Review: "The Assassin" (Mortal Beloved #2) by Pamela DuMond

The Assassin by Pamela DuMond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

(Mortal Beloved, Book Two)

Time Traveler. Messenger. Beloved. Spy.

"I was a Messenger: I kept the memory of all our encounters, our lives, like a locket that brushes the skin and bones covering my heart. But Samuel was a Healer: he didn't time travel. His kind lived, died, re-incarnated, and he didn't retain memories from his past lives. Every year I landed in required starting our relationship over: from ashes, from scrap... Every place I journeyed had beauty as well as darkness; all my time-travels were bittersweet." ~ Madeline.

Madeline’s a Messenger: time traveling across lifetimes and delivering messages that could change one life or many. When she discovers that her true love, Samuel, is alive in present day, but doesn’t remember her from their past, she journeys to a deadly royal conflict in medieval Portugal hoping to rekindle his memory. Mortal assassins as well as dark-souled time travelers seek to kill her. Will Madeline and Samuel be together again in life—or only in death?

THE SEEKER (Mortal Beloved, Book Three) publishes Winter 2015/2016.

THE MESSENGER (Mortal Beloved, Book One) is optioned for Film/TV.

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I really didn't know how to express my feelings for this book. I had the chance to read it along with another great story "Return once more" by Trisha Leigh and both books left me with feelings of worthy swoon, mystery and heart breaking.

On the sequel of Messenger, Madeline decides to embrace her role as a Messenger in order to travel into the past and in some way make today's Samuel remember her. Her tries land her in the 14th century in Portugal where court politics and assassins create a lethal circle around Madeline and Samuel.

I was surprised on how Pamel managed to show the Portugal of that century, with the dresses, the scents and the social setting in such a realistic way. I didn't feel disconnected with the story and Madeline despite her fear, she is stronger than the first book and she doesn't miss the moment to be wise or funny.

The ending was yet another cliffhanger which also left me with a question mark, wondering what can happen on the next book. And don't forget that this series was optioned for a TV show!

About the author:

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Pamela DuMond discovered and pitched the Erin Brockovich story to 'Hollywood.'

Her YA Time travel romance, The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, Book One), was optioned for Film/TV.

She writes stories with heart, romance, some tears and always giggles.


Part-time Princess (Ladies-in-Waiting, #1) Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy The Story of You and Me (Driven, #1).


The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, #1) a romantic time-travel thriller.
The Assassin (Mortal Beloved, #2) 

The Seeker (Mortal Beloved, #3)
and The Huntress (Mortal Beloved, #4) to be published 2016.

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