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Book birthday – Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness

Today is the book birthday for one of my most anticipated reads this year – Time’s Convert!!! I’m so excited for eveyone to read this book and it gives me the oppurtunity to tell people to go read her other books – The All Souls Trilogy which is comprised of A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night and The Book of Life. ( A Discovery of Witches has just recently premiered in the UK on Sky and Now TV and I am super jealous as no air date in Australia yet 😭).

Time’s Convert is as Deborah puts is a prequely, sequely novel for the All Souls Trilogy. This book focuses on Marcus and his past, present and future. It is also interspersed with chapters from Diana’s point of view. (I’m making an effort not to be spoilery for any of the books but I may slip up in my excitement).

Pages: 400

Available: Amazon, Booktopia, Dymocks

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From Goodreads:

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.

This book was everything I hoped it would be, it had a lot to live up to following the previous trilogy and boy did it! I was really looking forward to learning more about Marcus’s past and how he came to be a vampire in the De Clairmont clan. I was also interested in the process that Phoebe would undergo while becoming a vampire in the present.

Some of my favourite bits were of course the chapters of Diana and her family. I loved reading about how they were growing and changing and how Diana was adjusting to her new life.
There was also the occasional mention of my favourite viking vampire – Gallowglass 😍, which I loved.

It was great to just drop back into this world, it was like getting a hug from your favourite person – no matter how long has passed it still feels like home. I can’t really say anything else about this book without spoiling it for everybody but please go out and read/watch them so that I can fangirl about them with you.

This was a 5 star read for me, because if you couldn’t tell I loved it! 💖💖

Let me know if you have read them and if you have been looking forward to Time’s Convert.

Lizbie xx

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