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  • 452
  • The River of No Return
  • Bee Ridgway
  • English
  • 24 November 2018
  • 9780525953869

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Read & Download The River of No Return Bee Ridgway ☆ 7 Free read Free read The River of No Return 107 Es Then the Guild asks him to break its own rule It needs Nick to go back to 1815 to fight the Guild’s enemies and to find something called the TalismanIn 1815 Julia Percy mourns the death of her beloved grandfather an earl who could play with time On his deathbed he whispers in her ear “Pretend” Pretend what When Nick returns home as if from the dead old. At the point of death on a Napoleonic battlefield Nicholas Falcott finds himself jumping forward in time nearly 200 years and in the care of an organisation called The Guild He doesn t know how he got there just that he can never go back However after 10 years in the modern world he is told that he must do just that and that the future of the world depends on itThe cover blurb of The River of No Return compares it to The Time Traveller s Wife but as I m the only person in the Western hemisphere who hasn t read that it didn t give me any clue to what this novel might be about I m not really a reader of fantasy or sci fi ie anything with time travel in it though I m always happy to expand the genres I read but I m a huge fan of Doctor Who so I m obviously not against a bit a lot of time travelling in fiction Again on the Doctor Who theme I m always up for a bit of reuited or unreuited love across the eons I also read a lot of chick lit although I don t really like calling it that so have nothing against a good love storyAll this meant I was keen to read this doorstop of a book and I enjoyed the first few chapters but found that my interest waned after that The ideas were interesting but I didn t feel that the characters drew me in sufficiently and I thought pacing was a problem Some sections felt like wading through treacle with endless passages of people sitting round discussing the ins and outs of time travel and what time travellers can and can t do I understand that sometimes a writer has to do this kind of thing when trying to convey complex concepts but there was just too much of it to be interesting The longueurs are interspersed with periods of feverish action which can seem overdone in the context of the rest of the bookI didn t feel that any of the characters were particularly well drawn and some were just walking stereotypes The 19th century female characters just felt like modern women dropped into that era they didn t behave as I would expect from my readings of novels of the time and this had the result of eroding my trust in the author to know what she was doingThere was also an irritating uirk of placing small almost subliminal clues in the modern part of the book to trigger recognition in the reader that we re in contemporary London A couple of examples of this was the inclusion of The Shard and ads on the side of taxis for The Book of Mormon musical which hasn t yet opened at the time I write this I found this unnecessary and annoying rather than helpful so it just made me crossIn the same way that many current films are too long I felt this novel went on and on and on It would have been a sharper involving read had it been shorter More is not necessarily better and a comprehensive cull of much of the sitting round discussing time travel would have made it enjoyableThere s also the issue of the presumably forthcoming seuel and having to leave enough loose ends to facilitate this Does every novel now have to be part of a trilogy Can we not have stand alone books complete worlds in themselves which we can read and put down totally satisfied without having to wait for the next adventures of the characters Trilogies are getting out of hand now for the love of God please stop itI felt like there was a good shorter book trying to fight its way out of The River Of No Return but sadly it failed leaving me with a novel that had some good ideas but that I didn t enjoy as much as I hoped I would

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Read & Download The River of No Return Bee Ridgway ☆ 7 Free read Free read The River of No Return 107 You are now a member of the Guild There is no returnTwo hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield Nick Falcott soldier and aristocrat wakes up in a hospital bed in modern London The Guild an entity that controls time travel showers him with life's advantages But Nick yearns for home and for one brown eyed girl lost now down the centuri. I almost gave this a fiveand then I hesitated It was wholeheartedly a five until the last 40 or so pages when I realized that the book would soon be over and yet so much was left unresolved and it started feeling like someone was taking her time to craft a beautiful lyrical novel and her editor said Bee Wrap it up in 40 pages and turn it in NOW and so she didNow that I have gone to her website I have realized that a seuel is planned but only by exploring some very veiled hints but the book doesn t really make you feel like a seuel is expected but rather that the author decided to just let some things go and say they lived happily ever after which of course if all those things were left dangling would be impossible So I felt puzzled and frustrated when I turned the last page but not in the way one would if one were expecting a seuel and impatient for its execution but rather because it felt unfinishedAll that set asidethe writing is wonderful the premise fascinating the details rich the characters compelling and I will now that I am reassured that this isn t the only one eagerly look forward to the seuel I don t know how one subtly wraps up a book so as to let the reader know the story s not over but this one didn t do that for me and it cost her a star But not through any fault of the rest of the book

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Read & Download The River of No Return Bee Ridgway ☆ 7 Free read Free read The River of No Return 107 Er than he should be and battle scarred Julia begins to suspect that her very life depends upon the secrets Grandfather never told her Soon enough Julia and Nick are caught up in an adventure that stretches up and down the river of time As their knowledge of the Guild and their feelings for each other grow the fate of the future itself is hanging in the balance. It s always fun to be surprised by a book you never expected to land on your lap THE RIVER OF NO RETURN was not a book on my radar until one day I received an email that brightened my eyes and made me determined to read this debut by author Bee Ridgway It s a book that blends genres to the point where the word genre no longer makes sense it s science fiction historical romance action adventure mystery and so much And trust me it might be close to 500 pages but it gripped me and refused to let me go until the very last wordGENRE BENDING FUNWhile THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is a hard book to peg to any genre it s a book that takes the best of things from different categories of fiction and creates a mind bending experience Following Nick an English maruess taken from a Spanish battlefield and sent to the year 2000 as he is about to die and Julia a young spinster who is one of the most powerful manipulators of time ever even if she doesn t realize it THE RIVER OF NO RETURN takes place at multiple times from current day back to 1815 where Nick is dispatched by The Guild to hunt down the Ofan Or so he thinksTHE RIVER OF NO RETURN takes genres throws them in a blender and pours out a giant delicious smoothie of flavors times characters and sensations The characters are mostly well constructed and portrayed even if there are a few clunkers such as the underuse of Nick s mother and stereotypical use of Nick s sister and Julia s best friend Bella And of course there are characters with secret agendas hidden identities and realities that are uncovered with each pageTWISTS AND TURNSOne of the best things about THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is the fact that when you think you ve figured the story out you realize that you were very very wrong I still have theories about what will happen in book two and theories that were soundly debunked in book one Sometimes that character you think is the bad guy all along isn t the bad guy after all Or is he Really I still don t know But that ending Trust me you will be salivating over the very idea that book two and eventually book three will be coming to you complete with twists and turns and romanceVERDICT One of my favorite novels of 2013 so far THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is a sensational mix of historical romance and action packed science fiction that will appeal to fans of literary fiction and genre delights A definite must read