Review: Time's Convert - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

From the bloodied battlefields of the American Revolutionary War to a home in modern-day Paris, we learn about Marcus and Phoebe’s journeys to becoming a vampire in Deborah Harkness’ TIME’S CONVERT.

We first met Marcus as Marcus Whittmore in the All-Souls Trilogy, a scientist and physician working in Matthew’s lab. But the spirited, blue-eyed vampire was once Marcus MacNeil—a young man who escaped his puritanical beginnings and learned to become a skilled field medic and surgeon’s assistant.

While Marcus reminisces about his troubled past, Phoebe Taylor, the Sotheby’s employee who fell for Marcus, learns the intrinsic struggles of vampire infancy. She is kept in isolation during her first three months, as she learns to adapt to the many challenges of transitioning from a warmblood to an immortal.

We also visit with Matthew, Diana and their half-witch, half-vampire twin toddlers Philip and Becca. The twins are already demonstrating a formidable flair for magic, which unnerves their parents.

We follow these three narrative strands over the course of a summer. The more substantial story line centers on Marcus, as we learn about his abusive birth father, his experiences during the Revolutionary War, and what led him to become a vampire. We also delve deeper into his relationship with Matthew. They grew up and lived in such disparate times that naturally, that created a rift in how they understood each other.

The All Souls Trilogy is arguably my all-time favorite series with its unique mix of history, magic, science and romance, all which came alive beautifully through Deborah Harkness’ skilled hand. And although I very much enjoyed TIME’S CONVERT because I love these characters and this world, it didn’t have the propulsive, addictive nature of its predecessors. There wasn’t really a secret to uncover, or a mystery to solve or even a romance to see take shape. It really felt like a visit with characters we’ve come to know, where we used our time with them to get to know them better.

Fans of the series will no less delight in this much-anticipated visit.

Book Type:

Paranormal/ Historical

Buy Now:

Connect with Deborah Harkness:

Series Reading Order:

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

Time's Convert
By Deborah Harkness

Review: Time’s Convert

From the bloodied battlefields of the American Revolutionary War to a home in modern-day Paris, we learn about Marcus and Phoebe’s journeys to becoming a vampire in Deborah Harkness’ TIME’S CONVERT.

We first met Marcus as Marcus Whittmore in the All-Souls Trilogy, a scientist and physician working in Matthew’s lab. But the spirited, blue-eyed vampire was once Marcus MacNeil—a young man who escaped his puritanical beginnings and learned to become a skilled field medic and surgeon’s assistant.

While Marcus reminisces about his troubled past, Phoebe Taylor, the Sotheby’s employee who fell for Marcus, learns the intrinsic struggles of vampire infancy. She is kept in isolation during her first three months, as she learns to adapt to the many challenges of transitioning from a warmblood to an immortal.

We also visit with Matthew, Diana and their half-witch, half-vampire twin toddlers Philip and Becca. The twins are already demonstrating a formidable flair for magic, which unnerves their parents.

We follow these three narrative strands over the course of a summer. The more substantial story line centers on Marcus, as we learn about his abusive birth father, his experiences during the Revolutionary War, and what led him to become a vampire. We also delve deeper into his relationship with Matthew. They grew up and lived in such disparate times that naturally, that created a rift in how they understood each other.

The All Souls Trilogy is arguably my all-time favorite series with its unique mix of history, magic, science and romance, all which came alive beautifully through Deborah Harkness’ skilled hand. And although I very much enjoyed TIME’S CONVERT because I love these characters and this world, it didn’t have the propulsive, addictive nature of its predecessors. There wasn’t really a secret to uncover, or a mystery to solve or even a romance to see take shape. It really felt like a visit with characters we’ve come to know, where we used our time with them to get to know them better.

Fans of the series will no less delight in this much-anticipated visit.

Subscribe for Updates:

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

On Facebook

SuperWebTricks Loading...

On Twitter

what's the exact quote Beyonce says in Homecoming about notes? "What's the point in giving new notes when my old ones haven't been addressed?" I need it. I want to say it forever

This week #ontheblog I share a roundup of some of my current beauty faves! It’s been awhile since I shared some of the products I keep reaching for, whether they are new or old. Would… https://t.co/AJb2hj5CGa

THE MISTER by @E_L_James is out today!!! I started the book early this morning and wish I could cancel all responsibility and work today! Who else is reading it???? I'm so excited to fall… https://t.co/xVe9DK3qeY

What kind of coverage do you prefer for a foundation? I like light coverage, especially moving into Spring and Summer, which is why I had to try the new @kosascosmetics Tinted Oil… https://t.co/IxaGMTgidh

Review: My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing! @berkleypub https://t.co/u3RT4qxAl0

Beauty Faves Roundup!!! See which products I'm loving lately! https://t.co/jN7jvb6UpZ

Beauty Review: Kosas Tinted Face Oil - https://t.co/QTLUKNzqfG

{ Chanel pretties } @ Austin, Texas https://t.co/5RSZui1hbN

✨ 𝑮𝑰𝑽𝑬𝑨𝑾𝑨𝒀 ✨
.
So excited to partner with @VintageAnchor on this awesome giveaway to celebrate THE MISTER by @E_L_James—out in just three days!! I’m giving away three #TheMister inspired… https://t.co/cDgUEzbnKc

𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙪𝙥𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙖𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙧?! #waitingonwednesday
.

STONE MOTHERS by @mserinkelly is one I can’t wait to dig into. Erin wrote HE SAID/SHE SAID, which I loved, and this one… https://t.co/EsZbFUvyz2

𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒇𝒂𝒗𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒕𝒚𝒑𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆?
.
For me, there’s nothing better than a second-chance love story! In authorkyliescott’s new novel, REPEAT, a woman loses her memory after a vicious… https://t.co/B9UoeCxZBf

Beauty Review: @VintnerDaughter Serum -- https://t.co/J77jx7odsg

Get a sneak peek at CIPHER by @larissaione — out this week! @1001darknights https://t.co/eyQYi0iO4e

Review: I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney #thriller @flatironbooks https://t.co/GoXNUNEHOO

Happy Saturday! It looks to be a stormy ⛈ day here in Austin, but hoping to catch up on some reading and get away for an hour or two midday. I’ve been trying some new beauty products out again, and one of my... https://t.co/1eCimA5JUs

Happy Saturday! It looks to be a stormy ⛈ day here in Austin, but hoping to catch up on some reading and get away for an hour or two midday. I’ve been trying some new beauty products out… https://t.co/UaXuyw90z8

Don't miss one of my favorite authors. 5 STAR Review for The Savior by JR Ward @JRWard1 - Vilma Iris @vilmairisblog https://t.co/K8MKV8AfTp

Win a copy of PRETTY REVENGE plus a nail polish set from @kbshimmer! @vilmairisblog @EmilyLiebert https://t.co/dDAHugwoiB

𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑬𝒗𝒊𝒍 𝑸𝒖𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒑𝒐𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆?
.
#partner Do you love reading retellings? 🙋 Author Jen Calonita retells one of our most beloved stories, in a fresh new way. Snow White embarks on a quest to stop the... https://t.co/vRF3ZuU2yo

𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑬𝒗𝒊𝒍 𝑸𝒖𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒑𝒐𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆?
.
#partner Do you love reading retellings? 🙋 Author Jen Calonita retells one of our most beloved stories, in a fresh new way. Snow White embarks… https://t.co/NFIglHDlQS

Load More...