The Fire John A. Heldt Time Travel/Historical Romance When Kevin Johnson, 22, goes to Wallace, Idaho, days after his college graduation, he expects to find rest and relaxation as his family prepares his deceased grandfather’s house for sale. Then he discovers a hidden diary and a time portal that can take him to 1910, the year of Halley’s comet and the largest wildfire in U.S. history. Within hours, Kevin finds himself in the era of horse-drawn wagons, straw hats, and ankle-length dresses. Amy’s Review: I’ve been making my way through this series, as I did with Heldt’s other series, and I like each story. They are individual stories and the characters travel through time, whether it is for a better place or new life, or both. This time, Kevin is making his way through time, traveling between eras when he finds the hidden portal. It’s filled with intrigue, humor and romance, as he takes on the journey of a lifetime.
The Eye of Nefertiti Maria Luisa Lang Historical Fantasy The Eye of Nefertiti is both a stand-alone novel and a sequel to The Pharaoh’s Cat. The timetraveling ancient Egyptian feline with human powers returns together with his beloved Pharaoh and his close friends, the High Priest of Amun-Ra and Elena, an Egyptologist’s daughter. The cat is quickwitted, wise-cracking narrator as well as freespirited, ever-curious protagonist, and the story he tells is an exotic, imaginative, spell-binding tragicomedy
Amy’s Review: I read the first book, The Pharaoh’s Cat, and I enjoyed it. This is supposed to be the prequel to that story, and I love prequels that come after the fact. This book has great twists and surprises, and it’s more just the Cat. This cat has many human attributes and that lends to the lightheartedness of this story. This story is creative and the backdrop of Egypt, where cats are truly king, brings this whole story together. You don’t have to read the other one to read this, as it’s a stand alone, but once you’ve read this, you’ll want to read the first one.
Issue 8 | March 2017 |
Published on Mar 1, 2017