Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence

Whats it about?

One choice. Two possible timelines. And a world hanging in the balance.

It’s the summer of 1986 and reluctant prodigy Nick Hayes is a student at Cambridge University, working with world-renowned mathematician Professor Halligan. He just wants to be a regular student, but regular isn’t really an option for a boy-genius cancer survivor who’s already dabbled in time travel.

When he crosses paths with a mysterious yet curiously familiar girl, Nick discovers that creases have appeared in the fabric of time, and that he is at the centre of the disruption. Only Nick can resolve this time paradox before the damage becomes catastrophic for both him and the future of the world. Time is running out—literally.

Wrapped up with him in this potentially apocalyptic scenario are his ex-girlfriend, Mia, and fellow student Helen. Facing the world-ending chaos of a split in time, Nick must act fast and make the choice of a lifetime—or lifetimes.

Game on.


I was lucky, honoured and grateful to receive a copy of Limited Wish from Mark Lawrence which for me was particularly special as I’ve been a big fan for a few years now, so continuing my Impossible Times journey was even more special!.

Being so excited about a new book in a series is a dangerous thing, it comes with a certain level of unfair expectation, so it was with excitement and trepidation that I opened my copy of Limited wish. The anxiety I experienced at possibly not liking the new book as much as I really wanted to was unwarranted however as Lawrence pushed his brilliant series even deeper into my heart with a thumping follow up.

As the book begins we almost immediately learn that Nick is attending Cambridge University which was pleasing to me coming from Cambridge myself I was able to immerse myself even more into the scenes being able to picture some of the actual locations mentioned.

In One Word Kill we began our journey, the scene was set. In Limited Wish we start to get the meat and potatoes of time travel. We see the difficult questions asked as well as the standard but very welcome paradoxes and consequences that every good time travel novel should present.

One of the most important parts of any story is the connection between reader and character, I think as many people put a book down because they failed to feel or connect with the characters than for any other reason and I believe that this series does this extraordinarily well. I should also add that if you get the chance to pick up the audible version you absolutely should, Matthew Frows narration is a thing of beauty and adds so much to character immersion.

I honestly cannot wait for the final installment.

Rating – 90/100

If you are a kindle unlimited member you can read this series for free but failing that its worth every single penny!

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