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by Linda Evans,Robert Asprin

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Author: Linda Evans,Robert Asprin
ISBN: 0671877305
ISBN13: 978-0671877309
Language: English
Publisher: Baen; Reissue edition (June 1, 1996)
Pages: 455
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Wagers of Sin (1996) is the second SF novel in the Time Scout series, following Time Scout. In the previous volume, Malcolm was hanging around Gate Six looking for someone to hire him. Everyone he approached has been warned by Time Tours, In. about freelance guides

Wagers of Sin (1996) is the second SF novel in the Time Scout series, following Time Scout. about freelance guides. After he has tried all the tourists, Malcolm hung around to watch the show. He briefly encountered Skeeter and counted his fingernails afterward. He saw Montgomery leave his sanctum and charge through the crowd in his uptime uniform. Then Ann and Sven appeared, apparently from the firing range.

The Wages of Sin is a BBC Books original novel written by David A. McIntee and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Third Doctor, Liz Shaw and Jo Grant. The events of the novel apparently take place immediately following The Three Doctors. It is noteworthy for depicting the Doctor's first test flight of the TARDIS following the restoration of his time-travelling abilities

Two novels of time-traveling adventure

Two novels of time-traveling adventure. Their occupation was only slightly less dangerous than front line combat, and when it was discovered that a time traveler who wasn t extremely careful could zap himself out of existence, elaborate rules to prevent that evolved, and it was the job of the time scouts to enforce them. Time Scout:Kenneth KitÓ Carson was one of the best, if not the best, time scouts in the business.

Several times a year, hordes-masses-of medieval loons flooded IT-86, every one of them just dying to step through the . Among other things, it was a great place to pick up gossip.

Several times a year, hordes-masses-of medieval loons flooded IT-86, every one of them just dying to step through the Anachronism to play at war, medieval style. Skeeter shook his head. From the realities of war as he'd seen it, Skeeter couldn't find much in wholesale slaughter that should be turned into any kind of game. And in Skeeter's line of work, gossip usually meant profit.

The complete series list for - A Time Scout Novel Robert Asprin; Linda Evans. Additional Information.

Linda Evans, Robert Asprin. He came in a cage, like one of the big cats trapped so close to his iron box on the long barge

Linda Evans, Robert Asprin. He came in a cage, like one of the big cats trapped so close to his iron box on the long barge. Their snarls of rage beat through him, making ything except prods from sharpened stakes and taunts from their keepers. Skeeter knew very much how they must feel. Some of the gladiators on shore walked around freely, some of them still under armed guard, not yet dressed for combat or given the weapons with which they would slaughter one another.

Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946

Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946. While he wrote some stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu and The Bug Wars and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated stories, Bob is best known for his series fantasy, such as the Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve, the Phule’s Company novels and the Time Scout novels written with Linda Evans.

Robert Asprin's Myth-Quoted (2012) sole author: Jody Lyn Nye. Though written without Robert Asprin himself, the book is logically part of the Myth Series. Wagers of Sin (1996) with Linda Evans. Ripping Time (2000) with Linda Evans. The House that Jack Built (2001) with Linda Evans. The Cold Cash War (1977).

When a disaster nearly destroys the universe, survivors from the planet Earth carefully rebuild their changed world, which has become susceptible to shifting time lines and challenges the wits of mischievous Skeeter Jackson
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Micelhorav
Wagers of Sin (1996) is the second SF novel in the Time Scout series, following Time Scout.

In the previous volume, Malcolm was hanging around Gate Six looking for someone to hire him. Everyone he approached has been warned by Time Tours, Inc., about freelance guides. After he has tried all the tourists, Malcolm hung around to watch the show.

He briefly encountered Skeeter and counted his fingernails afterward. He saw Montgomery leave his sanctum and charge through the crowd in his uptime uniform. Then Ann and Sven appeared, apparently from the firing range.

He talked with Ann and Sven and was invited to go drinking with them. Since he was broke, Malcolm excused himself from their drinking tour. He also turned down a dinner invitation from Ann.

After Gate Six closed, Malcolm went over to Gate One. He half jogged through Frontier Town and ran through Victoria Station. He heard the klaxon and announcement that Gate One would open in two minutes.

He cut through Edo Castletown to the Primary area. It had barriers, ramps, fences, metal detectors, X-ray equipment and guards. It even had two medical stations at the foot of the ramp.

In this novel, Kenneth Carson is a retired Time Scout. Kit is famous for his exploits.

Skeeter Jackson is a scoundrel and a guide. His smile is the only genuine thing about him.

Marcus is a downtimer. He is married to Ianira and has two children. He desperately doesn't want to return to Rome.

Agnes Fairchild is a newcomer to TT-86. She has become Skeeter's girlfriend.

Margo Smith is a slightly less than eighteen year old female. She is Kit's granddaughter.

Lupus Mortiferus is a winning gladiator in the Roman games. He has paid for his freedom and is saving money to retire.

In this story, Agnes has gotten Skeeter a free pass through the gate to Rome. He has thought of a new scheme to use on the downtimers. He does some research on Roman times, but needs another bit of information. He thinks of all the people who might know and decides to ask Marcus.

He encounters Kit in the Down Timer Bar and Grill. Skeeter is seriously terrified of Kit since learning about Margo's relationship with him. Skeeter had been very close to Margo, but hadn't quire gotten into her bed.

Skeeter finds Marcus and asks him about the betting at the Circus Maximus. Marcus tells him that the best place for betting is on the Tiber side of the Circus. Skeeter thanks him and promises to repay him when he returns.

Skeeter joins Agnes and the rest of the Time Tours party and goes through the gate to Rome. He falls back and scurries off to the Circus. He finds a good spot and starts accepting bets on the gladiatorial games.

Most Romans bet only a few coppers. Yet one offers fifty gold coins at three to one odds on Lupus Mortiferus winning his match. After the man's slave returns with the money, Skeeter leaves to go back to the Time Tours inn.

Skeeter is hungry, so he buys a few morsels from the vendors. Then the crowd roars and he asks the vendor about the shouting. The man says that the emperor as set a special event to celebrate the hundredth fight of Lupus.

Skeeter realizes that he is in trouble. He starts walking at a fairly fast pace toward the inn. The bettor calls out his name. Skeeter starts running as fast as he can go.

The bettor is slightly faster than Skeeter. After getting through a crowd of horse handlers, Skeeter looks back and sees the bettor approaching him. Skeeter steals one of the horses and gallops off on him.

This tale puts Lupus on Skeeters trail. He follows Skeeter for a while. Then he hires two street urchins to shadow Skeeter to his domicile.

Unfortunately, Skeeter stays with the crowd in the inn. Lupus waits til dark, but the crowd doesn't go to sleep. Around midnight, they go together to a wine shop and another crowd comes out.

Lupus waits for the new crowd to go back to the wine shop. The next installment in this sequence is Ripping Time .

Highly recommended for Asprin & Evans fans and for anyone else who enjoys tales of time travel, Roman tourists, and a bit of scamming. Read and enjoy!

-Arthur W. Jordin
Halloween
As I read this series of books years after they were released I think the initial reviews might have been a little too positive. I enjoyed the first of the series, Time Scout, because it was a unique concept with interesting new characters. Wagers of Sin does develop more characters and that is a significant positive. However by having so many subplots/story lines the book slows down a great deal during the middle 150 pages while these story lines are developed.

The second problem of having so many story lines is wrapping them up. The Skeeter/Marcus in Rome story line resolves pretty well (although I think some of the La La Land sub-sub plot resolution is silly). The Chuck Farley thread does not resolve well for me. The Skeeter/Goldie story line resolves just like you know it will from the moment it is introduced. The Malcolm/Margo is over sweet. Dropping Lupus through an unstable gate just screams "can't figure out what to do with this story line". And the Skeeter/Ianira story line just gets silly and over emotional. And so it goes over and over again.

In summary, Wagers of Sin is an average book and an average sequel; one that drags in the middle and ends pretty well.
Kazigrel
This is one of those sequels that only seems to present more of the same. I'm afraid I trudged though about 1/3 of this book and fell asleep. For me it was one of those books that once you put it down, you can't pick it up again. I may have to come back in 10 years or so and try again.
LONUDOG
Robert Asprin may have had a hand in outlining the stories in this book, but there is no question in my mind the writing is ALL Linda Evans. While I thoroughly enjoy women authors, there are often some differences in style. In "Wagers of Sin", hardly a scene goes by without overblown emotion dominating the narrative. Few men write that way. LOL It was overdone. WAY overdone. No matter who wrote it. The metaphors were also stretched beyond comfort over and over again. Plus there were simply some logical inconsistencies. A main character was in a combat, did quite well moving from inn to inn and shopping for two whole weeks, then was essentially incapacitated from his combat wounds the next day. OOPS.

So I still gave the book four stars, because ultimately the plot and its resolution was satisfying, despite a ridiculous Deus ex Machina ending to the main recurring (and recurring, and recurring, and recurring) plot element.

I liked the characters and I liked the read, despite mentally cringing at times.

The mistakes in writing seem the hallmark of a talented rookie. I don't know if that's the case, but that's what it seemed like. I will be continuing to read the series.
catterpillar
Provides a very interesting theory what if time travle was possible?
Preety engaging and very fun now I have to find the first book in the serise someplace.
Bukelv
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Ienekan
"Wagers of Sin" is the second book about the Time Scouts from La-LA Land (Time Terminal #86). The story flowed well and kept my interest, I have ordered the next book in the series, "Ripping Time".
In this story Skeetor Jackson gets into a wager with Goldie Moran over who can scam the most money in a month. The bet causes a series of problems. One result of the bet is Skeetor and Marcus being sold into slavery while in Ancient Rome. Margo and malcom chase an art thief through the Old West and we finally learn about Skeetor's mysterious past.
The first book in this sereies was "Time Scout", Next came this novel, then "Ripping Time", the fourth book appears to be "The House That Jack Built". The entire series is worth reading.
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