The Immortals

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    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download Harding, the soldier who has fought for a thousand years, and everything changes Could Harding hold the key to staying in one place, one time Or will the centuries continue to slip through Rosa s fingers, as the tides take her further and further away from everything she has grown to love The Immortals is at once a captivating adventure story and a profound, beautiful meditation on the need to belong It is a startlingly original and satisfying work of fiction."/>
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  • The Immortals
  • S.E. Lister
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  • 25 January 2017
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About the Author: S.E. Lister

Kindle Edition ç The Immortals PDF ´ immortals pdf, The ImmortalsThe Immortals MOBIS E Lister grew up in Gloucestershire, and studied Creative Writing at Warwick UniversityShe has been reading stories since she was old enough to pick up a book, and writing them almost as long Alongside her creative writing, she has written for various magazines and websites about philosophy and filmShe loves vintage clothes, art house cinemas and growing her own courgettes.


The ImmortalsKindle Edition ç The Immortals PDF ´ immortals pdf, The ImmortalsThe Immortals MOBIRosa Hyde is the daughter of a time traveller, stuck in the yearForced to live through it again, and again, and again The same bulletins, the same bombs, the same raucous victory celebrations All Rosa has ever wanted is to be free from that year and from the family who keep her there At last she breaks out and falls through time, slipping from one century to another, unable to choose where she goes And she is not alone Wandering with her is Tommy Rust, time gypsy and daredevil, certain in the depths of his being that he will live forever Their journeys take them from the ancient shores of forming continents to the bright lights of future cities They find that there are others like them They tell themselves that they need nohome that they are anything but lost But then comes Harding, the soldier who has fought for a thousand years, and everything changes Could Harding hold the key to staying in one place, one time Or will the centuries continue to slip through Rosa s fingers, as the tides take her further and further away from everything she has grown to love The Immortals is at once a captivating adventure story and a profound, beautiful meditation on the need to belong It is a startlingly original and satisfying work of fiction.

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  1. Grace says:

    While I enjoyed this, with its unique take on time travel and changing voice, I didn t love it.It never seemed to rise to a crescendo, which it seemed it was building to Itsort of wandered off.While Rosa s many journeys were interesting, beautiful and at times horrific, I found myself falling out of love with her character about halfway through the book.It hasn t put me off S.E.Lister, the opposite in fact, I want to read .And I do have to say, it has a beautiful cover on this edition While I enjoyed this, with its unique take on time travel and changing voice, I didn t love it.It never seemed to rise to a crescendo, which it seemed it was building to Itsort of wandered off.While Rosa s many journeys were interesting, beautiful and at times horrific, I found myself falling out of love with her character about halfway through the book.It hasn t put me off S.E.Lister, the opposite in fact, I want to read .And I do have to say, it has a beautiful cover on this edition

  2. Nicki says:

    This book is probablyof a 2.5 stars to be fair I wanted to like it so much, but it left me feeling unsatisfied Rosa Hyde is born in 1945 By the age of 17, she is still living through 1945 Every New Year s Eve, she and her family pack up their home and fall back through time to the beginning of 1945 and live the year over again in a carefully researched location where bombs won t fall Rosa is trapped in 1945 by the weight of her father s grief for his father, killed at Arnhem in 1944 This book is probablyof a 2.5 stars to be fair I wanted to like it so much, but it left me feeling unsatisfied Rosa Hyde is born in 1945 By the age of 17, she is still living through 1945 Every New Year s Eve, she and her family pack up their home and fall back through time to the beginning of 1945 and live the year over again in a carefully researched location where bombs won t fall Rosa is trapped in 1945 by the weight of her father s grief for his father, killed at Arnhem in 1944 Frustration and anger eat at Rosa until she runs away and finds that she can tumble through decades or even centuries I love this concept and the possibilities for stories are endless The trouble is that Rosa isn t much interested in anything In her first foray, she slips from 1945 to 21st century London She learns to fend for herself before slipping back in time to encounter her first fellow traveller, Tommy, who takes her under his wing Tommy is a hedonist, travelling through time to drink, carouse and womanise at will He is charismatic and empty at the same time Rosa isbrittle but just as selfish view spoiler She reinvents herself in early centuries as The Fabulist, a seer who can tell the people of the Dark Ages of flying machines and wind turbines Rosa is enjoying her life until she falls further and faster back in time than she could have ever imagined, to a bleak time before man After that, she s a broken woman hide spoiler The writing in this book is beautiful It s lyrical with poetical turns of phrases, but the novel does seem to disappear into its own self importance towards the end The problem for me was that I like a bit of story with my lyricism and there isn t much in the way of a plotline here It s not even really a character driven piece Rosa is at the heart of it, but there isn t much at the heart of Rosa The concept of travellers falling through time is an imaginative one, but I wantedfrom the story I think I would have found itinteresting to follow Harding through his life of wars from Flanders in the 20th century to English battlefields in the Middle Ages Rosa s life out of time just wasn t as interesting as it could have been

  3. Rebecca Finlayson says:

    I was incredibly excited when Sophie asked me if I would like to read and review the novel ahead of its September released I absolutely loved her debut, Hideous Creatures, available here The Immortals The protagonist, Rosa Hyde, is the daughter of a time traveller she and her family are stuck in 1945, forced to relive that year over and over again As she grows older, she longs for something , even if it means breaking away from her family.Eve I was incredibly excited when Sophie asked me if I would like to read and review the novel ahead of its September released I absolutely loved her debut, Hideous Creatures, available here The Immortals The protagonist, Rosa Hyde, is the daughter of a time traveller she and her family are stuck in 1945, forced to relive that year over and over again As she grows older, she longs for something , even if it means breaking away from her family.Eventually, she manages to do just that and her first taste of a new time takes place in our very own Equally fascinated and terrified, she spends a great deal of time in London before slipping away to a previous century Here she meets Tommy Rust, a veteran of time travel, who shows her the ropes They slip in between decades and centuries, sometimes together, sometimes separately Their journeys are vast and breathtaking, but eventually they take their toll, no matter what Tommy thinks, certain of their immortality.The premise of the story is bold and ambitious, and it does not fall short of the mark The journeys Rosa and her fellow time travellers undertake are as complex and rich as the characters themselves One minute, you re in a feasting hall watching Rosa teaching her hosts about the wonders of the future, and next you re at the beginning of the world, freezing and desolate, thinking about life and what it all means.There are so many layers to this story that S E Lister weaves in so effortlessly it s almost unfair The yearning to belong somewhere, with someone, while wrestling to be free The fun and fanfare of fabulous riches and adoration while you wonder if there isto life The difficulty of facing your own mortality In Rosa and Tommy s case, this becomes farpainful when they ve lived their life on a plane far different from others.The novel is awash with beautiful descriptions and strong settings of place, so even when it s time to move on to the next destination the reader has a keen sense of what has been left behind, sometimes mourning for it like Rosa does I had no idea how a novel like this could possibly end, but Lister handles it brilliantly It s a fitting close for a story that dared to do and show so much

  4. Tony Walker says:

    There were many things to admire about this book Lister conjures places into the imagination 19th century montparnasse , 21st century London and of course 1945 She really creates each one and they feel individual The museum in the desert is a place I d go on holiday I almost felt the desert heat The character pictures are good I thought the Hyde family was best done The interaction between Rosa and her mother is pure genius see pp 286 I also thought her father was beautifully drawn There were many things to admire about this book Lister conjures places into the imagination 19th century montparnasse , 21st century London and of course 1945 She really creates each one and they feel individual The museum in the desert is a place I d go on holiday I almost felt the desert heat The character pictures are good I thought the Hyde family was best done The interaction between Rosa and her mother is pure genius see pp 286 I also thought her father was beautifully drawn what a sweet man I felt rosa herself was a bit bland though The idea central to this is very original and creative I liked it

  5. Matthew Weston says:

    Stunning Loved this book from start to finish The plot takes you from century to century each vignette of time is fascinatingly and beautifully described, but like the protagonist Rosa we never stay put for long I was captured by the narrative in the best possible way, and enjoyed the wonderful rich language at every turn The only downside was a few typographic errors that have snuck into this first edition but nothing to detract from the experience Another reviewer mentioned like Never Stunning Loved this book from start to finish The plot takes you from century to century each vignette of time is fascinatingly and beautifully described, but like the protagonist Rosa we never stay put for long I was captured by the narrative in the best possible way, and enjoyed the wonderful rich language at every turn The only downside was a few typographic errors that have snuck into this first edition but nothing to detract from the experience Another reviewer mentioned like Never Let Me Go and The Time Traveller s Wife with added epic a good description Highly recommended

  6. Sheena says:

    I really liked the premise of this book Ordinary people travelling through time and the story told from the point of view of Rosa, who at the time of the story starting is 17 and tired of living the same year over and over I liked the book but I didn t love it I kept waiting for the story to start but it never quite seemed to get there Kind of picked up a little when we finally met Harding, but then it kind of wandered off then just stopped I d have liked to haveof Rosa and Hardin I really liked the premise of this book Ordinary people travelling through time and the story told from the point of view of Rosa, who at the time of the story starting is 17 and tired of living the same year over and over I liked the book but I didn t love it I kept waiting for the story to start but it never quite seemed to get there Kind of picked up a little when we finally met Harding, but then it kind of wandered off then just stopped I d have liked to haveof Rosa and Harding A big problem for me was Rosa herself A time traveler with no curiosity or even interest in anything, and Rosa herself just wasn t that interesting either So it was good but not great

  7. Abi says:

    Okay this was a funny one I adored the concept, the setting, and the overall vibe I loved the crazy and unexpected turns it took, I loved the globetrotting, time jumping madness But the main character I loathed I m not sure why, I just couldn t bring myself to have a shred of affection for her I d recommend the book it kept me engaged but if you re a reader who like me latches onto characters in the blink of an eye usually you may struggle with this one.

  8. Rebecca says:

    This book just gotconfusing the further I read on Most of the characters are actually quite bland and the story line leaves too many open questions Sadly, as the underlying concept had quite the potential.

  9. Becky Douglas says:

    The Immortals follows Rosa As the story opens she s in her early 20s and she s arriving home to her estranged family who she ran away from some years earlier She gets a slightly frosty reception but mostly this is out of awkwardness her family has already mourned her and now they don t really know how to react Nevertheless, they find her a room and some clothes and they get her a meal, soon warming to her presence Rosa, on the other hand, is quickly reminded why she left.We then jump back The Immortals follows Rosa As the story opens she s in her early 20s and she s arriving home to her estranged family who she ran away from some years earlier She gets a slightly frosty reception but mostly this is out of awkwardness her family has already mourned her and now they don t really know how to react Nevertheless, they find her a room and some clothes and they get her a meal, soon warming to her presence Rosa, on the other hand, is quickly reminded why she left.We then jump back to those days when she was a teenager, 17 or 18 years old, to her deciding to leave and why We discover that Rosa and her family are unusual, they can travel in time falling forward or back through the years to explore other eras Rosa only comes to understand this slowly, because her father, for some reason, is stuck in 1949, and every year on the 31st of December the family packs up and falls back to the first of January, to live out the year again They find a new house and spend most of the year indoors, terrified that they should run into themselves Otherwise, every year is the same The same messages on the radio, the same events, the same weather, everything.When Rosa can t handle it any she leaves, falls back in time and, luckily, discovers that her family aren t the only ones who can do this, but they do seem to be the only ones who are stuck Thus begins her adventure It is as much an adventure of self discovery as it is one of exploration It is often, but not always lonely, with the mysterious Tommy Rust occasionally appearing to hang out for a while before they are pulled apart again by the tides of time, which fling them across the centuries Few of these travellers seem fully in control of where they go, or when, but there are places and times where the tides are strong and they can influence the journeys a little.Naturally, the concept is fascinating, and the first half of the novel is almost completely given over to allowing Rosa to enjoy the freedom of this exploratory period Reading, I couldn t help thinking what I d do, where I d go, the events I d want to see Of course, it wouldn t be much of a novel if everything was smooth sailing all the time and, without wanting to spoil it too much, I think it s safe to say that the second half of the novel is haunting.I loved this book There s a danger it will become one of the books that I give as gifts and that I ll try to make all my friends read it sorry, you guys I want them to make a BBC drama of it with Andrew Scott as Tommy Rust and perhaps Emily Mortimer as Rosa Or a movie In a book where the characters can travel through time and witness any event, it s fascinating that Lister manages to point out that those events that shape us have very little to do with where we are, or when

  10. Rosie Morgan says:

    Now here s a quandary should The Immortals be given 4 or 5 stars To be honest, I ve vacillated between the two At the beginning I would have wagered that a 5 star would be a given, but by the end I plumped for 4.This is no easy decision.Since the start of my writing publishing journey I ve discovered the power of ratings and reviews, not only on the readers but on the authors If I m awarded a poor rating, or a less than enthusiastic review, I can be cast down for days Words have power.So m Now here s a quandary should The Immortals be given 4 or 5 stars To be honest, I ve vacillated between the two At the beginning I would have wagered that a 5 star would be a given, but by the end I plumped for 4.This is no easy decision.Since the start of my writing publishing journey I ve discovered the power of ratings and reviews, not only on the readers but on the authors If I m awarded a poor rating, or a less than enthusiastic review, I can be cast down for days Words have power.So may I assert that The Immortals is both fascinating and beautifully written Really, really beautifully written Without doubt S E Lister is a master wordsmith and a spinner of worlds If only I could write like this but I can t The Immortals has touches of The Night Circus, The Time Traveler s Wife and The Ocean at the End of the Lane all stunning books But, and this is why it s a 4 not a 5 star for me, I did feel it drifted in parts and that a skilful, guiding hand in the editing could have elevated this book to a 5 star rating However, I ll be scrabbling to readby this author very soon