Escape from the Past: The Duke’s Wrath
Annette Oppenlander

“… will grip the reader’stotal attention from beginning to end. Very highly recommended for school and community library…” -Midwest Book Review
“… an entertaining and fast-paced read that guarantees to thrill any young reader’s/gamer’s wish to be a hero in a faraway time.” -Historical Novel Society
When nerd and gamer, Max Anderson, tries out an experimental computer game, he doesn’t realize he’s playing the ultimate history game, time-traveling into the past…anywhere…anytime. Survival is optional. To return home he must decipher the game’s rules and complete its missions–if he lives long enough. To fail means to stay in the past–forever.   
Now he’s trapped in medieval Germany, unprepared and clueless. It is 1471 and he quickly learns that being an outcast may cost him his head. Especially after rescuing a beautiful peasant girl from a deadly infection and thus provoking sinister wannabe Duke Ott. Overnight he is dragged into a hornet’s nest of feuding lords who will stop at nothing to bring down the conjuring stranger in their midst.

Kids graduating from the Magic Tree House series and fans of time-travel and historical action/adventure will love this trilogy based on actual historical events, locations and people.

Escape from the Past: The Duke's Wrath book cover

There were a few English issues with this one, the work exuded rushed YA story where the plot didn’t really connect very well. Some nice scenes, but I came away thinking the work really needed more polish.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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