Andre Reading Club-- Wraiths of Time
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Archaeology, psychometry, teleportation, Time travel, kidnapping, impersonation, psychic abilities, magical ancient talismen and alien attack and intrigue are just some of the ingredients on display in this thrilller cooked up by the fertile mind of Andre Norton. Tallahassee Mitford (now how's that for a name?) was called in to authenticate some ancient relics which seem to affect geiger counters although they are not radioactive. When she comes in contact with both articles, she is blasted back into the far distant past of the Ethiopian kingdom of Meroe . There she discovers that she has been transformed into Ashake a magnificent Warrior
Princess and shoved into a conflict with unearthly forces including Wraiths (spirits that only she can communicate with) With a double identity of Ashake/Tallassee, she must sort out just who she can trust before deciding any appropriate actions. A thriller indeed--Later Kind Folks--Paul:book:


Next:The Opal-Eyed Fan and Velvet Shadows , two GOTHICS before entering the Dngeons and Dragons world of Quag Keep
Frontiers of any type, physical or mental are but a challenge to our breed. Nothing can stop th questing of man, not even man. If we will it, not only the wonders of space, but the very stars are ours
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I better read the book again.

My memory says that this isn't Time travel - but 'Cross Time travel - as in alternate universes. Tallahassee is dragged across into a "modern" world, where her double lies dead at her feet. This new world appears to be far in the past to her, until the military land in helecopters, with modern style weapons.

I remember loving this book, and the fact that she is a strong woman with College degree, facing the then bias of this new consultant.

Thank you for this review - I'm moving the book to the pile next to the comfy chair. Maybe the two gothics also.
Irene
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Very Interesting concept , Irene. I had thought of it as straight time travel with an alien twist. The alternate time lines(crosstime wise)would have come into existance if Talahassee not traveled. Two sets of time cops were sent to Earth to stop one of their own and possibly to reduce contamination. I could see them removing all of the too advanced tecnology and returning civilization to its normal track. And any tales of he aliens woulf fade into obscurity and mythology. No divergent time line. Anyone else on these options? ...... Later Kind folks--Paul
Frontiers of any type, physical or mental are but a challenge to our breed. Nothing can stop th questing of man, not even man. If we will it, not only the wonders of space, but the very stars are ours
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