[Queen Eleanor] :“I wonder…will this world always belong solely to men?”
[Hope]: “No, Your Grace. Not always.”
[Queen Eleanor]: “I shall, of course, not live to witness such a thing. But perhaps…to help sow the seeds of that glorious harvest?”
This book was bloody fantastic! ANOTHER book set in Scotland–that’s it, I’m packing my bags and heading to Scotland. What originally caught my eye about this book was the blurb on the front cover from Diana Gabaldon, the author of Outlander– “Instantly engaging, constantly suspenseful, ultimately poignant and satisfying.” After finishing the book, I completely agree with her. I’ve not read too many time travel books, but the ones I have read were pretty terrific, so this book needed to measure up…which it definitely did.
Things I loved about this book: Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the massive quantities of action, the attention to time travel rules and Tesla, the historical focus on King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine (historical figures that I’ve never read about– must do more research! From my quick search, the author was pretty historically accurate), Phoebe and Bran (Phoebe reminded me of Alice in Twilight), the underlying theme of feminism, a love triangle, and the character development we see in Hope.
I was THRILLED to discover that there is a sequel, Sparks of Light, which I will be checking out from the library forthwith.