Monday, February 9, 2015

Book Review on Time’s Edge (The Chronos Files Book 2) by Rysa Walker

Do you like time traveling stories?

Time’s Edge is the second book in Rysa Walker’s Chronos Files series. I read book one (Timebound), when it was first published and called Time’s Twisted Arrow, and fell in love with Rysa’s brilliant imagination on the whole time traveling concept, so when this one came out, I was anxious to read it.

Time’s Edge did not disappoint. It’s a great follow-up to the first book. I love history, and Rysa did her homework, but then again, she taught history before she became a full-time writer. 

You didn’t know that, did you?

Anyway, Rysa took her knowledge, her wits, imagination, and creativity and invented an interesting story about time traveling historians working for CHRONOS (Chrono-Historical Research Organization and Natural Observation Society). Long story short, the main character Kate, who is a teenager, has to jump back through history and find a way to get the Chronos keys—a round medallion that people who have inherited the designer DNA from the time traveling historians, can operate and blink to different time periods—away from the historians who have it. If she fails, her grandfather Saul, who is a few M&Ms short of a full bag, will rule the world. He had created a bogus religion called Cyrist, which he leads and fashions himself as a Messiah. The Chronos Key gives him a huge advantage in performing false miracles and predictions.

In Time’s Edge, not only does Kate have a huge responsibility on her hands, but she’s trying to balance a normal life in between everything. Her boyfriend Trey knows her secret, and he’s a sweet, wholesome apple pie type of guy. Then there’s Kiernan, who lives in a different timeline. He's Kate's ally and in love with her. He’s hot, btw, and has a sexy British or Irish accent. I thought it was British, but then it was mentioned in this second book, that he had a slight Irish accent. I don’t know, but either one is sexy.

The only thing in this story that was kind of confusing was the “other” Kate. Kiernan had a love affair with the “other” Kate, but then she disappeared. She’s supposed to be the main character in another timeline. So when this present Kate works with Kiernan on her missions through time, it becomes awkward because this Kate is in love with Trey, not Kiernan. However, she does have feelings for him that she’s not willing to admit.

So my only hang up with the story is . . .

Where's the “other” Kate?

If Kiernan is so in love with her, why won’t he search for her?

Why is there another Kate?

I have to tell you, though, Time's Edge gets really good in the middle, and the ending is frickin’ awesome. I think it’s one of the best endings I’ve ever read. It’s like OMG, Rysa-totally-rocks good.

I’m looking forward to the next installment, and I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves time traveling books and history.




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