“You think you are a singular man, an individual, Nick. A great marquess, second only to a duke, yes? You think that you control your own feelings. But time, Nick. Time is all around you. Volga: the Queen of Rivers. Mississippi: the Father of Waters. Amazon: the River Sea. The River of Time is a thousand times greater than these. As wide and deep as the universe itself. If you try now, you will feel how you swim in it. It holds you up. It feels good. But, it can pull you down. Wear your dandy clothes and drink your brandy. But do not give in. Do not drown.” (p. 192)
Time travel. A love story. Ideas which are fresh and new and original. This is a wonderful book which reminds me of The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Night Circus while creating a magical spell all its own.