Day of the Assassins (Jack Christie Series #1)by Johnny O'Brien
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"Within the first suspenseful pages, readers will find an engaging historical/science fiction tale that has intrigue, danger, and a little romance. . . . From an explosive escape out of captivity to a muchanticipated scene that decides the fate of World War I, the end of the book has plenty of action." —SCHOOL LUBRARY JOURNAL
Jack Christie and his best friend, Angus, find themselves at the center of a momentous event that will shape history for decades to come. Their dilemma: Should they intervene? Their problem: Can they survive? Join Jack on a dangerous chase from the dockyards of England to the rain-sodden trenches of the First World War. Will he escape the evil authorities who believe in the mysterious VIGIL Imperative?
Meet the Author
Johnny O’Brien was born in Edinburgh and studied history at Cambridge University. He got the idea for the Jack Christie Adventures when he came across his grandfather’s medals from World War I. He lives in Surrey, England, with his family.
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In the first instalment, Jack and his friend Angus not only discover the time machine, they are transported back to 1914, to try and stop the assassination of the Archduke Franz Joseph and therefore stopping World War I and changing the course of history. Jack discovers on the trip why his dad left him - he is working for the revisionists. On the trip Jack realises that he needs to make a decision - does he stop the assassination and change not only history but his own existence, or does he let the assassination happen? Exciting, enthralling adventures., X-box meets HG Wells. Re-enacting what they have learnt in the computer game as they are transported into earlier times. The author provides a great journey through history which will hopefully provoke a genuine interest in major events that have shaped the world as it is
I thought that the book was ok I like it because it wasn't a 40000 paged book (like Sam Troppers) because I don't like long books. The characters were easy to follow. The little mini battles that went on. The guns were pretty cool too. There also weren't just a ton of huge words that I didn't know or understand. I think that part of the reason that the book was so easy was because it's not really a book for a high school student it's a book for someone who is in middle school or a slightly lower level reader. The only part I didn't like about it was the actual reading because I am not much of a reader, but other than that the book was pretty good. I would recommend this book to someone who doesn't like reading but just wants to either say they read a book or have to read one. Mainly because its short, it's easy to follow, the characters don't change much and it's not a bad story line either. Even though I am not much of a reader I would have like to have a bit more a challenging plot. I was never convinced that the two characters were in any real danger. And I could almost guess exactly what was going to happen next. I don't really think that this is a book for someone in high school. Mainly because it was so easy and unless you were really into this topic then if you don't finish the book in about three hours then you might get board with it. If the plot was a little better developing and a little longer and not as boring then maybe I would, but I think that you would have to be really into this topic to read about it and not get board with it.