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But Kallen didn’t plan on meeting Aaric Utzman, a young cartographer from post-colonial America. Nor did he plan to fall in love with him. He must find a way for ...
But Kallen didn’t plan on meeting Aaric Utzman, a young cartographer from post-colonial America. Nor did he plan to fall in love with him. He must find a way for them to stay together or Aaric will have been dead for over six hundred years after Kallen’s return. No matter what he decides, the past, the present, and the future will be irrevocably altered."
Posted April 3, 2006
A must read for gay or bi married men. A better love story has never been portrayed. This should be make these two books into a movie, which would be better than Brokeback Mountain.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 28, 2003
Five stars are nowhere near enough. This review is for both volumes of STEALING SOME TIME. Vol. 1 is books I & II and Vol. 2 is book III. Don't even; think about buying one without the other. These interlocking stories are just way too kewl. This is a SF adventure, thriller & super romantic love story all-in-one. There's also a lots of sex too. But it's definitely not porn. You can't help but totally fall in love with these guys, physically & mentally. There are other characters that you will like, some you won't & some you'll hate, & that is as it should be. Mark is very good at fleshing out his characters. I know; there are some people out there that don't want sex mentioned at all or even hinted at. But, apparently, those people don't want any reality at all, even when it shows up in fiction & greatly enhances the, 'reality', of the story. That's okay; there are lots of, 'sterile', books out there for those people to peruse. SF books with a strong gay theme are so very rare out there in the literary world. That alone makes Mark's new series, SST, an absolute treasure for me. This story is also an emotional rollercoaster ride through deceit & rejection to ultimately a love that transcends all time. It's also a story of corrupting power & control that, precisely & very frighteningly, parallels our very own world & time. It's an eight-century adventure of a very grand scale involving two very different futures. It's a thriller in that most all of the characters involved will take any measures or actions no matter the cost or consequences to life, limb, love or altered future. Intense love & survival between two guys may be the key as to what the future may become. Heading into book III, you may need some tissues close by. Your eyes may have a tendency to leak now & then, especially in the third book. But do anticipate your heartstrings to be tugged a bit, & if your anxiety prone gets some Valium, the thriller parts get even more intense. One of the other emotions you'll have is the humor created by the, time/culture/language/clothing, differences experienced by these people between all the centuries. If you've read & appreciated both of Mark's first two books, you've got to read his latest series. The venue is only different in that it is SF, but written by a pro. To me, the main theme is love. The ending is absolutely incredible. One like I've never encountered before, and I read a lot!!! It took me some time to get my emotions back under control just so I could write a review, which is in it's self an extreme rarity... JJLWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 23, 2003
Stealing Some Time: Book I and II combines two of three books together in a single volume. This is truly the greatest gay-themed time travel love story ever told. Stealing Some Time: Book III rounds out and ends the tale. If you like character-driven stories, strong gay main characters and are ready for a time travel adventure, this story is for you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.