REVIEW SUMMARY: Enjoy a romp through time with Tim Powers as he tackles the challenges of time travel head on with a plot involving legendary physicist Albert Einstein.
BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The daughter of Albert Einstein, Lieserl, has been up to some mischief with her fathers greatest, secret, invention. With it she has manipulated time and the past and left a mystery for her grandchildren to unravel. And while they work, a secret cabal and the state of Israel are gunning for the machine that can maniuplate time.
PROS: Fun exploration of time travel with some great mythos around Einstein and the ability to manipulate the past, seems to be internally consistent despite the challenges of time paradox, very well written – a page-turner that is hard to put down.
CONS: Occasionally just bizarre, with passages that seem more mad than mad genius, ending was too predictable (to me anyway)
BOTTOM LINE: Very fun read by one of the top authors in sci-fi today, you can’t go wrong with this one.