Thursday, 1 November 2018

The Boy Who Stole Time - By Mark Bowsher

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful month in October and are just as excited as I am for the approaching festive season now that we have said goodbye to Halloween.

As with any month, I spent a large part of it reading and so today I’m bringing you a review of The Boy Who Stole Time by Mark Bowsher which I was very kindly gifted for review and said review will, as usual, contain no spoilers.

If you follow my book reviews or my Book reviews channel on YouTube, you’ll probably be aware that I don’t tend to read much from the fantasy genre and yet the premise of Mark Bowsher’s novel called to me and I’m glad I took the time to dip into this genre once again.

The Boy Who Stole Time follows twelve year old Krish who has been hit with the life changing news that his mother is dying and, desperate to prolong his time with her, he makes a deal with a devil like creature to go on a mighty quest to the faraway land of Ilir to hunt down the Myrthali, which is the essence of time itself, a unique journey but an idea I think we could all get on board with, who hasn’t wanted to savour moments and manipulate time at least once in their life?
Along the way, we meet a whole host of interesting and complex characters on this epic journey that translates to a page turner of a book, with my personal favourite being Balthrir, a female ally to our main character with her own mission, to free her parents from the hell they are currently caught up in.

As well as adrenaline fueled scenes you’ll also find a good amount of humour which I think makes the story more accessible to a younger audience as well as drawing in the older reader too (holds hands up) and without giving away spoilers, we are also pushed into thinking about what having access to infinite time might do to us.

One thing that really shone through in this exciting tale was the brilliant imagination of the author, fantasy novels are unique in that they really do give the author free reign to create magic, be it mystical worlds, unseen creatures, altered realities and wow, Mark Bowsher can really make you believe the unbelievable.

I can’t wait till my daughter is old enough to read this as she is already showing herself to be a large fantasy fan and I just know she will be rooting for Krish as much as I was.

Have you read The Boy Who Stole Time?

Do you enjoy fantasy novels?

Rosy xx


  1. It sounds like an interesting story, even though like you it's not normally the genre I'd read!

    Hope that you are having a good week and a nice start to November! :)

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  2. I never read fantasy novels. Only one I ever dabbled in was Harry Potter but it is because there was a mystery element. I read master books more because I always like being on the edge of my seat so to speak. This review here sounds really interesting though. I love the title and the look of the book :)

  3. I'm not a huge fantasy reader, but I think I'd enjoy this book and my son that is 12 I know would. Your kitty is so precious!


  4. Oh wow the plot sounds pretty amazing and the cover is gorgeous. Thanks for share with us about this great book. I am a fantasy lover~

  5. I can't believe how quickly October flew by. Now that it's getting colder, I want to spend more time reading. This book sounds like such a compelling adventure. Thanks for sharing your review :)

  6. I've shifted onto non-fiction books recently, but this actually sounds like a really interesting storyline. Fantasy novels also seem like the natural choice at this time of year!

    // xx

  7. Such a cozy post!! And omg your cat is too cute!



  8. This book sounds really good. I'm looking for a great read for the holiday season. 😊


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