The Elisi Alliance is facing defeat in its struggle against the Lor, when Mila, an Elisi requisitions scout, uncovers evidence of a time-altering technology that could reverse the course of the war. The device is on XE7, a small planet Mila fears will be destroyed if pulled into the conflict. Can she retrieve the technology without sacrificing XE7? As a bonus for readers of The CHRONOS Files, this story answers the question Katherine never would: What really happened in 2092?
Saul Rand is one of a select group of genetically-engineered CHRONOS historians who study the past firsthand. Convinced that he can create a better future than random chance and human blunder, Saul’s main challenge is circumventing the system’s safeguards—and he thinks he’s found the perfect opening move.
Simon Rand is well-accustomed to altering history. In fact, the CHRONOS key around his neck has allowed him to alter the timeline to include an entirely new religion–one that his grandfather, Saul Rand, claims will result in a better future than generation after generation of haphazard mistakes and blunders. But it takes an accidental jump into an infamous 1890s murder scene to show Simon the lengths to which Saul is willing to go in his quest to “fix” history.
A familiar blip of green light in the corner of his room has Kiernan Dunne hoping the new arrival is Kate, so that he can abandon the rescue he’s planning. But the time traveler who just blinked in is a future version of Kiernan, and judging from the number scrawled on his forehead, he’s not the only copy.