Saturday, September 10, 2016
i. A brief selection of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.
In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she ha traveled not just miles but years from home. And she's inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she's never heard of. Until now.
Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods-a powerful family in the colonies-and the servitude he's known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past he can't escape and the family that won't let him go as easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one hey believe only Etta, Nicholas' passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them-whether she wants to or not.
Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, and piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods' grasp. But the closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home...forever.
This book was really good, it kind of reminds me of the Ruby Red books, with a bit of a difference, obviously. I like how the story was written and the timelines, as well as seeing mentions and different things in action throughout the story.
Etta was a very strong willed character. I am hoping to see more of a development to her in the next book, since she is extremely stubborn and that is not going to end up well in the future. Etta's also very determined and willing to do anything to save the people she loves, which is going to end wonderfully.
Nicholas was also very interesting. He really just wanted to be free and able to make his own choices which is very different. I really like his story as well. Nicholas worked hard to get to where he is but the freaking Ironwoods don't see him as someone to use as a main guy for the missions.
The relationship between the two was very cool, it was a mixture between rrelationships from the 2000s and the 1700s, and I cannot wait to see how it develops.
4.5 out of 5 stars