Hurled twelve hundred years into the past, into someone else's body, things could hardly be worse. And then the body's owner wanted it back.
Museum curator Thomas and ten year old Anglo Saxon Wulfstan have to cope with a fifty year age gap, a huge culture clash and never knowing from one moment to the next who's going to be in control.
As they're trying to come to terms with it all, they inadvertently antagonise Wulfstan's father, King Offa of Mercia. The King is already frustrated with his son's "late" development and issues the boy a challenge. Wulfstan is given just a year to find and train ten slaves who can beat the King's own champions in a fight to the death, but there's a twist. When his son accepts the challenge, Offa turns the screws to make him back down and limits him to females only. In the brute strength world of Anglo Saxon battle they surely haven't a chance, but Thomas convinces Wulfstan that if they can find the right women, a few new ideas and lots of training might just give them the edge they need.
In Two Minds is about how two completely different people, thrown together in the tightest possible way, can learn not just to cope, but to excel by using each other's strengths. It's also about kicking down doors and giving people a chance. Once they're free, it's the women themselves who are the heroes, seizing their opportunities and climbing to the top. But can they make it?
This was a very interesting read for me on a genre I would not normally seek out to read if not for this amazing book tour. What a great story and an interesting time travel story from modern day to the Anglo Saxon that was brilliantly told by Findlay. I thought that the story was creative and really transported me to the time periods. The story plot is razor sharp and the characters are well developed and I really enjoyed reading about them.
This is a great start to a series - I cannot wait for the next installment. This is a really fun read for me that had me turning those pages. I recommend this for a fun read and great story line and characterization. This was so well done and a read I thoroughly enjoyed.