Echo in Time by Lindsey Fairleigh
Echo Trilogy (Book 1)
Time Travel Romance, Romantic Fantasy
June 12, 2016
ebook, paperback, audiobook
Their love is destined to shatter the boundaries of time…
Archaeology grad student Alexandra Larson’s world is turned upside down when her mother shares her deepest, darkest secret—that she doesn’t know the true identity of Lex’s father. The revelation sparks a change within Lex, and her dreams become far too real. She sees things she shouldn’t be able to see…knows things she couldn’t possibly know. Terrifying things. Deadly things.
To distract her from the surreal changes taking over her life, Lex leaps at the chance to join an Egyptian excavation run by Oxford’s enigmatic Professor Marcus Bahur. But the distraction might be more than she bargained for. While deciphering the secrets of a mysterious stone tablet, Lex falls headlong into a prophecy created by a dying god over four millennia ago. She must rely on her frightening new psychic powers to dig up the truth. And it doesn’t take long for her visions to convince her that both Professor Bahur and his excavation are much more than they seem…
The past clashes with the present in this paranormal saga of ancient prophecies and warring gods. If you like Egyptian mythology, steamy romance, time-bending mysteries, and complex characters, then you’ll love this sprawling time travel adventure.
“I have no desire for everyone else to see me as I would have you see me.”
Consider this your warning: Echo in Time— the first book in the Echo Trilogy by Lindsey Fairleigh— is a gateway addiction book. You will not want to put this book down if you are a fan of fast-paced fantasy, with a blend of Egyptian Mythology and time travel, and plenty of heat.
A fellow bee shared a recommendation of this book to me because I’m a fan of the ACOTAR books by Sarah J Maas. Lindsey Fairleigh more than delivers on that promise in this series. Alexandra Larson is at a pinnacle point in her college career in Seattle, but her personal life is getting thrown out of whack due to some revelations about her true parentage. What she doesn’t realize, until swoony Professor Marcus Bahur invites her to work on an archaeology dig, is that her parentage and her love of all things Ancient Egyptian is all interconnected.
What I love most about Echo in Time is being able to read about Egyptian Mythology in a way that is unique and easy to follow. I loved that Lex is an easy to connect with heroine. I also swooned over her bond with Marcus and how both of them interacted with each other. Lex and Marcus have a hot, and fierce relationship that becomes more defined throughout the book. Also blending Egyptian gods with modern times in a totally unique way made Echo in Time a total binge-read for me. There is so much going on with this plot, which usually makes a story busy, but Lindsey Fairleigh is a true wordsmith—Echo in Time is completely alluring, and doesn’t skimp on the romance either.
I’ll be 100% honest here: be prepared to binge the entire series (with novellas too! one can be found on Lindsey Fairleigh’s website, and the other in KU), as well as the spin off series which you will learn more about the further into the trilogy. I also loved that this fantasy series does not shy away from adult feelings, and adult situations.
The Echo Trilogy is a highlight of my reading year thus far, and you absolutely should not miss reading Echo in Time.
Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who recently moved from the PNW back to the Midwest. When her nose isn’t in a book, she’s spending time with her husband, two kids, and her three fur babies, or exploring the globe. She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in bed with a good book.