Back in 2015, when I was just starting this blog, the entry on Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy reported on my favorite read at that time. In fact, it still is one of my favorite reads. So, because of this I waited for months after I found another of her books on hold. This one, Time’s Convert, focuses on two of the secondary characters, not really continuing the plot so much as the subplot introduced in the series. The pacing is similar, with characterization and its development as important as the plots.
The subplot, intertwined with the other story, become the main plot here, with the protagonists in the earlier works becoming the secondary characters and its subplot. So the storyline differs in that sense, but still has as its subject the world of witches, vampires and daemons all linked by a common geneological tree as in Discovery of Witches, with most of the characters reappearing. It’s almost as if this story took up from where the other left off.
So, if you liked this magical fantasy universe and its characters, you should read Time’s Convert. Just don’t expect the surprise, development, and intensity of the series. Remember, among other things, it is one book not three. Of the two romances you’ll have to tell me which you prefer.