Last updated on October 11th, 2017
“The Tower of Refuge,” by Lauren Lynch, is a historical fiction romantic adventure which gives an interesting spin on time travel. If we could travel to another time with a person we love, would we?
- The historical aspects (Travel from Dyrrachium to Cappadocia seems painful)
- I enjoyed reading the author notes, found at the end, to learn about some early biblical history.
- Remarks on Jerusalem falling
- Good descriptions
- “Anna’s gaze drifted beyond the harbor’s few trees to the misty mountains beyond. Clouds obscured the predawn sky. First light would likely not be significant. They might as well get on the road before morning market traffic crowded it.”
- Interesting characters
- The characters did not follow stereotypes of what a “good” or “bad” character might do.
- I found the relationship between Elena and Vassus most intriguing.
- A story of survival
- The book may be a little slow, but the novel creates curiosity for how survival is much different in the late 1st century.
- Some paragraph issues (places where a new paragraph should be and/or no indentation)
- This book mentions the word “love” often enough, but does not expand on what love means. For example, according to the Bible, one passage describes love as: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Cor. 13: 4-8a, 13.
*My opinion: what I didn’t care for or do not prefer. This will not lower a rating unless it overly distracts from the story.
While I have not read the first two books in the series, I recommend this book. Check out “The Tower of Refuge (TimeDrifter Series Book 3)” on Amazon.
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