Quin cannot wait for the final test that will see her, and her two closest friends Shinobu and John, inducted as Seekers; that secret group with the ability to move between time and space to right wrong and maintain justice. The reality is very different. John is rejected; the role of the Seeker is to be a paid assassin. The knowledge is devastating. Surely there must be a way to restore honour and find love?
Adopting the strategy of multiple narrators, the reader moves between the different characters that make up the cast of this densely plotted adventure. This certainly ensures that the threads of the narrative are clear, though it has the adverse effect of slowing down the pace of the story as we move back and forwards to accommodate the different viewpoints and positions. Nor does it ensure vivid characterisation. Rather the characters conform to type – the idealistic but resolute heroine, the damaged anti-hero, the unrecognised boyfriend. However, this is a dramatic read. The author writes with conviction and confidence, presenting an interesting world, which reflects today but adds the veneer of science fantasy. You do not have to believe, just suspend disbelief and plunge in.