Don’t miss K.L. Horvath’s compelling time travel fantasy with talking beasts, iron monsters, otherworldly creatures and a desperate father!
For centuries the great Houses of Time have watched over the mythical creatures, those who manipulate the past for their own ends and humankind. But now the houses have dwindled and few are left who remember the mandates. One, in fact, is determined to put the world in its proper place—beneath his rule.
To do that, he’s kidnapped Jack Lyons, the youngest of the Time Travelers. And to get him back and defeat Bliss, Lord Aralias Lyons, Jack’s father, will do anything he has to. He’ll fight wicked spiders, an army of clockwork men, let his son suffer and manipulate time itself in order to right what Bliss has put wrong. He’ll even allow the innocent Miss Clara Heartwell to discover more about the Travelers than most mortals know.
Through secret and deadly deals with dragons, battles back in time and with Jack himself, Aralias has to think smarter, act faster, and be more decisive. Because in the end, saving Jack is all that matters…
The Undays of Aralias Lyons is one of the most fun books I’ve read in a long time. It feels so different from a lot of the fantasy out there, and I love it for that! I really enjoyed the world building behind the story and all of the different character dynamics that we learned about throughout. I would have loved to have seen the characters fleshed out a little more, but maybe there will be more books in the series to do that later on?
Aralias Lyons is a time traveler and one that many fans of Doctor Who will enjoy. Add in that he basically has a companion named Clara and it’s hard not to wonder if this book was anyway inspired by the classic sci-fi series, though the time traveling elements of the story were handled very differently. It was a fun mix of fantasy, steampunk and imagination.
Although, fair warning that there are a lot of parts to this story that you’ll have seen in other similar titles, and there were a couple of predictable scenes, but for the most part, it was hard to complain as I was enjoying the reading experience so much.
So while this wasn’t a perfect read, it’s still one I would point to for readers who are in the mood for adventure.