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The Grandmother Paradox

(Place in Time #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  13 reviews
When Dr. Wells, the head of the Place in Time Travel Agency, learns that someone's trying to track down the ancestors of his star employee, there are few people he can turn to without revealing her secrets. But who better to jump down the timeline and rescue Elise from being snuffed out of existence generations before she's born than the very person whose life she saved a ...more
Paperback, 110 pages
Published July 10th 2018 by World Weaver Press
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Beth Cato
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this novella (as well as the first) from the publisher via LibraryThing's Early Reviewer Program.

This engaging sequel to The Continuum takes one of the side characters, Chandler, and gives him the starring role in a mission to the past. In the first novella, Elise traveled to the future to track down Chandler, a rogue agent living in a new technological marvel. It turned out Chandler wasn't such a bad sort, and that his employer, TUB, was the dark entity in the new time travel industr
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Looks like I'm the first to review this. There isn't even a real cover yet, the cover is a mystery to be revealed at a later date. Anyway...more time travelling, this time with a paradox. I don’t really remember Continuum (the first book in this series) and it isn’t even so much the book’s fault really, I just read a lot. But I did remember that it was quick and entertaining and easy to follow (which is no small feat when it comes to time travelling), so I checked out the sequel. Very much on pa ...more
I received an ARC copy of this book from LibraryThing

I think I liked the first book a little bit better, but this is still a pretty compelling sequel. It picks up shortly after Continuum and gives us a better look at Dr. Wells and Agent Chandler as well as introducing Elise's grandmother, who is definitely a fun character. I think it would have been better if it was a bit longer because the whole thing felt kind of rushed, but overall it was a fun story and I'm definitely interested to see where
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second novella in the Place in Time series. I enjoyed the first one so much that I decided to buy this one. I was not disappointed in the story itself, but I deducted one star because it was $4.00 for a novella that is only about 90 pages long - I read it in less than two hours. But it was good.
Dr. Wells of the time travel agency learns that someone is trying to track down the ancestors of Elise in order to prevent Elise from being born. He asks former secret agent Chandler, who was
K. Lincoln
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite this being the second in a series, I read it without having read the first (Continuum) and did just fine, thank you.

We start the story with Chandler getting sent back in time by time traveling genius Dr. Wells in order to protect the great-grandmother of Elise (main character in first book.) Chandler gets to hang out at a circus/magic show because Elise's grandmother is a magical assistant. Only, someone's obviously trying to kill her because they're messing with the magical props.

The ci
Andrea Stoeckel
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"You'd think I'd be used to this time travel stuff by now; this strange, in-between experience where I can punch myself and know I'm alive, but no one else I've ever known is yet?"

I really loved this little book I was given by the author in hopes that I might write an honest ,unbiased review. We meet Chandler, who has a task to go and save the progenitor of a family in order to protect someone in his current time. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Wendy Nikel alludes to every time travel ment
Jane Balke Andersen
An enjoyable time travel read.

I really wish the author would write a novel instead of a novella. I think it could be improved with more development of the story. It all happens so quickly which makes the romance part rather far fetched. Sometimes it reminds me of an action film without character development and world building, just one event thrown in after another.

The story would be improved by characters going through more together, an exploration of TUB and showing us through events, rather
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love these books and I love Wendy Nikel's writing. The continuation of The Place in Time series reminded me of another much loved trilogy, BACK TO THE FUTURE, with as many twists and turns in a person's timeline as to make you stop and wonder, "Wait--if X went back and did this, and Y then did this, then that means...holy cow!" And then you have to pick up the next one and see how that all actually played out. And the ending to this one has a real interesting conundrum!
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book 2! I hate not knowing what's going to happen AND having to wait for the next novel. Yes, yes, Nikel gave hints so you're not left completely in the dark, but it's not a satisfying ending..YET. I've enjoyed both books in this series so far and can't wait to see where Nikel goes in the future!
Hisham El-far
Just like The Continuum, this book tries to play with some interesting ideas. I enjoyed the story, but felt like it could have been so much better.

The pacing was well done until the last 18% of the story where it felt very rushed.
Erik Dreiling
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A terrific sequel to Wendy Nikel's "The Continuum." The story, while moving at a faster pace, does a great job on showing how all the characters -- Elise, Juliette, Chandler, and Dr. Wells -- are all connected.
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this back to back with Continuum. I loved them both. Great time travel stories, quick to read but utterly complete in themselves. I hope there will be more.
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Enough potential that I stuck with it. But always seemed a bit simplistic both in plotline and the travel setting / staging.
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Wendy Nikel is a speculative fiction author with a degree in elementary education, a fondness for road trips, and a terrible habit of forgetting where she's left her cup of tea. Her short fiction has been published by Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Daily Science Fiction, Nature: Futures, and els

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Place in Time (2 books)
  • The Continuum (Place in Time, #1)