A wise old dog travels through the courts and battlefields of Europe and through the centuries in search of the master who granted him immortality Ornate, vivid, deeply colored, and so precise I could smell and taste the world The story of a dog crossing continents and centuries in search of the man he loves is moving and tender. I was captivated by its charm from the beginning. Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Tomorrow tells the story of a 217-year-old dog and his search for his lost master. His adventures take him through the London Frost Fair, the strange court of King Charles I, the wars of the Spanish succession, Versailles, the golden age of Amsterdam and to nineteenth-century Venice. As he journeys through Europe, he befriends both animals and humans, falls in love (only once), marvels at the human ability to make music, despairs at their capacity for war and gains insight into both the strength and frailties of the human spirit.With the rich historical vision of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and the captivating canine perspective of A Dogs Purpose, Tomorrow draws us into a unique century-spanning tale of the unbreakable connection between dog and human....
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I have to admit that I was a little disappointed by this book. I went into this book with incredibly high expectations so some of that disappointment is of my own making. When I first saw this book's cover, I knew that I had to read it. Then I read the book's synopsis and knew that I would love it. I ended up liking the book but I didn't love it.
This is Champion's story and is told from his point of view. Champion is not just an any ...more
An outstanding, intensely moving saga sweeping through the eras of The Renaissance, English Civil War to Napoleonic Europe and end at the period of the Industrial Revolution. This is a book which doesn’t fit into a specific genre – it is based on a fantastical premise, provided by ‘alchemistry’ but the emotions, thoughts, events, philosophies and some (famous, named) of the characters are very real.
The story is told through the eyes of a loyal dog, a dog who lives for his master and who is parte ...more
4 1/2 stars
Thank you goodreads for this free advance copy.
A dogs story unlike any other. Told by the dog from a dogs viewpoint, senses and loving devotion. Touches the heart over time and the European continent. Tomorrow we begin again
Won this book on Goodreads. I would like to give this book a 10 stars. Was not expecting such a wonderful story of friendship through history of a man and his dog. Takes you on a journey through centuries and history in Europe. Loved all the characters and their stories told through Tomorrow. Absolutely recommend this book to history lovers and animal lovers. Trying to explain the book to my husband after I finished had me in tears thinking of the love they had for each other, and the time in Ve ...more
As the description above details this book belongs firmly in the category of "historical fiction". Our story is told from the viewpoint of the aforementioned 217 year old dog, and what a story it is.
Having grown up in the 90s my first thought upon reading a short description was "What? Homeward Bound mixed with How to Stop Time (by Matt Haig)?" But I was suitably interested to send a request, and I'm very glad I did. The author has brought together a great story of friendship and love here, and ...more
‘It began, this journey of many lifetimes, in an ordinary way: he and I went to pick oysters on the shore.’
Our narrator is a dog. A dog who has lived for longer than 200 years. A dog who has been searching for his lost master for over 100 years. While the dog searches for his master, and having new adventures of his own, he remembers some of their earlier adventures together. These adventures take us from 1602 until 1833. So, how did dog and master become separated? How is it that they’ve lived ...more
Tomorrow is a 217 year old dog that has spent over 100 years searching for his master, Valentyne. It is a sad story in some ways as you feel the despair of Tomorrow, but he never gives up and hopes to find him soon. How does a dog live to be 217 years old? Valentyne has concocted a secret potion that he uses on himself as well as Tomorrow, allowing them to live indefinately.
The story takes place in the 1600s to the 1800s, which makes it a very interesting historical read; particularly as it take ...more
This dog is more erudite and articulate than most human writers.
I love the character. Insightful, observant, wise, and wonderful.
But... he's a dog. Grant the writer some willing suspension of disbelief, or you'll miss out on a great story. Yes, I'm all for that.
This one opens with a dog awaiting the return of his beloved Master - for almost two centuries! - thanks to an elixer that allows a man and his dog to live crazy-long lives.
The dog narrates tales of their time on a battlefield, tending to ...more