Betanda Shanam Reviews A Coin for the Ferryman by Megan Edwards

A Coin for the Ferryman

Megan Edwards

March 1, 2022

Imbrifex Books


Blurb:

n 1999, an elite interdisciplinary team headed by Nobel laureate Andrew Danicek gathered in California to carry out a ground-breaking time-travel experiment. While the rest of the world remained unaware, Julius Caesar was successfully transported from the last day of his life to a specially-constructed covert facility. Four days of conversation with historians and Latin scholars were planned, followed by Caesar’s return to the moment from which he was extracted. But despite the team’s meticulous efforts to maintain secrecy and plan for all possible exigencies, a kidnap attempt plunges Caesar into peril. Fully aware that the future of civilization may hang in the balance, one team member must summon strength she didn’t know she possessed to return Caesar to the Ides of March.

The shocking details of Caesar’s visit and its effect on subsequent events have been protected by draconian nondisclosure agreements….until now.

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I found the concept of A Coin for the Ferryman to be thrilling–moving through time to interact with history–but the reality of time travel scares me, as I feel the human race would abuse the discovery.

I do not know much about Caesar but liked that Megan wrote his character in a good light, making him seem open minded as well as a great warrior, which he is documented to be.

Cassandra, a Greek and Latin student, was brought into the team of would-be time travelers because of her knowledge of Latin. She was clever, gifted and beautiful with strength she did not realise she possessed. A fortunate encounter changes Cassandra’s life forever in ways she could never imagine. 

It would be interesting to read about her life after the Caesar interlude. 

Including the gold coin in the story was a clever idea -in future when I find something out of place I will wonder where it really came from

Whilst I enjoy this book, I found it lacked something – this could have been due to distractions whilst I was reading. There are a few points in the story that left me with questions, unfortunately if I asked them, it would give away parts of the story!

I give A Coin for the Ferryman 4 stars, as I like the originality of the story. 

4 Comments

  1. Now that is a wonderful story. Never pay the ferryman till you’ve completed the journey, as the saying goes. (from a story from my childhood)

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