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Timed Arrow (Time Is Eternity)

2.46  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
After his lover Patroclus dies in the war with Troy, Greek hero Achilles waits expectantly for a blissful reunion in the afterlife. But the arrow that kills Achilles is cursed by Apollo, preventing the warrior from entering the Elysian fields. Offered a chance to undo the curse, Patroclus is reborn as Padraig into a far different world than the one he knew, where the only ...more
ebook, 28 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published May 31st 2012)
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Jun 13, 2012 Tam rated it liked it
This review can be found at Brief Encounters Reviews.

As a fan of ancient Greek mythology I was eager to take on this edition of the time-travel stories offered by Dreamspinner Press. Despite not quite connecting with the characters, I do enjoy ancient historicals vs the usual time periods we tend to see in romantic fiction.

The story begins with Achilles and his lover Patrocles at the time of the Trojan war. Achilles refuses to fight with Patrocles for fear that the Trojans will take him as well
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Aug 14, 2015 Serena Yates rated it it was ok
Shelves: gay
Achilles and Patroclus are one of those pairings from Greek mythology that have fascinated us for a long time. Just think about all the different movie versions of ‘The Trojan War’ that have come out over the years. While this story takes a more homoerotic slant than most mainstream media, the idea of the two men being lovers in an environment like Ancient Greece is not all that farfetched. The speculation of potential curses, the Gods themselves interfering, and what happens in ’Timed Arrow’, ...more
Jun 18, 2012 Lucy rated it it was ok
Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews

I loved the beginning of this book. Achilles and Patroclus are lovers. A battle in the beginning takes first one, then the other. Achilles had refused to fight, but when Hector kills Patroclus (mainly to weaken Achilles), Achilles responds with revenge, but then is killed. So sad, but they will be reunited in the afterlife, right? Not so fast. Apollo (for unknown reasons, this is never discussed) has aided the Trojans in battle, as well as keeping the two lover
Jul 13, 2012 Adara rated it it was ok
Decent idea, but confusing execution. It's not the science aspects which really bothered me, but more the interactions in the future, when the curse was to be broken. If things were supposed to happen a certain way, but they didn't happen as foreseen in dreams, then how did it still work?

I thought I understood why the arrow had to be shattered at the end of Sol (before it becomes a black hole, I guess? That wasn't exactly stated) to end the curse. I was trying to think more figurative than lite
Abi Walton
Feb 07, 2014 Abi Walton rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbt, achilles
Finished this short book in half an hour but it was really sweet and I always love a snippet
of Achilles and Patroclus they are definitely my favourite geek mythological characters.
Hearts On Fire Reviews
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Rated: 2.5 Hearts

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Feb 18, 2013 Sheila rated it it was ok
Without knowing Greek mythology the story does not make much sense with the references to Achilles and Patroclus. The modern characters are likeable though and that saves the book.
Jun 21, 2012 Sadonna rated it liked it
Shelves: pdf, mm, time-travel
2.5 stars. An interesting take on Achilles and Patroclus with some time travel and curses thrown in. A little fuzzy on the time travel part, but I enjoyed the interaction of the lovers.
Jun 14, 2012 Meggie rated it it was ok
Shelves: shorts
A shorty to which I didn't really connect. I enjoyed the start, but after both MC's died I lost the interest to read it on.
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A mix of Mythology and time travel
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