After the Fall: Book 2 of the Roman Time Travel Series
After the Fall ratchets up the tension as time traveler Gigi Perrin and her husband, the Roman warrior Quintus Magnus, join forces with the Visigoth King Alaric to march on Rome. There waits Princess Galla Placidia, the admirable sister of the despicable Emperor Honorius. About to be forced into an arranged marriage by her brother, Placidia fears a bleak future, trapped in a loveless union.
In an attempt to save Rome from barbarian invasion, Placidia puts aside her troubles and meets with Alaric's delegation, which includes Gigi and Magnus, and the king's second-in-command, the Visigoth prince, Athaulf. The attraction between Placidia and Athaulf is instantaneous and overwhelming, but theirs is a forbidden love, destined to fail because of implacable politics and impending war.
Bound by a friendship that transcends time, Gigi and Placidia must do whatever they can to protect the men they love, after the fall of Rome.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
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Adventure, magic and time travel!
Concept… a modern woman flautist is transported magically back to 408 A.D. Rome. What is not to love about this story idea? And Morgan O’Neill, with fine writing, captivating characters and adventurous plot twists has continued the wondrous love story between Magnus and Gigi Perrin which began in Love, Eternally. After The Fall begins with the siege of Rome by the Visigoths. The journey we take alongside this cast of personalities we fell for in the first book, winds through magnificent settings, personal sacrifices and battles between right and wrong during a war no one can win without terrible loss and cruel destruction. A brutal political murder begins the ‘edge of your seat’ intensity. My emotions engaged immediately. I am there, in Rome, fighting alongside Magnus and Gigi, Placidia and Athaulf in an impossible, personal and political fight for survival. The historical background is brilliantly researched and written in an elegant and engrossing style. I loved this story, the emotional ups and downs, the madness, the sense of futility leading up to a surprising turn that tipped me towards, yes, a third book! And I’m jazzed, because I don’t want this captivating, dramatic story