Valley of Time: The Greatest Journey Ever Taken

Valley of Time: The Greatest Journey Ever Taken

by Jeremy D Holden

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Overview

What if you could go back to the pivotal moment in time that shaped your life? Would you try to alter your own fate?

Not that long ago, Mal Thomas escaped with his life only through a mixture of good fortune and divine intervention after he and his eclectic team were hired by the world's most powerful industrialist to promote the alleged second coming of the Messiah. Not everyone involved was as lucky as Mal.

After writing a best-selling book about his experiences - and becoming an unlikely spiritual leader along the way - Mal hopes to retreat to the tranquility of his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, another enigmatic billionaire with an equally incredible proposition has other ideas.

Huw Hudson, the man often described as a modern-day Howard Hughes, wants to position his company, Space Rider, as the leader in commercial space tourism. He tries to enlist Mal and his team to help promote it, with one extraordinary twist. Hudson has evidence of an alleged UFO encounter, which he thinks could damage his business plans, and he asks Mal to investigate and manage the breaking news story. Against his better judgment, Mal agrees.

Crisscrossing Sao Carlos, Miami, London, and Dubai, Mal is forced to keep an unbelievable secret from the FBI and even his closest friends. As he gets pulled deeper and deeper into Hudson's ambitious plot, he is also forced to confront his deepest fears. The wrong decision has the power to change history.

Valley of Time is the second book in Holden's Mal Thomas novel series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997897012
Publisher: Clean Publishing
Publication date: 11/05/2017
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Valley of Time: The Greatest Journey Ever Taken 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TheQuirkyBookNerd 4 months ago
Given how much I enjoyed Sea of Doubt, I eagerly jumped into this novel as soon as I had finished, excited for more adventures with Holden’s very loveable characters. And I was not disappointed in the least—this is a wonderful follow up to the first story. Though I think that I slightly preferred the first story, this one is another fast and extremely entertaining read. And the comedy is superb. Holden knows how to captivate his readers and hold them all the way through the final page. I just have so much fun with his work—I’ve completely fallen in love with it. At the start of the novel, I was feeling a little bit apprehensive due to the fact that it begins very similarly to the previous story in this series. However, it becomes obvious fairly quickly that the plot is going in a completely unique direction. Once again, Holden’s character depiction and development is top-notch and still my absolute favorite part of these novels. I cannot talk enough about how much I love everyone and how he involves them in the events of the plot. This is a very character driven novel, and those characters are some of the strongest I’ve seen. Holden’s writing continues to be quite easy to fall in to, and his style of storytelling is highly engaging. He weaves very fascinating and extremely unique plotlines full of adventure and excitement. Just like the previous one, I found this story to be full of surprises, and I never really guessed what was coming next or how things would resolve. Holden manages to turn the very fictional elements into something that feels believable—it’s easy to imagine Mal going through these experiences. Again, one of the only complaints I have in regards to the writing itself is that there is far more telling rather than showing in this novel. With this particular plot, as opposed to the first novel, that style of narrative slows things down quite a bit more. There is a lot of talk about science and technology, so the story is very description heavy. The balance between this and the action is a bit unequal, and even though I am a huge fan of science fiction and, in particular, anything to do with time travel, even I felt like the narrative got slightly bogged down a few times. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Valley of Time, and continue to love Holden’s plotlines and characters. I’ve heard numerous people say that this novel works as a standalone, and while the plot is unique in itself and does not give away much information about the first book, there are still enough important, potentially vague references made that these stories should really be read in order—I personally feel this would make for the most enjoyable reading experience. As with the first novel, I am extremely glad that I got the chance to read this, and I am very much hoping there will be plenty more installments in this series in the future. I very highly recommend giving these novels a read.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This is the second book that features Mal Thomas. You do not have to read the first book to enjoy this one but I would recommend doing it because you will understand more of the background. This has a bit of science fiction in it and is well written. I really liked Mal and his wife. His other friends were great also. His Hudson is definitely different. This story definitely kept my interest the whole way through. I look forward to more books featuring Mal and his friends. I received a copy of this book from Smith Publishing for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.