HOW TO READ THE SERIES TIME SHIFT CHART BELOW:
First off - This chart reveals story resolutions presented in Doppelganger.
We advise that you do not review this chart until you have finished reading that book!
Lines are color coded to associate major characters movement through time. Green lines are those for Fedorov, brown lines for Karpov and the red lines are for shifts
make by the submarine Kazan. All lines drawn ABOVE the thick black line labeled “ORIGINAL MERIDIAN” are shifts to the past. All lines drawn BELOW the thick black line labeled
“ORIGINAL MERIDIAN” are shifts from some point in the past to a future time, with one exception: SPOILER ALERT - The dark Blue line is a shift by Kirov to the past.)
Note the thick grey line that angles away from the Original Meridian near 1908. This is the Altered State of history caused by Kirov’s intervention in 1908. The red line here shows Kirov shifting forward with Kazan into the 1940s, but they do not land on the original meridian. Instead they appear in the altered meridian, and begin moving towards Paradox Hour from June 1940. The Altered Meridian has so changed the history that it cannot give rise to the original shift by Kirov to the past.
But these changes have not yet migrated forward yet to 2021, and so the original shift event from book one does occur, as it must, but now Kirov appears in the Altered Meridian, because the changes from 1908 initiated have already reached the 1940s.