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The Timekeepers' War

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  20 reviews
She can find anyone, for the right price—anyone, except her sister.

Ghost searches for her in every dark and desperate corner of the City. But her so-called life changes when she returns home to find a mysterious stranger with an offer to make history…and to find her sister.

A terrorist. One of the most feared figures in the City—and he needs Ghost’s he
Paperback, 316 pages
Published August 2014 by Bedlam Press
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S.C. Jensen I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I am over halfway completed Book Two: The Children of Bathora. I am aiming for a summer 2016 release!

PS Sorry for the dela…more
I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I am over halfway completed Book Two: The Children of Bathora. I am aiming for a summer 2016 release!

PS Sorry for the delayed reply! I am not very good at using the author dashboard in goodreads yet...(less)
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Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads Giveaways
"The Timekeepers War" which I won through Goodreads Giveaways is a fast-paced and gripping novel that's set in a war ravaged world where most of the population lives underground and only the most hardy live in the hot, unforgiving climate above. When the story opens Ghost, one of the crazy loners and misfits living in the city has returned home to find Lynch a well-known terrorist waiting to offer her a deal she can't refuse. In exchange for Ghost's help in waging war against the Ursaar's Empire ...more
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I won this book through a giveaway on goodreads.

There were many things I enjoyed about this book. We will start with the one that has nothing to do with the writing itself. I love the cover. I am not really able to explain why but it really appeals to me. The characters as well the world this story took place in were interesting and I found myself wanting to know more. I enjoyed the slow reveal of information and build up to all of the action in the last quarter or so of the book. The ending se
I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway.

I had high hopes for this one. I love dystopian rebellion stories and this promised to be one.

The main character is Ghost. She is a young woman who has lived her life in the City, a ruined shell of a once huge metropolis. She is resourceful and cunning. Her life is dedicated to survival...and looking for her missing sister, Lyca.

We never find out exactly what messed things up in the City, but we get hints that it may be the result of war, or
Una Maxwell
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
S.C. Jensen's debut book "The Time Keepers' War" is a beautifully written example of modern science-fiction, that was not only interesting to read, but accessible as well.

With just enough science to make provide interest and colour, but not so much that you feel bogged down in overly detailed descriptions, the post-apocalyptic world that Jensen has created has depth that is revealed the further you read. Her characters echo this as well, having multiple layers of complexity that keep you guessin
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
We all grow up becoming what we believe in. While reading this book, I had my moments of sadness, fear and anxiety. The book gave me a different experience altogether because first of all, I have never read apocalyptic fiction. On top of that, this book is post-apocalyptic science fiction. All the themes are beautifully blended in this book.

Ghost is in search of her sister. Her life is a mess completely. She is a wanderer, having no home. No place where her heart can rest. Under the unfortunate
Caroline Noe
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ghost survives in a post apocalyptic city of thieves, smugglers and fighters, whilst desperately searching for her younger sister, abducted years before. Into her life drops the legendary terrorist Lynch, spouting a plot to bring down the cruel Empire, wallowing in luxury above their heads, and using her sister as bait. But in such a world none can be trusted and nothing is ever what it seems.

Whilst the middle of this sci fi book becomes a little bogged down in dialogue to carry the plot, the st
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I’m surprised this book isn’t more popular! This is top notch dystopian fiction.

While not every detail was shared in this first book (of a series), the author shared enough details to allow the reader to immerse themselves in this different world. I loved how each character was equally equipped with strengths and flaws - this made them all seem like real people and made it easy to feel invested in each character’s arc.

In fact, I wish we had more time to really get to know these characters. I w
Porsha Deun
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I need book 2, right now! Omg, I love this story and sci-fi is not my go-to genre! Bravo to the author for create such a detailed world that I can see and feel. I love the relationship between Ghost and Lynch. Cutter came through and I was happy that he finally got to meet his friend (which I was surprised at who that friend turned out to be.
I do not like the Timekeepers. I repeat, I do not like the Timekeepers. Especially Aga! What a manipulative lot! They are just as bad as the Ursaar, may he
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
off to a good start

Book one is imaginative and well paced. Time Keeper's War a good start to what promises to be a excellent series.
Kasia James
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
The Timekeepers War is the debut novel of Saskatchewan based writer, S.C. Jensen, but you wouldn’t know it. Skillfully written and edited, there is no hint that this book is written by anyone other than an author at the top of their game.

We are taken to a disconnected and post apocalyptic world, some hundreds of years into the future. There, people like the protagonist, Ghost, scrabble a hand-to-mouth existence amongst the ruins of the City, living in fear of one another, and of the burning ray
Francis Guenette
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Melding sci-fi and romance without doing a disservice to either

This novel manages to meld sci-fi and romance and not do a disservice to either – quite the accomplishment. The reader is introduced to Ghost, a young woman who makes her way the best she can in a post-apocalyptic city-scape. She is aptly named, for her life seems ghost-like indeed. But she moves with purpose from the opening pages as she seeks something of value lost to her. Enter the mythic terrorist, Lynch. His reputation precedes
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story introduces you to Ghost. She lives in the so-called City. Life above ground is dangerous due to the glaring sun. Life below ground is also dangerous in a post-apocalyptic world She earns her living by successfully tracking down people. Just the search for her own sister does not lead anywhere. Her world changes when a stranger waits for her at home. Lynch, a known terrorist who offers her a remarkable job, and has a picture of her missing sister, Lyca. Ghosts life gets even more dange ...more
Kenneth Wilson
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a Giveaway prize.
I was looking forward to reading this and delighted to have won it, but when I started to read it I simply wondered what I had let myself in for. Well I shouldn't have worried. I soon got into the pace of the book and the characters. The array of characters and their flaws as well as their strengths keeps them in reach. There is humour too in their interactions. The way the author switches between thoughts, actions and interactions is seamless, the action
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was a great premise! In the post-apocalyptic world where the sun is deadly and most people live underground, Ghost receives a warning she doesn't understand just before a strange man shows up in her home, a man known to be a terrorist to the Empire that lives safely above them. She's thrown into a battle she doesn't understand, searching for answers and for the sister she lost as a little girl.

S.C. Jensen keeps things interesting and mixes romance with the gritty reality of this new
Jamie Lowe
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Timekeepers' War was a great read for fans of post apocalyptic novels. It has an engaging plot with a truly unique storyline.
It's rare to read a post apocalyptic story that has details that really seem new, but I can honestly say that this novel had a story and setting that didn't feel recycled or borrowed from the many other stories in its genre. The characters were interesting and relatable, especially Ghost. Her cynicism and vulnerability played against each other to make her a fascinati
Sabrina Joy
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just from the synopsis itself, I'm already get powerful, haunting vibes that push of adrenaline into me. The fact that it's a post-apocalyptic book really brings it over the edge. There's a whole lot of mystery involved and it seems very realistic.

I can't wait to read this book! Until then, this review will be updated at a later point!
Harvey Jr.
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gripping post-apocalyptic adventure thriller

Intense action, complex characters and well-thought-out landscapes give this novel its flesh and bones. But the deep connection the reader has with the main character cum narrator is the story's life-blood. And the telltale foreshadowing only promises more excitement in the sequel.
Candi Ditzler
Oct 30, 2014 marked it as to-read
Hmmm, went to enter for this book free and it says I already won it. Well, geez, I never did get it!
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
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loved it...full review to come.
Michelle Parkins
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was recommended to me by a friend and while I didn't ordinarily read sci-if before, I realize I've been missing out on not only fantastic stories, but even more amazing authors.
I found the characters believable, the plot well constructed, and the world, though different, was so easy to lose myself in.
Well done Ms Jensen. I have no doubt you're going places and I'll happily go along for the amazing ride
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