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Review: Time’s Edge by Rysa Walker

Review: Time’s Edge by Rysa WalkerTime's Edge by Rysa Walker
Series: The Chronos Files #2
Published by Skyscape on Oct 21, 2014
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 452

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?

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a free e-copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Time’s Edge picks up shortly after the conclusion of Timebound.

Kate is dealing with some of the repercussions of changing history back to the way it should be during the 1893 World’s Fair, which created a bit of a dilemma in the romance department. I don’t want to give too much away, but things are not the same with Trey, and that opens up some pretty interesting avenues. Another timeline altered consequence is that Kiernan remembers a different Kate, so his feelings for her are right at the surface in his interactions with this Kate. There are a few different ways that this could end up, and I’m looking forward to see what happens next in this unique triangle, or is it a square with Kate at two of the corners…

Speaking of Kiernan, it was great to see his character fleshed out more and be a more integral character to the overall plot of this book. The few twists he threw out there definitely gave him a lot of depth. It’s fun to have a character that I still can’t quite pin down as how he’ll play in to things at the end, but at this point I really like him. I continue to find Kate as a compelling character. I would be so exhausted in her position. I was thrilled to see some characters reappear, including Kate’s former best friend. I can’t wait to see how their relationship develops further in Book 3 after what is quite the ending. Be prepared. There is still a lot to be resolved, but that’s a good thing because there’s more to come!

Time’s Edge takes us to a few different locations in the time stream. The grassy knoll in Dallas on that infamous day makes an appearance as do events in 1938 and 1911 in Georgia. I continue to be impressed with the level of research that goes into this series. Be sure to read the Afterword of this book because Walker describes her research and divulges how much is true in the plot.

Time’s Edge is another fabulous installment in The Chronos Files series. I cannot wait to jump into the next book.