“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.