April 2009: Silva uses her ideas about past lives and travel through time to bring her readers a great story. She's done her homework well, and her descriptions of court life, ships, etc. bring a realism that adds truth to her story of adventure, treachery, and greed. Second Time Around is a great read!
February 2010: As an added benefit to this entertaining tale, we learn about history in ways that we could only wish for when we were in high school and had to memorize all those boring dates and details! A truly enjoyable second offering in an interesting series, Second Time Around lingers long after the last page is turned.