Time's Convert
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire. 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 Paris, where Phoebe Taylor—the young employee at Sotheby's whom Marcus has fallen for—is about to embark on her own journey to immortality. Though the modernized version of 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 than they were in the eighteenth 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 not just for change but for revolution, Time's Convert channels the supernatural world-building and slow-burning romance that made the All Souls Trilogy instant bestsellers to illuminate a new and vital moment in history, and a love affair that will bridge centuries.

Time's Convert Details

TitleTime's Convert
Author
ReleaseSep 18th, 2018
PublisherViking
ISBN-139780399564512
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Fiction, Romance

Time's Convert Review

  • Lucia
    January 1, 1970
    MARK YOUR CALENDARS EVERYONE! Sep. 18th 2018 is THE DAY :)I am super stoked for this book. All Souls Trilogy is my all time favorite paranormal series and I cannot wait to get my hands on Marcus's story!Info about other books from All Souls world:"For those of you wondering, THE SERPENT'S MIRROR (Matthew's life under Henry VIII and Elizabeth I), a book on Gallowglass, and whoever else happens to stop by and tell me their tale will follow in the future...definitely NOT in 2018." - from Deborah Ha MARK YOUR CALENDARS EVERYONE! Sep. 18th 2018 is THE DAY :)I am super stoked for this book. All Souls Trilogy is my all time favorite paranormal series and I cannot wait to get my hands on Marcus's story!Info about other books from All Souls world:"For those of you wondering, THE SERPENT'S MIRROR (Matthew's life under Henry VIII and Elizabeth I), a book on Gallowglass, and whoever else happens to stop by and tell me their tale will follow in the future...definitely NOT in 2018." - from Deborah Harkness's Facebook
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  • Leigh Kramer
    January 1, 1970
    I am so excited to read this!!! It'll help me bide time while we wait for Harkness to write Gallowglass's story.
  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    I was totally in for another story in this world and I was thrilled to see how Marcus and Phoebe’s story was going to play out. I loved the format the most: we got a chapter of Marcus’s past, a chapter of Phoebe as she learns to be a vampire, and a chapter of Diana and the current household. It was such an interesting way to tell the story and get the details of how everyone was fairing. Plus, I love love loved seeing how Marcus came to be Matthew’s son. I have a lot of feelings and I don’t know I was totally in for another story in this world and I was thrilled to see how Marcus and Phoebe’s story was going to play out. I loved the format the most: we got a chapter of Marcus’s past, a chapter of Phoebe as she learns to be a vampire, and a chapter of Diana and the current household. It was such an interesting way to tell the story and get the details of how everyone was fairing. Plus, I love love loved seeing how Marcus came to be Matthew’s son. I have a lot of feelings and I don’t know how to put it into words, so all I will say is that it is everything I didn’t know I wanted.**Huge thanks to Mysterious Galaxy for giving me an arc*
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  • Renee
    January 1, 1970
    I think it's safe to call this one of my highly-anticipated reads of 2018! I mean, hello...Marcus!!!!
  • Moira
    January 1, 1970
  • April
    January 1, 1970
    To say that I am excited for this book is an understatement.
  • Jiyoung
    January 1, 1970
    Somebody please tell me what happened to the other one to be published?It was about Diana & Matthew’s medieval times adventure.Not that I’m not excited for Marcus, but I was waiting that one for almost 3 years!Originally, it was planned to be outed in 2017, then it got put off, then I can’t find that one on Goodread anymore?!
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  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    January 1, 1970
    While I still need to finish the All Souls Trilogy, probably should start by re-reading the first one, I remember loving Marcus so I'll definitely check this one out for him.
  • Siobhan
    January 1, 1970
    I'm positive I added this to my to-read shelf years ago when we just had rumours?Still, we have solid details now.And a release date. A near release date.Gimme, gimme, gimme./fangirls everywhere
  • Kristyna MacKinnon
    January 1, 1970
    Received an Advanced ReaderIn Summer 2011 I found myself in love with the World of All Souls. So getting the chance to read Time Convert early made my summer. If you are familiar with the previous trilogy you have already been introduced to Marcus.A vampire that was sired by Matthew during the Revoluntary War. Time Convert is being marketed as his story but as I read it did not feel like it truly was not like how the original trilogy was Diana's. Time Convert is told from three perspectives. One Received an Advanced ReaderIn Summer 2011 I found myself in love with the World of All Souls. So getting the chance to read Time Convert early made my summer. If you are familiar with the previous trilogy you have already been introduced to Marcus.A vampire that was sired by Matthew during the Revoluntary War. Time Convert is being marketed as his story but as I read it did not feel like it truly was not like how the original trilogy was Diana's. Time Convert is told from three perspectives. One is about how Diana is dealing with life raising her twins but is also trying to keep Marcus focus else where. Including those bits felt like a fan service since most are going want to know what is happening. Then is Marcus's perspective that is set in the past. It's during the chapaters that are of Marcus's past is where the book shines. As Marcus is reliving his tale gives the book hits the stride of not wanting to put it down. But those chapters are much fewer from what one would think there would be in Marcus focus book. Plus if you are a fan of the Hamilton musical those chapters are just a bit more amazing. A bulk of the book is focused on Phoebe who is starting her transformation. Her transformation is truthfully what the book is about. It also what drags the book down. If you are a big fan of the All Souls Trilogy then this book is a most read. But if you are so-so fan then maybe skip this on
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    Uhhh now.... I need this RIGHT now! I had no idea this was happening and in my review of The Book of Life, I was left specifically questioning Pheobe’s change and who did it and why we didn’t know more.... and it looks like I’m getting the answers I need!!!
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  • Shawna Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
    January 1, 1970
    The ACR rating is 3.5 Stars. It was enjoyable, but some things I had issues with. however, I know that the final version of the book is different from the ARC. 25% of the book was changed and the ending as well. excited to see if the changes fix the issues I had with the original draft.
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  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    4.25 stars
  • Justin Longino
    January 1, 1970
    I have an ARC. My review to come in September. Deborah doesn't disappoint at all with the new All Souls Universe.What does it take to become a Vampire?
  • Kylie
    January 1, 1970
    This was a wonderful read. I'm definitely moving A Discovery of Witches up on my to-read now, if only to spend more time in this world.
  • Kathi Rauscher
    January 1, 1970
    I was so excited to delve into the lives, past and present, of the de Clermont family. Exploring Marcus’ and Phoebe’s journeys was as informative as I had hoped. Also appreciated that if you hadn’t read the All Souls Trilogy you do not feel lost. This is truly Marcus’ and Phoebe’s story. Learning Marcus’ story you understand why he is who he is. I so hope there will be more.
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  • Katherine
    January 1, 1970
    Dude, I'm so psyched!
  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    Time’s Convert is outside of the All Souls Trilogy, but Diana and Matthew are still a large part of the story. Marcus and Phoebe are to become mated,but first Phoebe wants to become a vampire and join the De Claremont family. There is a 90 day gestation period where she is like an infant,be it a very dangerous infant. During this time Marcus is not permitted to see Phoebe, because the emotions would overwhelm her. She needs the time to become coherent and able to function so that she doesn’t cal Time’s Convert is outside of the All Souls Trilogy, but Diana and Matthew are still a large part of the story. Marcus and Phoebe are to become mated,but first Phoebe wants to become a vampire and join the De Claremont family. There is a 90 day gestation period where she is like an infant,be it a very dangerous infant. During this time Marcus is not permitted to see Phoebe, because the emotions would overwhelm her. She needs the time to become coherent and able to function so that she doesn’t call attention to herself in public, since she now has super strength and speed. Marcus spends his time with Matthew, Diana, Becca, Phillip, Aunt Sarah and Agatha. It’s a stressful situation for Marcus until Diana gets him to share his past life with her. The book is written from Diana’s POV when it is she and Matthew in the present, Marcus’ POV when it’s his past life and Phoebe’s POV as she goes through her changes. I was thrilled to find the De Claremont/Bishop family story would continue, because I just am in love with these characters. I really hope Deborah Harkness will continue with the series, because of course there are so many more characters to be explored, as long as you always include Matthew and Diana.
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  • Dani (Dani's Bookshelf)
    January 1, 1970
    I think fans of the original All Souls trilogy should go into this blind and just enjoy the ride. I loved returning to this world and don't think you'll be disappointed!So while the thoughts below aren't all that spoiler-y, I'm putting them in spoiler tags because you really should come back and read them after you've read the book for yourself.(view spoiler)[Like I said, I loved returning to the All Souls world and seeing Diana and Matthew again, plus it was really cool to learn more about Marc I think fans of the original All Souls trilogy should go into this blind and just enjoy the ride. I loved returning to this world and don't think you'll be disappointed!So while the thoughts below aren't all that spoiler-y, I'm putting them in spoiler tags because you really should come back and read them after you've read the book for yourself.(view spoiler)[Like I said, I loved returning to the All Souls world and seeing Diana and Matthew again, plus it was really cool to learn more about Marcus. I happened to be reading John Adams by David McCullough at the same time, so it was really cool to get the Revolutionary War from two different perspectives. They complemented each other really well, though I'm not sure I agreed with a couple of Harkness' decisions (like her portrayal of John Adams).That said, as much as I enjoyed this, I do have to admit that not that much really happens in this book. Whereas in the previous books there's a drive behind the story and they're all building towards a conclusion, I wasn't really sure what the point of this was other than to learn more about Marcus, which was honestly only about a third of the story. I also didn't think Phoebe's perspective really added all that much to the story, nor did Diana's, though of course I loved seeing her and Matthew and the twins again. I think the story could have been stronger if it had been building towards something and Matthew's past and Diana's present were both relevant to that.Overall I really, really enjoyed this book and loved that we got more American history and backstory for Marcus and the Clermont family, but I'm disappointed because I think it could have been even better. (hide spoiler)]
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  • Shy
    January 1, 1970
    I was excited to find an arc of this book had been delivered to my bookstore. I grabbed it immediately. The best part of the book is still Diane and Matthew and their children. I enjoyed learning about some of Marcus' history. I am not very fond of Phoebe at all. This story had 2 elements I am not very fond of in books. I don't like flashbacks unless they are done well. In Time's Convert I felt they were to drawn out. There were also loose ends in the flashbacks. I don't know if Harkness intends I was excited to find an arc of this book had been delivered to my bookstore. I grabbed it immediately. The best part of the book is still Diane and Matthew and their children. I enjoyed learning about some of Marcus' history. I am not very fond of Phoebe at all. This story had 2 elements I am not very fond of in books. I don't like flashbacks unless they are done well. In Time's Convert I felt they were to drawn out. There were also loose ends in the flashbacks. I don't know if Harkness intends to flesh them out in later books or if I remembered the previous books better I could fill in the gaps myself. The 2 main characters did not spend much time together. I am a romance reader. I know these books are not considered romance but because I am a romance reader I like for them to spend time together throughout the book. This was an interesting addition to Harkness' world but I did not find it riveting. My favorite part of the whole book was the children.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    A little disappointing, if I'm honest. I was happy to read it, and it was nice to revisit familiar characters, and to get a deeper look into Marcus's past, but the whole 400 pages felt meandering and slightly pointless. There was no danger, no urgency, no mystery--none of the hallmarks of the original trilogy that made it so absorbing to read. It felt like a history lesson of the American and French Revolutions that just so happened to include vampires. The last 100 pages seemed rushed, though t A little disappointing, if I'm honest. I was happy to read it, and it was nice to revisit familiar characters, and to get a deeper look into Marcus's past, but the whole 400 pages felt meandering and slightly pointless. There was no danger, no urgency, no mystery--none of the hallmarks of the original trilogy that made it so absorbing to read. It felt like a history lesson of the American and French Revolutions that just so happened to include vampires. The last 100 pages seemed rushed, though the conclusion was satisfying at least. I hope if Harkness decides to return to this world in the future that she can tighten up the stories and imbue them with a little more of the magic that was so integral to the first three books.
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  • thebookbitch
    January 1, 1970
    I’m honestly so disappointed. The All Souls trilogy is one of my favourite series, it’s the series that got me into reading. When I heard about a spin off series following Matthews son, Marcus I was really excited but this just fell flat. Times Convert is told in 3 parts; marcus’ story from the 1700’s, marcus’ current story and phoebes current story. The only issue is that there didn’t seem to be a storyline, I felt like I was reading a diary entry. There was a lot of filler information that see I’m honestly so disappointed. The All Souls trilogy is one of my favourite series, it’s the series that got me into reading. When I heard about a spin off series following Matthews son, Marcus I was really excited but this just fell flat. Times Convert is told in 3 parts; marcus’ story from the 1700’s, marcus’ current story and phoebes current story. The only issue is that there didn’t seem to be a storyline, I felt like I was reading a diary entry. There was a lot of filler information that seemed pointless and I kind of started to dislike both our main characters. I’m truly happy that I got sent an ARC to review but I truly feel like Deborah should have left the All Soul World as it was.
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  • Sami
    January 1, 1970
    The All Souls trilogy often poses the question of how a hidden past inevitably shapes the future, no matter how deeply buried. Time's Convert is no exception to this rule, as we travel through Marcus' past to understand how he became a vampire and fell in love with Phoebe, now undergoing the transformation on her own. American History buffs will love Harkness' version of the Revolutionary war, and romance fans will be delighted to spend more time with Matthew and Diana's growing family.
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  • Annarella
    January 1, 1970
    One note: I think that in order to really appreciate this book you must have read the trilogy.I love the All Soul trilogy and danced happily when I got this ARC.It took a chapter and I was hooked and happy to be back in the All Soul world.I loved to meet Diana and Matthew children and to meet old and new characters.The historical part was good but I preferred the parts featuring Diana/Matthew/etc and Phoebe.Highly recommended!
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    All Soul's Series. Marcus Whitmore. American/French Revolutions. No spoilers here! This is the book I was most excited to get at Book Expo. It tells the back story of Marcus Whitmore (son of Matthew de Clermont) juxtaposed with the storyline of his intended mate, Phoebe Taylor's conversion from human to vampire.
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  • Kristen O'Daly
    January 1, 1970
    Really 3.5 - I wanted to love this and I did enjoy it. I think there was a gap of too much time between the Discovery of Witches trilogy and my memory of the characters before I dove into this one. And just selfishly wanted more Matthew and Diana.
  • Sandi Madore
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVE this series! And this one doesn't disappoint.
  • D.J.
    January 1, 1970
    Delightful addition to the All Souls Universe! Loved reading Marcus' story.
  • Shaz Goodwin
    January 1, 1970
    Review coming soon!
  • Shelbycat
    January 1, 1970
    Review will appear on Sfcrowsnest
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