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The Map of Chaos by Félix J. Palma

The Map of Chaos (2014)

by Félix J. Palma

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Series: Map of Time (3)

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Everything comes together in the end....and it's great. ( )
  NatalieSW | Feb 8, 2017 |
It was purely by accident that I began the third book in this trilogy without ever reading the first two, and yet I was able to follow along as well as anyone can follow a book of this mad and mysterious nature. I must say the tale was brilliant! Highly imaginative and extremely well written. The plot was a mind-boggling maze of twists and turns that evoked such bizarre intrigue it was difficult to stop reading at times to attend to the duties of real life. This book was a marvelous adventure that encompassed an enviable romantic affair I found purely satisfying. I look forward with giddy excitement to reading books one and two in the trilogy, knowing that if the author put half as much creativity into the beginning of this wild tale, I am in for a sweet treat! ( )
  REGoodrich | Aug 10, 2016 |
If an avid reader of the trilogy seeks closure, then this book is tolerable bordering on pleasant. Otherwise the sequencing and lack of cohesion may hinder enjoyment until the final 2/3 of the book. A few readers may find their religious convictions affronted by the theological assertions made in the reality of the metaverse (all-encompassing universes) of this book. The book's big reveal hinges on accepting a reality of universes that may bridle against people's earnest beliefs. Palma's prose has glimpses of its former strengths, such as scenes of life-imperiled action or exchanges of true love amongst the main characters. ( )
  Meghanista | Oct 3, 2015 |
The Map of Chaos is the final book in Félix J. Palma's brilliant trilogy. Each book focuses on one or more of the works of H.G. Wells and in this one it's The Invisible Man. This story wraps up many of the loose ends in the previous books but also stands on its own. In fact, Palma says that the three books were written to be read in any order. I could see how reading this one first and then moving back through the other two (The Map of Time and The Map of the Sky) might be fun. One warning though -- if you don't fully pay attention during these books, you will most definitely get lost. They are complex, in the vein of the overarching stories of LOST or The X-Files or Fringe.

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  klpm | Aug 31, 2015 |
The Map of Chaos is the third and final installment in author Felix J. Palma’s speculative fiction trilogy that began with The Map of Time. The story takes place in several parallel universes and, in a multi-verse that contains an infinite number of H.G. Wells, it is no surprise that at least one of these Wellses would believe that ‘chaos is inevitable’ - it is also wonderfully entertaining. There is a whole lot going on and, try as I might, I can’t explain this story without either giving away too much or producing a review almost as long as the book itself. The story skips from one parallel universe to another as we meet several Wellses and their lovely wives, Jane, along with a couple of Charles Dodgsons, and at least one Arthur Conan Doyle as well as the Master of Time from the first book, and the Invisible Man from The Map of Secrets. This seems like it should all be very confusing with all these threads linking all these universes with small differences between them becoming greater, the further away these universes are so that anything that can be imagined does exist somewhere. Somehow, though, Palma manages to keep them all separate until the very end when he ties them all together neatly and with gusto. So suffice it to say this is one genre-bending rollicking roller-coaster of a ride and a very satisfying end to a very entertaining series as well as an homage to many of the great early authors of speculative fiction and to the importance of imagination. Loved it! ( )
  lostinalibrary | Jul 5, 2015 |
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"The action of the wondrous final volume in Spanish author Palma's speculative thriller trilogy (which began with "The Map of Time" unfolds in several Victorian eras in parallel universes, beginning with esteemed biologist Herbert George Wells' attempt to create a virus that will allow the residents of his doomed steampunk world to escape to another realm free of threat"--… (more)

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