Virtual Evil: Time Rovers book 2

Virtual Evil by Jana G. Oliver is the second book of her Time Rovers series. I do not recommend you read Virtual Evil without first reading the original book in the series Sojourn.

Jacynda Lassiter is a time rover, a person who travels through time collecting other time travelers and returning them home to the future. Sometimes she also has assignments to fix problems that are causing a time ripple. The beginning of Virtual Evil picks up where the first book Sojourn left off with Jacynda still in Victoria England and looking for her former loverís missing time interface. But something is seriously wrong in 1888 Victorian England and someone wants to prevent Jacynda from completing her task. The situation between the Time Protocol Board and the Government in 2057 is also heating up and Jacynda is in someoneís way. There have already been attempts on her life in 1888 and now someone wants to prosecute her for breaking time laws in 2057. Jacynda needs to rapidly figure out what is going on before it is too late and she loses either her life or her career.

I absolutely loved Virtual Evil. This book is one of the most creative, imaginative, and exciting stories Iíve picked up in a long time. Virtual Evil is an intriguing look at the time frame when Jack the Ripper was terrorizing London but with a view point from the future. Every time Ms. Oliver is able to relate and use an actual historical event or place she does, making the events in the book seem real. If you are not usually a sci-fi fan do not be put off by the genre. This is really a cross genre book. The main character is from the future and travels back in time to Victorian England; the bulk of the story takes place in Victorian times, so it is like a historical. There is a touch of romance and a lot of mystery and suspense. This book can be considered a paranormal as well. There is a secret group of people called Transitiveís which are people who can shape shift into other people, animals or things and in this second book of the series, the Transitiveís play a major role. Ms. Oliver has managed to cover just about every genre. Her first book in the Time Rover series garnered a number of awards and this one is likely to do so as well. I do not recommend very many books. I generally like many books but to get my recommendation the book has to be outstanding. The action in the story is non-stop, the realism of historic London is superb, the characters are well developed and enjoyable, and the explanation of the stories time travel is very well thought out. I could barely put the book down. This is a recommended read!

Reviewed by: Stephanie B.


Stephanie B.