Saturday, 28 July 2012

On My Wishlist #96

This is a meme that started on Book Chick City before moving to Cosy Books and is now hosted by the wonderful Sarah at Workaday Reads. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I can keep track!
Now I'm officially on a book buying ban I am expecting my wishlist to start growing at a massive the meantime I can't resist a bit of time travel...

The Company of the Dead - David Kowalski
Publisher: Titan
Can one man save the Titanic?March 1912. A mysterious man appears aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage. His mission? To save the ship.The result? A world where the United States never entered World War I, thus launching the secret history of the 20th Century.
April 2012. Joseph Kennedy - grand-nephew of John F. Kennedy - lives in an America occupied in the East by Greater Germany and on the West Coast by Imperial Japan. He is one of six people who can restore history to its rightful order -- even though it may mean his own death.

This is a very big book - but I've read some good reviews and I love the idea that the Titanic survival would have such a major impact on world events...

The History Keepers: The Storm Begins - Damian Dibbens
Publisher: DoubleDay Childrens
When Jake is kidnapped by strangers on a stormy London night he discovers his loving parents have been leading a double life and are now missing, lost somewhere in history. He is plunged into a world of secret societies, dangerous double agents, and a terrifying countdown to oblivion. Transported by a Spanish galleon back to 19th century France, he finds himself in the headquarters of The History Keepers - a remarkable league of time-travelling special agents. The History Keepers preserve the true course of history against those who would change it for their own gain, such as the diabolical Prince Zeldt. Driven by a sense of adventure and a desire to reunite his family, Jake makes the most thrilling - and dangerous - decision of his life.

I picked this up in Waterstones a while ago because the cover and the title intrigued me. I didn't buy it at the time and now I regret it!

Time Travelers Never Die - Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Ace Books
When physicist Michael Shelborne mysteriously vanishes, his son Shel discovers that he had constructed a time travel device. Fearing his father may be stranded in time—or worse—Shel enlists the aid of Dave Dryden, a linguist, to accompany him on the rescue mission. Their journey through history takes them from the enlightenment of Renaissance Italy through the American Wild West to the civil-rights upheavals of the 20th century. Along the way, they encounter a diverse cast of historical greats, sometimes in unexpected situations. Yet the elder Shelborne remains elusive.
And then Shel violates his agreement with Dave not to visit the future. There he makes a devastating discovery that sends him fleeing back through the ages, and changes his life forever.

Who wouldn't want to visit the Wild West?

If you could visit one era of history, what would it be?
Personally Ancient Egypt with the Pharoahs would be my favourite!


  1. Hm...The Middle Ages, I like the clothes, and the castles back then :D

  2. All three of these look pretty interesting, I hadn't heard of them before. Think I'll check them out!