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Baffled, bemused, confused and occasionally delighted by modern living, Eloise struggles to make sense of the twenty-first century only to find herself ...
Baffled, bemused, confused and occasionally delighted by modern living, Eloise struggles to make sense of the twenty-first century only to find herself transported back to her own time following a violent encounter with Drogo, who has pursued her into the present day.
Tommy must again find the route back to 1599 to be reunited with his beloved Eloise, free her from imprisonment in a nunnery, and, with Eloise, enlist the help once more of his friends, the outlaws of the marsh, and capture Drogo, wherever he is hiding.
Beings in a Dream, the second volume in the Friends and Enemies series, is another hugely entertaining and imaginative novel from the pen of David Field. A third volume is presently being written.
The author lives with his wife and children in Aarhus, Denmark
Posted October 30, 2007
A mixed-up holiday house swap sends Tommy and his family to spend their vacation at a French chateau. But Tommy doesn¿t end up at just any French chateau ¿ this one has a time portal to the year 1599. Before he¿s even fully settled in for his vacation, Tommy finds himself four hundred years in the past, wearing uncomfortable clothes, and surrounded by people he doesn¿t know. Or does he? He¿s stepped into the life of Thomas de Romolue, and he seems to share the memories of the boy who looks just like him in 1599. And he falls immediately in love with the beautiful girl whose painting graces the walls in the present-day chateau ¿ Eloise de Narbonne. Caught up in this new time period, he must act the part of this other boy, facing the evil churchmen who want to control him and the Romolue family. And his new love is threatened, so he must protect her at all costs. As Tommy and Eloise run from their pursuers, they join up with an unlikely group of characters who help them in their quest to reveal the treachery of the evildoers. In the sequel, Beings in a Dream, they finally figure out how to return to the present day, but Tommy has no idea how difficult the transition will be for Eloise. A modern day priest looks strikingly similar to the priest from 1599, and he¿s just as evil. Although they thought they had returned to safety, they must protect themselves in the present, just as they did in the past. Finally returning to 1599, Eloise is whisked away by the Count and Countess de Romolue to a safe place, far from Tommy. Now Tommy must find her before they can attempt to capture the evil priest from his brother¿s protection. The author portrays life in France in 1599 very realistically, even down to the little details like what kind of undergarments people wore, and where one would find a commode. I really enjoyed the light-hearted and sweet romance, and the antics of the unique group that comes to their aid. Tommy¿s use of his cellular phone, which amazingly enough actually works in 1599, was particularly clever. This is a great adventure, and I look forward to reading the third and final book in this series. Reviewer: Alice Berger, Bergers Book ReviewsWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.