As Timeless As Stone

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As Timeless As Stone

As Timeless As Stone by Maeve Alpin is a nice little romp through the Steampunk world of mechanical men, time travel, and Paris in the early 1800's. I enjoyed the story and the use of an actual historical character.

Ms. Alpin mixes some of my favorite themes together, including a time travel aspect and archaeology. Then she throws in the steam elements and it all comes together beautifully. I recommend this book to anyone who loves the fantastic and well-researched facts. I liked the statue coming to life as a method of time travel too, very original.

I'm definitely giving As Timeless As Stone a 4.5. The only reason I can't quite give it a higher rating is some of the language pulled me out of the story. Other than that small complaint I liked this book very much. If you like ancient Egypt, time travel, Paris, and Steampunk romance get this book, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Book Blurb for As Timeless As Stone

Length: Novella
Genre: Romance/Steampunk
Though society stands in their way, can love transcend time with the aid of robotics and ritual?
In peril for her life, the Priestess Seshat turns herself to stone in ancient Egypt. Centuries later, Ricard, a dashing nineteenth century Frenchman, repairs a broken statue and reads its incantation--unprepared for the gorgeous flesh and blood woman who steps forth.
Seshat is drawn to the brass robots Ricard creates and the glamor of the Victorian age, and most of all to Ricard himself. But the society of his day cannot accept a woman like her. How far will Ricard go to secure her happiness? Is their love strong enough to transcend time itself? 

Night Owl Reviews May, 2010 4.50