Last September, when my sister and my friend attended the 33rd Manila International Book Fair, we stumbled upon a newly released series entitled Infinity Ring. Also published by Scholastic, the book had the same size and look as the 39 Clues series. The plot seems promising and my sister was intrigued by the story, so we bought the first book, Infinity Ring, Book One: A Mutiny in Time.
Here’s the plot description from the back cover of the book:
When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon the key to time travel – a handheld device known as the Infinity Ring – they’re swept up in a centuries-old war for the fate of humankind. Recruited by a secret society named the Hystorians, the kids learn that history has gone disastrously off course. Now it’s up to Dak, Sera, and young Hystorian Riq to travel back in time to fix the Great Breaks.
After reading the plot, it is evident that it’s about time traveling. But what makes this story interesting is that this concept of time traveling is modeled into something modern and high-tech, suitable for today’s era. I may not be a fan of Sci-Fi, but this definitely got my attention.
Dak and Sera are best friends. While Dak has a love for history, Sera, on the other hand, loves science. Despite the difference in their passions, it cannot be overlooked that science and history complement one another. Moreover, both Dak and Sera amaze me with their brilliance of their respective interest fields. They have shown great enthusiasm and determination to learn more about them. And there’s Riq, a Hystorian. He is said to have learned several languages, but I have yet to see what he’s capable of.
I just love the twist of the story which makes it unique and motivating. In this book, history is altered and it’s up to Dak, Sera, and Riq to correct the Great Breaks in order to remove the Remnants and prevent the world from Cataclysm. I’m sure there are some terms such as Great Breaks, Remnants, and Cataclysm that confuse you, but these will be explained in the book for deeper understanding of the situation. I won’t delve into these to avoid any spoilers, but to give you a teeny hint, this book focuses on the voyage of Christopher Columbus.
Overall, I must say, this is a fun and enjoyable read. I wonder what would eventually happen to Dak and Sera’s future (in their case, their present time) if they successfully correct all the Breaks. Will something happen that will greatly affect their lives? Surely, the idea of time traveling is a bit far-fetched and I don’t think it suits in real life. Either way, I’m looking forward to the second book. What will be in store for us?