Today it’s my turn on the BlogBlitz Storms over Babylon by Jennifer Macaire. It’s historical fiction with time travel.
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About the book
The Time for Alexander Series Book 4
From the scorching plains of Persia to the opulent city of Babylon, Ashley and Alexander continue their sensuous and passionate journey through history.
Alexander the Great is now king of Persia and Greece – but his reign will be short. Time-travelling Ashley knows when her husband will die. She’s determined to cheat Fate and save Alexander and her children, even if it brings the gates of time crashing down. Following Alexander on a tour of his new kingdom, she plans her moves and bides her time. She must, however, convince Alexander to abandon his crown and his kingdom.Review
This is the fourth book in the Time for Alexander series. You can read it as a standalone, however a lot of references are made to events of the previous books, so I think reading from the beginning is probably going to be a more satisfying reading experience.
Time-traveller Ashley has hitched her ride to Alexander the Great. I’m not sure why she is travelling in time, something which is probably more of a focus in the first books. What I do know is that she has to adhere to the rules or she will be whipped back into her own time.
Don’t change history. Do not actively try to change or manipulate an outcome or event that she knows will happen. Not an inch or a minute, and yet how can that be true when she is already manipulating time to serve her own purpose. On top of that she has become part of history by inserting herself into the life of Alexander and having children with him. Hmm does that mean she was always part of history or is she changing it bit by bit?
It definitely makes you want to get your own ticket to travel time. It also makes me want to start swotting history just in case I end up needing to thrill the past with my predictions of the future. Like Ashley, I’m not sure I could avoid changing history. Saving lives or killing the bad guys, but then you also have to live with the repercussions of the butterfly effect. That doesn’t seem to apply to this scenario though.
It’s historical fiction with time travel. Macaire takes history, shoves it into a bag and shakes it about, then drops it out again like a bunch of runes. She messes, perhaps even destroys history a little, but in a ‘as long as it’s a good read’ kind of way. I’ll admit it made me laugh.
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