Backward Glass by David Lomax follows the fates and fortunes of Kenny Maxwell, who, upon moving to a new house for the umpteenth time in his life, uncovers a mummified baby in the wall while renovating with his dad. If this wasn’t shocking enough, along with the baby is a handwritten note, addressing Kenny by name and asking for his help to change the past. Or maybe the future. Or possibly both. What follows is a complex and action packed adventure through history (and beyond!) in which Kenny falls through a mirror and meets, befriends and befuddles a bunch of other kids as they try to make sense of their ability to travel through time in the backward glass.
Oh, and there’s also a crazed time-travelling madman on the loose whose modus operandi involves whacking mirror kids on the head. Just to spice things up a little.
* you weren’t immediately put off by the thought of a mummified baby
* you adhere to the notion that the first rule of time-travel is to generally ignore and gloss over the rules of time-travel…lest your head explode from the temporal anomalies that may ensue
* you never leave the house without coins, clothing, and telecommunication devices from different periods in history…just in case
* you suspect that the crotchety old man (or lady) on your street who keeps shouting incomprehensible absurdities every time you walk by, may actually be yourself from the future, warning you of some terrible oncoming calamity
* like that other scion of time-travel, Martin McFly, Esq., you believe that being clad in wildly unfashionable clothing upon arriving at a different chronological juncture will likely be the least of your worries