Edge of Yesterday by Sue-Ellen Welfonder and Tarah Scott
Published by Broken Arm Publishing on December 27th, 2016
Genres: Adult Fiction, Romance, Historical Ficiton, Time Travel, Science Fiction
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Two of Scottish romance’s most loved authors have joined pens to write a thrilling new time travel series filled with passion, danger, and intrigue. These never-before-published novels will sweep you to Scotland’s Highland Heatheredge, where magic is real, time is relevant, and there is no escape from desire…
Men are disappearing in the Highland crofting village of Heatheredge. The authorities suspect foul play, but without signs of violence—or bodies—they can’t prove a thing.
World champion swordsman Cailean Ross is living the fantasy of a lifetime as the victor of Heatheredge’s medieval reenactment Gathering. But when the fantasy turns into reality, swordplay becomes a fight to the death and he finds himself among the ‘missing’ statistics.
Julianna Mackay flees a man she fears is an evil wizard and literally runs into handsome Cailean Ross. Cailean defends Lady Julianna from her attackers. Together, they set out in search of the key to a six-hundred-year-old curse that can only be broken in medieval Scotland.
When the veil of time is lifted, Cailean and Julianna find that love may not be enough to save them or those they hold dear.
Time travel novels have always been some of my all time favorites. I’ve read quite a few novels where women have gone back in time, fell in love with a knight or a prince, and lived happily ever after. This, however, was an extraordinary change. We instead find a man Cailean Ross, who is a champion swordsman, thrust back into a magical medieval Scotland. Men are disappearing but no one knows where they’ve gone or why it’s happening and he’s fallen right into the middle of it.
The only two things that held me back from 100% adoring this book are:
1. I felt him being a champion swordsmen and a part of medieval reenactments made him seem a little too good to be true for a story like this. I always find it more appealing when the person who has time traveled has next to no idea how to fit in. Though his confusion in the beginning, believing it to be an elaborate trick, is cute and amusing. However, Cailean is a genuinely great character and his personality was fantastic.
2. The descriptions were a bit too drawn out form time to time. I found myself not wanting to read full scenes and had to hold myself back from skipping ahead.
I really, overall, loved this take on medieval Scotland, magic, evil, and love.