"The final tale in Suzanne Frank's time travel series is great"
Twentieth century time traveling Texan Chloe Kingsley and
her soulmate nineteenth century Cheftu are in Jerusalem
(see SUNRISE ON THE MEDITERRANEAN) when a fire leaves the
former American near dead. Cheftu rushes Chloe to the Ark
of the Covenant, but she is transported into another time,
place, and body. Chloe finds herself occupying the body of
a woman in Ancient Sumeria as a flood devastates the land.
With her usual aplomb Chloe journeys to Ur where justice is
blind for men only and education is for boys. Applying her
twentieth century values, Chloe challenges the patriarch
society and opens up a fast food restaurant even while
Cheftu arrives as a high priest in search of her.
The final tale in Suzanne Frank's time travel series,
TWILIGHT IN BABYLON, is an exciting novel that for the most
part wraps up loose ends for readers of the previous books,
but newcomers may struggle with connectivity. The story
line is loaded with biblical era detail and some modern day
anachronisms, but regardless moves rather quickly forward.
The lead couple, as with the prequels, brings the plot to
life though refreshingly yet surprisingly Chloe and Cheftu
traverse separate subplots for much of the novel. Ms.
Frank provides a delightful conclusion that purists may
dub more alternate history than historical.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 10, 2002