Dale struggles with convoluted timelines, cats named Wozzy intent on human destruction, and life gets scarier than when you realize you're out of wine and the stores are shut.
Amanda fights a losing battle with reality as she finds herself trapped in The Ward, unsure whether she is genuinely insane or memory fragments of time travel are truly to blame for her confusion.
Only one thing stops her losing her mind completely: half-memories of a past where life was normal and time travel was just one of those things you laughed about.
Now it's not so funny.
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Hexad: The Ward by Al K. Line is book three in the wacky time travel adventure of Dale and Amanda that began when Dale woke up after a night of over-imbibing that involved a convoluted and only half-remembered conversation about the possibility of time travel. After two books that chronicled journeys back and forth to the future, the past, with brief, but confusing stops in the present, told primarily (though, not entirely) from Dale’s confused point of view, book three is mainly (though again, not entirely) from Amanda’s point of view, as she (and the reader) discover a disturbing secret that reveals the central role she plays in this convoluted romp that turns science and reality on their pointed ears. Added to the mix is the critical and surprising role played by their ‘friend’, Peter, who turns out to be something else entirely. It helps if the reader is a bit looped while trying to make sense of the many tangled plot threads as the author whipsaws back and forth, answering one perplexing question, only to raise two or three more even more tangled paradoxes that spin your brain like an out-of-control top. If you like your time-travel stories to be scientifically plausible, this probably is not a book you’ll enjoy. On the other hand, if you enjoy the kind improbable probabilities found in books like Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, you will thoroughly enjoy this book as well. This is a book that will cause the parts of your brain that control laughter to fire on overdrive, and the ending will leave you gasping in wonderment—and wondering what Dale and Amanda will get up to next. I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.