- Received for review
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (5 April 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141340266
- ISBN-13: 978-0141340265
- A fearless Roman gladiator. A reckless 21st century girl. A mysterious virus unites them . . .
152 AD. Sethos Leontis, a skilled and mesmerising fighter, is unexpectedly wounded and lies dangerously close to death.
2012 AD. Eva is brilliant - but troubled. Starting her new life at a school for the gifted, a single moment in the lab has terrifying results.
An extraordinary link brings Sethos and Eva together, but it could force them apart - because the fever that grips them cannot be cured and falling in love could be lethal . . . Can love survive when worlds collide and threaten time itself?
- Cover: This cover is far more effective in person. It's really bright and vibrant, and I love it.
- The concept of this one really drew me in. I loved the idea that a Roman Gladiator and a modern school girl, millennia apart, somehow being connected by a mysterious virus.
- I loved that we had both Seth and Eva's points of view.
- The story was unique and I was definitely intrigued to see how the two seemingly separate stories would start to entwine.
- I did have a couple of issues with this one.
- Eva's supposed perfection- beauty, brains, talent. 'Too' well rounded. Guys falls at her feet without the least provocation. In this respect I couldn't help but compare Eva to Bella Swan.
- Another issue I had was the 'insta-love' element between Seth and Livia (yeah Livia) he's besotted without even really talking to her, let alone knowing her. It just screamed unbelievable.
- However I still really enjoyed reading it, and while these things were slightly irritating, they didn't mar the overall enjoyment of the book.
- It was frustrating that the mysterious virus and fever or Parallon was never explained. I'm hoping that it will be in the next book, that I will definitely be reading.
- 3.5/5 stars.