Anyone up for a little mystery, adventure, and time travel? Or how about a lot? If you are, the new series, Infinity Ring, may be for you! The first book in the seven-part series, A Mutiny in Time, was released last week. It introduces us to best friends Dak and Sera, who discover the key to time travel: a device called the Infinity Ring. It’s not long before Dak and Sera also discover that the fate of the world is in danger, and it may be up to them to save it by traveling back in time.
OWL readers Kayla, Chris, and Mei Anne got the chance to ask the author, James Dashner, some questions.
Q: What inspired you to write this book?
A: It was mostly inspired by my love of history and adventure. I particularly love the story of Christopher Columbus, so it was really cool to include him as a character and imagine what he was like.
Q: How long did it take you to write it?
A: It took me a few months, including a lot of editing and rewriting.
Q: Did you talk to the other authors who are writing books in the series to help with your ideas?
A: It’s been so much fun getting to know the other authors! We’ve had several other occasions where we got together live or by phone and shared ideas. They are amazing to work with.
Q: Is it harder or easier to write only some of the books in the series?
A: I wouldn’t say it’s harder or easier, just different. The biggest challenge is maintaining the same style even though all authors have their own unique way of writing. But I think we’re succeeding in a big way.
So, what do our three OWL readers think about the book?
I found I couldn’t relate to the characters in the book and the story line was hard to follow, but there was one adventure that caught my attention. It’s not a book I would rave about, but it wasn’t bad. 5/10
Mei Anne, 11
Click here to find out more about A Mutiny in Time and the entire Infinity Ring series.
James Dashner will also be at Indigo Yorkdale in Toronto on Thursday, September 20 at 7:00pm to help launch the series. If you live in the Toronto area, you might want to check it out!