From Under the Sun

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
650 Pages
Reviewed on 12/30/2021
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Reviewed by Anelynde Smit for Readers' Favorite

From Under the Sun by Kordel Lentine is one of the most inspiring pieces of science fiction I have read in a long time. Our story begins with Terrance Brown being bullied but that does not make his day any harder. On his way home from school, he encounters what could then only be described as a bomb dropping from the sky, destroying everything in sight. Turns out this is where science meets fiction; it was in fact a bowling ball. Terrance gains some popularity, even some fame, but his whole life changes with the appearance of a puzzle box. Terrance is a lover of puzzles, and this one literally has his name on it. With the help of his love interest, Blaire Reynolds, and the unlikely Josh the jock, all the pieces fall into place. We are then introduced to Stanley, who has some information for Terrance about time travel. With their interaction, it is not clear what Stanley’s goal is, but something doesn’t sit right. Only when it is almost too late does this so-called time lord really come out with the truth, and the truth is too much for Terrance now and in the future. The lingering question is, are we in dead time? What is possible in the future and if this book is anything to go by, it’s going to be one heck of a ride.

From Under the Sun by Kordel Lentine is one of the best depictions of time travel I have read since Hitchhiker's Guide and even for someone who is not that into science, it was explained in such a way that I could follow. I was able to understand everything and loved the detailed descriptions, such as the three rules of time travel, and the many ways in which Stanley had played the same scenario over again for hundreds of years. The Nokis was my absolute favorite, being described in such detail that I am convinced the author has an actual pair of these futuristic glasses on hand. The detail that goes into this is utterly unbelievable. You are reading a book of science fiction and dwell in the realm of the possible and forget where you are. This book has an amazing ability to transport you to another world, Terrance and Stanley’s world. This was so entertaining to read that I could not put it down. I traveled into the unknown and got lost in the words. This is a book for almost all ages, and you will love the writing style. Highly recommended to any reader, even if they are not mad about sci-fi. This is a great book.