Monday, July 6, 2015

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier


     Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier is the second book in the Ruby Red trilogy.
     Gwyneth, the most recent and last of the Circle of Twelve time travelers, is taking crash courses on etiquette, fashion, dances, and the events of the late 1700's in order to accomplish her mission as a time traveler - except no one will tell her what the mission is and what they hope to accomplish.
     Gwyneth is rapidly falling in love with her time travel partner, Gideon. Gideon despairs of her lack of training and the likelihood of her messing up the plans. Whether he cares for her or not is questionable, and, after visiting with Count Saint-Germain, Gwen understands that Gideon's affection is all an act to make her willing to make sacrifices to complete the mission.
     All through the series, prophetic poetry points to the end goal. The wording sounds as if the whole world will be benefited by their travels, but then again, maybe only one man will gain a prize. Is it worth it to do what she is expected to do?
    Her relatives and co-time travelers, Lucy and Paul, seem to be doing everything in their power to stop the final product of the Circle of Twelve. Whose side should Gwen be on? It's all very confusing since she still can't get a straight answer from anyone to any of her questions.
     The answers will come in the last book of the trilogy, Emerald Green.

Kathi Linz

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