Review: Tributary by Lisa Bergren

Tributary (River of Time #3.2) by Lisa Bergren
Ebook novella
Published June 8th, 2012
Source: Purchased
 TRIBUTARY, a novella (1/2 the length of a normal novel), picks up a year after BOURNE… Lia struggles to overcome the fear that constant battle has heaped upon her; Gabi and Marcello face an unexpected crisis; and Lord Greco just may be ready to leave the grief and loss of his past behind him, so that he might grab hold of the future…
Spoiler free for the previous books
 If you are a regular reader of my blog  you may remember that I absolutely adore the River of Time series by Lisa Bergren.  I read each book the moment it comes out and I do everything I possibly can to convince the world the read the books.  In fact, this is my most recommended series because it has something for everyone.  Even my brothers have read and enjoyed the books quite a lot.  One thing that I know makes some people a little afraid to read them is that Lisa Bergren is a Christian author.  They don’t want to be preached at or feel like something is overly religious.  I can’t speak for Lisa’s other books (though my mother LOVES them) but this series definitely does not feel Christian.  They are clean reads, and there is mention of prayer but there’s not the elements I normally see in in Christian fiction.  So please, do not let that hold you back.  This series is full of some of the most romantic scenes I’ve ever come across and has some of the best battle scenes I’ve ever read.  Every character stands out and every moment I’m reading the books I’m completely immersed and never bored.  

Now as for this book in particular.  It’s another novella that comes a year after BOURNE ends.  It has a bit more focus on Lord Greco (YAY!) but is narrated by Lia quite a lot.  There are some new characters brought in to the story as well.  First of all a girl, Allessandro from the other side of the border.  I loved how she had all these conflicting feelings but was so sure her side had to be right and that this side was wrong.  She just had to experience things to really discover how things worked.  

This book had action but a little less battle, which was fine by me since it’s a novella.  Now it is half the length of a novel, but it felt long to me.  Maybe I’ve read too many shorter novella’s lately, but this almost felt like a full length novel.  As far as content goes, I mean.  I cruised through it and of course wanted more, but it felt like a full complete story and I loved that!  I’m always ready for more of this series and I really hope Lisa sells more and if not I hope these novella’s just keep coming.  I know I’ll keep reading them anyway!

If you haven’t yet started the series you really must do so!  The order goes:


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  1. Wow, a novella that’s half the length of a regular novel? That IS longer than usual, but I think I actually like it :) That way, you can get more of the story like you want! I still haven’t read the River of Time series, but everyone is gushing and of course I’m listening. It sounds really good!

    Amazing review, Candace! :) <3

  2. I haven’t heard about this one (or the series) but it sounds interesting. I’m glad it’s not overly religious…it allows more people to read it and get something from it. That’s awesome your brothers enjoy the books too! I wish my brother read. LOL


  3. I love this cover, it is very eye catching even though it is just a guy on there lol.

    I swear one day you will come after me for not reading this series. I own the first book but I guess I just never have enough time to read it. One day I shall have to fix this..before you come after me with a pitchfork :)

  4. Ahhhh! How did I not know this was out already? *flails* MUST READ GRECO!!! I’m hoping we get a full story for him in the not too distant future, but for now I’m more than content with these novellas that give me a little glimpse of him. Can’t wait to meet Allessandro as well:) Woo hoo!

  5. Alexa, you’re right, I WILL come after you! Get busy girl! 😉

    Well, I’m glad you saw this then! You don’t want to miss out on this one! And this is definitely a longer novella!

  6. Can you believe I still have to read these books??!?!? Everytime I see a review like this it reminds me that I have to get this series to read!!

  7. Yes I remember how much you love this series I actually came to read the review whrn I got a review request for the series but I’m still a bit wary of it. It’s a historical right? The christian bit would have worried me too so dunno , maybe I’ll give in! lol

  8. I actually have the 1st book and I know you love the series, but I haven’t got around to it yet. Let’s see… I promise to read it by the end of this year. Hopefully I won’t forget.

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