Time & Tied

by mathtans

Original Contemporary Fantasy Sci-fi Anti-Hero Lead Female Lead Multiple Lead Characters School Life

A war in the future is spilling into our present. Enter Carrie Waterson, a teenage girl who ends up with a time machine. In using it, she learns that she is tied to a future destiny. What does that mean for her now? Who in her high school can be trusted to help out, given how some of her friends have their own agendas and mystic connections? Most importantly, how might Carrie fight against the future, when the future is herself?

(ASIDE: Cover was an old commission from Sabrnyan.)

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Part 1a: Timely Discovery ago
Part 1b: Timely Discovery 2 ago
Part 2a: Time Out ago
Part 2b: Time Out 2 ago
Part 3a: The Plane Truth ago
Part 3b: The Plane Truth 2 ago
Part 4a: Flight Attendance ago
Part 4b: Flight Attendance 2 ago
Part 5a: Breakdown ago
Part 5b: Breakdown 2 ago
Part 6a: Welcome Change ago
Part 6b: Welcome Change 2 ago
Part 7a: Group Chemistry ago
Part 7b: Group Chemistry 2 ago
Part 8a: Sound The Alarm ago
Part 8b: Sound the Alarm 2 ago
Part 9a: Present Tense ago
Part 9b: Present Tense 2 ago
Part 10a: Time Doubt ago
Part 10b: Time Doubt 2 ago
Part 11a: Phil Doubt ago
Part 11b: Phil Doubt 2 ago
Part 12a: The Clarke Side ago
Part 12b: The Clarke Side 2 ago
Part 13a: Doubletakes ago
Part 13b: Doubletakes 2 ago
Part 14a: Doubletakes 3 ago
Part 14b: Doubletakes 4 ago
Part 15a: With Kaleidoscope Eyes ago
Part 15b: With Kaleidoscope Eyes 2 ago
Part 16a: And Logical Mind ago
Part 16b: And Logical Mind 2 ago
Part 17a: Observer Effect ago
Part 17b: Observer Effect 2 ago
Part 18a: Dance Dance Revolution ago
Part 18b: Dance Dance Revolution 2 ago
Part 19a: Dance Dance Redux ago
Part 19b: Dance Dance Redux 2 ago
Part 20a: Fallout ago
Part 20b: Fallout 2 ago
Part 21a: Serious Matters ago
Part 21b: Serious Matters 2 ago
Part 22a: Locker Up ago
Part 22b: Locker Up 2 ago
Part 23a: Rock Bottom ago
Part 23b: Rock Bottom 2 ago
Part 24a: Understandings ago
Part 24b: Understandings 2 ago
Author Aside on Awareness ago
Part 25a: Missing Piece ago
Part 25b: Missing Piece 2 ago
Part 26a: Time Zones ago
Part 26b: Time Zones 2 ago
Part 27a: Flashbacks ago
Part 27b: Flashbacks 2 ago
Part 28a: History Lesson ago
Part 28b: History Lesson 2 ago
Part 29a: Growing Pains ago
Part 29b: Growing Pains 2 ago
Part 30a: Search and Rescue ago
Part 30b: Search and Rescue 2 ago
Part 31a: Past Meets Future ago
Part 31b: Past Meets Future 2 ago
Part 32a: Frequent Flyers ago
Part 32b: Frequent Flyers 2 ago
Part 33a: Julie's Secret ago
Part 33b: Julie's Secret 2 ago
Part 34a: Shots Fired ago
Part 34b: Shots Fired 2 ago
Part 35a: The Wounded ago
Part 35b: The Wounded 2 ago
Part 36a: Question Everything ago
Part 36b: Question Everything 2 ago
Part 37a: Geography and Geometry ago
Part 37b: Geography and Geometry 2 ago
Part 38a: Coming Together ago
Part 38b: Coming Together 2 ago
Part 39a: Recovery Mode ago
Part 39b: Recovery Mode 2 ago
Part 40a: Reparations ago
Part 40b: Reparations 2 ago
Part 41a: Rescue Efforts ago
Part 41b: Rescue Efforts 2 ago
Part 42a: Tied in Naughts ago
Part 42b: Tied in Naughts 2 ago
Part 43a: Desperate Times ago
Part 43b: Desperate Times 2 ago
Part 44a: Turning Point ago
Part 44b: Turning Point 2 ago
Part 45a: Full Circle ago
Part 45b: Full Circle 2 ago

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So far so good. It's a time travel novel filled with mystery. Although the female lead is a tad frustrating, it's understandable given the situation that she is in. The author is off to a good start in this novel, i enjoyed the premise however this is not my type of book, i just had free time on my hands. 

I saw no issue with the grammar, i wasn't expecially looking for them and i think so far so good but this book has hints of tropesville around it which would destroy such a good premise. I can see the author has made rules governing the story but i am one of those people who never get anything till the big reveal.

All in all, good read. not my taste but good read.

EDIT: I am getting to really like the characters and the author has given each chapter with a healthy amount of intrigue. I honestly recommend this.

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It's so nice to see that RoyalRoadL still have intelligent writers.

The majority of novels here are usually a concoction of bad grammar, bad story-telling, no knowledge of what a plot should be, and many others things... It's really sad... But no more! This story is really good! Really well-written. Grammar top notch, although the vocabulary is somewhat basic as compared to "real" books.

The feel of the story remembers me of some good books I've read by professional writers.

To write a time-travel story is really hard. Usually, authors have no sense what a time travel story need to be. Basically, all they do is a quick search on Wikipedia. It's ridiculous! This story does not go deep into the physics of it, but it really does a good job of being self-consistent.


My main problem so far (part 11a) is: why does only the cheerleader time-travel!? Let the smart geek guy time-travel!

And come one community! Lets "upvote" this novel!

It deserves it!

There are so much trash out there! So many novels with bad grammar in the top 100! WHY!?

I don't know how people can stand it! Just because they are litRPG, don't read trash! You guys deserve better!