The Outcasts of Time

The Outcasts of Time

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Two brothers escape the Black Death by skipping forward in time, experiencing six centuries of change in six days.
December 1348. The country is in the grip of the Black Death. Brothers John and William are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries– living each one of their remaining days ninety-nine years after the last. They choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on around them. The year 1546 brings no more comfort, and 1645 challenges them in further unexpected ways. Things they have taken for granted all their lives prove to be short-lived. Can they do something to redeem themselves before the six days are up?
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781681776163
Branch Call Number: Fic Mort
Characteristics: viii, 383 pages : illustration ; 24 cm


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Sep 07, 2018

Really inventive premise with a resolution that resonates with humanist and religious people, both.

Aug 13, 2018

Loved the story. Historical accuracy was superb. Nice plot twists. Highly recommend this book!

Feb 22, 2018

Loved this trippy time travel novel! Two brothers escape sure death--by bubonic plague, no less!--and manage to keep skipping ahead 99 years every time they wake up to a new "day." Well written, with some very evocative imagery, the only plot oversight here is that the narrator starts in 1348 and ends in the Blitz of WWII era Britain, but manages to understand modern English, and be understood by others.


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