Meddlers In Time [NOOK Book]

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Meddlers In Time- A Synopsis

The story starts several years before the main tale, with two of the main characters narrowly escaping from a trip to their near future, gone wrong.
They decide to create a new, and hopefully, more friendly universe, by causing a split in time back in the 9th century.

In order to advance the technology of the 9th century and build a power base, they set about recruiting a team of ...

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Overview

Meddlers In Time- A Synopsis

The story starts several years before the main tale, with two of the main characters narrowly escaping from a trip to their near future, gone wrong.
They decide to create a new, and hopefully, more friendly universe, by causing a split in time back in the 9th century.

In order to advance the technology of the 9th century and build a power base, they set about recruiting a team of down-on-their-luck engineers and adventurers, with the lure of large sums of money, adventure and the chance escape their lives! For a one-year tour and a return to the same time and place, they are offered information worth a great deal of money- namely winning lotto numbers and sports betting information!

The reality of the mission sets in for the team, when they find themselves on another planet, Transit, hundreds of light-years from home. Here they train for the mission and learn how to use the time/space gateway.

They set up a prefabricated stronghold and in their first few weeks save a local village from a terrible fate. Soon the local people start to accept these strangers, who turn out to be not as terrifying as they first seemed.

Meanwhile, a more deadly game is being conducted from Transit, as the city of Rome is destroyed and the 9th century religious leaders are systematically and sometimes spectacularly assassinated.

Expecting to winter over quietly, they are surprised by the arrival of a large invading army from Europe. Despite being short on numbers, they utterly rout the invaders at the outskirts of the city of Sheffield.

Local workers are recruited- reluctantly at first, but they soon adapt to what is for them- a life of relative comfort and ease. Before long, working for the strangers brings high status. As the best of the local workers adapt to modern life, they are being prepared to be the next generation of leaders.

Over the winter months, a local militia is equipped and drilled, while the tradesmen of the district come to learn the secrets of the strangers. The future leaders of tomorrow begin their education. Road building and mineral exploration continue and as the team get to know each other better, the stories regarding how the time/space gate generator was obtained and the effects of using it are revealed.

As the end of a one year tour of duty draws to an end, most of the team have elected to stay on, while those who have decided to leave the 9th century, start to prepare to return to their old lives- and their new beginnings.

Meddlers in Time Part Two

This story starts with three of the characters persuading their wives to travel back in time with them. Others of the original group join up as permanent members of the group.

Not everyone is happy about the arrival of the strangers and there is a shift in the balance of power with the king deposed. Now is the time for a show of power.

After the fate of their enemies is settled, the story jumps back four years in the baseline time, to a camp in New Zealand, 790AD. This gives a bit of background on some of the characters, as they start the first practice run for the 9th century operation. Some of the technology not revealed in the first book is used here.

A colony site is prepared in New Zealand and the story of how the gate generator was acquired is told in more detail. The colonists are more or less willingly moved around the world and the team prepares to snatch a busload of 20th century engineers who are about to die. The locally trained army prepares for two battles and there is an unexpected turn of events when a set of memories is misplaced.

The narration is taken over by a newly-sentient computer and some of the 52nd century characters are revealed. Another interesting character comes onto the scene and an intricate scheme for a staged 'death' on 21st century earth is carried out.

The book finishes with a wedding and the story of the third book is started at the wedding party.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000798058
  • Publisher: Wayne Watson
  • Publication date: 11/19/2009
  • Series: Meddlers in Time , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 103,565
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

About Myself:Born in 1960, it can be said that I was born into one of the more interesting periods in our history. Forty-nine years on, I can certainly say that I have led an interesting life. Factory hand, soldier, technician, labourer, manager, ambulance officer, corrections officer- just to name the main jobs - I think I can truly call myself a jack-of-all-tradesIt’s been up and down all the way- see-sawing between dirt poor and well-off- in the peak of fitness to near dead a couple of times. I have worked with many fine individuals and many of New Zealand’s worst. I have seen very ordinary people succeed beyond all expectations and watched those destined to do great things fall and loose everything. Working in areas like defense, corrections and ambulance you get a real insight into how people act and react under the most extreme of circumstances. Along the way I got to use a lot of really interesting bits and pieces- the Army was good for that- if a new piece of kit came through the workshops- it wasn’t hard to convince somebody that you needed to try it out!This was a useful background for somebody who wishes to write tales of adventure…Now, like most, I have settled into a quieter life of family and work, with adventure left in the past- although it comes to visit from time to time. I wish it wouldn’t!As life slowed down a little, from the needs of raising a family and an accumulation of old injuries, I started to amuse myself in a fantasy universe distilled from the many tales I had absorbed over the years- this beats the hell out of morning radio while stuck in traffic! This stepped up a gear after a bad car smash left me recovering from multiple injuries over two years. From this period came ‘Meddlers in Time’- my escape from the realities of my life. Writing this story down probably saved my sanity!Nowadays, I’m back at work- spending more time than I would like keeping the local water supplies working. Once a week I get my six-guns out and shoot up a bit of paper and steel plate. Twice a year I fire up my still and run a few gallons of moonshine, although I drink more coffee than whiskey these days. The rest of the time I spend as an indentured servant to my wife and two boys.I’m occasionally described as a grumpy old sod and a know-it-all, with an opinion on EVERYTHING! I try to live up to that.I like the simple pleasures of red meat, black powder smoke, Islay whiskey and the occasional good Dominican cigar- all to be savored in the outdoors. My beliefs are staunchly libertarian- each to their own if they harm no other. I believe that politicians, lawyers, busy-bodies and do-gooders are like salamis- greatly improved by hanging for a time.My writings continue as time permits.UPDATE:Ask me a question or find out more about Meddlers in Time, search 'Meddlers in Time Blogger'I used to have a link here,but for technical reasons, can't put it in my Bio without upsetting some of Smashwords partner sites!
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  • Posted December 6, 2010

    SiFi Channel: Here's your next hit series!

    This book, while rough around the edges as far as editing goes, especially in the later chapters, but is otherwise a great read. It doesn't trouble itself explaining any of the conundrums of time travel into the past (where killing your own great great grandfather could cause you to cease to exist), but hey, its Science Fiction, not physics. Also hardly a chapter goes by without characters imbibing ridiculous amounts of alcohol. But the story line begs to be featured on the SiFy channel as the next big hit like the Stargate series (Timegate?). And the writing style is perfect for episode serialization. The tendency to use vintage military gear from an era where it was plentiful should make props cheap. Characters are sufficiently developed without wasting time on soul searching / tear jerking sentimentalism. Bedplay merely hinted at instead of becoming the story. Wayne Watson yanks some chains along the way, misses opportunities to yank others, and gores a few sacred oxen as his characters strike out on a major "do over" of history. With the entire history of earth as its playground the book never lacks for subject matter and neither would a TV series. The book keeps you waiting to find out what effect the meddler in time had in changing earth's history. Getting there is the fun part. A fast and easy read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    Altering the Future and the Past

    The best writing in the world? No. An interesting read yes. Candy reading for sure. A very different take on the average time travel and the altering of the time line. No politically correct actions in this story. Very refreshing actually. Sign me up! I would love to join up.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2011

    Not Recommended

    The writing style is clunky, there's no explanation of why these people are going back in time to live in 9th cent England, and the author spends about 10 pages on straight out bios of all the characters. He doesn't even bother to introduce them in the text, just gives you blurbs to read. Is that supposed to be a reference guide so I flip back and forth while I read? C'mon. I didn't make it more than 50 pages.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    HORRIBLY BORING!!

    THIS IS AT THE TOP OF MY LIST OF WORST WASTE OF TIME READING. I COULD NOT BEAR TO GO PAST 25 PAGES. I CAN'T ADEQUATELY DESCRIBE HOW TRULY AWFUL IT IS. IT GETS ONE STARS FROM ME BECAUSE I HAVE TO BUT I WOULDN'T GIVE IT ANY STARS IF I HAD MY DRUTHERS. IT SUCKS BIG TIME.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Wild ride, tough read

    Once you get passed the 'technical' format & layout, the story is good! I agree with other posts that the editing needs work. I had to reread several passages with subsituting the correct words. I hope that the next book is easier to read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2010

    Takes to long to get the story going

    I gave up after 200 pages.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Loved it!

    Only book I have read more than once.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Long read

    I enjoyed this story but did get confused sometimes

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    Recommend

    It's a good read but can be to over technical and give you a headache with details.

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