Rose's latest is a sweeping, richly detailed story that takes the reader from 391 A.D. to the present day, with a little detour into 1884 late in the story. It is fascinating not only in terms of subject matter and characterization, but also in the questions it poses.
Josh witnesses an assault on one of the archaeologists who made the find -- as well as the theft of the legendary Memory Stones. Josh works with archaeologist Gabriella Chase to recover the stones and learn just why he's still alive, this time around. (MIRA, Sep., 464 pp., $24.95)