Now, Then, and Everywhen (Chronos Origins #1)
From the bestselling author of the Chronos series comes a page-turning novel of time travel, fast-paced action, and history-changing events.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?

Now, Then, and Everywhen (Chronos Origins #1) Details

TitleNow, Then, and Everywhen (Chronos Origins #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 1st, 2020
Publisher47North
ISBN-139781612189192
Rating
GenreScience Fiction, Time Travel, Fiction

Now, Then, and Everywhen (Chronos Origins #1) Review

  • Allie
    January 1, 1970
    If you loved the CHRONOS Files trilogy, you will LOVE the start to the sequel trilogy. I read this book every minute I could and finished it within a week. It was just full of timey wimey goodness! Many times throughout I was doing the thing where the book is so exciting and youre reading so fast because you want to know what happens that you cover the bottom of the page because you dont want to glance down and see a spoiler! Usually that only happens for me at the climax of a book, not before I If you loved the CHRONOS Files trilogy, you will LOVE the start to the sequel trilogy. I read this book every minute I could and finished it within a week. It was just full of timey wimey goodness! Many times throughout I was doing the thing where the book is so exciting and you’re reading so fast because you want to know what happens that you cover the bottom of the page because you don’t want to glance down and see a spoiler! Usually that only happens for me at the climax of a book, not before I’m halfway through! By the end of the book I was Mind. Blown. 🤯 and in a frantic search to find my own CHRONOS key so I could jump ahead and read the next book! Until I find one I’ll just be over here rereading the CHRONOS Files and all the supplemental stories to tide me over.
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  • Lexxi Kitty
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book Ive read by this author, and, I believe, the first time Ive actually taken advantage of that Amazon Prime thingie wherein Amazon Prime members can get a free new book. Which is what happened here. This is the both the first book in a series, and a prequel series to another series that was completed in, I believe, 2015. As I mentioned, this is the first book Ive read by this author, so no, Ive not read that other series. Before I get into this is a brief glance at what the This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and, I believe, the first time I’ve actually taken advantage of that Amazon Prime thingie wherein Amazon Prime members can get a free new book. Which is what happened here. This is the both the first book in a series, and a prequel series to another series that was completed in, I believe, 2015. As I mentioned, this is the first book I’ve read by this author, so no, I’ve not read that other series. Before I get into ‘this is a brief glance at what the book is about’, I must pause and note that the book description is highly misleading. It both implies things that didn’t happen, and things that did happen but much later in the book. To be fair, the ‘didn’t happen’ part was something I’d read between the lines. Wrongly. It’s about a romance tangent but isn’t important, so let us move on to the other thingie that was in the book description. It kind of implies that the book is about two time travelers who . . . rereading the description and it doesn’t imply it, it says it. Whatever. Basically I’m going on and on about how they were supposed to meet and then work together. Which they do. Just long after I thought they were supposed to meet. Why does this matter? Because I kept vaguely thinking ‘alright already, meet. Meet. MEET. So the book can start!’. Something like that. Which gradually fell away. Which is good, because they don’t actually meet until, like, (view spoiler)[72% (hide spoiler)] of the book has passed. Right, so. There are two point of views. One follows Tyson Reyes, who comes from a ‘present’ of 2304, but spends a good part of the book back in the 1960s. He works as an ‘historian’, who has the right ‘gene’ to time travel. And does. As it is important to the story, I’ll note that Tyson is the kind of person who can pass as black, or white. Apparently depending on whether he is wearing blue contact lenses or not. The other point of view is Madison Grace, who has a ‘present’ that is 168 years in the past of Tyson’s (2136) and, oddly enough, 171 years in the future of the most important year of events occurring in the past, 1965. Without having read the series this book is a prequel to, I do not know if some of the things that were occurring were kind of . . . obvious to those who had read that series, and/or should have been. I say that because there were certain ‘blinking’ (not literally blinking) clues as to what was likely to unfold. Some were blatant (as in, the material mentioned exactly who was going to do something long before they did it; this is where knowing the other series helps - it might be one of those moments wherein it isn't a clue or spoiler or anything like that because the reader of that other series 'already knows'). Some of the clues were less obvious. And one of the clues might end up being something for the next book in this prequel series. Or not.Quite interesting book. Hard to say everything I might otherwise say because of spoiler reasons and because I do not actually fully know what might or might not be a spoiler. As in, there might have been some even that occurred in the first chapter that might be a huge spoiler for the original Chronos series. And I might mention it in passing, and not realize I’m reveal something majorly huge. So, I can’t really say as much as I would normally.As noted, interesting book. Look forward to the next. Was a little more heterosexual than I’d want, but eh, whatever (there were a lot of men obsessing over women; and possibly one woman being subservient to one of the men, etc. etc.).Rating: 4.5March 9 2020
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  • Margarida Veloz
    January 1, 1970
    Do not miss this series.... if you're just entering the Chronos universe, this will be a great place to start... at the beginning... sort of. Since this it time travel, you could follow the published order as previous readers did. However, now that we have this amazing origin series, you could start at the beginning. Either way, just start this series. The characters are people you can get to know and love (or hate) and the story line is imaginative and interesting. I love this series and highly Do not miss this series.... if you're just entering the Chronos universe, this will be a great place to start... at the beginning... sort of. Since this it time travel, you could follow the published order as previous readers did. However, now that we have this amazing origin series, you could start at the beginning. Either way, just start this series. The characters are people you can get to know and love (or hate) and the story line is imaginative and interesting. I love this series and highly recommend it.
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  •  christine ✩
    January 1, 1970
    what the actual what the actual—
  • Kal ★ Reader Voracious
    January 1, 1970
    I am a simple gal. If a book involves time travel, I'm instantly summoned.ARC sent by 47North and Wunderkind PR in exchange for my honest review. Quotations are from an uncorrected proof and subject to change upon final publication. Blog | Twitter | Pinterest
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  • Joan Ahmed
    January 1, 1970
    Too confusingI went back and read the descriptions of Walker's earlier books. I found the story line too convoluted and I could not get a hook into the characters. I could not continue.
  • Dori Gray
    January 1, 1970
    Fans of the CHRONOS series will throughly enjoy this peek into the origins of CHRONOS while being taken on an incredible new ride. Didnt read the original series? Youll want to after reading this! Looking forward to the next book in this new series. As always I need more CHRONOS! Fans of the CHRONOS series will throughly enjoy this peek into the origins of CHRONOS while being taken on an incredible new ride. Didn’t read the original series? You’ll want to after reading this! Looking forward to the next book in this new series. As always I need more CHRONOS!
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  • Marti
    January 1, 1970
    Couldnt finish this book. There was just too much jumping around (pun not intended) from one character to another. Couldn’t finish this book. There was just too much jumping around (pun not intended) from one character to another.
  • Carl
    January 1, 1970
    Couldn't make it all the way through to the end.
  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    Disclaimer: I am a huge fan of Rysa Walker and am now one of her ARC readers. The review is my honest opinion and I read Rysas books because I love them. I was really excited when I found out that Rysa was working on a origin series for the Chronos books. It is best to start with Timebound and the other books in the original series since some of the concepts and references to characters could be confusing without the background. This book takes the reader to where it all began and it doesnt Disclaimer: I am a huge fan of Rysa Walker and am now one of her ARC readers. The review is my honest opinion and I read Rysa’s books because I love them. I was really excited when I found out that Rysa was working on a origin series for the Chronos books. It is best to start with Timebound and the other books in the original series since some of the concepts and references to characters could be confusing without the background. This book takes the reader to where it all began and it doesn’t disappoint. I’m very much looking forward to the next two books in the origins series.
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  • Robert Carver
    January 1, 1970
    Walker's book appeals to the fantasy I have as a Historian. That is getting to travel back in time to personally witness the history we have studied. Walker makes time-trippers of us all. One of the characters comments on members of the KKK in the 60's stating, "Its not so much that theyre stupid as it is that theyre hampered by the ideological blinders theyve been wearing their entire lives and a pervasive fear that their position at the top of the food chain might be slipping away." Ms. Walker Walker's book appeals to the fantasy I have as a Historian. That is getting to travel back in time to personally witness the history we have studied. Walker makes time-trippers of us all. One of the characters comments on members of the KKK in the 60's stating, "It’s not so much that they’re stupid as it is that they’re hampered by the ideological blinders they’ve been wearing their entire lives and a pervasive fear that their position at the top of the food chain might be slipping away." Ms. Walker could have been writing about certain people in the present day.
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  • Rosemary Dreyer
    January 1, 1970
    3 1/2 Stars: A complicated time travel book that explored how mistakes in re-experiencing history can mess up any future now and how to readjust in order to keep the time line accurate. The novel shifted back and forth between characters and time. This, I felt, muddied the plot and made it so I felt distant from the characters. It took me a long time to feel invested in the people and their attempts to fix various time lines. I hated the to be continued ending. Overall, a pretty good novel that 3 1/2 Stars: A complicated time travel book that explored how mistakes in re-experiencing history can mess up any future “now” and how to readjust in order to keep the time line accurate. The novel shifted back and forth between characters and time. This, I felt, muddied the plot and made it so I felt distant from the characters. It took me a long time to feel invested in the people and their attempts to “fix” various time lines. I hated the “to be continued” ending. Overall, a pretty good novel that explored the ramifications of time travel, although the story was overly convoluted.
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  • Jenna
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic as usualI would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys time travel, but obviously read the Chronos series first. This book would be very confusing, (more than just timetravel confusing) without that series. :) I love the combo of new and old characters and cant wait to find out what happens next. Fantastic as usualI would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys time travel, but obviously read the Chronos series first. This book would be very confusing, (more than just timetravel confusing) without that series. :) I love the combo of new and old characters and can’t wait to find out what happens next.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    woo, what a ride! Things honestly snuck up on me and I had to re-read some previous paragraphs when I realized there was important clues I'd glossed over. This is a well written, great story with characters I cared about! That's a win! This is my first book by this author and I look forward to more.
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  • Tony Drummond
    January 1, 1970
    I can see why some people gave up on this book early on. There are various strands to this story and chapters do not seem to relate to each other. This becomes one narrative towards the end so keep faith in the book.I likde the themes not only of time travel but also of the pros and cons of genetic engineering. The pace of the book could have been quicker but overall a good read.
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  • John
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed...The story. There were a lot of characters to keep track of, but it is helpful if you have read the CHRONOS FILES series before reading this. Not written in a linear fashion until the last few chapters, when everything is brought together. I look foreword to the next book in the series.
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  • Michele Benchouk
    January 1, 1970
    DNF. This book had an interesting premise, but it seems like you really need to read the Chronos series first to understand what is going on and make sense of the backstory characters. This one was a bummer because I so wanted to really enjoy it.
  • Robert
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! What a great time travel story! This author really knows her stuff. She handles paradoxs with wit and terrific story telling. Plus one of the main storylines include The Beatles! You had me with the title Rysa! You have a new fan ! Well done! Wow! What a great time travel story! This author really knows her stuff. She handles paradox’s with wit and terrific story telling. Plus one of the main storylines include The Beatles! You had me with the title Rysa! You have a new fan ! Well done!
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    This book was derivative, dilatory, and deadly dull. There are only about five truly original and well-written science fiction novels in existence; sadly, this was not one of them.
  • Melinda Seely
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting premise but too much historical detail which made the book drag in spots.
  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    Great read. Time travelers...others who are trying to change their timeline, very interesting.
  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    For a time travel book it does a terrible job with time and place. Only got 20% in when I quit.
  • vickie riley
    January 1, 1970
    Zig zagThe characters are hard to get attached to.Too much zig zaging around between timelines and story lines to be comfortable.
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    While I love time travel books and I loved her earlier books, this one was a bit too long. I still really enjoyed it but it seemed like it could use some editing.
  • Artigrrl
    January 1, 1970
    Cant wait for the next time one, this was a fast, interesting adventure to read Can’t wait for the next time one, this was a fast, interesting adventure to read
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