I have been a long time fan of Deborah Harkness and her All Souls Trilogy and when I learned that she was delving back into this world of Vampire, Witches and Demons, I could not wait. So, you could imagine my joy at being able to listen to this amazing novel and experiencing these world with these mesmerizing characters once again.
As I return to the world I am treated to three POV’s: Diana, Marcus and Phoebe, which I will point out that the narrator has excellently executed with amazing talent. During each POV I was treated to the current status of the de Clermont family through Diana, the transition of being made into a vampire and what the first few months means are like with Pheobe’s and lastly Marcus’ memories of when he was human and his early years of being a vampire. All stories entwining to further showcase that being a paranormal being is never as easy as it seems.
I loved returning to the de Clermont family and seeing how the twins were faring. I was curious to witness their development and I was not disappointed. I cannot wait to see how this part of the story will eventually develop. I also loved listening to Pheobe’s challenges at becoming a vampire and how even at this modern age the transition was not as smooth as one would believe. Marcus’ story was intriguing but at times I felt it was a big long winded and would find myself drifting despite enjoyed how well the narrator could deftly switch between characters.
I enjoyed this story more than I expected maybe because I truly had no idea what this audiobook was going to be about. I went in “blind” so to say and was pleasantly surprised. I believe fans of The All Should Trilogy will eat this story up with a spoon and greedily consume it words with pleasant satisfaction.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, 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.