Book two in the mortal beloved series will have you itching for more!
“I was a Messenger: I kept the memory of all our encounters, our lives, like a locket that brushes the skin and bones covering my heart. But Samuel was a Healer: he didn’t time travel. His kind lived, died, re-incarnated, and he didn’t retain memories from his past lives. Every year I landed in required starting our relationship over: from ashes, from scrap… Every place I journeyed had beauty as well as darkness; all my time-travels were bitter sweet.” ~ Madeline.
Madeline’s a Messenger: time travelling across lifetimes and delivering messages that could change one life or many. When she discovers that her true love, Samuel, is alive in present day, but doesn’t remember her from their past, she journeys to a deadly royal conflict in medieval Portugal hoping to rekindle his memory. Mortal assassins as well as dark-souled time travellers seek to kill her. Will Madeline and Samuel be together again in life—or only in death?
Welcome to the blog tour for The Assassin, run by the lovely Xpresso Book Tours. This is such a fabulous book, it’s gearing up to be a fantastic series and I really can’t wait for book three. Lets start with the characters Madeline is a fascinating character, and the fact that Madeline and Samuel are based on characters from history – Inez de Castro and Prince Peter. It’s always fascinating when a characters are based on real life people, especially as I think it gives you a little glimpse into their story.
I think sometimes time travel books can be a little lax on the settings, but that’s not the case with The Assassin. Each place that Madeline visits is described in great detail and really makes the places come alive. This book is well paced, and exciting. I’ve seen it described as “Outlander for YA fans” and although I haven’t read the Outlander books, I can definitely see some similarities with the television show. I do feel like this series is much more exciting and the characters more easily relatable though.
The romance in the novel is also immensely believable. It isn’t too over the top, but nor does it take too longer to build up. It is a very well put together book and if you’re a fan of romance/time travel novels you’ll definitely want to try this one. If you’ve read book one, book two is equally is good, your only problem will be the wait to find out what happens to Madeline and Samuel next! Thanks for stopping by, and make sure to check out the rest of the stops on the tour!