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  1. “We see time as this big thing that spans eternity and we forget to appreciate and value the moment.”
    In this second book in the author’s series, time travelers Scott and Linda DeSantis return from Atlantis to their own time; however, the world they find is a much different place than the one they left. History has rendered an alternate reality in which America, defeated by Germany in the Second World War, is now a totalitarian nation. Technology is used to keep watch and exert control over the American public. For Scott and Linda, this new world in which they have arrived, one in which their own children are unrecognizable to them, is one of danger. They are immediately hunted by old enemies who are now in power and find themselves trying to escape to safety, all while being under surveillance by this new and frightening government. The two have one goal: to stay alive long enough for the secrets held in the Book of Vallora to lead them back to their real home.

    This continuation of a time travel story is an action-packed romp in which the protagonists are constantly on the run from a totalitarian state which has the technical capabilities to follow them in real time. Louisoder’s second offering is a sci-fi thriller that will keep readers engaged as the heroes work to return the world back to what they remember. Using the character of Rose, a history teacher, the author presents an alternative history of America after having lost World War II. This fascinating imagining of a much different world lends itself to the philosophical aspect of the book in which one is to imagine how easily a single act could change the path of the future. This is a fascinating read for those who enjoy books that push the bounds of reality.

  2. “It wasn’t the future that took root in our present that day, it was the past…”
    Forty-year-old deep-sea diver Scott DeSantis is en route to repair a problem with a wellhead deep in the Gulf of Mexico when he hears on the radio that Cuba is planning an underwater detonation of an atomic bomb. Scott’s ex-wife, Linda, a nuclear physicist for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is taxed with accessing the fallout from the incident. Suddenly, Linda is thrown into an encounter with an old nemesis, and Scott discovers that the woman to whom he was once married, the mother of his two children, is not the person he thought her to be. Linda finds that the incident has opened a vortex which she thought had long been closed, and she and Scott must travel far into a past with which Linda is very familiar in order to save their children from being caught in a time warp from which they may never return. Their lives are now on a trajectory that will change the world forever.

    Louisoder has written an intriguing piece of science fiction based on time travel. He incorporates the legend of Atlantis by having one of his main characters be an inhabitant of the city who must return to close the vortex opened by the novel’s antagonist. The descriptions of Atlantis are fascinating, as told through the character of Linda, and much of the book takes place in the fabled city. Along with the struggle between good and evil is the philosophical question of how one would change the past, if allowed, in order to produce a better future. This is a very entertaining read with some surprising elements woven into the narrative. It is a must for anyone interested in stories of time travel or the legend of Atlantis.

  3. Thrilling, well-crafted, and full of heart, this is a time travel/science fiction done right…

    Louisoder takes readers on a rollicking time travel adventure in this intelligent and satisfying blend of classic science fiction and historical reconstruction. The deeply fascinating first book starts with Cuba detonating an atomic bomb in the Caribbean, an event that triggers an ever-worsening series of global disasters, threatening to bring the world apart. Linda Garrett, a nuclear physicist and a single mother, must join hands with her ex-husband Scott DeSantis and travel back to 5000 years in time to her birth place, the city of Atlantis, to save the world from falling apart. In the nerve-wracking second installment, Linda and Scott manage to save the world from the malevolent, deeply twisted villain and Karras of the Atlantian Senate Martin Black’s hands and are back in twenty-first century, but the world has changed: Martin Black is Martin Schwartz now and the undisputed leader of a new world order. To get their old life back, the couple must face the vicious villain once again. Louisoder’s prose is vividly evocative, and his insights into the fears and insecurities that drive his characters are sharp and satisfying. Readers will marvel at Louisoder’s inventiveness as he skillfully explores both the issues of family ties, marriage, and sibling bonds and the connection between advanced technology and climatic catastrophes, weaving pressing ethical questions into an emotionally moving, exhilarating time-travel adventure. The reader will barely pause for breath while reading this thrill ride. This is a must-read for fans of science fiction and time travel.

  4. I just finished the second book. It is a great read. I couldn’t put it down. You get so involved in the characters that you have to know what happens to them. The story is both provocative and alarming and even though it is a time travel fantasy and alternative history, it draws disturbing parallels to today’s society. You find out more about Linda’s past such as how does a woman born 5,000 years ago in Atlantis end up in 21st century Florida. Even the minor characters (such as Rose and Ernesto) are memorable and important to the story. You learn more about Vallora. Where does she come from and why did she create Atlantis? This is a multi-layered story with plenty of action, unforgettable characters and unexpected twists. I highly recommend it.

  5. Just finished the second book- Wow! Page turning good story. A frightening fantasy parallel to much of what is happening in the country today. A very compelling read.

  6. Great story, great story-telling, great description and fleshing out of characters and locations. I was there, I could see it in my imagination as I turned each page. I didn’t want to put the book down and when I was done reading it I was left longing for more. This one has it all and like any great book it will make your imagination go wild. Heck, you’ll even learn a thing or two. I’m proclaiming to everyone that this would make an incredible blockbuster film. Looking forward to more works by this author.

  7. I loved this book and the truth be said I just could not put it down. It is so well written, witty and funny but always thoroughly gripping. The author managed to weave together a fast moving thriller with the phantasy genre that is routed in myth and history. We are never bored by outer worldly creatures or such things but no, on the contrary we are thrilled to learn about ancient Atlantis, the interloping glimpses of long periods past on earth or indeed the future of our planet created by the shock waves. The environment in which the protagonists move changes in front of our eyes constantly. The book never lets you down because just when you are prepared to settle for a possible outcome of the story there is another unexpected twist and your view of the future that you never dreamt off.. Well done Florian and I hope somebody will snap your book up soon for a movie!

  8. A blast! Shockwave would make one heck of an adventure movie. No spoilers here, but at the end you know the ride’s not over. Will definately read this one again.

  9. This book is an E-ticket ride. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A very unique take on the Atlantis myth. I want to know more.

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