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My name is Darius Arthur Heisenberg, but most people call me Dare. If my last name sounds familiar, it’s probably because of my great-great uncle Werner Heisenberg. He was a physicist who came up with something called the Uncertainty Principle. But listen, Uncle Werner had no idea how uncertain things really are. I work for a group, called the Keepers, that label themselveMy name is Darius Arthur Heisenberg, but most people call me Dare. If my last name sounds familiar, it’s probably because of my great-great uncle Werner Heisenberg. He was a physicist who came up with something called the Uncertainty Principle. But listen, Uncle Werner had no idea how uncertain things really are. I work for a group, called the Keepers, that label themselves the custodians of time. And, believe me, time is a mess. It needs all the custodians it can get. Which is, of course, why the Keepers selected me, a nineteen-year-old high school dropout, to join them. I recently worked as a janitor for a couple months. Perfect fit, right? Okay, it didn’t make much sense to me either, but I wasn’t in a position to turn down a steady job and a roof over my head. Besides, all I’m supposed to do is travel through time and save the universe as we know it, how hard could it be? Yeah, better hold on. This could get ugly....

Title : knot in time
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ISBN : 16153157
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Number of Pages : 302 Pages
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knot in time Reviews

  • Julie Powell
    2018-10-19 21:29

    From the beginning of this story I knew it was going to be different, and yes, quirky. The writing style hooked me and I loved the humour threaded throughout. This is a wonderful science-fictional tale of time travel, which may seem impossible in many ways, and certainly crazy in others, and yet, it rang true due to the talent of this clever author.I loved it and would recommend it as a must read.

  • mlady_rebecca
    2018-10-22 20:42

    This was written for a younger audience, but I found it just as absorbing as an adult. A "light in tone", fun SF romp which was the perfect literary palate cleanser.

  • Reading Teen
    2018-11-04 18:28

    Time travel; one of literature's most confusing and certainly one of its most entertaining genres. It is almost always associated with aliens, space travel, and futuristic themes. Knot in Time is definitely no exception. Beginning in the present year of 2012, the characters in this book travel through vast periods of time. In the book, a young man named Darius Heisenberg is inducted into a group called the Keepers. A Keeper's job is to preserve different "threads" of time. Think Green Lantern Corps but instead of fighting against the color yellow, they just make sure time goes how it's supposed to go. They recruit from different alien species who their mysterious leaders deem to be most suitable for this task. The story starts with the recruiting of the first-ever human Keeper: Darius Heisenberg.Time travel in and of itself is a confusing and complex notion that, more often than not, leaves readers with more questions than answers. I think that any author with the guts to take on such a difficult plot will have a very hard time, especially when you take it a step further, introducing an infinite number of "threads" of time, as well as an organization that has the ability to be outside of time itself. Bringing all of this into a single book would be a very difficult thing to do, while still having your readers able to understand what's going on. And thus, my great respect for Mr. Alan Tucker, for he has done just that in Knot in Time. Mr. Tucker knows exactly how to write a book that people just want to keep reading. This book is packed with non-stop action and suspense, and will you finish it, you'll wonder to yourself where all those pages went, wishing that you could have them back.When reading about time travel, many would wonder about the Grandfather Paradox, which (According to Wikipedia) goes as the following: The time traveler went back in time to the time when his or her grandfather had not married yet. At that time, the time traveler kills his or her grandfather, and therefore, the time traveler is never born when he or she was meant to be. Well, Mr. Tucker dismisses this problem with what, in the book, they call "time threads". These rules of time travel state that if somebody were to go back in time and kill their grandfather, they would simply create an alternate "thread", changing the course of the universe for that one strand of time, while leaving your own strand untouched. Of course, that all makes perfect sense. But seriously, it's easier to understand when reading the book. With all of this, Alan Tucker has done it once again. He has written yet another book that is both epic and captivating. This is definitely my favorite time traveling book, and Alan Tucker has come to be one of my favorite authors. This book is a must-read for any fans of science-fiction. It will leave you excited and ready for more.Austin Reale

  • Reading Teen
    2018-10-24 17:51

    Time travel; one of literature's most confusing and certainly one of its most entertaining genres. It is almost always associated with aliens, space travel, and futuristic themes. Knot in Time is definitely no exception. Beginning in the present year of 2012, the characters in this book travel through vast periods of time. In the book, a young man named Darius Heisenberg is inducted into a group called the Keepers. A Keeper's job is to preserve different "threads" of time. Think Green Lantern Corps but instead of fighting against the color yellow, they just make sure time goes how it's supposed to go. They recruit from different alien species who their mysterious leaders deem to be most suitable for this task. The story starts with the recruiting of the first-ever human Keeper: Darius Heisenberg.Time travel in and of itself is a confusing and complex notion that, more often than not, leaves readers with more questions than answers. I think that any author with the guts to take on such a difficult plot will have a very hard time, especially when you take it a step further, introducing an infinite number of "threads" of time, as well as an organization that has the ability to be outside of time itself. Bringing all of this into a single book would be a very difficult thing to do, while still having your readers able to understand what's going on. And thus, my great respect for Mr. Alan Tucker, for he has done just that in Knot in Time. Mr. Tucker knows exactly how to write a book that people just want to keep reading. This book is packed with non-stop action and suspense, and will you finish it, you'll wonder to yourself where all those pages went, wishing that you could have them back.When reading about time travel, many would wonder about the Grandfather Paradox, which (According to Wikipedia) goes as the following: The time traveler went back in time to the time when his or her grandfather had not married yet. At that time, the time traveler kills his or her grandfather, and therefore, the time traveler is never born when he or she was meant to be. Well, Mr. Tucker dismisses this problem with what, in the book, they call "time threads". These rules of time travel state that if somebody were to go back in time and kill their grandfather, they would simply create an alternate "thread", changing the course of the universe for that one strand of time, while leaving your own strand untouched. Of course, that all makes perfect sense. But seriously, it's easier to understand when reading the book.With all of this, Alan Tucker has done it once again. He has written yet another book that is both epic and captivating. This is definitely my favorite time traveling book, and Alan Tucker has come to be one of my favorite authors. This book is a must-read for any fans of science-fiction. It will leave you excited and ready for more.-AustinReadingTeen.net

  • Rosemarie
    2018-11-16 22:37

    It’s been a while since I read much science fiction but I used to enjoy it so I thought I’d give this book a go.Overall I’d say I enjoyed the novel, especially the final third, when it felt like the author had really got in to his storytelling stride, describing the scenes and action well. I grew to sympathise with Dare, a character whose self-centred nature irritated until he started to develop. The only significant negative point I could make is that the pacing is a little uneven. The first hundred pages were slow, but once the action started it sped up. The change in pace came at a point that, when I read it, felt disjointed; as though this were two separate stories that had been put together but the join wasn’t smooth. It also felt a little rushed towards the ending, with an element of deus ex machina. I also found some of the early descriptions of Dare’s family background and education repetitive and laboured. These are minor quibbles and this is an enjoyable sci-fi novel, with an interesting premise; the author clearly has some understanding of current theories in physics. In addition, I especially liked the pahsahni (giant hamster aliens) and their back-story. It is a good introduction to Sci-Fi suitable for YA audience.

  • Jim Heivilin
    2018-11-13 18:57

    Okay, time travel stories are hard. Few people understand the physics of the current theories and the theories themselves are contradictory. So when the science itself is so tenuous the fiction which uses it has to be ... more robust. It has to withstand more scrutiny. Or it has to be more fun so the reader will set aside holes in the theory (let alone holes in the plot). This one is fun. The main character was a bit sketchy for me initially. A 19 year old who first gave me the impression most teenagers do. Quick, solve all the world's problems while you know everything. But he quickly realizes that he's in way over his head. And he keeps on plugging away, eventually relying on his common sense (even if he doesn't know his history as well as the average teenager - which is to say not very well at all) to overcome his obstacles. Questions arise. They always will, especially in a time travel story. Having faith in an author you've never read to answer them before the end is a leap of faith. But if you do he will answer the biggest ones. And in an interesting way. But not all, since sequels and series are really the goal for a writer, aren't they? ;-P Try it, you'll enjoy it I think.

  • Aimeekay
    2018-10-20 00:42

    Knot In Time is a great time travel book. It looks like a solid start to a great series, but at the same time it works as a stand alone novel as well.The story itself was definitely interesting. While, I knew Dare wasn't the bad guy, the story kept me guessing as to who actually was. Tucker really pulled the time line events together and the twists and turns kept the pages turning. I also liked the way he decided to explain the time travel and how changing events worked. It was complicated, but worded in such a way that it made sense.I loved the characters. Dare is funny and real. He doesn't automatically understand the time travel and all it entails, but watching him learn and grow was very entertaining. Also the other characters where just as interesting, even ones that don't get completely introduced. Hope is a great example of this. She isn't in every scene of the book, but the scenes she is in make me want to know more about her. Overall, this book pulled me in and didn't let me go til the last page. While there were some questions that were definitely left unanswered, the ending itself was solid. The unanswered questions just created a good set up for the next book in the series.

  • Dana Griffin
    2018-10-19 19:41

    What a fun read this was. Categorized as young adult, this adult reader devoured it. The high school dropout protagonist, Dare, gets a chance to work for the custodians of time by traveling through it to save the universe. The plot seems implausible until you begin reading and the believability ratchets up in short order. I mention this because Dare, when presented with this opportunity in the beginning of the story, feels the same way. But Mr. Tucker does a great job of showing him accepting the reality of the situation.Dare being a hapless individual who seems to shrug off his difficulties made for an enjoyable character to follow through the story. It was easy to visualize any misguided teen in this situation rolling with the circumstances to make the best of it.The story moves forward at a rapid pace which makes for an engaging read. Although the characters are fleshed out, I would have liked the author to have shown them with more depth, but finished the book satisfied and anxious to read the next in the series.

  • Jerry Newhouse
    2018-10-21 23:28

    I picked this book up and I finished it in less than two days! Very exciting and (I hate to use this term) action packed! It just starts from the beginning and is relentless in the pursuit of the next scene. You think there will be breather soon, but nnoooo. There never is one until the end, which in this case…is great.This is an excellent piece of sci-fi. It really takes String Theory and makes a realistic and wonderfully twisted tale out of it. (Sorry for the pun.) Not that I am a supporter of said theory, but if it were to work, this series of stories definitely gives some light on its possibilities.

  • Gae-Lynn Woods
    2018-11-05 16:31

    KNOT IN TIME is probably a book for young adults, and that's not a genre I normally read. But I've 'met' the author on Facebook and Twitter and wanted to check out his books. I'm glad I did. KNOT IN TIME is about time-travel, but it's also a mystery that the main character, Dare, must unravel. No pun intended!Solid characters, good use of time travel gadgetry (without confusing us older folks), lots of humor, and a plot to destroy the world. The author took his time setting up the series in this book so I feel like I have a solid base for book two. It's an engrossing read. I'll look forward to the next book in the series! Recommended for young adults and up.

  • Katy
    2018-11-10 21:33

    I've always been fascinated with the concept of time travel, and when I discovered the main character was named Dare (short for Darius) with an attitude to match, I knew I had to read this book! Dare reminds me so much of many of my former students, so I connected with him right away. His journey to become a Keeper, or a guardian of time, is a fun roller coaster ride to experience along with him. The plot is just complicated enough to provide mystery and several "Aha" moments without getting too convoluted to follow. There are several vivid scenes that make you think, "Movie Moment" and some fascinating secondary characters. I recommend this clever story!

  • Mandy White
    2018-10-16 16:48

    I LOVED this book! Couldn't put it down once I started reading. It's nonstop action from start to finish - a thrilling sci-fi time travel adventure that even an older reader like myself can enjoy. Well-written and based on a brilliant premise, this book is one I highly recommend. I was pleased to discover that this is Book One, which indicates that there will be more adventures to come. Guaranteed I will be wanting to read them all.

  • Moroni Granja
    2018-10-16 19:55

    Read the book in a little over a day, the only thing missing was...more pages! I don't mean the story felt incomplete, because I felt it ended quite nicely while leaving a lot of room for more. I'll definitely be waiting to buy and read the next books in the series, and will be checking out the author's other books.

  • Steve Hurd
    2018-10-29 22:43

    Good read, better than expected Good read, better than expected Nicely written! The twists and turns in the plot kept me guessing. I was disappointed to find that the next book in the series isn't written yet; I wanted to keep on reading. Looking forward to it.

  • Sagey Pooh
    2018-10-26 18:29

    This book was a great read, I very much enjoyed it. It sucked that I really couldn't pronounce the Pahsani names. I liked how you tied in how females can be tough too, I thought it was pretty awesome. All in all, I'm pretty sure I could read this again and still be entranced by the story. The plot was great, the story was great, and the characters were amazing. Very creative and imaginative.

  • Read for your future!
    2018-11-07 18:55

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  • Janet Muirhead
    2018-10-31 20:58

    A fun read

  • Trish Bash
    2018-11-01 19:49

    I enjoyed this book very much. It has a little bit of everything you could ask for in a time travel adventure and was very well written.

  • Len Evans Jr
    2018-10-31 21:38

    Not sure if the problem I had of getting into this book was the writing or just me. Anytime I find myself halfway through a book and not caring what happens to the characters it is not a good thing. I liked the premise of the book, just felt like the plot got a bit chaotic at timesthen moved on to another confusing, unknown again. Not sure I will be reading book 2 in the series will have to think about it.

  • Susan
    2018-11-14 17:31

    Dare (short for Darius) is a 19 year old high school drop out working as a janitor when he is first approached by the Keepers, who are there to keep time running smoothly. First contact doesn’t go so well, and even second and third contact don’t go so well. But eventually, Dare is swept up into a space ship with time traveling capability. M’sang, a rather enormous hamster alien, takes on training Dare, along with the ship’s artificial intelligence, Kim. After some hard knocks in the training ring, Dare is sent on his first mission with some cool gadgetry. And then he runs up against Hope, who is working for another team of time travelers, and she doesn’t hold back.As the adventure continues, we end up on a future moon that has a small but tenacious population in a sprawling base. For a while, Dare isn’t sure who to trust – Have M’sang and Kim been using him, misleading him? Is Hope right in her efforts to preserve a thread of time she considers to be the right one? To add to his confusion, Lauri, a bio-engineered young lady, enters the mix, along with her substitute father figure, Dr. Lansing. The moon base takes on a deadly personality when a genetic experiment (Hans, a rather large and very intelligent, nearly indestructible spider) is let out to play. Plus there’s all those hamster aliens wanting to invade the base. Yep, Dare has plenty of knots to untangle.I had a lot of fun with this book. Dare often tosses out quips and references to 80s and90s movies, making little cultural touchstones for the readers. He’s a likeable kid, even if he does come off as too much of a good guy at times. But this feeds into his naivete as he always falls for the damsel in distress. The book pings back and forth from humor to action to mystery to occasional violence. It’s a good balance insuring the reader is never bored or feels the need to hurry through a section to get back to the good parts.The time travel element is well done, being mostly used as a mechanism to tell the story and not getting hung up on the physics behind such a possibility. The characters were easy to connect with. The bad guys had enough variation that some I wanted dead in horrid ways while others I sympathized with a bit. I especially liked M’sang, his gruffness, his ability to toss Dare around the martial arts room. The mental image of Dare being thrown down by a large, irate hamster gave me the giggles more than once.There’s only a few females in this novel (Kim, Hope, Lauri, any others?) and two of the three are very attractive. In fact, was one a sex worker early in her career. My one criticism is that I would have liked to see a greater variation in the female characters, as we do with the male characters. Over all, a very entertaining read and I definitely look forward to reading more works by this author.What I Liked: The big hamster has got some serious moves; Dare was a fun POV for the story; maniacal Hans!; good balance of action, humor, and serious moments; the cover is stunning.What I Disliked: There are few female characters and they are first introduced as hot, sexy things and later get to be a little more.

  • Mike
    2018-10-23 16:51

    Basic concept:A homeless teen is recruited as an agent for The Keepers, an organization of time travelers from a variety of technologically sophisticated species, whose role is to prevent anyone from disrupting time itself. Things I liked about this book:- Unreliable information. Often in fantasy or science fiction, one or more characters act as fonts of exposition, instantly setting up the rules of the universe and who are the good guys/bad guys. This novel involves the main character not always knowing what's actually going on, who is on what side, or whether his opponents are actually harmful. I like that uncertainty when the character is thrust into a completely unknown situation.Things I did not like about this book:- Lack of detail. For the fact that time travel is the central premise of the book, there is remarkably little information given, and what is given is confusing and somewhat contradictory. Perhaps this will be cleared up in later installments in the series, but my gut says it likely won't.- Unexplained chosen one. Why this particular individual was recruited is completely unclear. I don't think that works as well in science fiction as it does in fantasy, where you can at least appeal to some sort of prophecy. Again, perhaps it will be explained, but the main character seems to have no particular skills or abilities that others lack, and he does have some glaring liabilities.

  • Clark Hallman
    2018-11-15 21:38

    Knot In Time (Tales of Uncertainty #1) by Alan Tucker – Darius (Dare) Heisenberg is a nineteen-year-old high school dropout who is recruited by the custodians of time (The Keepers). He and his colleagues must be diligent and even vigilant about maintaining time threads. After his brief training, Dare discovers that it is not a simple thing to protect time threads and the consequences of unraveled time threads can bring serious consequences, which may be dangerous and even life threatening. Although I found this time-travel novel to be a little light on scientific explanations, and at times the story line was somewhat confusing, I still found it to be an enjoyable read. I will likely try the second novel (Abandon Hope) in the series

  • Jim Fromm
    2018-11-16 21:42

    Serial worthy concept. I'm not much of a sci-fi fantasy fan, but I wasp, looking everal for a change of pace, and the concept of time manipulation intrigued me. I was not disappointed. I have thought about the concept many times since starting the book. Mr. Tucker does a masterful job of creating interesting and attractive supporting characters, a little sexual tension, and unique circumstances to explore the possibilities of a naive young man in a fantastic, flexible, world changing set of circumstances. As I was finishing, I found myself wishing the story would take another twist and I could enjoy the ride for a few more hours.

  • Tina
    2018-11-15 17:28

    I'm surprised no one mentioned how badly the book started out. A teen boy is in a dark alley a huge "blob" like alien shows up and say you don't know me bit I know you. Want to become a time traveler who saves the world from people who are messing with the time stream? By the way I can't explain anything else to you want to came? And he says yes. Just like that with no further explanation. My only problem is the unlikelihood of that. But I kept with it and was glad I did. It was a fun story to read. It just seemed like the author was unsure how to get Dare into his job role so he just skipped all the details.

  • Connie Garvie
    2018-10-19 00:55

    This book, the first in a series, was an enjoyable light read. Unfortunately, it lacks most of what I find necessary in a good book. The Time Travel in the book is not explained, it just occurs. The plot seems to be twisted, never clear. It attempts to follow it's several Threads, but doesn't leave me satisfied, at all. This said, I purchased and am currently reading it's sequel; "Abandon Hope". I am hoping that the series picks up, the author improves or a miracle happens. If it continues as is, I won't read he third, that's for certain.

  • Valery
    2018-11-10 17:58

    An enjoyable read.I've had this in my queue for a while now and just didn't get around to reading it until recently. Definitely a pleasant surprise. It was very enjoyable, though the explanations were dumbed down quite a bit.There were very few grammar hiccups, and the movie quotes were often in odd places, but none of it really detracted from the storyline. Even the inappropriate parts were a necessity for either characterization or plot progression.For my clean readers:Includes language, violence, and adult situations.

  • Mandy Walkden-Brown
    2018-10-28 16:29

    I'm very pleased that I never pay attention to the YA tag, in fact many of the most enjoyable stories I've come across have been tucked away there and this is yet another! Well, Dare indeed has a most appropriate surname as this story is full of uncertainty as to whether he'll even survive his adventure. He meets some truly unique characters in some highly unusual places. All of which leads to an action packed, tense, sometimes amusing and always exciting read. Definitely a series worth following.

  • Kim
    2018-11-03 16:51

    This book was a lot different from other time travel books that I have read. There was little written about the time to which the travelers were actually going. It was more about the why they were traveling through time, and what they hoped to accomplish in the new time. It was more action packed than a lot of the time travel books I have read. I liked the book, and look forward to reading the next book in the series.

  • Dennis Michaels
    2018-11-10 18:55

    Are we there yet?This is a very FUN read!,Sci-fi that is serious and comical at once! It has everything one could desire in a story that includes time travel, alien abduction,space ships,a trip to Mars,love,and a happy ending.Plenty of humour to soften the harsh realities.If you enjoy flights of fantasy, you will find this an enjoyable read.I received this Kindle book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Kathryn Handel
    2018-10-18 22:29

    One word: FUN! This book was so much fun to read. It was a quick, fast paced read with time travel, action, and a tentacled alien named bob. What more could you want? and now I am off to read the second in the series...