4 of 5 stars to ‘Timebound’ by Rysa Walker

Time bound

Intricate multiple plotlines

Kate’s father says that the little medallion her grandmother gives her is pink, but to Kate, it is a brilliant blue. When she discovers that the medallion is actually a time travel key, it is hard enough to comprehend, but when her entire time-line gets rewritten – without her grandmother, parents or herself, Kate is devastated. She is the only one who can fix the ripple and that means going back to 1893, risking her life and losing the boy she’s fallen in love with.

It’s no small feat to manage a single time-line in a novel, so juggling multiple timelines requires some God-like skill. No fear, Rysa Walker apparently has some God-like qualities – at least in this Chronos world. The story lines are expertly woven and completely believable, right down to the backstory timeline that does and doesn’t exist.

I particularly enjoyed the political and religious themes. So many time travel stories deal with personal issues of characters who think only as far as their own lives, but this one recognizes the power of religion both past and present (and even future). The beginning of the story was a little slow compared to the action-packed time travelling, but I felt that the author has done a good job setting up a sturdy background for an exciting series.

Kate’s character is easy to fall in love with. She’s human, doesn’t always do the right thing and is completely relatable. The mystery and action is nail-biting and the ending tied up nicely, while leaving me with many reasons to click through to Amazon to order the sequel.

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