TIME TRAVEL IN TIMELESS
An explanation of how time travel works in Timeless
I always knew the final book in the Transcend Time Saga would involve the main characters time traveling back to Regency Era, England, and I couldn’t wait to write about their adventures in the past.
Of course, this involved creating my own version of time travel. I read and watch a lot of time travel stories, so I know that characters can usually travel through time by use of a machine, an object, a hole in the space/time continuum, a genetic superpower, etc. There are so many possible methods for characters to travel back in time! However, the Transcend Time Saga is a modern fairy tale, so I knew the best form of time travel for the story would be magic.
Time travel in the world of the Transcend Time Saga is not easy. Three main conditions must be met for people to travel back in time:
1) All of the individuals must have been reincarnated
When a person travels back in time in the Transcend Time Saga, their physical body does not make the journey. Instead, their soul leaves their body and enters the body of their past self. Naturally, a person must have a past self for this journey to be possible. If you’re traveling in a group, everyone in the group must travel back to the same time period, therefore their past selves need to have all been alive in the time they are traveling to.
2) One of the time travelers in the group must have magic in their blood
Magic sparks the connection from the present to the past, so one of the people making the journey must have magical abilities. They can either be a natural witch, meaning they are born with magic, or borrow magical abilities from a natural witch, which involves drinking a drop of the witch’s blood. This is a gift rarely given, because each drop of blood gifted from a witch decreases the witch’s power by a small percentage. Also, borrowed magic will only stay in the human’s bloodstream for one month.
3) One of the time travelers must be in possession of an object owned by his or her past self
The more important this object was to the time traveler’s past self, the stronger the connection will be to the past. The best kind of object for time travel is a piece of jewelry worn by the time traveler’s past self. The constant contact with the past self combined with metal being a strong conductive element makes jewelry extremely powerful as a connection to the past.
Read Timeless to find out how Lizzie, Drew, and Chelsea meet these three conditions to travel back in time to Regency Era, England!