Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness

Time's Convert

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 p...


Details Time's Convert

TitleTime's Convert
ISBN9780399564512
Author
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherViking
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Fiction, Vampires, Historical, Historical Fiction, Romance
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Reviews Time's Convert

  • Stacee
    2018-08-14
    I was totally in for another story in this world and I was thrilled to see how Marcus and Phoebe’s story was going to play out. I loved the format the most: we got a chapter of Marcus’s past, a chapter of Phoebe as she learns to be a vampire, and a chapter of Diana and the current household. It was such an interesting way to tell the story and get the details of how everyone was fairing. Plus, I love love loved seeing how Marcus came to be Ma...
  • thebookbitch
    2018-09-09
    Time's Convert was my most anticipated book of 2018. I was very lucky to receive one of very limited Advanced Reader Copies of the book and as soon as the proof came I dove straight in. The All Souls Trilogy told the story of Diana and Matthew on their quest to solving the mystery behind Ashmole 782. Time's Convert follows Matthew's son, Marcus and his girlfriend Phoebe while they go through their journey to be together. Initially I really enjoye...
  • Nicolette (FallingOverBooks)
    2018-09-17
    I found Marcus' flashback chapters kinda boring but overall I really enjoyed being back in this world with all the characters.
  • M W
    2018-09-21
    You know how sometimes you think you really want something but then you get it and you wish you hadn't because you realize you were better off without it? That's how I feel about this book. It wasn't bad but it just seems like a totally unnecessary interlude. I wish Harkness had either gone totally in the past to explore a side character's life or had waited until the twins were grown up enough to actually add something new to the mix. And a grif...
  • Attica Musings
    2018-09-18
    A lovely sojourn with old friends. Coffee with history and easter eggs, allusions, as a tasty accompaniment. A voice I love to hear speaking , a clear voice speaks in her writing. I walked into this book and literally picked up where I had left them, in my mind. Writer acumen. So fervently glad that her characters, her friends, have stories to tell. Enjoy!
  • Kristyna MacKinnon
    2018-07-31
    Received an Advanced ReaderIn Summer 2011 I found myself in love with the World of All Souls. So getting the chance to read Time Convert early made my summer. If you are familiar with the previous trilogy you have already been introduced to Marcus.A vampire that was sired by Matthew during the Revoluntary War. Time Convert is being marketed as his story but as I read it did not feel like it truly was not like how the original trilogy was Diana's....
  • Ashley
    2018-07-02
    A little disappointing, if I'm honest. I was happy to read it, and it was nice to revisit familiar characters, and to get a deeper look into Marcus's past, but the whole 400 pages felt meandering and slightly pointless. There was no danger, no urgency, no mystery--none of the hallmarks of the original trilogy that made it so absorbing to read. It felt like a history lesson of the American and French Revolutions that just so happened to include va...
  • Suzanne
    2018-09-20
    I loved author Deborah Harkness’ previous trilogy and was excited about this new work. I eagerly read it and quickly remembered the characters and the basic story, even though it has been awhile since I last read about them. This book, Time’s Convert, lacks focus, and I kept feeling as though I was being set up to read a multi-story arc that wouldn’t make sense until the final story. Those are my least favorite types of series; I prefer ser...
  • Darcy
    2018-09-23
    This was interesting, we followed Marcus and Phoebe in the present and Phoebe's choice to become a vampire. As Phoebe's life changed, it seemed like everyone was reflecting on Marcus and we got to see a lot of his past, events that changed him and made him the man he is today. I laughed at how interested Diana was in Marcus's past when she realized his formative years were among the American Revolution. All she could see was living through histor...
  • Suz
    2018-09-21
    4+ starsI enjoyed this very much, but I'm not sure what the long arc is going to be about. There was very little conflict in this book so it's left me thinking that perhaps the problems will be about Matthew & Diana's children even though the bulk of this book was about Marcus' history and Phoebe's contemporary change to vampire.What we did get of the story was slowly unfolded for us in much the same way the first book in the original series slow...
  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    2018-09-21
    A wonderful read for sure. This book went deep into history (fictionalizing it much like the Outlander series, not story but meshing history with fiction). Having read the authors other books, I expected as much. I was very much invested in the main characters and their lives. I also appreciated former characters being included and the world building of a vampire from start to finish.The only element that was missing that was in the previous book...
  • Marianne
    2018-09-20
    Family squabbles, annoying relatives and one of my least favorite themes in books: Description of wartime. Phoebe's drawn out transformation into vampirism didn't hold much appeal either. I'm so disappointed. *Sigh* Runding up to 3 stars for old times sakes.
  • Jennifer
    2018-09-20
    I adore the All Souls Trilogy. With the magic and history, the intelligent writing and abundance of well written characters, it really checks all the boxes for me. I couldn’t even wait a full year after the first reading before finding an excuse to read them all over again.Time’s Convert is an offshoot of the Trilogy, acting as both a prequel and sequel. It’s a stand-alone, but you really need to have read the original Trilogy to have a pro...
  • Joan
    2018-09-20
    More of a 3.5, but rounded up. I'm rather disappointed. This meandered a good bit. This is superficially the story of Phoebe's rebirth as a vampire. But it is also about Diana's growth as a mother and learning to put limits on those who would threaten her kids, even if they are important people and discovering more about her kids' abilities. Mostly it is the back story of Marcus. While I found myself engrossed at many times, I also found myself n...
  • Larisa
    2018-09-22
    After binging on the audiobooks of the first three books the change of narrator is disconcerting. There isn't much variation in voice pitch or accent between male or female characters in comparison with previous books. This story really didn't work for me. I get that it is an exploration of father issues, being born or reborn if a vampire or country, but none of it had the depth or nuance I expected from the original trilogy...and continue to see...
  • Erin
    2018-09-20
    I was obviously so excited for this book and got an ARC. I was mildly disappointed. I loved the concept of the story, but compared to the All Souls Trilogy it just felt rushed. I think it could have been made into two or three books as well. Hopefully we’ll see more expanding on the story in the future. I didn’t really connect with Marcus as a character. Revisiting all the other favorite characters felt hollow for some reason—the didn’t s...
  • Shelley
    2018-09-21
    *Source* NetGalley*Genre* Thrillers / Suspense*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*Time Convert, by author Deborah Harkness, is technically a standalone novel, however, it would behoove you to have read the All Souls Trilogy, particularly the final installment The Book of Life, before reading this book. The events for this story takes place a few years after the end of The Book of Life. Every character in this book is someone who is not new. They have all have ...
  • Jean
    2018-09-17
    This book is worth the wait!!! The world building. The interwoven, time hopping story lines. Beloved old characters. Intriguing new ones - especially a vampire with a closet to die (and be reborn) for. I can't wait for everyone to read this All Souls story.Everything I've been yearning for and so many lovely surprises.Full review to follow
  • Rachel Newlin
    2018-09-21
    I am happy to have more details of the supporting characters in this universe, but felt that Matthew and Diana were different in a way I couldn't put my finger on. I also felt like the buildup around New Orleans was a bit of a disappointment.
  • Shawna Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
    2018-09-07
    The ACR rating is 3.5 Stars. It was enjoyable, but some things I had issues with. however, I know that the final version of the book is different from the ARC. 25% of the book was changed and the ending as well. excited to see if the changes fix the issues I had with the original draft.
  • Shy
    2018-08-21
    I was excited to find an arc of this book had been delivered to my bookstore. I grabbed it immediately. The best part of the book is still Diane and Matthew and their children. I enjoyed learning about some of Marcus' history. I am not very fond of Phoebe at all. This story had 2 elements I am not very fond of in books. I don't like flashbacks unless they are done well. In Time's Convert I felt they were to drawn out. There were also loose ends i...