The Map of Time is a very special book. At first it pulled me in, as the story was very intriguing. Then I wondered why the story went on and on about a person. I was not sure in what way this contributed to the book - until part two started. An entirely new thread in the book, it seemed - except it wasn't. And the same thing happened for part three of the book as well, during which it became clearer and clearer how all the parts were interconnected.
I find it difficult to say more about the book unless I give things away, which I would hate to do. Let me hence state that I enjoyed the company of the cousins Charles and Andrew, felt pleasure in the events around Tom and Claire, and time travel will never be the same again.