Sunday, November 1, 2020

Lost Time (Between Two Evils #2) by: D.L. Orton

I received this book to give an honest review.
Title: Lost Time (Between Two Evils #2)
Author: D.L. Orton
Pages: 250
If someone took everything you live for, how far would you go to get it back?

When a faulty time machine deposits Diego at the top of a pine tree, he knows he's in the wrong place—but has no idea he's in the wrong time. Naked and shivering in the chilly mountain air, he attempts to climb down, but slips, whacks his head and falls into oblivion.

He wakes up inside a darkened room, crippled and disheartened, and must come to grips with the realization that he is marooned in a bleak alternate future. In this universe, what remains of the human race is trapped inside a handful of aging biodomes. With his mission failed, his world destroyed, and the one woman he loves, dead, he can find no reason to go on living.

But Lani, the emotionally scarred doctor who finds him, refuses to let him die, and as Diego heals, their relationship becomes... complicated. He struggles to let go of the past but is unable to get Isabel out of his head—or his heart. Just when it seems he may be able to find some measure of happiness in a world teetering on the edge of extinction...

Another note arrives from the future: Isabel is alive—but not for long…

I do not remember the first book and that is very rare for me when I start another book in the series. I can say this was a good book and did not feel like I missed anything from book one. 
We are introduced to a variety of characters. Diego who seems to be a time traveler and has traveled in time only to not be in the right dimension of the place he was wanting to go. Lani our doctor who has a daughter to take care of along with her people in the bubble. Lastly, our teenage young adult Shannon who has never seen anyone else besides those that live within the bubble and is full of spunk.
Diego was sent back in time to change things like having the apocalypse happen, yet when he ends up in the wrong dimeson of things it seems to be too late. He is in an unknown world and hurt. Though he is kind of like a celebrity because he is the only person who can walk outside without anything on to save him. With the help of Lani and her daughter Shannon, they help Diego get back onto his feet and hopefully will get a lot of answers as to why he is here. It seems that Diego wants to hold his secret close to his heart. Mindy is one character who comes into play and I have to say I like her. She had me giggling a lot. Shannon is really smart and I wonder if she will be helping Diego out when the time comes to get answers as to what went wrong. 
I did feel that the whole scene with Diego and Lani was going a bit too fast as it did not seem like he was there in the biodome for too long. 
Overall this is a good time traveling book, one that I enjoyed. I do believe I need to read book one to see what all happened before to lead us here. The author did a great job of describing the world and how it was not getting better but worse. She did a great job describing Shannon and how she worked out what was wrong with items and how to fix them or at least make them last longer. We need more characters like that in books. 

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops.

In her spare time, she's building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry.



Ms Orton is a graduate of Stanford University's Writers Workshop and a past editor of "Top of the Western Staircase," a literary publication of CU, Boulder. The author has a number of short stories published in online literary magazines, including Literotica, Melusine, Cosmoetica, The Ranfurly Review, and Catalyst Press.

You can email her at dlo at dlorton dot com.