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Discover what’s hidden – a powerful, mythic race; an ancient Egyptian prophecy; and a love strong enough to shatter the boundaries of time.
Alexandra Larson isn’t quite human, but she doesn’t know that. Lex simply considers herself an ambitious archaeology grad student with a knack for deciphering ancient languages. When she’s recruited to work on her dream excavation, Lex’s translating skills uncover the location of the secret entrance to an undiscovered underground temple in Egypt. She is beyond thrilled with what she’s found…as is the enigmatic and alluring excavation director, Marcus Bahur.
As the relationship between Lex and Marcus heats up, a series of shocking revelations leaves the young archaeologist reeling. Together, the couple is all that is standing between an ancient, evil god and the power to alter the very fabric of time. Events set in motion by a dying god over four millennia ago pull Lex and Marcus away from Seattle and into the heart of Egypt, where they learn that the fate of the world rests in the hands of a single person: Lex.
The sequel to Echo in Time
For most people, time is a river, flowing in only one direction…but Alexandra Larson isn’t most people.
Present Day: When Lex notices an inky presence darkening Marcus’s eyes, she discovers he’s no longer what he seemed. Almost too late, she realizes that the man she has entrusted with both her heart and her life is now her greatest threat. Seeking safety, Lex is forced to draw on her god-like powers and flee…to the ancient past.
Old Kingdom Egypt: Hiding in plain sight, Lex takes on the identity of the goddess Hathor as she struggles to blend in thousands of years before her own time. But the safety she sought proves elusive. If the body-snatching spirit of a dead god doesn’t kill her, her rapidly worsening bonding withdrawals will. Can she come to an arrangement with Heru, Marcus’s ancient counterpart, in time to save her life and the future? Or will the secrets she’s hiding push him away for good?
Time. It can be our best friend. Or our worst enemy…
For Lex, it’s both.
Alexandra Larson is done with time travel. She just wants to be normal. The husband, the kids, the career…she wants it all. And she’s close to having it. That is, until unwanted visitors bring dire news of her twisted, godly foe, Apep. He’s been freed from his inescapable prison by the Kin, and he’s coming for Lex and her unborn children.
The chase begins. Against her will, Lex is yanked backwards in time in an attempt to protect her from Apep. Each time her ancient enemy draws near, she’s pulled back further, tangling new threads into a timeline that must not be changed at any cost. The fate of the universe may depend on her surviving, but it doesn’t give a damn about her finding a way home.
Lex must battle time itself to return to her family, and she’s determined to do it. Or die trying.
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Fly Girl’s Review
Definitely on my Top 10 list for 2021. This series is gripping and had me on the edge of my seat for three books on audio. Just when I thought I knew where she was going, she’d throw another curveball in the mix and bam you were right back at square on. Also, the romance was moving through all three books. That is hard to do, but somehow she made their struggles to get to one another fraught with anxiety, sadness, and love. Each book was truly unique in its own right and the romance was almost like they were starting over in each book.
Book 1: Echo in Time
I was in love from the first 20 or so minutes. The narrator is great to listen to and the story was fast paced. Lex is just your typical doctoral student trying to get her first Egyptian dig and figure out her place in the world. Her family is super supportive although she has a rough relationship with her sister. Turns out they were both artificial inseminations which is the beginning of how Lex becomes this seeking person trying to discover who she really is. Then the dreams begin and she can’t figure those out either because it’s as if she’s seeing the future. Just when she thinks she’s losing her mind, she discovers she’s part of this secret race of super humans. Oh, and did I mention she meets her soul mate?
The romance seems forbidden because Lex thinks he’s her professor and off limits. Turns out he’s just playing at being a professor, but is really a leader of the world few know about and has been around for millennia. The story is fast paced and we see Lex struggle with accepting who she is and what her role in the universe will be. There is a lot of mystery about her birth father and who is trying to take down the fabric of time. The mystery only begins in this book, but somethings come to conclusion in this first book that make you wonder what the next book will be about. The angst she develops around Lex and Marcus comes to a head towards the end and they realize they are meant to be together. After that the team is in separable, only by time.
Book 2. Time Anomaly
This one takes us back to ancient Egypt to discover what is wrong with the fabric of time and how Lex is supposed to save it. She meets the maker of the Universe and seeks his guidance and wisdom to figure out her role. While there, she meets Marcus when he is very young on earth and although he doesn’t know she’s his soulmate, he falls in love with her. The romance is one sided for most of the book since she isn’t sure she should bond with him in that time and risk messing up all the things she’s known in her real time. After much angst and discovery they bond again in ancient Egypt.
When Lex returns to the current time, she discovers they are fighting to save time on two fronts and the action moves quickly. This one leaves you on a cliffhanger about whether they will be able to save the Universe, but no cliffhanger on the romance front.
Book 3. Ricochet Through Time
This book gets more complicated because it is about a mother trying her hardest to care of her children. As Lex bounces further and further back in time, she has several chances to meet and reestablish a relationship with Marcus and each time he is always just as smitten with her as the previous even though he has no memories of Lex. She wins his heart in various ways and you actually see their love progress through the Millennia under different circumstances.
When Lex finally gets back home it is to a changed world where the fabric of time isn’t whole, but is healing. Her children are the reason for that and although she misses much of their lives, she is still a mother through it all trying her hardest to return them against all odds. We do get some parts of a Happily Every After, but not everything is sewn up tight. She leaves us a few wholes with characters and the fabric of time to worry about when the last words are read by the narrator.
These three books give you a romance through the ages of two people, but makes you feel like you’re reading a new romance in each time period. There is now stronger wish for love than for you to survive with your soulmate forever and somehow Lindsey shows us how that would look. I would say this is a cross between Highlander and 50 First Dates. The world building is phenomenal because she establishes the world in several periods of time and all the strange happenings in book one are sewn up by the end of book three. There were even threads I completely forgot about that she wove right back into the story. This is probably one of the strongest series I’ve read to have left you with nothing out of place or forgotten.
Because of the world building, the lack of holes in the story and the depth and variation of the romance theme I’m giving this 5 of 5 and it will be on my Top 10 List for 2021. I think it’s time to dive into the Kat Dubois Chronicles to find out what happens to Lex’s half sister…
5 of 5 Propellers
Connect with Lindsey Fairleigh aka Lindsey Sparks
Lindsey Fairleigh is a bestselling Science Fiction and Fantasy author who lives her life with one foot in a book—so long as that book transports her to a magical world or bends the rules of science. Her novels, from Post-apocalyptic to Time Travel Romance, always offer up a hearty dose of unreality, along with plenty of history, mystery, adventure, and romance.
When she’s not working on her next novel, Lindsey spends her time walking around the foothills surrounding her home with her son, playing video games, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and their small pack of dogs and cats.