I discovered this week’s Wishlist Wednesday from Bookshelf Fantasies. She talked about it on her Wishlist Wednesday, which led me to add it to my to-read list but then she did a review of the book which has now led me to add to Wishlist Wednesday status. It’s one of the many reasons why I love Wishlist Wednesday.
“You are now a member of the Guild. There is no return.” Two hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield, Nick Falcott, soldier and aristocrat, wakes up in a hospital bed in modern London. The Guild, an entity that controls time travel, showers him with life’s advantages. But Nick yearns for home and for one brown-eyed girl, lost now down the centuries. Then the Guild asks him to break its own rule. It needs Nick to go back to 1815 to fight the Guild’s enemies and to find something called the Talisman.
In 1815, Julia Percy mourns the death of her beloved grandfather, an earl who could play with time. On his deathbed he whispers in her ear: “Pretend!” Pretend what? When Nick returns home as if from the dead, older than he should be and battle scarred, Julia begins to suspect that her very life depends upon the secrets Grandfather never told her. Soon enough Julia and Nick are caught up in an adventure that stretches up and down the river of time. As their knowledge of the Guild and their feelings for each other grow, the fate of the future itself is hanging in the balance.
Why I want to read it:
Well Time Travel for starters. I have a soft spot for time travel fiction either in literary or book form. The idea of a secret society that controls time travel…I am thoroughly intrigued by the concept. Now I just have to decide, do I start reading it before or after the books I have to read for my book clubs.
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