TIME DULLS EVEN THE MOST POTENT OF MEMORIES...Six years have passed since the cataclysmic series of events culminating in Pierre Hartford's victory over the Entity and the formation of a new realm. New Earth is a thriving planet, an idealized conception of Pierre's old home. Pierre, in particular, seems quite well-adjusted to his new lifestyle...perhaps almost too well-adjusted. When his world is once more turned on its head and he is again thrust into the center of events, Pierre is caught off guard, afraid and confused, and faced with a series of foes the likes of which he has never encountered before. Surrounded by enemies and left with only a few allies, Pierre must come to terms with his divisive past and quickly adapt to his new situation. For this is an enemy unseen and unheard, striking only from the shadows, with a name spoken only in hushed tones. And as events spiral toward their seemingly inevitable conclusion, Pierre will come face-to-face with the most terrible choice of all. Can Pierre still prevail in the face of overwhelming odds? Or has he finally met his match?
"With the same puckish creativity and futuristic vision of the previous novels, The Rewriting of Time is an impressive close to author Konrad Koenigsmann's debut trilogy.
The visionary realm that Pierre formed following the defeat of the Entity is quite close to perfect, but there is trouble brewing within the Council, and since the essence of the Entity is forever entangled with Pierre Hartford, he remains a dangerous risk. Wrestling with his own desires for intellectual advancement and happiness, Pierre must learn to wield his incredible powers and step fully into his potential, while also protecting the new world he has come to love.
Existential dilemmas on a cosmic scale, epic battles, and unpredictable enemies make this head-spinning tale just as addictive and jaw-dropping as Koenigsmann's earlier offerings. In terms of execution, most of the writing is unvarnished and declarative, with the occasional burst of poetic or linguistic flair. Additional use of imagery and literary tools could help spice up the narrative, although the technical dexterity of the language is impressive for such a young author.
When Koenigsmann does choose to describe a landscape or emotional experience, the word choice is occasionally bland or blunt, and when juxtaposed with the staggering originality of the plot and the depth of the world-building, these flat moments tend to stand out. Some further embellishments in the language would bring this entertaining read into the truly rarefied and respected air of the genre, but as it stands, the premise is so original and creative that this installment remains a mind-bending and satisfying finale."