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Time's Convert - Deborah Harkness

Time's Convert

By Deborah Harkness

  • Release Date: 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 94 Ratings

Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire.

On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's deeply held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood.

Fast-forward to contemporary Paris, where Phoebe Taylor--the young employee at Sotheby's whom Marcus has fallen for--is about to embark on her own journey to immortality. Though the modernized version of the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable than they were in the eighteenth century. The shadows that Marcus believed he'd escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both--forever.

A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities not just for change but for revolution, Time's Convert channels the supernatural world-building and slow-burning romance that made the All Souls Trilogy instant bestsellers to illuminate a new and vital moment in history, and a love affair that will bridge centuries.

Reviews

  • Time Converts

    5
    By Pamxxx
    This book does not disappoint. It is an enchanting as the 1st 3 books. I felt I was visiting with old friends. Thank you & please keep writing.
  • Gym

    3
    By Heath Greg
    V ofttimes F cycle triggers can get a flying Gear
  • Not as exciting as the trilogy

    3
    By JPZ121
    While the book was well written, historically engaging, and the characters are still likeable, I felt like it was a race toward nothing compared to the other books. I understand that this book told Marcus’ story and detailed the experience of becoming a vampire, but I was left thinking “Ok so what?” And the discovery regarding Phillip’s nature also seemed anti-climatic. The change in Diana’s and Matthew’s parenting outlook wasn’t a compelling plot point for me - that discovery could have led to more exciting things. Given that each book in the trilogy was compelling on their own, I was not expecting this book to be so slow. I would hesitate to put out the money and purchase another book related to these characters on its release date, as I did with this book.
  • Love ❤️

    5
    By Sara Treasure
    I waited years for another book to come out and it was worth the wait! Fingers crossed the story continues on and we get another amazing book! ❤️
  • Dissapointed

    2
    By walkinthewoods
    My sister and I listened to the book on a 3 hour ride. We were extremely dissapointed with the new narrator. There were numerous times we had to rewind to understand what she was saying. Her diction was not always clear. Also, how could she not know how to pronounce the name of the characters correctly. Did she not listen to the pevious books? My sister and I believe that they should have waited to get Jennifer Ikeda. For the first time ever I will not purchase the audio book. I will simply continue to read the story.
  • Meandering history book with little depth or heart

    1
    By DMcK007
    Was really looking forward to the continuation of the All Souls trilogy. This book meanders around various historical eras with little to no character depth. It just never pulls me in or makes me care about anyone or anything. A poorly written revolutionary history lesson at best... the author managed to make a magical, mythological world of witches and vampires mundane, boring and pedestrian.
  • Audible

    4
    By StephnKimmy74
    Having a hard time with the new narrator for this book. Maybe it’s because I’m so used to Jennifer Ikeda since she narrated the first 3 books. You get used to the way characters sound and can distinguish who is speaking as the story is being told. So the switch is a bit frustrating and it’s been hard for me to follow. It may not have been so noticeable if I hadn’t re-listened to the books leading up to the release of this one.
  • 5
    By ㄱ28
    ·쁫·ㅅ

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