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Queen of Iron Years
Lyn McConchie
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Queen of Iron Years

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  4 reviews
time travel. GLBT. English History, Boudicea. virus.
Paperback, 1st, 370 pages
Published July 2012 by Kite Hill UK (first published February 28th 2012)
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Andrew Rumbles
Dec 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Its 2035 and the world has gone to pieces. Just like AIDS did in the 1980s a new disease known as Tensens is causing panic. It appears that the hormonal balance of transsexuals means any Transgender person infected with Tensens and having sexual relations causes their partner to die. Our transgender hero Cean finds his life is getting more difficult and the discrimination he suffers causes a halt to his life and his journey to becoming female.

The story progresses to Cean using a friend’s time tr
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: likes time travel, doesn't mind/likes GLBT, strong female character, alternate history.
Recommended to Glenda by: Jan Bishop
Queen of Iron Years by Lyn McConchie and Sharman Horwood is fascinating. The authors have created a whole new history stemming from one man's obsession. Some readers aren't going to like this book, the "hero" is transgender, they've meddled with one of the great British historical icons, and any fans of the Roman out there won't like it much either. I like time travel, the heroine, don't mind a GLBT main character, and so far as someone who has only an intelligent layperson's knowledge of Britis ...more
Samuel Hawley
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The year is 2035, a dystopian future. A sexually-transmitted disease known as Tensen’s virus is sweeping through the population. Transsexuals are carriers of the virus. Non-transsexuals, when they contract it, die. Faced with the resulting panic and anti-transsexual backlash, pre-op transsexual Cean Rowan sets out to save his own kind. His plan: to change the course of history by going back in time—back to 61 AD, to Iron Age Britain, where Queen Boadicea is about to lead her army in a futile reb ...more
Darusha Wehm
May 22, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
I really wanted to like this book. I was excited about a trans* protagonist, I like time travel. But this was just so disappointing that I had to stop halfway through.

The time travel story didn't work for me, but fans of Druidic history or Boadicea herself might enjoy it. The ultimate stumbling block I had was the depiction of Cean, the main character. An out, transitioning male-to-female trans person, the narration and all characters continually refer to Cean as "he," with no explanation. While
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