Time Hunter: The Tunnel at the End of the Light
(Telos Publishing £7.99, 104 pages, paperback, published March
There is something nasty underground, strange half human creatures
are attacking, just to get a sugar fix it seems.
This is the second novella in "The Time Hunter" series and Honore Lechasseur
and Emily are together, their unique connection as Time Sensitives forging
a strong if unlikely friendship. They try to lead as normal lives as
possible but at the back of their minds they know that things will happen
to them, memories are hazy. Emily remains the mystery, she doesn't know
who she is or where she hails from. She exudes a confidence taking the
lead whereas the charismatic Lechasseur appears hesitant and unsure.
Time shifting makes him uncomfortable. Emily takes it all in her stride
and this bodes well for character development in future stories in this
This short snappy tale moves along at a fair old pace. Scenes with
the creatures attacking are genuinely disturbing and the story leans
more towards light horror, avoiding the science fiction elements this
Robert Crest, the rather ugly poet comes across very well in all his
panic and imploring behaviour to get Honore and Emily to investigate
the conviction that he is being hunted down to be killed. It is not
hard to work out what Mr. Crest has evolved from but this does not detract
from this underground tale told in a rounded and compelling way.
A welcome addition to this promising series and I am very much looking
forward to further tales of the intrepid duo.