History Literature / TimeMachineSeries

18th Oct '16 7:59:20 PM nombretomado
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The protagonist finds himself in the times of FrenchRevolution, seeking a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affair_of_the_Diamond_Necklace priceless diamond necklace]]. The objective soon shifts from merely finding the treasure to using it to buy the life of an innocent French girl.

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The protagonist finds himself in the times of FrenchRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, seeking a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affair_of_the_Diamond_Necklace priceless diamond necklace]]. The objective soon shifts from merely finding the treasure to using it to buy the life of an innocent French girl.
28th Sep '16 7:13:41 PM MaxWest2
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The protagonist is sent to the Old West to learn why the Pony Express failed after 18 months.


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This mission has the protagonist discover why the famously kind and sensitive Queen Isabella permitted the Spanish Inquisition to take place.


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The protagonist must discover [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the ultimate fate of a battle sword wielded by Julius Caesar]].
* ShownTheirWork: Besides famous historical figures of Rome, the text talks a lot about social classes in Rome and other details. In fact, they even get the costuming right; while initially being outfitted at the start with time-appropriate clothes, you are told to avoid wear red footwear which was reserved for members of the Roman Senate.
22nd Aug '16 9:30:06 PM MaxWest2
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* FetchQuest: A few of the books actually require you to bring back a certain item as proof that you completed your mission. For example, in ''American Revolutionary'', you had to bring back the musket of the individual who fired the first shot of the Revolutionary War, and in ''Last of the Dinosaurs'', you had to obtain a dinosaur tooth as proof that you did find the last of the dinosaurs.


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* KleptomaniacHero: Averted. The text specifically instructs you that you are not to steal the musket that is the object of your mission or to otherwise change history to obtain it.


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* AnArmAndALeg: Of the deliberate type; early on, you meet a man with a stub where his hand should be. Depending on where you go, you can jump back to an earlier time where the man is revealed to be a wanted cutpurse and one of the constables arresting him mentions that the cutpurse's hand will be cut off as punishment.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: You find a purse full of coins at one point and upon finding a constable to turn the purse over, the owner of the purse mistakenly identifies you as the thief, leading you to flee.
5th May '16 11:37:10 AM morenohijazo
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* SpoilerCover: The plot of the book is finding out the source of mysterious signals from Saturn. At the end, it turns out it was [[spoiler:a crashed alien spaceship. The pilot is still living in suspended animation and the protagonist wakes him up.]] Except the cover for the book shows [[spoiler:the alien in all his glory]], though, admittedly, until the end you're likely to not realize that it was something from the actual book and not just a random, sci-fi themed picture.
8th Jan '16 10:43:20 AM Berrenta
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* GalleySlave: You can temporarily become this.
* OutOfCharacterAlert: If you try and tell a suspicious city guard that you are a Scyth, he will promptly quiz you on a piece of Scythian culture (since he is a Scyth himself.) You fail, at which point he decides you're a runaway slave.

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* GalleySlave: You can temporarily become this.
* OutOfCharacterAlert: If you try and tell a suspicious city guard that you are a Scyth, he will promptly quiz you on a piece of Scythian culture (since he is a Scyth himself.) You fail, at which point he decides you're a runaway slave. slave.
* SlaveGalley: You can temporarily become part of this.
22nd Jun '15 3:37:03 PM MarkLungo
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If you're looking for the classic novel by H. G. Wells, see ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''.

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If you're looking for the classic novel by H. G. Wells, Creator/HGWells, see ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''.



* TheLongitudeProblem: The reader gets stranded on a small island in the Caribbean with some sailors. There's an argument when the sailors try to determine their latitude and the reader suggests figuring out their longitude. This is immediately shot down as impossible. Which is decidedly odd, because figuring a longitude of a ''fixed place'', instead of moving ship, is relatively easy, if a somewhat long process. Of course, these are common sailors who may not have the math or astronomical skills necessary to carry out that process.

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* TheLongitudeProblem: UsefulNotes/TheLongitudeProblem: The reader gets stranded on a small island in the Caribbean with some sailors. There's an argument when the sailors try to determine their latitude and the reader suggests figuring out their longitude. This is immediately shot down as impossible. Which is decidedly odd, because figuring a longitude of a ''fixed place'', instead of moving ship, is relatively easy, if a somewhat long process. Of course, these are common sailors who may not have the math or astronomical skills necessary to carry out that process.
19th Nov '14 3:14:36 AM Korodzik
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* FortuneTeller: Old, blind, but oddly knowledgeable black woman who gives you cryptic hints (and is one of the few persons to know about your time travel.)

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* FortuneTeller: Old, blind, but oddly knowledgeable black woman who gives you cryptic hints (and is one of the few persons to apparently know about your time travel.travel; or at least she knows you're a great traveller.)
13th Jul '14 12:30:59 AM Rothul
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For six hundred years, the highest honor in England has been to be made a knight of the Order of the Garter. King Edward III began this order sometime in the 1340s. Members wear a blue garter of cloth around their sleeves, on which is written “Honi soit qui mal y pense.” This is the motto of the Order of the Garter. The Protagonist travels back to determine why the best knights in England choose a garter as their symbol and what their motto means.


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The protagonist travels to 17th century Japan in search of a sword wielded by Miyamoto Musashi.


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The protagonist travels to Revolutionary War-era America to determine who fired the first shot of the American Revolution and retrieve the musket.


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Emanuel Ringleblum was a famous freedom fighter and historian during World War II and the Holocaust. He has hidden several incriminating documents about the Nazis, and the protagonist must to travel back to Warsaw, Poland, and retrieve these documents.


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The protagonist is sent to Elizabethan England to determine which of Queen Elizabeth's suitors' ring she wore on her deathbed.


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The protagonist is sent back in time to take a picture of the Red Baron on the morning of his final mission.


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The protagonist is sent to both theaters of World War II, tasked with picking up a decoded message from each. This "Special Edition" is double in length to others in the series, mainly by having separate indidivual book-length War in Europe and War in Pacific sections that don't intersect.
15th Mar '14 8:55:43 AM MaxWest2
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* ChangedMyJumper: Averted. One possible decision has you jump to New England around the time of the Salem Witch Trials. Since you're dressed in clothing from around the time of the Spanish Inquisition, you not only stick out like a sore thumb; you also get accused of being a witch.

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* ChangedMyJumper: Averted.Deconstructed. One possible decision has you jump to New England around the time of the Salem Witch Trials. Since you're dressed in clothing from around the time of the Spanish Inquisition, you not only stick out like a sore thumb; you also get accused of being a witch.


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The mission is to help Scotland Yard solve a major case with political implications. An Indian prince vanishes, straining tense relations between the British Empire and India.
* KidDetective: The protagonist becomes one of these as it is the mission to help Scotland Yard solve the aformentioned case. Later on, you meet another Scotland Yard operative, revealed to be a female and not much older than the protagonist!
* ShownTheirWork: The text makes mention of new crime solving tools coming into use around that time such as photography and fingerprinting.


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The protagonist must find the very last of the dinosaurs prior to their extinction and as proof, bring back a dinosaur tooth.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The solution has you fulfilling the mission by finding a dinosaur tooth from a nearby carcass. However, you see a freshly hatched baby dinosaur nearby poking around its dead mother; the text tells you that [[TearJerker it will not survive long]].]]
14th Mar '14 4:22:34 PM MaxWest2
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* ChangedMyJumper: Averted. One possible decision has you jump to New England around the time of the Salem Witch Trials. Since you're dressed in clothing from around the time of the Spanish Inquisition, you not only stick out like a sore thumb; you also get accused of being a witch.
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