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Isabella Jaramillo is accustomed to getting what she wants.

A privileged socialite, Isabella has spent her 27 years with wealth and status, thanks to her father’s ownership of the country’s sole time travel corporation. Everything in her life—her friends, her lovers, even her marriage—has been solely on her terms. Living such a charmed life, it is easy for her to be thoug
Published January 5th 2021 by KDP (first published May 1st 2015)
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Lauren Stoolfire
I received an ecopy from Reedsy Discovery in exchange for an honest review.

Isabella Jaramillo is accustomed to getting what she wants. Living a comfortable life as the daughter of the world’s sole time travel magnate, Isabella has never suffered the irritation of being told no. Only now she has gone too far and her soon-to-be ex-husband tells her no in the most vengeful way possible—by sabotaging her trip to the past, sending her to a distant land where the locals do not speak her language and a
Karin Gastreich
3.5 stars. SUNDER's greatest strength is its protagonist, Isabella. From the very first page, Isabella's I-don't-take-s**t-from-anyone spirit sets her apart as a promising heroine, perhaps even anti-heroine. I would have liked to have seen Isabella hold on to this fiery attitude, but McTiernan for understandable reasons chooses to soften up the main character as she settles into an unanticipated life as a medieval slave. Two thirds of the way through the novel, the prose loses its polish, underm ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Feb 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
Sunder of Time started off a little different than many novels. Isabella was a self-absorbed woman who was hard to like. The rules of time travel also took me a little bit to fully grasp.

As the book progressed I became invested in the characters and the plot. I found out that Isabella wasn't as bad as I thought. It would be hard to come from a society when you are at the top of the totem pole and find yourself suddenly at the bottom. She became a character that I liked and admired.

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Holly Ites
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the most imaginative and complex plots I've ever read, all the while serving as a cautionary tale of technology in the hands of tyrants, even if the technology is still fantasy. Yet, Kristin McTiernan manages to keep the reader engrossed with her characterizations and the drama that can only be imagined with time travel. A wonderful read and, hopefully, just one of many more to come from this gifted writer! ...more
Leat Stanley
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful storyline and great writing. Can't wait for the next book! ...more

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Gayle Slagle
Sunder by Kristin McTiernan is an exceptional book which I enjoyed very much. The plot of the story involves the subject of time travel and is both complex and intricate. The concept of time travel has been the focus of several recent novels, but I found that the structure of Sunder put it in a category all its own. Since the focus of the book is time travel, it addresses the issue of what would happen if someone traveled to the past and did something that would change history. Would this change ...more
Apex Reviews
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A famous heiress is stranded in the Dark Ages by her jilted husband, and her father, the inventor of the time traveling mechanism responsible for her disappearance, traverses time and space to find her.

If that logline were pitched to an agent or publisher, you’d think the author would be laughed out of the room; however, throughout the pages of Sunder, author Kristin McTiernan brings the idea to vivid life, in a riveting sci-fi thriller readers will find difficult to put down.

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Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In an alternate future where the Spanish settled the United States there is a time travel company. the owner's daughter accompanies the travelers to their location. she aspires to divorce her co-worker husband. He reprograms her next trip, dropping her off just outside Camelot where she is going to have a difficult time surviving.

Meanwhile her dad aspires to beat her location out of the son-in-law. Engaging, swearing and violence.
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“Coming from where we do, it’s a rough adjustment—living here.” He put a hesitant hand on her shoulder, his calluses scratching against the fabric of her dress. “It’s true what they say about life in the dark ages, you know: nasty, brutish, and short. You and I once took it for granted we would die as old people in our beds, but we have no such assurance now. I’ll help you how I can, Isabella; but I can’t guarantee that either of us will live even to see tomorrow. Life is worth fighting for, young lady. But don’t feel it is something you’re owed.” 1 likes
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