Review #2: Review by Vincent Dublado
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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite
Artima’s Travels – Part II by E. A. Dustin is a fascinating tale that magnificently blends history with science fiction. Ella just learned that her grandfather was once a Nazi. She thinks of her history teacher’s words explaining that for much of the post-war period, thinking and teachings about WWII remained black and white. You were either on the side of the Allies, or you were evil. To be a collaborator was a label that dirtied and shamed those who had lived when others died, and all Germans at the time were considered evil Nazis. But her teacher had discussed many shades of grey, such as people trying just to survive and follow along out of fear, but the winner wrote the history, and those shades of grey were omitted. Ella hoped her grandfather fell into that grey area. But hoping isn’t enough, and her search for the truth will lead her to experimentation by a secret government agency.
The best compliment I can pay Artima’s Travels – Part II is that it becomes even more interesting as you get to know the characters because their lives are strongly connected to the storyline. In this tale of enhanced intelligence, family secrets, time, luck, and fate, E.A. Dustin delves deep into the psyche of his characters and the plot becomes promising. Its climactic act feels satisfying and you will want to find out what is in store for Ella next. Her family’s history is explained in a manner that makes you feel sympathetic enough to care to travel with Ella to uncover the truth. It doesn’t resort to having characters explain too much, because Dustin makes sure to let events unravel according to the characters’ actions. For anyone who loves a good marriage between science fiction and Nazi history, Artima’s Travels – Part II is worth checking out