|Cover of Bourne with Lord Greco|
Having loved all three of the previous books in the River of Time series--Waterfall, Cascade and Torrent (click here to read my review of them)--I have been eager to read Bourne. I was a little worried that Bourne might not live up to all the hype, but I love it just as much as all of the other die-hard fans!
Readers should definitely read the other three books first before they read Bourne as Bourne picks up where Torrent left off. Bourne has a lot of back story from the other three novels.
BOURNE SUMMARY: (from www.lisabergren.com)
In this e-novella, River of Time #3.1, the dramatic tale about the Betarrinis and Forellis continues, picking up directly after where Torrent left off… The battle is done at the front, but the battle is only beginning back at Castello Forelli. Marcello fights for his life; Lord Greco fights to find his place; and Lia fights for love.
This novella also has a lot more intense scenes and introspection (if that's even possible for a River of Time book!) than the previous ones. Because the men are returning from the fighting, we see a lot of the aftermath of war close-up, deal with more loss, and deep anguish. The medieval times weren't pretty and Lisa Bergren does a wonderful job of displaying that realistically and also showing how the Betarrini's come to terms with how to live their lives in a way that is pleasing to God in the midst of all of that. They learn to cherish life and live it to the fullest.
These are just some of the many things I love about this great book! I give it 5 out of 5 stars!
Clean content: There is a lot of violence, but I wouldn't say it is too graphic for a young adult to handle. Also, read above for more on the subject of Bergren realistically portraying medieval times. This is a clean read.
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*I want to thank Lisa Bergren for the complimentary pdf copy of this novella for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own.