feel as if you are right there with his characters. Think... sci-fi fantasy-space travel... where alien befriends human - and you are in for a fictional treat. It should be on the big screen!
Linda J Pedley, Author / publisher
for The Arrival
Time's Hostage is the first novel from local author Joe McKnight. The story follows a group of ordinary young friends who find themselves thrust into an extraordinary rescue mission. Jonathan MacLeod's girlfriend has been kidnapped by a deranged gang leader named Freddy Miller. Working with his best friend Chris, Jonathan only has four days to get her back. What's worse, they discover that Freddy has the ability to time travel. With the help of a ghost and a mysterious gift, Jonathan and Chris embark on a race against the clock that will send them across the globe and back through centuries of history. Time's Hostage is a fun read and perfect for young readers who crave action and adventure - but it also has an appeal for more mature readers interested in local art. McKnight has clearly spent a significant amount of time and effort researching local history and his devotion to his family and community shine through in this story. It is a great example of the beauty of local art; it is as relatable and honest as it is entertaining.
[Time's Hostage] Excellent read. Keeps you guessing.
[Time's Hostage] Great attention to detail for the eras the travelers experience, the tension builds as time runs out and you are literally on the edge of your seat wanting to know what happens next. A great page turner.
[The Arrival] Excellent read. Waiting for sequel.
[The Arrival] Skillfully written from the point of view of the main characters - who are not who you think - I won't spoil it.
Again J.E. McKnight has written a narrative which is unique and enjoyable.
A unique premise and stunningly written with characters' struggles skillfully portrayed. This narrative tips the 'norm' superhero genre on its head.
I can't explain as it will spoil the story, but do read it.
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