From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches—now a hit TV series airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder—comes 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.
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Slower than the other books. I liked the history and background story of Marcus but I feel as if they ended the book a little lackluster.
The reader of this book makes every character sound slightly annoyed which totally changes the feel of the book and is very distracting, she even pronounced a characters name differently than the reader of the prior books. Very disappointed...it ruins the whole book
If you haven’t read the All Souls trilogy, stop here!
I saw a few reviews that asked what the point and plot was of this book. I wonder if those reviewers hadn’t read the All Souls Trilogy. I can imagine it not making much sense if that is the case. I really liked this story and enjoyed learning more about Marcus and getting small glimpses at what Diana and Matthew and the twins are up to now. It’s a great companion novel. The only complaint I had was the Narrator. She has a great voice and told the story well, but having just listened to the other books it was a bit jarring to have another voice tell the tale. She pronounces a few names differently and that threw me off. Other than that I thought she was great.