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Publisher Description

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.

Mysteries & Thrillers
September 18
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

asapr212 ,

Best One Yet

I love the Revolutionary War period and this book so satisfies, using real places and people without overusing them; making them true to the period without letting them overrun the main characters. I cannot wait for the next one!

QHShowgirl ,

Loved it!

I can’t wait for Deborah Harkness’s next book!! Please write one about the kids as they are growing up and coming into their magic, and of course, Diana (as mega-tough, super witch!), and Mathew, as the super tough, 1,500 year old, protective Vampire papa! I’d also love to read a book about Phillipe and Yzabeau, and their love story, and the origin of the De Clermont family!!!! Thanks SO much for continuing to put out such great works of historical fiction!!

Velvetyrabbit ,

Interesting but not arresting

I practically drank the first three books, I couldn’t put them down. Staying up until 2am to finish in one go. I was so excited to find out there was a fourth but found it haphazard in comparison.
While the writer did pick some of my favorite characters to focus on in this book, the jumping around from character to character, time frame to time frame, location to location wasn’t as successful as in the other books. It was too much and yet I feel like little happened in the book.
What I assumed would be the most interesting and pivotal part- Marcus’s time in New Orleans was glossed over in comparison to his time in France or his time in the American Revolutionary War. So that plot point just kinda landed with a thump instead of an explosion.
I loved the mix of science and history in the other books and was looking forward to reading the same but I don’t think it was as successful here either. This reads like a first novel, where you developed ideas and characters not forth.

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