As I started reading this story, I was touched by the interactions between Rick and his daughters,Alex and Jessica, his compassion for his niece, Anna and his friendship with their mature friend, Kaylie. First you become immersed into this extended family's sporting events, and their father's concern for their happiness and well-being. Then Alex, Rick's oldest daughter, finds a strange metallic box with, among other things, a map to a time machine and a "key" to make it work. Once they find it, you're reminded of some characters introduced in the prologue of the story, so you find yourself going back to refresh your memory. This is about the time when Rick's female friend, Abby comes into the picture. I'll have to stop here to keep from giving anything away. This story was well written by a very talented young writer who truly knows how to construct a story that will immerse his readers. The spelling and grammar are excellent, with only a couple of small errors, nothing which would detract from the story or distract the reader. If the act of reviewing a book demanded that you must find at least one fault with the story, it would be this: I like a book that stands alone, and any sequel should do the same. However, I've already purchased "Chronicles of Time, Book 2". Can't wait to read the rest of this wonderful story. Great job, Mr. Allen.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)