Friday 23 July 2010

Time Raiders: The Avenger - PC Cast

Time Raiders: The Avenger - PC Cast

Pages: 344
Publisher: Nocturne/Mills and Boone
Release Date: 12th July 2010

Other Titles by this Author: House of Night series, Divine by Mistake, Divine by Blood, Divine by Choice, Brighid’s Quest, Elphame’s Choice

“You are about to enter a place of power, a place beyond imagining.”

Alex thought communicating with the dead was the worst of her troubles. She couldn’t have been more wrong!

She’s just been sent to 60 AD by a secret army unit to recover missing pieces if a medallion that could change the world.

Alex must use her gifts to entice Druid Caradoc into helping her. Yet soon she’s torn between duty and the man who’s been haunting her dreams. Returning to the present is the noble thing to do, but her heart tells her to stay in this enticing new world of goddesses and warriors.

The Avenger is a tale of ghosts, time travel, war, revenge and romance all in one novel.

My expectations for this book weren’t very high. I don’t like PC Cast’s House of Night series; I can’t bring myself to read any further and I’ve only gotten to book three! So I was surprised at how much I enjoyed The Avenger. I can honestly say that I’ll definitely be reading more adult paranormal romance in the future.

I loved the historical setting of this novel. The Roman empire’s reign is an era of history that has always fascinated me so I was pleased to learn that The Avenger is set in 60 AD and surrounded Boudicca enacting revenge on the Romans. Learning more about Boudicca and her story showed me what a strong, powerful woman she was and how she fought back at the wrongs that she had been dealt. I really came to admire her.

The beliefs and traditions of the Celts aren’t something I’ve come across before and I finished the novel wishing that they were still around today. The Druids are tied to the environment and the elements and draw strength and even magic from them. And then there are the spirits, priestesses and goddesses that make up their everyday lives. I love it!

I’m really glad I gave PC Cast another chance and hopefully I’ll get to read more of her adult books in the future.

For my 2010 100+ Reading Challenge



  1. I'm nearly finished this and surprised too by how much I've enjoyed it. I haven't even read the HoN series.

  2. I have never read Cast's books so I actually just borrowed the first one of the House of Night series. I will see how that goes, but it is good to know that if I don't like it that I need to check this one out. Great review. Thanks

  3. I agree - I wasn't too optimistic about The Avenger but I really enjoyed it too, yay. You're in FLORIDA right now and I'm jealous. Just to let you know it's raining in England. RAINING. Poo.x

  4. Ooh, now I am very excited to read this. Sounds like a hit! Fab review.

  5. I've just read the first book of HoN series and have the next three books waiting in the bookchelf, just where they were placed about a year ago. It's not that I didn't enjoy it but I just never feel like reading the second one.

    This sounds cool, but I don't tend to read adult books. I'll see since you enjoyed it that much.

  6. I might get this one from the library. It seems cool enough, I suppose. :)

    I know what you mean about the House of Night, but trust me, after the third book (the worst in the series, in my opinion) it gets awesome! :)

  7. Great review. I've yet to read anything by PC Cast but my friend loves her House of Night series. The Avenger sounds really interesting.

  8. I'm still not quite sure what I think of the House of The Night series, sometimes I really enjoy reading from it and other times it just annoys me. I do like the sound of mother Casts adult novel though, great review :)


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