This is the second novel in the Chronos Files series by Rysa Walker. I enjoyed this installment even more than the first book.
Reading the bridge novella Time’s Echo probably did help clarify some things in this story, but I think that bridge novella also destroyed the tension surrounding (Keirnan’s possible betrayal) towards the end of the book. Unless something really unexpected happens, I think the novella made the outcome of that conflict fairly easy to predict.
As to this particular book, though, the pacing was slower than the first novel. But it’s much, much more direct when it comes to taking on heavier topics. The book feels more mature than the first one, and that shows even more in Kate’s relationship with Trey, Version 2.0. While Trey is still pretty accepting of everything, he’s warier this time around, and his reactions to Kate’s time-hopping adventures feel more realistic. He’s still wonderfully supportive, however, and is actually a genuinely good guy. I’m rooting for them, personally.
The awkwardness and tension in their relationship does shed more light on Keirnan, too. His actions and reactions are infinitely more relatable now that Kate is going through something very, very similar, and as the readers get to see him through that lens, he becomes more understandable.
Overall, this was a great read and I’m looking forward to finishing the series. I’ll also be checking out more from the author. I enjoy her style and am excited to see more from her.