Moments ago, I finished the third book in the River of Time Series by Lisa T. Bergren. It was breathtaking, beautiful, and stunning. So dive into the river with me as I cordially invite you to not one but to two weddings (this is where you *gasp*).
|Lisa T. Bergren, the author|
|Lord Rodolfo Greco|
The addition of Gabi's and Lia's father was great for the story. He is that ever present shadow that forced Gabi and Marcello to behave. And he proves to be great in battle.
I liked that Ms. Bergren included real facts into her story (as she states in an afterword of sorts at the back of the book). She showed how wedding traditions differed back then as to now, and things in Rome were quite true to the 14th century time, though they seemed impossible.
Tomas, the priest, is a great character. I enjoyed him from the moment he stepped into the pages. He is true to God, no matter his past ways and what dangers lie ahead for him. His presence makes Gabi more leaning to God and that is a great attribute in itself, to be an example to others as they make a journey with God. He, too, is loyal and valiant, which makes him a great addition to Torrent.
The final battle scene tore me to pieces. I was on the edge of seat, my heart pounding as if I were up on the turrets battling knights and trying to save lives. It was so exceptional, the details and the play of things. It was scary and breathtaking, and it made me worry someone important would die. But, alas, I cannot give anything away. Let's just say it was very surprising the turn of events.
It was such a great, romantic, exciting ending to a great series. However, Ms. Bergren does hint she could write more stories. This may not be The End for us, but it was a very nice, concrete ending for a wonderful trilogy.
|All Three Books|
Which knight really does prove to capture the most hearts? Take your pick, but beware there are many other girls seeking their hearts also, including the Betarrini sisters (She-Wolves of Siena, *howls*).
It seems that the Betarrini sisters and the charming knights have found a channel to internet waves and are appearing on facebook. Check them and become their fans! (Gabi, Lia, Marcello, Luca, and Rodolfo)
Here's a link to the author's website.
Here's a link to the series' facebook page: (please go like it!)
(the facebook pages of the characters can be found there too)