Les chatons magiques - tome 01 : Une jolie surprise (01) hRe can be no return could be broken too And what connects Nick s summons to Julia s predicament back in the nineteenth centuryAfter a slightly clumsy start which didn t give me a very positive impression of Nick s character I soon found myself intrigued by the multi layered plot particularly the uestions surrounding the Guild s operation Between Nick s story Julia s story the background of the Guild and its shadowy enemies and real lifeistorical events affecting the characters there s a lot in this book but it works there is plenty of detail but it s all very fast moving and never becomes dull nor does it feel like the author is throwing too much information at you impressive given that the amount that needs explaining about Before We Were Yours how all this works As for the love story it s pleasant enough and thankfully believable I was relieved to find that there was already an established connection between the two main characters rather than it being one of these insta love situations the reader was easily able to imagine thatad none of the fantastical parts of the story actually Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World happened these two would probablyave ended up together anyway I did feel that Nick was being a bit too forward with Julia at times given the strictures of the age which The Texan he was obviously familiar with but for the most part I liked them together believed in their feelings for each other and wanted them to beappy Beyond this I don t think I can discuss the plot in any further detail without significant spoilers Suffice to say I was carried along by the momentum of it and once I d got to grips with the basic principles of the timey wimey stuff and the dynamic between the characters I was The Indoor Pirates hookedThe one thing I will say without actually spoiling anything is that it s very obvious at the end that the stage is being set for a seuel This can be read as a standalone book and there s no cliffhanger as such but there is plenty that could still be explored about this world and a number of uestions which aren t answered comprehensively I won t pretend this didn t disappoint me a little I dave preferred to think of this as a single novel not the start of some fantasy romance series Would I read The River of No Return 2 Yes I probably would but I Fisher Investments on Industrials have a gut feeling it would be inferior to this one I obviously can t say with absolute accuracy but I don t think this book is really anything like The Time Traveler s Wife excepting the obvious link of the time travel theme It is much like A Discovery of Witches a romance between two characters with supernatural abilities the juxtaposition of richistorical detail and the present day a secret organisation that Timelines of American Literature holds all the power ourero and Weggesperrt heroine used as pawns by greater forces but it avoided all the things that marred that story in other words the male protagonist wasn t repulsive the description wasn t too corny and the romantic scenes didn t make me feel sick The River of No Return is for me best described as a good old fashioned rollercoaster of an adventure story The romance aspect is appealing but it doesn t overwhelm the plot to the detriment of other elements It s a shame it doesn t look likely that this will be a standalone novel as I d like to read a totally different story from the same author but obviously that wouldn t stop me from recommending this one If anything about the idea of it strikes you as interesting you ll probably love it It s always fun to be surprised by a book you never expected to land on your lap THE RIVER OF NO RETURN was not a book on my radar until one day I received an email that brightened my eyes and made me determined to read this debut by author Bee Ridgway It s a book that blends genres to the point where the word genre no longer makes sense it s science fictionistorical romance action adventure mystery and so much And trust me it might be close to 500 pages but it gripped me and refused to let me go until the very last wordGENRE BENDING FUNWhile THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is a Het Achterhuis hard book to peg to any genre it s a book that takes the best of things from different categories of fiction and creates a mind bending experience Following Nick an English maruess taken from a Spanish battlefield and sent to the year 2000 ase is about to die and Julia a young spinster who is one of the most powerful manipulators of time ever even if she doesn t realize it THE RIVER OF NO RETURN takes
PLACE AT MULTIPLE TIMES FROM CURRENT DAY BACK TO at multiple times from current day back to where Nick is dispatched by The Guild to Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies hunt down the Ofan Or soe thinksTHE RIVER OF NO RETURN takes genres throws them in a blender and pours out a giant delicious smoothie of flavors times characters and sensations The characters are mostly well constructed and portrayed even if there are a few clunkers such as the underuse of Nick s mother and stereotypical use of Nick s sister and Julia s best friend Bella And of course there are characters with secret agendas The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel hidden identities and realities that are uncovered with each pageTWISTS AND TURNSOne of the best things about THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is the fact that when you think you ve figured the story out you realize that you were very very wrong I stillave theories about
What Will Happen In will Le Vilain petit atar happen in two and theories that were soundly debunked in book one Sometimes that character you think is the bad guy all along isn t the bad guy after all Or ise Really I still don t know But that ending Trust me you will be salivating over the very idea that book two and eventually book three will be coming to you complete with twists and turns and romanceVERDICT One of my favorite novels of 2013 so far THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is a sensational mix of Adoniram Judson historical romance and action packed science fiction that will appeal to fans of literary fiction and genre delights A definite must read The Frenchave a spectacular dessert known as crouembouche a neatly stacked pile of cream filled pastry puffs wrapped with caramelized sugar Creating it takes a master s skill with pastry dough egg custards and confectionerie and a generous dose of patience and attention to detail The River of No Return is a literary crouembouche Just reading the first page filled me with delight Числа hunger and a rapacious desire to consume the entire thing and then two or three just like it Full disclosure I read it in the space of a day andalf And like a crouembouche it showcases a breathtaking array of skills in Is Your Networking Net Working? historical research character development dialogue and storytellingIt s everything the other reviewersave mentioned a Regency era love story a modern spy thriller a esoteric time traveling *adventure and it is an absolute romp besides The characters male and female alike are finely drawn believable and wholly * and it is an absolute romp besides The characters male and female alike are finely drawn believable and wholly The various worlds are rendered with such clarity that it s The Revolutionary Paul Revere hard to believe Ms Ridgway is a citizen of 2013 and noterself a secret time travellerOne piece of vitally important information Ridgway is a master of tone and word choice Readers who threw up in their mouths a little bit at the tin eared attempts at American English in the Fifty Shades books or whose skin crawls when they stumble upon a gratingly amateurish attempt at Regency slang can dive into The River of No Return without fear Ridgway cites Georgette Hayer as an influence and it shows in Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, 1862 her meticulous attention to language and mise en scene I was on the verge of giving the book 4 stars because it left me panting for a seuel that does not yet exist But thatardly seems fair to punish the author for only being able to produce one book at a time so I m giving it 5 stars but I will take it very much amiss if this is the only novel Ridgway ever writes. Their MAKA MAKA Vol1 hearts against the rules of time itself Rich in romance andistorical detail Bee Ridgway’s debut is a thrilling fast paced narrative evocative of Deborah Harkness’s time bending bestseller. ,
This as everything I love in a book getting invited to join a secret cabal Time travel Regency romance Characters who are actual people Motivations that make sense Also I really appreciated that keeping people ignorant for their own good was something the bad guys do NOT the good guys Compare River of No Return He kept Secrets Sequences (Secret Coders) her entirely ignorant inert like a stone It is unforgivableTwilight book 4 Wasn t shieldinger important than answering Sanando El Alma Eterna - Perspectivas de Vidas Pasadas y Regresion Espiritual her uestionsHarry Potter series THE ENTIRE CHARACTER OF DUMBLEDORE JUST SAYING At the point of death on a Napoleonic battlefield Nicholas Falcott findsimself jumping forward in time nearly 200 years and in the care of an organisation called The Guild He doesn t know Crown of Cinder (Wings of Fury, howe got there just that How to Draft Basic Patterns he can never go back However after 10 years in the modern worlde is told that Crafting Novels Short Stories he must do just that and that the future of the world depends on itThe cover blurb of The River of No Return compares it to The Time Traveller s Wife but as I m the only person in the Westernemisphere who The Road from Damascus hasn t read that it didn t give me any clue to what this novel might be about I m not really a reader of fantasy or sci fi ie anything with time travel in it though I m alwaysappy to expand the genres I read but I m a uge fan of Doctor Who so I m obviously not against a bit a lot of time travelling in fiction Again on the Doctor Who theme I m always up for a bit of reuited or unreuited love across the eons I also read a lot of chick lit although I don t really like calling it that so ave nothing against a good love storyAll this meant I was keen to read this doorstop of a book and I enjoyed the first few chapters but found that my interest waned after that The ideas were interesting but I didn t feel that the characters drew me in sufficiently and I thought pacing was a problem Some sections felt like wading through treacle with endless passages of people sitting round discussing the ins and outs of time travel and what time travellers can and can t do I understand that sometimes a writer Soul Unchained (Sons of Wrath, has to do this kind of thing when trying to convey complex concepts but there was just too much of it to be interesting The longueurs are interspersed with periods of feverish action which can seem overdone in the context of the rest of the bookI didn t feel that any of the characters were particularly well drawn and some were just walking stereotypes The 19th century female characters just felt like modern women dropped into that era they didn t behave as I would expect from my readings of novels of the time and thisad the result of eroding my trust in the author to know what she was doingThere was also an irritating uirk of placing small almost subliminal clues in the modern part of the book to trigger recognition in the reader that we re in contemporary London A couple of examples of this was the inclusion of The Shard and ads on the side of taxis for The Book of Mormon musical which Hunted Wolf (Seraphine Thomas, hasn t yet opened at the time I write this I found this unnecessary and annoying rather thanelpful so it just made me crossIn the same way that many current films are too long I felt this novel went on and on and on It would The Jewish People: 2Their History and Their Religion have been a sharper involving readad it been shorter More is not necessarily better and a comprehensive cull of much of the sitting round discussing time travel would Wilhelm Van Gloeden have made it enjoyableThere s also the issue of the presumably forthcoming seuel andaving to leave enough loose ends to facilitate this Does every novel now Samotny rejs OPTY have to be part of a trilogy Can we notave stand alone books complete worlds in themselves which we can read and put down totally satisfied without aving to wait for the next adventures of the characters Trilogies are getting out of and now for the love of God please stop itI felt like there was a good shorter book trying to fight its way out of The River Of No Return but sadly it failed leaving me with a novel that Omega Beloved - Reimagined had some good ideas but that I didn t enjoy as much as Ioped I would 4 stars It was great I loved it A wonderful story about time travel secret elite organizations and an enjoyable love story because don t all great time travel novels The Nalco Guide to Boiler Failure Analysis have romance in them I don t often say this but I am pleased to discover the author is working on a seuel one I would pick up withoutesitation Favorite uote No man is a man until Who Is Esau Edom? he is made weak by a womanFirst Sentence Julia sat besideer grandfather s bed Weeds Among the Wheat Discernment Where Prayer and Action Meet holdingis Sesame Street Elmo's Easy as ABC Book and DVD Flap Book and DVD hand There are some genres that I just don t go near Not because they are bad necessarily but because every time I try and read anything set in that timeplacestyle I end up bored to tears For example There s just something about the 1800 s that I can t stand being immersed in somehow I just do not care So that knocks out the possibility of me enjoying anything vaguely Regency or Victorian Iad to look up those terms to double check I m on the right track I wish I knew why I really do The closest I ve ever come to enjoying it is in Libba Bray s A Great and Terrible Beauty trilogy though I don t know if those books count what with all the magic and underlying supernatural orror aspects So anyway 1800 s are out that s one star off the book for no fault of its ownUnfortunately another do not touch for me though less extreme is time travel Occasionally it works but such a book as to be extraordinarily well written to get me Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories hooked I doowever keep testing these dislikes certain that one day I ll find the book to prove me wrong The River of No Return Yeah it isn t that bookStrangely this is
the second I ve picked up in the past few months that ooked me with thesecond I ve picked up in the past few months that ooked me with the and title then turned out to be recentish era You Don't Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie's Dark Side historical fiction I really need to stop inflicting this on myselfI m not being entirely unfair I don t think Putting aside finally you must be thinking my personal preferences there are plenty of other reasons why this is nowhere near even a four star read and for me probably closer to 25 At least this one wasn t as terribly written as Into the Dim so I ll give it that However it was still pretty predictable far too long with very littleappening filled with vaguely unlikeablecookie cutter characters ad an unfortunate case of instalove and just as things finally got going seemed to fizzle off in the last 10 pages to end on well nothing really Other than that it s all perfectly adeuate and I manage to finish without too many eye rollsIf you like time travel and the 1800 s and dashing lords and swooning ladies then this book is totally for you As for me Well next time I decide to try my and at time As for me Well next time I decide to try my The Art and Making of The Expanse hand at time throw me back to the Greeks who knows maybe I llave a better timeUpdate The fact that I can remember absolutely nothing about this book to the point of thinking oooh what a pretty name perhaps I should add it to the to read lis before seeing that I d even left a review of the thing probably sums it up for me even than that initial review does My rating 25 of 5 starsA copy of The River of No Return was provided to me by Dutton Adult for review purposesTime travel is a tricky subject It Insurgence has to make at least a modicum of sense no matterow outlandish you wish the concept to be River of No Return Play Like You Mean It handled this aspect of the story uite well and managed to create a different form of time travel that Iad not personally encountered in novels before While I believe it to of been managed well it was still one of the unbelievable versions with resonant emotions linking individuals to the past allowing them to access those moments in time I m not sure I was really sold on the whole conceptThe story definitely went on far longer than necessary I can t Norse Mythology help bu. Twoundred years after A Timeless Romance Anthology All Regency Collection he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield Lord Nicholas Falcott wakes up in twenty first century London The Guild a secretive fraternity of time travellers informsim that.
review The River of No ReturnT think I would What did Jesus Really Say? have enjoyed it far if it was condensed down because parts of the story felt long and drawn out The storyad a slow but steady build up in the beginning but still took forever to really get going I read about 13 of this novel before setting it aside for a short time and then coming back to it all in all it took me about a month to read which is pretty much unheard of for meIt definitely A Man for All Seasons had a distinct Outlander feel to it and it was also reminiscent of A Discovery of Witches minus the supernatural creatures and despite the fact that I love both of those books I just failed to connect with this one The characters were well drawn but didn t generate any interest for me Add to that the characters in the past didn t act like characters in the past should Julia was extremely modern sounding and certainly didn t act like a normal woman ofer time despite Matlhasedi Bosa BO Sele Setlopha SA Tlelase Ya B how progressive she may be I was under the impression that this was a stand alone novel yay for that extremely rare beastieowever it appears that this is only the first installment of a new series trilogy not sure While I enjoyed parts of this I m not sure I m interested enough to continue I ll definitely keep an eye out for additional works by this author as it s obvious she s uite talented this story and I just weren t meant to be unfortunately I almost gave this a fiveand then I Casual Car Deception hesitated It was wholeheartedly a five until the last 40 or so pages when I realized that the book would soon be over and yet so much was left unresolved and it started feeling like someone was takinger time to craft a beautiful lyrical novel and Passionate her editor said Bee Wrap it up in 40 pages and turn it in NOW and so she didNow that Iave gone to Post Modernizm ve Alımlama Estetiği her website Iave realized that a seuel is planned but only by exploring some very veiled The Spanish Civil War As a Religious Tragedy hints but the book doesn t really make you feel like a seuel is expected but rather that the author decided to just let some things go and say they livedappily ever after which of course if all those things were left dangling would be impossible So I felt puzzled and frustrated when I turned the last page but not in the way one would if one were expecting a seuel and impatient for its execution but rather because it felt unfinishedAll that set asidethe writing is wonderful the premise fascinating the details rich the characters compelling and I will now that I am reassured that this isn t the only one eagerly look forward to the seuel I don t know Wedding-Night Baby how one subtly wraps up a book so as to let the reader know the story s not over but this one didn t do that for me and it coster a star But not through any fault of the rest of the book We are cowards really we time travelers We cheat death over and over Jumping away from one story into another Always pursuing the La maladie de Gougerot-Sjgren: Vers la gurison avec les mdecines alternatives hope of another dayIn Bee Ridgway s wonderfully imaginative debut novel a man and a woman travel through time in a uest to bring down a secret society that controls the past and thus the future On the cover You are now a member of the Guild There is no return Twoundred years after คินดะอิจิยอดนักสืบ 29 หน้ากากมรณะ คินดะอิจิ โคสุเกะ he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield Nick Falcott soldier and aristocrat wakes up in aospital bed in modern London The Guild an entity that controls time travel showers Golden Hill him with life s advantages But Nick yearns forome and for one brown eyed girl lost now down the centuries Then the Guild asks My Dad Wrote a Porno: The fully annotated edition of Rocky Flintstone's Belinda Blinked him to break its own rule It needs Nick to go back to 1815 to fight the Guild s enemies and to find something called the TalismanIn 1815 Julia Percy mourns the death ofer beloved grandfather an earl who could play with time On Gunships A Pictorial History of Spooky Vietnam Studies Group series 6032 his deathbede whispers in The Canning Season her ear Pretend Pretend what When Nick returnsome as if from the dead older than Archivist Wasp he should be and battle scarred Julia begins to suspect thater very life depends upon the secrets Grandfather never told Ladang Hitam di Pulau Dewa her Soon enough Julia and Nick are caught up in an adventure that stretches up and down the river of time As their knowledge of the Guild and their feelings for each other grow the fate of the future itself isanging in the balanceWhen I was contacted and asked to consider reading and reviewing this story my first reply was something to the effect It sounds great but I don t do time travel The reply I received
in return thanked me for my onesty asking me to reconsider because this time travel story is different I thought butreturn thanked me for my onesty asking me to reconsider because this time travel story is different I thought but that thought to myself Yes that s what they all say but I agreed even though I was certain I d only make it through five or so chapters before tossing in the towel And yet Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968 here I am forty six chapters later so veryappy that I did reconsider because this turned out to be a very enjoyable thought provoking story The River of No Return is not science fictiony nor is it steeped in fantasy or magic And while this is a romance and there is some steam the majority of this story is about the Guild the Ofan time travel and I Am Sam Phonics Chapter Books how sometimes the things we do no matterow small can change the future for good or for bad The world Bee Ridgway as created is complex and if I give my imagination free rein I can almost believe it s possible that such a world exists There are many players in this story and all of them are characters who fit
of their time present or future Each is a person with a life they left behind through no choice of their own and that makes them people I feel for people I wonder about and people I want to know betterThe bottom line Ms Ridgway as taken a genre that A Debate On Jewish Emancipation And Christian Theology In Old Berlin has until now completely turned me off andas given it a fascinating plausibility that s than just entertaining it s compelling This isn t a uick read but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the story I do wish there Zapateando Bajo La Lluvia had been time given to Nick and Julia and their growing relationship what can I say I m aopeless romantic but the world is so intriguing that I was completely captivated start to finishI m Going to the Bad hoping there will be books to come because I absolutely must find out what becomes of Jem My sincere thanks to Sarah at Dutton Adult Penguin Group for offering a copy of this story in exchange for anonest review I m sorry I doubted you I must confess my initial interest in Bee Ridgway s debut The River of No Return was superficial I fell in love with the gorgeous cover The I read about the premise a time travelling Star Crusades Nexus Books 4 6 historical romance with an emphasis on the romance the dubious I became Then there s the fact that itas been widely compared to The Time Traveler s Wife a book I tried three times to read without any success and A Discovery of Witches a book I finished but in many ways disliked All in all by the time I came to actually start reading this book I was a bit concerned I would end up Rosa de fuego hating it It was a relief to find it was in fact very enjoyableThe story begins in 1815 with 22 year old Julia Percy ater grandfather s bedside as Reservoir 13 he takesis last breaths Julia believes Love Virtually Every Seventh Wave his secret power the manipulation of timeas died with Digitally Enabled Social Change him and she dreads the arrival ofer unpleasant cousin Eamon the new earl The scene then switches to Vermont in 2013 where Nick Davenant the wealthy owner of several farms lives a content yet complicated life Nick is not what The big hat Bob books he seemse is a member of the Guild an organisation made up of those who like Nick Urotsukidoji, tome 5 have jumped through time and found themselves in an age not their own At the moment ofis near death in 1812 Cities of the Gods Communist Utopias in Greek Thought he was transported to 2003 and after a strange and painful period of adjustmente Eddies Cuffs Boxed Set Bundle 1 Books 1 3 has made peace withis unconventional existence That is until A Common Table: 80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Cultures he receives a summons from the Guild which contradicts one of its own cardinal rules Does this mean the principal law of the Guild that the. There is no return But Nick yearns for the beautiful Julia Percy who remains in 1815 As fate and the fraying fabric of time draw Nick and Julia together once again the lovers must match wits and gamble.Regardless Of Their Time