Release date: January, 2012
The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.
That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.
Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.
But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler. Recruit… or kill him.
Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.
Before I start with the characters and the plot, let us take a moment and look at the cover. It’s EPIC. Epic, people.
Jackson is a nice male protagonist. I say ‘Nice’, because some of his actions around his girlfriend Holly reminded me of one of those players in a teen movie. And that’s not that great, he is a typical teenager with lots of hormones! All the other characters were nice too. They all could have used more depth, maybe then liking them would turn into loving them. Now they just felt a little bit flat.
The plot was at times jumpy and fast paced. Jumpy, because Jackson travelled through time. *like that wasn’t obvious* He stays there a couple of days and then wham, travelled to another time. It didn’t give me enough time to catch my breath and fully understand what was happening. It also gave me a headache!
Even though it didn’t rock my boat, I am satisfied with Tempest. With all the things that could have been better, I’m still going to give the sequel a try. I just want to know how it’s all going to end and if Jackson becomes a more likeable character.