Join Lory Kaufman, author of the Young Adult Fantasy novel, The Loved and the Lost, as he tours the blogosphere January 14 through April 12, 2013 on his third virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!
ABOUT LORY KAUFMAN
“I write Post-Dystopian fiction. After society’s collapse, which is imagined in so many great dystopian stories, humans will either fade into history, with the dinosaurs, or, if it learns the right lessons, society will go on to construct a civilization to last tens of thousands of years. History Camp stories are the exciting adventures of young people doing the latter.” -Lory Kaufman On the artistic side of Lory’s career, he’s written, acted and directed children’s theatre and musical theatre. He enjoys art, especially sculpture. He loves science fiction and historical fiction and he has been deeply involved in the green movement all across North America. All this shows through when you read his work. Lory has three grown children and works and lives in Kingston, Canada. To find out more about Lory visit www.lorykaufman.com
ABOUT THE LOVED AND THE LOST
A QUEST FOR LOST LOVE. AN ADVENTURE OF MANY LIFETIMES. They are three 24th-century time travelers desperate to return to 14th-century Verona and reclaim their medieval family’s shattered lives. It is a mission fraught with danger and the risk of unexpected consequences for themselves and their worlds. For all three, it is a matter of the heart. For one, though, it is truly the only thing that matters, as the fate of his eternal love and the life of their unborn child is the prize to be won – or lost forever. In this, the final book of The Verona Trilogy, Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln go on the boldest adventure of their lives. They will face hardship, tragedy, and threats from sources they couldn’t have imagined – all in an effort to wrestle a future from the steely grip of an unforgiving past.
This is the third book in a trilogy but it can also be read as a stand alone book. I have not read the other two books in the trilogy but I enjoyed this last book. Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln are part of the time travel Camp History Club. They begin going back in time to try and fix things mistakes they have made. The only problem is that every time they go back in time they make things worse then they were before. As they go back in time they experience both love and loss. I really liked the characters in the book and found myself hoping that they were able to correct their past errors and happily move on with their lives. As this was not the case all of the time, I found the book to have very realistic aspects in spite of the time travel. There were so many twists in this book that I never could have guessed at the ending. It kept me interested and engaged the entire time. In fact, I’m going back to read the first to books because I want to see where the trio came from. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.