It’s so rare that an e-book can capture my attention so much that I forget I’m reading! It’s been a few months since I read “Timebound,” but this novella between the first two books in the “actual” series sucks me right back in, and reminds me of the world, the characters, and the stakes. While the actual series (so far) is told from Kate’s first person perspective, I love that this one is from Kiernan’s. He was a supporting character in “Timebound,” but I really liked him and wanted to know more about the timeline in which he and Kate were together. This novella fills in that back story.
The characters jump through time quite a bit, and it’s a little hard to keep track of what’s going on. I’d almost have to draw out who is where at what point in history–but because I’m more interested in the overall emotional significance of the plot than the minutiae, I don’t bother trying to follow it all. I just trust that the author outlined well and that it all makes sense, and I go with it. I also love that she’s done enough of her homework about details of various different time periods — like what products were available at what point in history, or when a certain thing was invented. It makes the story feel so much more authentic. I’m also really rooting for a Kate/Kiernan liaison in future books now! On to “Time’s Edge”…
My rating: *****
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