About the BookPrint Length: 503 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612189199
Publisher: 47North (April 1, 2020)
Publication Date: April 1, 2020
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
When two time-traveling historians cross paths during one of the most tumultuous decades of the twentieth century, history goes helter-skelter. But which one broke the timeline?
In 2136 Madison Grace uncovers a key to the origins of CHRONOS, a time-travel agency with ties to her family’s mysterious past. Just as she is starting to jump through history, she returns to her timeline to find millions of lives erased—and only the people inside her house realize anything has changed.
In 2304 CHRONOS historian Tyson Reyes is assigned to observe the crucial events that played out in America’s civil rights movement. But a massive time shift occurs while he’s in 1965, and suddenly the history he sees isn’t the history he knows.
As Madi’s and Tyson’s journeys collide, they must prevent the past from being erased forever. But strange forces are at work. Are Madi and Tyson in control or merely pawns in someone else’s game?
Praise for Now, Then, and Everywhen“Walker (the CHRONOS Files series) opens the CHRONOS Origins series with this ambitious time-travel adventure…a twisty narrative that expertly blends the past and the future. Fans of intelligent time-travel stories will be rewarded.” —Publishers Weekly
“Fans of Walker’s (Courier to the Stars, 2019, etc.) CHRONOS Files series will enjoy seeing the pieces of that mythology falling into place here, but new readers can easily jump in to this origin story with no prior knowledge. An enjoyable, mind-bending time-travel adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews
Have I mentioned lately that one of my goals this year was to read more scifi? Yes? Well, I’m just so proud of myself for actually sticking with this! While this is a prequel series to the original Chronos series, there is a lot of time travel involved. So, even though I haven’t read the original series (I definitely need to rectify this), I am sure that there are a lot of things that fans of the original series will recognize and love!
Ah time travel, how I love books about this! There’s just something SO GOOD about this type of plot and I am always just immediately drawn into the stories. Typically when you’re reading time travel books you only have one or two big leaps between designated times, but Now, Then, and Everywhen doesn’t stifle you to one big leap. Which can make it a bit convoluted, but isn’t that the joy of a good time travel story? There is always the risk of completely changing history, and this story does not shy away from that risk!
Now, I probably would have understood this book a bit more if I had read the other series, but I kind of like the mild confusion I had. I think when it comes to a time travel story such as this is pays to be confused. You don’t know what’s always happening let alone what might happen. I also loved the idea that our time travelers are historians! I’m a sucker for some history mixed in with my stories, ESPECIALLY when there is time travel involved!
About the Author
In addition to speculative fiction, she occasionally writes mysteries as C. Rysa Walker.
Rysa currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, two youngest sons, and a hyperactive golden retriever. When not working on the next installment in her CHRONOS Files universe, she watches shows where travelers boldly go to galaxies far away, or reads about magical creatures and superheroes from alternate timelines. She has neither the time nor the patience for reality TV.
If you see her on social media, please tell her to get back into the writing cave.
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