Strange Times

Strange Times

Kobo ebook | February 19, 2015

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Strange Times is the sequel to Variation Seven, the book that began The Traveler Series. Travelers are the men and women who possess timebands -- cybernetic devices that allow the wearer to travel in time and change history. There are only twelve timebands and twelve Travelers, and those individuals have divided themselves into two rival factions, each with a different view of what the destiny of mankind should be. One group is attempting to steer humanity toward a bright future where it colonizes the stars, and the other is determined to work toward the extinction of the human race before it can infest the galaxy like spreading plague. Ruthie Terwilliger, who acquired a timeband in Variation Seven, is now happily married to her teammate Miles, and Strange Times begins with them aboard a futuristic space plane, making a suborbital flight from the South Pacific to a planned second honeymoon in New York City. But the unexpected happens -- they are caught in a reality wave, a radical restructuring of the timeline caused by another Traveler's interference in the past. Suddenly reality has been rewritten, and now space planes have never been invented. The craft Ruthie and Miles had been traveling in dissolves around them, and the two Travelers are falling without parachutes through the upper atmosphere like meteors. They survive to discover a world unlike the one they knew before, one where the United States of America never came into existence. On a battlefield in Pennsylvania in a war between two armies unfamiliar to them, Miles is shot and seriously wounded. What's worse, the assailant seems to be a new Traveler, someone unknown to them. Ruthie must find help to save her husband's life, and help comes from a most unexpected source -- a mysterious woman in white, someone who can apparently travel in time without the use of a timeband. As Ruthie tries to unravel these various mysteries, she meets old enemies -- Sarah Rickert and her mad husband Carlos Ybarra -- as well as famous figures from American history, including Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. It takes all of Ruthie's courage and ingenuity to set things right at last, as well as discover the hidden potential in her that will have huge implications for her future. Strange Times is the second book from author Mike Manolakes in the Traveler Series, the story of Ruthie, her friends and foes, and the alternate histories they create. The Traveler Series will take readers on a trip through worlds that never were: where mercenary armies clash on unknown battlefields of the past, or a distant future where the miracles of advanced technology are reserved for only the elite few. For readers who enjoy exploring the various “what ifs” of history, Strange Times and the Traveler Series will provide unexpected twists and turns as Ruthie discovers the unexpected potential in the power that the timeband gives her.
Title:Strange TimesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 19, 2015Publisher:Mike ManolakesLanguage:English

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