Traveller – Inceptio by Rob Shackleford is a science fiction time travel novel. Traveller – Inceptio by Rob Shackleford is a book that would appeal most to a mixed audience of science fiction lovers who are adults and young adults. Saxon England during the medieval period of the 11th Century is entirely different from the modern world as a group of researchers and special service soldiers are about to discover for themselves. No amount of training, technology, or combat ability prepared these travelers for what they would face when the Time Machine transported them one thousand years into the past. These travelers must band together to not only survive, but also discover the truth of the Time Machine. Does the Time Machine actually transport those using in into the past or just a possible past?
Traveller – Inceptio by Rob Shackleford was a fast-paced novel that quickly pulled me into to its plot. I really enjoyed Rob Shackleford’s writing style and his use of figurative language to create a crystal clear picture of events and character in my head. I enjoyed the concept to a Time Machine that could only transport those using it one thousand years into the past and the question that arose because of this. I personally enjoyed the way that they characters developed as both a team and individual when they were sent to the past and realized that all their training and knowledge was not nearly enough for where they were. Overall, I greatly enjoyed reading Traveller – Inceptio by Rob Shackleford and I felt like I was transported to medieval Saxon England right alongside the travelers!