This post contains affiliate links. The Final Life of Nathaniel Moon by Shawn Inmon is the 4th book in the Middle Falls Time Travel series. I enjoyed the first three books, but unfortunately, this book was not a book I enjoyed.
About The Final Life of Nathaniel Moon by Shawn Inmon
The other books in the Middle Falls Time Travel series—The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver, The Redemption of Michael Hollister, and The Death and Life of Dominick Davidner—were about people who died by suicide and woke up to find themselves back in their past; this book was different.
As the title says, this book is about Nathaniel Moon’s final life, so he’s been through the process of dying and coming back many times. However, that’s not necessarily different. The characters in the first three books all died multiple times to reset the past and try to make it right again. Yet in this book, we don’t get the back story of how Moon kept dying and coming back. For that reason, I found the book less compelling.
In this story, Moon achieves fame because of a supernatural talent he has. While he tries to keep his talent a secret, he’s ultimately unsuccessful, and that affects him and the entire world.
My Thoughts on the Book
While I didn’t like the plot as much as the previous books, I did enjoy the cameos from the characters in the other three books. When they appeared in the story, I felt like I was visiting old friends.
Toward the end of the novel, the author had Nathaniel turn into a Messiah, and that really turned me off. It almost had a cultish-feel to it, which the author was likely trying for, but that component just lead me to further dislike the book.
In general, I found the story uninspiring. As such, getting through the book took me awhile, and in the end, I was left unfulfilled.
I give The Final Life of Nathaniel Moon by Shawn Inmon 3 out of 5 stars on the Mom’s Plans’ scale.