Time and Blood
by Sherry Rentschler
I knew I’d be in for a treat when I read Time and Blood by Sherry Rentschler, as she is a gifted story teller. I wasn’t disappointed. If you like clean paranormal reads, nor will you.
Author: Sherry Rentschler
Series: Book one of the Evening Bower
Age Range: High School and Up
If you read Ms. Rentschler’s other reviews, you will find that I am a fan and have read all of her books. She is an award winning author who writes from the heart. One of her poetry books, The Book of Now, weaves a tapestry of yesterday’s history, today’s news and tomorrow’s hope. Time and Blood, the first book of her Evening Bower series is similar, but in novel form.
Time and Blood tells the prophecy of the Scarlet Phoenix, recorded in The Great Book of Forgetting, and the pairing of Ethyrea and Khnuman. As the story of love and the savagely murdered Khnuman unfolds, the reader wonders how Ethyrea will fulfill this prophecy older than Atlantis, because she is the last of her kind.
Millennia pass and Ethyrea, who is now known as Rhea, dreams of a familiar voice. Is it the voice of her long lost mate calling? Will these dreams become reality or remain a torturous reminder of her lost love? She helplessly watched him die, if it is her soul mate, is he calling her to come to him in death, or how will he cross time and blood to be with her in life? Might I suggest you will want to read the books to find out?
Hmm – In What Order Should I Read the Books?
I first read Midnight Assassin, a stand alone novella written to test whether readers were interested in yet another vampire series. The Gypsy Thorn is a prequel to Time and Blood. Midnight Assassin is not part of the Evening Bower series, and is not required reading. However, I like the order in which I met the characters. I recommend that you read The Gypsy Thorn prior to Time and Blood. Please click the links in this paragraphs to read my respective reviews.
Sherry Rentschler’s poetry has appeared online and in print. She’s a previous Assistant Editor, Amateur Poetry Journal (online), and a newspaper photojournalist. She lived in Italy, traveling around Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and Greenland.
Among Sherry’s numerous awards are two 2017 National Indie Excellence Award Finalists (The Book of Now interior and poetry), 2017 eLit Book Silver Award for poetry (The Book of Now), a 2017 Indie Press Award for the cover of her non-fiction poetry, The Book of Now, 2017 Readers’ Favorite 5 Star reviews for Breaking the Glass Slipper, and The Book of Now.
Among her hobbies are all things vampire, plus dragon collecting, photographing trees, and dancing with faeries. She loves old Sherlock Holmes movies, reading urban and gothic fantasies, fine wine, and consuming rich, dark chocolate. Rentschler is a retired USAF veteran and currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, also a retired USAF veteran. They await the return of the dragons.
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Blog: Between the Lines