Tuesday, March 19, 2013

To Breathe the Breath of Isis Review and Tour

Title: To Breathe the Breath of Isis
Author: Elizabeth Marx
Genre: Historical Romance/Time Travel
One woman. One man. An eternity of love hammered into twenty-one pieces of silver.

Marguerite is a victim of a vicious attack. The resulting brain damage causes amnesia and when she inexplicably appears in a tomb in Thebes, she insists she was coming to meet Robert Bruton. Disorientated, destitute, and alone, she senses that her necklace has led her to this familiar swashbuckler who takes her breath away; however, he claims he does not know her.

Lord Robert Bruton, eminent Egyptologist, and possible spy for the crown, has never discovered anything as captivating as the young woman he recovers unconscious on his dig. He has staked his career on finding the final resting place of Queen Tiye and wonders why Marguerite possesses a piece of jewelry belonging to the Eighteenth Dynasty queen. She could be a tomb robber, an American spy, or a madwoman spouting fantastical stories. 

As the necklace’s curse is revealed, the fire of Marguerite’s and Bruton’s ancient bond burns between them. But when Marguerite disappears, Bruton fears that the wings of Isis have carried away the true treasure he has been seeking his entire life.
For to breathe the breath of Isis is to be reborn.

This story is a unique mix of historical facts and mythological love across times. The author does a wonderful job of showing the romance between Lord Bruton and Marguerite. 

We have Marguerite murdered by her ex. Then the fates interfere and send her back through time, where she awakens but doesn't know what has happened. She meets with Bruton who happens to be the great grandfather of the Bruton she is currently involved with. And from here things become so complex that I haven't a hope of trying to tell you anything without spoiling it so here my lips become zipped.

What I will say is that the Author did a very good job of depicting the time periods where the Marguerite time travels to, with very small errors which most readers probably won't pick up on. There were a few terms used which I wasn't sure if most readers will understand, but I'm hopeful that they won't detract from the overall story. I did have one thing that jumped out at me and I went oh no way, a male doctor in a harem, I think not. But other than that one thing I think all in all it was well done.

I have to say there is a LOT going on in this book. But I have to admit it was such a wonderful twist of old and new. The entire soul mate, crossing time to be with the one you love, reincarnation type of love, I just love those types of stories. A fun way of history mixing with time travel. And I have to admit that while I am only giving this 4 stars I can recommend the book to people who love historical romances or time travel stories. 

Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

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Author Bio:
Windy City writer, Elizabeth Marx, brings cosmopolitan life alive in her fiction—a blend of romance, fast-paced Chicago living, and a sprinkle of magical realism. Elizabeth resides with her husband, girls, and two cats who’ve spelled everyone into believing they’re really dogs. She grew up in the city, has traveled extensively, and still says there’s no town like Chi-Town. 

1 comment:

  1. Chris,
    Thanks for taking the time to read and review TO BREATHE THE BREATH OF ISIS and participating in my blog tour.
    Happy reading and reviewing,
    Elizabeth Marx