Sunday, 9 October 2016
In No Time At All
Now it is time for In No Time At All, the long-waited sequel, which also features Ary and Tatiana as they find themselves, once more, grappling with the problems and vicissitudes of travelling through time.
Winston Peabody is described as being "incomparable." He is a cat burglar and jewel thief for part of his life. And for the rest of his life? He is an apparently blameless dean of a very famous college in the English county of Lancashire.
He has been given an assignment by a shadowy and somewhat sinister organisation called the Masters Club.
The task? One that seems impossible. To track down and purloin or rescue a religious relic known as the Parchment of Life.
This relic is said to be so important that whoever is in possession of it would gain utter and total control over the whole of humanity.
There are two devices, cunningly disguised to make them look like egg timers, that are able to transport whoever handles it through time, both the past and the future.
During this operation Winston Peabody is shadowed by his accomplice Charles Henry Smith.
They are compelled to experience a horrifying range of unpleasant and nightmarish events and situations in order to comply with the dark desires of not only the mysterious Masters Club, but also of the dark desires of Winston Peabody himself.
However, there's many a slip between the cup and the lip, as they say. Especially when time travelling is involved!
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