About the book:
Following an impossible discovery in East London, archaeologist Dr Samantha Lester joins forces with software developer Adam Bryant to investigate the events that led to the disappearance of his best friend, Jennifer, and to bring down the people responsible – Million Eyes.
Before long, Lester and Adam are drawn into a tangled conspiratorial web involving dinosaurs, the Gunpowder Plot, Jesus, the Bermuda Triangle, and a mysterious history-hopping individual called the Unraveller, who is determined to wipe Million Eyes off the temporal map.
But as the secrets of Million Eyes’ past are revealed, picking a side in this fight might not be so easy.
Million Eyes II: The Unraveller is the second book in the Million Eyes Trilogy by C.R. Berry
Well here we are at book two. I read book one and thought it couldn’t be topped but I was wrong. Such a great follow up and really whets the appetite for book three.
But more about book The Unraveller, it was a great follow up. Million Eyes are the bad guys. Out to control the world and change history to suit their own purposes.
The book starts off with the impossible, a dinosaur skeleton millions of years old. Nothing strange about that except in its stomach are the skeletons of two young boys. I could tell you who they are but it is better if you read the book. I don’t want to spoil the surprise and this book is full of surprises. Ranging from the days of the dinosaur to 2000+ years into the future.
The unraveller is out to stop Million Eyes. So the good guy right? I thought that but as we romp through time and things are not what they seem and the lines are blurred it’s not as easy to tell who is or bad. But one thing is certain you better be sure you are on the right side.
C.R. Berry has written a book full of surprises and imagination and will keep you turning the pages furiously and hope you are rooting for the right side. The storyline is fantastic and improbable and so good.
I highly recommend mash up of SciFi, thriller and conspiracy theory but it is so bloody good. Grab a copy as soon as you can.
C.R. Berry writes conspiracy thrillers with lashings of sci-fi and fantasy. He is a former lawyer turned full-time writer and blogs regularly about conspiracy theories, time travel and otherworldly weirdness.
He was shortlisted in the 2018 Grindstone Literary International Novel Competition and has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Storgy, Dark Tales, Theme of Absence and Suspense Magazine. He was also shortlisted in the Aeon Award Contest, highly commended by Writers’ Forum, and won second prize in the inaugural To Hull and Back Humorous Short Story Competition.
Why conspiracy thrillers? Because Berry’s favourite characters are often the villains, and in a conspiracy thriller, the villains are numerous and everywhere. They tend to be part of the government, the church, a big corporation, or a secret society, which makes them much scarier — and harder to beat — than a singular bad guy. Part of the fun of a conspiracy thriller is unveiling those involved, discovering their plans, and exposing the ‘big bad’ who masterminded it all.
Berry grew up in Farnborough, Hampshire, a town he says has as much character as a broccoli. He’s since moved to the “much more interesting and charming” Haslemere in Surrey