It says in the back of the book it took the author 5 years to write and to be honest at times it felt like it was taking me that long to read. I think the main reason for the was i felt disconnected from the story so often. It just seemed like there were so many characters being mentioned yet i didn’t know who they were it kinda lost me a bit, that coupled with their odd names. It just took me a long time to figure out who was what, i think that just really confused me , fortunately i got past that and really started to enjoy the story
The story finds itself based around an organisation that sends time traveling scientist back in time to study different time periods. We find out the 1300’s are normally off limits due to the plague etc yet a underling decides to send someone back to 1320 while his boss is away fishing.things go wrong right from the start, not long after sending the scientist back the technicians who sent her falls ill, its not long before it becomes an epidemic on the other side of things the time traveler also falls ill as soon as she arrives.
So we have the present story of a epidemic and the organization trying to figure out what happened to the scientist and then we have the scientist time traveler trying to find out how to get back to the drop (the place she came through) but soon both the present and the past discover she isn’t in 1320 but in 1348 right when the plague sweeps through Europe.
Once I got my head around the characters who suffered from no development (took her 5 years to wrote it, think that was plenty of time to develop some characters) I really enjoyed this book the concepts and plot were well thought out. Turns out this author has won numerous awards, in fact the most amount of nebulas for any science fiction writer. I believe after this ill be in google seeing what else she has written