magic played a HUGE roll in times gone by.
Alchemy...I remember watching
Merlin creating wild concoctions when I was a kid with an intense fascination with the man who taught
Arthur how to handle his sword drawing abilities.
Druidism, all seems to create a tapestry of the unknown that enchanted while making one also want to run, just in case the spells turned out to be unfriendly.
NOT LONG AGO by Susan A. Royal, with a dynamite cover by Suzannah Safi, brings all of that to the forefront in this compelling
Time Travel story.
Erin is down on her luck so she urges her friend Angie to find her a job...any job...temp work'll do..please.
That's how she ended up at March's home, a very eccentric author who goes through temps like you and I go through coffee grounds.
To say March's approaches to being a top notch author is erratic is more than an understatement...it's even more than kind.
BUT unlike his procession of previous temps, Erin stiffens her spine and stands tall, mostly, no matter what.
Erin stays, her tenacity stronger than March's unconventionalisms...until March receives a box from his friend. Erin really should have followed in the footsteps of her predecessors and run.
March opens his box...Have you ever been catapulted back to the medeival period because you opened a box that comes in the mail addressed to you?
Unfortunately for Erin, she also gets catapulted right along with March.. How would they survive? And more importantly how will they get home?
NOT LONG AGO is a delicious story filled with enough twists and turns to keep the most avid solver of puzzles and conundrums delighted.
I HIGHLY recommend this book and readily give it a
five star kudos to Susan A. Royal*****keep 'em coming Susan...please?