Wilda retired from the Temporal Agents for an excellent reason.
Retired Temporal Agent Wilda Firestone just wanted to run her Toronto shop: garb Time Tourists and send them on their merry way into the past. She's content with her cat, sarcasm, and whiskey. All of that changes when a deathly ill Time Traveller literally falls at her doorstep, setting off a chain reaction which forces her to return to the job she'd retired from decades before.
The Agency sends her and her assistant, Mattea, back into three dangerous historical eras to find the disease threatening the life of every Time Traveller. They search a teeming desert bazaar in the luxurious court of Mansa Musa. They explore the dark forests of pre-Columbian North America. They get entangled in the convoluted politics of twelfth century Norse-ruled Orkney while sifting through the horrific carnage of a murdered village.
If Wilda can't return in time with the right pathogen, modern scientists can't synthesize a cure before all the Travellers fall ill. She must return to the present or lose herself in the depths of her own purposely-forgotten past.
|Publisher:||Green Dragon, Artist|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)|
About the Author
Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Compulsion, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels.
Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were.
She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth, writing magical realism stories in both historical fantasy and time travel flavors.
Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book was extremely interesting and a great concept. The author did a great job of telling the story. I did have a problem with the language. Really? Jesus needs to be used as an expletive. Okay so maybe this is how the author speaks herself. If so, that will taint all she writes for a certain audience. If it does not bother you, then you will like this book. God certainly does not need me to defend Him but I do not need to follow an author with no respect for those who are Christian. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd by Christy Nicholas was a unique fun read that has me hooked form start to finish Not my first read by this author, so I knew going in that I was in for something well written, original, entertaining, and fun. I was not disappointed in the least. This book pulls you in from the start, with that witty cold open, and the taste of what these time tourists are. I think my favourite bit of this whole story is that the MC is an older mature woman, who gives no -anything- (keeping it PG here, but you get what I'm saying lol). I loved her within seconds, quick witted and just hard as nails, I want to be this woman's friend. This story has many elements, different times and heavy with detail. You can tell care and research went into making this as much as journey through time, as well as keeping it an engaging story for the reader. There was so much that kept you reading and kept you guessing. I loved every minute of it, and with each new layer pulled back, and the deeper you got, you almost become apart of the story yourself. Overall this book is worth your time, energy, and it's worth talking about. So please take my super high recommendation and my golden stamp of approval that, you will be captured by this tantalizing one of a kind read. Happy Reading -E.A. Walsh