This is story # 2.5, a novella, in the excellent YA series CHRONOS FILES by Rysa Walker. Here, you see things from the opposite perspective, that of Prudence Pierce, sister to Deborah and aunt to Kate (the heroine of the early books). This is the story of how Pru got sucked into her father’s scheme of creating a new religion where Pru and her father Saul are worshipped as prophets thanks to the Chronos keys’ time traveling abilities. Pru jumps between the 1980s and the future, where Saul tells her that the real villain is Pru’s mother Katherine. Manipulated into participating in Saul’s master plan and with no way to establish her mother’s guilt or innocence, Pru becomes an unwitting pawn in Saul’s drive for world domination.
This is a sympathetic look at the villainess of the series, back story that fills in the blanks to give a fuller picture of how Pru got to be who she is. It only wets your appetite for Book 3, which arrives this fall.
The previous books in the series have been reviewed here where linked:
“Timebound” – Book 1
“Time’s Echo” – Book 1.5
“Time’s Edge” – Book 2
*Book 3 – “Time’s Divide” arrives 10/20/15*
Amazon link is here.