"Perfect for fans of Outlander... A lush story of star crossed lovers and time traveling assassins." —Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess
Fate brought them together. Time will tear them apart.
When a mysterious Scotsman suddenly appears in the middle of the road, Klara thinks the biggest problem is whether she hit him with her car. But, as impossible as it sounds, Callum has stepped out of another time, and it’s just the beginning of a deadly adventure.
Klara will soon learn that she is the last Pillar of Time—an anchor point in the timeline of the world and a hiding place for a rogue goddess’s magic. Callum believes he’s fated to protect her at all costs after being unable to protect the previous Pillar, his best friend, Thomas. A dark force is hunting the Pillars to claim the power of the goddess—and Klara and Callum are the only two people standing in the way. Thrown together by fate, the two have to learn to trust each other and work together…but they’ll need to protect their hearts from one another if they’re going to survive.
Alsberg (the Androma Saga) combines Celtic mythology, a Scottish setting, and dreamy romance in this ambitious time-travel adventure. While seeking vengeance for the murder of his best friend Thomas, Scottish Callum is suddenly catapulted from 1568 to 2022. He materializes in the middle of the road, where 18-year-old Klara, who moved to Scotland to run bed-and-breakfast Kingshill Manor with her Scottish father following her American mother's death, inadvertently hits him with her car. After a brief hospital stay, Klara helps Callum acclimate to the modern era and research Thomas's killing. They soon discover that his murderer sought Thomas's power as a Pillar of Time—a mortal vessel for the goddess Arianrhod's "dominion over the sky, the moon, and even of time"—and that Klara shares this gift. Now Klara, pursued by Thomas's killer, must grow into her abilities and thwart the ruthless murderer to prevent the unraveling of time itself. Employing lush prose through Klara and Callum's alternating perspectives, Alsberg proficiently balances the pair's struggle to survive with swoony slow-burn romance, making for an engaging time-hopping saga. All major characters cue as white. Ages 13–up.