When Finn is saved from the Time Rangers by an older version of himself, it comes with a catch. Old Man Finn needs Finn and his friends, Lincoln and Julep, to help him win battles he lost years ago against the Paradox, a terrible creature obsessed with revenge against Finn’s father. If they succeed, he promises to tell Finn where his father is. He even gives them a pair of time-traveling pajamas to help them with their quest.
There’s only one problem. The pajamas malfunction almost immediately. Along the way the kids avoid being eaten by sabretooths, shot by revolutionary war soldiers, and start a war with a town full of holograms, all in an effort to fix the jammies.
Just when their goal is in sight, Julep gets sick. Only…it doesn’t seem like she’s sick. It seems like she’s changing. The adventure may cost Finn more than an old pair of pajamas, it may cost him his friends!
I know it’s hard to believe but a hot tub time machine is no longer the weirdest form of time travel. Time-traveling pajamas is the new winner.
Once again this is science-fiction at its best. Or more specifically, time travel at its best. Perfect for fans of Doctor Who, Terminator, and pretty much any time travel movie.
While the author does a great job of explaining how the timelines get splintered, how there are two Finn’s at the same time and all the other concepts of time travel, don’t try too hard to wrap your mind around how it all works. Time travel in confusing and it will just give you a headache.
I don’t want to risk giving away too much about the story so I’m just going to leave you with a few of time travel quotes that I believe relate to this story:
“Time travel makes verb tenses so confusing.”
– Paradox – Ben 10: Omniverse: S2 E8 Ben Again
“People assume that time is a strict progression from cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff.” – The Doctor – Doctor Who: Blink: S3 E10 Blink
Just like the first book, the story ends on another huge cliffhanger. I already can’t wait for the third book.