Time's convert / Deborah Harkness.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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--forever."-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9780399564512
      0399564519
      9780525561347
      052556134X
    • Accession Number:
      2018030173
    • Accession Number:
      on1043479674
      1043479674
    • Accession Number:
      fay.580379

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 August #1

After the smashing success of her All Souls trilogy, best-selling Harkness revisits the fantastical universe she conjured up so artfully in A Discovery of Witches (2011), Shadow of Night? (2012), and The Book of Life (2014). This time around, she focuses on a previously introduced minor character who demonstrates that it's not always easy to make the leap from humanhood to vampiredom.? When young surgeon Marcus MacNeill, nearing certain death, meets Matthew de Clermont during the American Revolution, he jumps at the chance at immortality proffered by Matthew. However, the transition proves to be more difficult than expected, as his background and his innate sense of self continually vie with new expectations and challenges.  Effortlessly sweeping across time and continents, Harkness replaces the captivating Matthew and Diana dynamic with a passionate new love story when Marcus meets Phoebe Taylor in contemporary London. Determined that her destiny lies with Marcus, Phoebe agrees to become a vampire without fully understanding the sacrifices and adjustments required. Evoking elements of the Harry Potter?, Outlander, and Twilight ? universes, this paranormal combination of time travel, adventure, and romance will appeal to similar audiences. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Reader passion for Harkness flows on, ensuring a high tide of requests for this vampire drama.   Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 April #1

A history professor when she's not writing No. 1 New York Times best sellers such as A Discovery of Witches, Harkness starts off in Revolutionary America, where young surgeon Marcus MacNeil leaps at Matthew de Clermont's offer to make him a vampire. Marcus's liberty-and-brotherhood ideals sit uneasily with de Clermont's traditionalism, a conflict that resonates all the way to contemporary times. The theme: transitioning to vampiredom is not so easy.

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LJ Reviews 2018 August #1

Skillfully weaving vampire Marcus MacNeil's past in colonial America with action in contemporary London and Paris, this latest novel from best-selling author Harkness tells the story of Marcus and his human lady love Phoebe Taylor. Readers learn a great deal about the process of converting a human to a vampire as Phoebe walks this path on her way to an ever-after joining with Marcus. As she struggles through rebirth, Marcus suffers tumultuous memories of his own vampire beginnings in Revolutionary-era America. Readers familiar with Harkness's "All Souls Trilogy" (A Discovery of Witches; Shadow of Night; The Book of Life) will be delighted to catch up with Matthew Clairmont, the vampire who turned Marcus; Diana Bishop, scholar and witch, and their precocious twins. While this captivating book can stand alone, it can also serve as an excellent introduction to the All Souls universe featuring the Bishops and de Clermonts. VERDICT Harkness's worldbuilding skills are top notch, and this latest addition is destined to join her other works as a best seller. Not to be missed by historical fantasy fans. [See Prepub Alert, 3/12/18.]—Crystal Renfro, Kennesaw State Univ., Marietta, GA

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