Time's Convert (Hardback)Deborah Harkness (author)
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A new piece in the puzzle of Harkness’s enveloping All Souls world, Time’s Convert returns to the de Clermont family and Marcus Whitmore’s past to question what it really takes to become a vampire.
From the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, soon to be a major Sky TV series, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire.
Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval and unrest that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present.
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 London, where Marcus has fallen for Phoebe Taylor, a young employee at Sotheby's. She decides to become a vampire, too, and though 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 in the modern world than they were in the 18th century. The shadows that Marcus believed he'd escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both - for ever.
A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities for change, Time's Convert will delight fans of the All Souls trilogy and all readers of magic, the supernatural, and romance.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 724 g
Dimensions: 240 x 163 x 41 mm
Intelligent and off-the-wall...irresistible to Twilight fans * The Sunday Times *
Spellbinding... Unputdownable * Woman & Home *
This is a glorious, finely-wrought gem of a book: intelligent, thoughtful, intricate... I could lose myself in here and never want to come out: what better accolade can there be? ...Utterly enchanting on every level -- Manda Scott
A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire... all the ingredients for an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy * Daily Mail *
A vast, sexy, historical romp of a novel. There's no doubting Harkness's vivid imagination * Daily Mirror *
An inventive addition to the supernatural craze... has exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache * Marie Claire *
An extraordinary achievement... An intelligently written vampire romance set against a thrilling backdrop of magic, secret manuscripts and dangerous desire * Lovevampires.com *
Deborah Harkness is a creative genius. She has taken a genre that is saturated with vampires, witches and daemons and has created something unique, with its own rich history and mythology that draws you into her world with captivating storytelling * Wordsandpieces.co.uk *
A creative tour de force * Thebookbag.co.uk *
I do wish people would stop comparing this series to Twilight. It is just so much better * Anarmchairbythesea.blogspot.co.uk *
Once again Harkness has managed to create a world filled with not only love and romance but action and history, with characters you can love and hate, but always understand an relate to. This is an unforgettable book, with brilliant characters * Escapadesofabookworm.wordpress.com *
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“TIME'S CONVERT by Deborah Harkness”
If you are a collector, be careful ordering this novel from Waterstone's. I pre-ordered the signed edition of this book and when it arrived here I was dismayed to discover that it is a 2nd printing.
“If you have read Discovery of Witches trilogy a must read”
I am one of Deborah Harkness favourite fan. I have read All Soul Trilogy many time. Time's Coverts is the story of Marcus, Phoebe and some characters we cherish.
“Another great book from The World of All Souls”
Time’s Convert tells us Marcus’ history, his life before he was a vampire and the circumstances of him becoming one. I loved learning more about Marcus and of course about the history of the time. It’s also the story... More
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