Friday, 8 March 2013

Goodreads First Reads Winner: The River of No Return, Bee Ridgeway

I've started entering a lot of competitions on goodreads and have already had the good fortune to win a few. (Not the one that I really wanted but that's just the way these things go, right?) This was the first one to arrive:

The River of No Return
by Bee Ridgeway

“You are now a member of the Guild. There is no return.” Two hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield, Nick Falcott, soldier and aristocrat, wakes up in a hospital bed in modern London. The Guild, an entity that controls time travel, showers him with life's advantages. But Nick yearns for home and for one brown-eyed girl, lost now down the centuries. Then the Guild asks him to break its own rule. It needs Nick to go back to 1815 to fight the Guild’s enemies and to find something called the Talisman.

In 1815, Julia Percy mourns the death of her beloved grandfather, an earl who could play with time. On his deathbed he whispers in her ear: “Pretend!” Pretend what? When Nick returns home as if from the dead, older than he should be and battle scarred, Julia begins to suspect that her very life depends upon the secrets Grandfather never told her. Soon enough Julia and Nick are caught up in an adventure that stretches up and down the river of time. As their knowledge of the Guild and their feelings for each other grow, the fate of the future itself is hanging in the balance.

I didn't realise what a hefty book this would be! I'm still looking forward to it, though. It's going on my list - right after The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon and Red Glove by Holly Black. (Since the library would like me to return them at some point.) I'll keep you updated on what I thought of my goodreads First Reads freebie!

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