Book #40 of 2016: Time’s Edge by Rysa Walker


To stop her sadistic grandfather, Saul, and his band of time travelers from rewriting history, Kate must race to retrieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists’ hands. If she jumps back in time and pulls the wrong key–one that might tip off the Cyrists to her strategy–her whole plan could come crashing down, jeopardizing the future of millions of innocent people. Kate’s only ally is Kiernan, who also carries the time-traveling gene. But their growing bond threatens everything Kate is trying to rebuild with Trey, her boyfriend who can’t remember the relationship she can’t forget.

As evidence of Saul’s twisted mind builds, Kate’s missions become more complex, blurring the line between good and evil. Which of the people Saul plans to sacrifice in the past can she and Kiernan save without risking their ultimate goal–or their own lives?

I know I’ve said this before, but I LOVE time travel books. After reading Rysa Walker’s first book, Timebound, I needed to finish the trilogy. The first book had enough twists and turns that if I didn’t finish,  I would have been stuck staying confused.

Time’s Edge begins a few months after the events of this first book and centers on the original plan Katherine laid out: find and destroy all of the Chronos keys.

I found this book to be fast paced and an entertaining read. The schematics of time travel wasn’t as prevalent in this book as in the last. Instead, the bulk is of Kate and Kiernan working together through time travel. We learn more about Other Kate, which only broke my heart more for Kiernan.

Kate has become more comfortable and confident in her traveling, but is forced to question to what extent she will go to fix a timeline or cause more problems. I liked this character development because it is exactly what I would be going through if I was her. It isn’t just the pressure of being with Trey or trying to save the world from an influential church; now she has the pressure of deciding a person’s fate. Her choices were hard and I don’t know if I could do what she did.

We also see more of Saul’s evil and Prudence’s actions. I have some theories about Saul that doesn’t get answered, but I believe they do in the novella about Prudence.

Anyway, this was an awesome sequel and a step up from the first book. It ended right in a huge cliffhanger that I couldn’t stay hanging. It was so bad that I bought the third book before I even finished this one!

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