• Title: The Amber Rooms
  • Author: Ian Hocking
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    It is the night of September 5th, 1907, and the Moscow train is approaching St Petersburg Traveling first class appears to be a young Russian princess and her fianc They are impostors In the luggage carriage are the spoils of the Yerevan Square Expropriation, the greatest bank heist in history The money is intended for Finland, and the hands of a man known to the TsarIt is the night of September 5th, 1907, and the Moscow train is approaching St Petersburg Traveling first class appears to be a young Russian princess and her fianc They are impostors In the luggage carriage are the spoils of the Yerevan Square Expropriation, the greatest bank heist in history The money is intended for Finland, and the hands of a man known to the Tsarist authorities as The Mountain Eagle Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

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    1. “Quit messing with my mind!” are words that I mumbled a number of times as I was reading Ian Hocking’s The Amber Rooms. Time travel, alternate universes, brain-nanotechnology interface and quantum entanglement are all components of this novel, which to say is nothing less than mind bending. Of all the Saskia Brandt novels, The Amber Rooms, is undoubtedly the most complex which says a lot, as this series is one challenging read.The Amber Rooms begins not long after the second novel, Flashba [...]

    2. The Amber RoomsThis book was given to me as part of a series in exchange for an honest review. Although I had the Omnibus I opted to review each book individually, keeping in mind the fact that it was related to other books that expanded the story. This is not a summary - for that read the description. For a review, read on (no promises it will be good though)!More confusing than first two books, the Amber Rooms still focuses on the same main character, adding a few new ones to help carry a fair [...]

    3. When Saskia Brandt vanished from 2003 at the end of Flashback she probably did not expect to end up in 1907 among Georgian communist bank robbers.Most of this book is a well-researched (in an interview included the author tells he even learned Russian to write the book) historical novel told from the perspective of a time traveler. At first I was a bit put off by the fact that the time travel aspect was kept a mystery. The story opens right in the middle of things, and the pieces come together r [...]

    4. The Amber Rooms is the third book in the Saskia Brandt series. It continues with what happens to Saskia in Flashback (the second book). Although a person could get away with reading this book as a standalone, I would suggest reading the first and second book. It has references to both. [I have a review for each of these books.]Characters: The main character of this third person narrative is Saskia who adopts many names along the course of the book. She still is a strong likeable character as she [...]

    5. Dr. Ian Hocking brings a refreshing aspect to time travel. The books are an embodiment of the terminology "technothriller". Though the Saskia Brandt Omnibus may be placed under the sci-fi category, it is most definitely in a class of it's own. I most enjoyed the fact that being a "sci-fi" book, the entire story stayed rooted on planet Earth. These three books are an obvious culmination of the time and study the author dedicated to the idea of travelling through time and addressing well-known his [...]

    6. First of all I've to admit that it's worth reading the first and second book of this sequel to get an idea of the time travelling. Ian Hocking provided the copy I've got with a short summary of both earlier books and I'm glad for that also he remarked that this book could stand as an own story.The story takes place in the early 20th century mostly in St. Petersburg but also in some places in the south of Russia and in Switzerland. Saskia is travelling with some dubious characters which are partl [...]

    7. This book was quite a bit darker in tone than the previous two, and gorier too. though it doesn't feel gratuitous. But Saskia continues to be one of the most engaging characters I've had the pleasure of reading. Her memory issues felt very, very realistic. The technology and timelines was more complex this time around but still followable. One thing that really stands out to me about this series is the way it bucks, without making a big deal of it, heteronormativity. As a queer woman, that means [...]

    8. I'm not sure that I liked this book as well as Ian Hocking's previous 2 books in this series. While the epilogue superbly wraps everything up, you have to read the entire book (about [SPOILER ALERT!] expanding from time travel to parallel universes and Stalin and Lenin in late Tsarist Russia (early 1900's)) to get there.

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