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Time's Convert

Deborah Harkness

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Historical fiction

From the number one Sunday Times bestselling author Deborah Harkness is a spellbinding spin-off from the spectacular ALL SOULS trilogy, THE SERPENT'S MIRROR, featuring much-loved characters Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont

From the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, soon to become a major Sky TV series, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire. Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval and unrest that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present.

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 London, where Marcus has fallen for Phoebe Taylor, a young employee at Sotheby's. She decides to become a vampire, too, and though 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 in the modern world than they were in the 18th 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 for change, TIME'S CONVERT will delight fans of the All Souls trilogy and all readers of magic, the supernatural, and romance.

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Praise for Time's Convert

  • What a rich, thrilling and educational tale is... A captivating and romantic ripping yarn - Guardian

  • Intelligent and off-the-wall...irresistible to Twilight fans - The Sunday Times

  • Spellbinding... Unputdownable - Woman & Home

  • This is a glorious, finely-wrought gem of a book: intelligent, thoughtful, intricate... I could lose myself in here and never want to come out: what better accolade can there be? ...Utterly enchanting on every level

  • A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire...all the ingredients for an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy - Daily Mail

  • A vast, sexy, historical romp of a novel. There's no doubting Harkness's vivid imagination - Daily Mirror

  • An inventive addition to the supernatural craze...has exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache - Marie Claire

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Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness is a historian of science and a professor of history at the University of Southern California. She spent several years in Oxford doing research (and really did once find a missing manuscript in the Bodleian Library!). She has written THE JEWEL HOUSE: ELIZABETHAN LONDON AND THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION as well as the three novels in the internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, SHADOW OF NIGHT and THE BOOK OF LIFE.