Title: A Token of Time by Ethan Day
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: M/M, Mystery, Erotic, Romance, Time Travel
Length: 428 pages, 121,000 words
Book Rating: B+
Review Copy Obtained from Author
The murder of Zachary’s lover and a mysterious connection to the recently deceased legendary matinee idol, Marc Castle challenged everything Zachary knew to be true – to believe that the impossible, was possible.
On the run from his family, Zachary Hamilton was cursed with a gift he neither wanted nor asked for. The recent murder of his lover unleashed a chain of events revealing Zachary’s connection to the recently deceased legendary matinee idol, Marc Castle. Attempting to unravel the mystery behind the movie star, Zachary encountered an ancient relic shrouded in history and folklore, leading to a discovery so shocking it altered his very existence — challenging everything Zachary knew to be true — to believe that the impossible, was possible.
Ethan Day’s A Token of Time is a spellbinding mystery with a love so powerful it defies time. While mourning the death of his best friend and lover, Nick, Zachary Hamilton receives an unexpected inheritance from movie star Marc Castle. The ancient necklace he receives reveals a shocking revelation and an eerie sense of déjà vu plagues Zachary when he moves into Marc’s estate. Will Zachary’s journey back to the glamorous days of Hollywood change his future? Or will it set in motion a chain of events that will destroy him and those he holds closest to his heart?
Although it is very different from Mr. Day’s previous works, A Token of Time is a brilliantly conceived novel with a creative storyline that is quite compelling. The cast of characters is outstanding and well developed with realistic flaws and charming imperfections. The story flows seamlessly through the different time periods and from the various characters’ points of views. The fifties Hollywood setting is particularly appealing and it provides an aura of innocence that adds to the magical quality of the novel.
With plenty of twists and turns, A Token of Time is an ingenious mix of mystery and the supernatural. It is also a beautiful love story that is highly romantic and extremely sensuous. Ethan Day brings this intriguing novel to a flawless ending that is absolutely perfect and highly satisfying.
A magnificent story that captures the imagination with its clever plot and enchanting characters, A Token of Time is a must read for anyone who enjoys a romance with a beguiling paranormal twist.