'The Map of Time is for readers who enjoy fantasy fiction that is literate and, above all, playful.'
'Clever and engrossing.'
'Wildly imaginative ... a lot of fun.'
‘It’s a heck of a novel of temporal paradoxes, scientific dreams, literary myths and love stories with no expiration date, which will remain imbued in the reader’s mind.’
Ricard Ruiz, El periódico
'A simple case of murder leads us on a fantastical journey through the annals of time travel begun by Jules Verne and Wells.'
'Lyrical storytelling and a rich attention to detail make this prize-winning novel by an acclaimed Spanish author an enthralling read. It is a wonderful blend of genres (sf, steampunk, mystery, romance, historical fantasy) and will appeal to fans of historical fiction as well as fantasy.'
'Strange and wonderful. Magical and smart. Félix J. Palma has done more than written a wonderful novel, he’s concocted a supernatural tour de force.'
M.J. Rose, international bestselling author of The Reincarnationist series
'[The Map of Time] combines the novel of adventures, early science fiction, the historical novel, the romantic novel, and the character-driven novel. Yet it also surpasses all these genres to offer the reader a literary cocktail whose primordial mission, demonstrably achieved, consists of completely enthralling anyone who picks up the novel and of resuscitating the lost pleasures of reading.'
'The bestseller that no professor of literature would be ashamed to read.'
'Palma makes his U.S. debut with the brilliant first in a trilogy, an intriguing thriller.'
Publisher's Weekly (Starred review)
'A miracle from beginning to end ... a masterpiece.'
'A brilliant and breathtaking trip through metafictional time.'
Scott Westerfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Leviathan
'The cover suggests steampunk, yet the contents defy categorisation. The Map of Time was a bestseller in Europe, [and] its skill is in taking familiar material and twisting it ... it intrigues.'
'An ambitious and generous example of the literary genre known as steampunk. Author Felix J. Palma uses the basic ingredients of steampunk — fantasy, mystery, ripping adventure and Victorian-era high-tech — to marvelous effect.'
The Seattle Times
'A big, genre-bending delight.'