The murder of an ancient king spurs Sarah Matthews to travel back in time, putting her life in jeopardy as she races against the clock to solve a thousand-year-old mystery and pick up the pieces of her star-crossed romance. Her return to Serimone reveals that the kingdom is ...more
Sarah Matthews is trying to forget her time-travel experience. College is about to start, and she’s in a frenzy to prepare for moving out – her room a mess. But in a whole different realm, a royal has died, foul play is suspected, and a young man longs for Sarah to return. She wistfully keeps a special necklace … but would have never expected ...more
It starts off a few weeks after the first book, with Sarah trying to get her life back to normal after her adventures. But when an unexpected visitor arrives, Sarah suddenly finds herself back in the 12th cent ...more
Chasing Shadows is the second book of Ashley Townsend’s series and what a sequel it is!
Our heroine Sarah Matthews travels from her modern day life to medieval Serimone once more, but this time the stakes are much higher now that the king is dead. The sinister Cadius may push himself to the throne, which would mean the end of happy days for Serimone.
This story gets so much deeper into the setting and characters th ...more
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This was the last book I read in 2015 and boy was it a good one! This was the perfect sequel to Rising Shadows, and can be summed up in one word:
Not only did Ashley Townsend create another wonderfully epic novel, but she expanded the story a great deal and I literally have no clue what will happen next. There were twists and turns arou ...more
I truly can’t commend Ashley enough for Will’s character. While very much a hero, Will realizes both his own brokenness and the broken situations around him. He struggles to fig ...more
This book picks up a few months after the ending of Rising Shadows. Sarah is heading off to college, and has been doing her best to forget about her adventures in Serimone, before she lost her heart to Will there. But when Karen comes knocking on her door, begging Sarah to return, she has no choice but to comply--and to find herself caught up in a mystery regarding the king's death.
Sarah was considerably more active in this book. ...more
Gahhh, what a lovely and intriguing sequel Chasing Shadows is! Ashley has created such an enthralling, immersive world of time traveling, romance, and adventure that I have come to wholeheartedly adore. Her talent for writing such captivatinng characters with intricate detail contributes to an incredibly atmospheric story tha ...more
What did I just read?
This is one of the best books I've ever read! I mean it! This one is definitely going on my favorites shelf. And the best thing about this book is that it is Christian Fiction! That's not just a tag, by the way. I love how Sarah would want to reach people for Christ, and that wasn't boring at all.
First off, let me thank the AMAZING author Ashley for sending me an e-book copy of this for free! To be honest, I wasn't expecting at all for this series to be amazing...but a ...more
So in this book we find out, Sarah is to travel back to Serimone in hopes of finding out who has killed the King. She learns that new maids/servants are needed in the castle. She quickly sees this as an opportunity that will hopefully aid in solving the King's murder. Little does she know the dangers she will face as result of her choice.
Once in the castle, Sarah is busy at work after meeti ...more
Oh my god.. This book kept me awake at night wondering what will happen next!
I absolutely adored the characters, even the bad ones. Yes, even the bad ones because they were written so perfectly that I could not help but be emphatic about them. Although I kinda wish some characters like Cadius and Karen had been in the scenes more. The whole concept of time travel was just intriguing and made me want ...more
‘Never trust anyone but yourself; the devil was once an angel.’
I absolutely loved this book! This book is unique and different than anything I've read before. I love the concept and Ms Townsend does a fantastic job telling this story. There was good character development, I felt connected to so many of these characters. I laughed with them and cried for them. The balance between the action, romance, and mystery was perfect. Another thing I loved was how Ms Townsend references God. It's refresh...more
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(It's going to be a short review because every time I write reviews for completed series, I wait until after I've finished the last book to be more fair.)
In terms of plot, I found this book more exciting than the last one. As for characters, I also grew to like Will and found Damien to be a fascinating addition. However, I still found it hard to root for Sarah as a heroine. I felt like her character did not chan ...more