Friday, September 4, 2015

A Time to Reap: The Legend of Carter Gabel / Jonas Lee

Reviewed by: Michael Thal

Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction

Approximate word count: 60-65,000 words

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Jonas Lee is from the Black Hills of South Dakota. When he’s not writing science fiction he coaches softball. He also enjoys photography and being a dad to his little girl.


Carter Gabel is a special kid attending a unique high school, Pemberton Academy. Its student body has all witnessed acts of temporal displacement or telepathy. Carter has a rare genetic condition called Chronological Displacement Syndrome, which he can’t control. Carter is prone to bursts of traveling through time. It’s an embarrassing situation for this young man because when a temporal surge takes him back in time, he always loses his clothes.

Mo is one of Carter’s classmates who happen to be a powerful telepath. When the two are in proximity, their powers are enhanced, which is a good thing. They are about to learn secrets about their abilities that will help them stop the powers determined to enlist them into their nefarious organization or die.


Author Jonas Lee brings his readers a fast paced science-fiction/fantasy novel, A Time to Reap: The Legend of Carter Gabel—think Harry Potter on steroids. Lee has a unique gift of getting into the head of a teen relaying Carter’s story in the first person present tense narrative.

It’s interesting to note how the author showed telepathy, making this reviewer believe Lee has an up-front seat to mind reading capabilities. So if anyone out there runs into Jonas Lee, beware of what you’re thinking.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: ***** Five Stars


Unknown said...

This sounds like "Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger.

Unknown said...

I wrote the first chapter after reading the book, but it sprouted into something much unlike the Time Traveler's Wife. All familiarity to it is gone by chapter two and on to a much different world.