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Book Review: The Thirteenth Month: (Seba Segal Series - Book 1) by Elizabeth Hunter

The Thirteenth Month: (Seba Segal Series - Book 1)
by Elizabeth Hunter
May 23, 2023
Pages: 435
"Time is the most fluid medium in the universe; humans are its most replaceable element."

There are rules for traveling:

A mage must never go forward.

Keep the secrets of the order in all times.

And never, ever travel during the thirteenth month.

Born into a powerful mage family, Narine Anahid Khoren is a time traveler whose life is constantly in flux. Since committing to the order of the Seba Segal at fourteen, she’s spent her life traveling through history, trying to make a difference and sacrificing her life in the present for one jumping through the past.

But while the world in 2071 has moved forward, the ancient order of the Seba Segel have become ever more archaic. The secret sect founded by astronomer priests has passed its magic to thousands of generations, perfecting the secrets of divination and time travel, while also amassing power, influence, and riches.

Change is on the horizon, and some in the order would do anything to stop it from coming. When one of the highest laws of mage travel is broken in the thirteenth month, Narine, her friends, and one unsuspecting professor will have to scour history to set the timeline right.

The Thirteenth Month is the first book in the Seba Segel series, an all-new time travel fantasy series by ten-time USA Today bestseller, Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries and the Irin Chronicles.

I’m not going to lie, I struggled with this book, but only the first quarter or so and then it was worth sticking with it. The book takes place in Ethiopia and there were many terms, names, etc., that I was unfamiliar with which is why I struggled. I’m one that likes to pronounce things correctly, , and know what things are used for but all in all, I was able to figure a lot of it out or I could look it up.
This story has some great elements. There’s time travel, which I absolutely love, intertwined with romance and history, which makes for an interesting read. Hunter always goes above and beyond in researching her stories to make them factual where needed and to weave a truly good story.

Getting 4 sheep

Denise B

About the Author:

Elizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance writer. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She once substitute taught a kindergarten class, but decided that middle school was far less frightening. Thankfully, people now pay her to write books and eighth-graders everywhere rejoice.

She currently lives in Central California with her son, two dogs, many plants, and a sadly dwindling fish tank. She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Cambio Springs series, the Irin Chronicles, and other works of fiction.

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