Friday, December 20, 2013

Fancy Friday- The River of Time series *MALE* character casting

SO, for this week I have decided to take a break from updates on the ABC show Once Upon a Time. I have recently decided on the three men I would choose to pick Marcello, Lord Greco, and Luca from the River of Time series by Lisa Bergren. If you have not read this series I HIGHLY recommend it! It is one of my favorites! Here is a little back ground summary of the first three books.

Waterfall (River of Time, #1) Book #1: Waterfall
 Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaeologist parents. Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds...until Gabi places her hand atop a hand-print in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.

Suddenly Gabi's summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.

 Cascade (River of Time, #2) Book #2: Cascade
Gabi knows she’s left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence—while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead.
But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she’s willing to leave her family behind for good in order to give her heart to him forever.

 Torrent (River of Time, #3) Book #3: Torrent
Gabi and Lia Betarrini have learned to control their time travel, and they return from medieval Italy to save their father from his tragic death in modern times.

But love calls across the centuries, and the girls are determined to return forever—even though they know the Black Plague is advancing across Europe, claiming the lives of one-third of the population. In the suspenseful third book of the River of Time series, every decision is about life … and death.


Marcello Forelli aka Henry Cavill

 henry cavill Henry Cavill There's just something about a man with curly hair I just can't resist!!! 
Here's some pictures of how I picture him as Marcello. (same person)
Henry Cavill- Marcello Marcello<3 OMGoodness 
I have recently discovered Henry Cavill and right away I fell in love with the way he looks. *Swoon* He is gorgeous! After I found these pictures of him from a movie he played in a few years ago I knew that, in my book, he was perfect for Marcello! He is almost exactly like how I pictured him and his voice is nice and deep too! I have seen him in a few movies, he plays: Superman from Man of Steel (2013), Albert Mondego from The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), and Theseus from Immortals (2011). He is a really good actor!

Lord Greco aka Justice Joslin

 Justice Joslin. Justice Joslin- Lord Greco? 
This guy, I don't know much about. I know he is a model, not an actor. I came across him one day on pinterest and in my head he would play a good part for Lord Greco. At least looks wise. I knew that whoever I picked for Greco had to be able to compete looks/brawn wise with Marcello, and this guy looks pretty big as well.

Luca Forelli aka Bradley James

Bradley James! Bradley James Luca 
Bradley James is a British actor and is best known for his role as King Arthur in the television show Merlin on BBC. I have not seen every episode but I have completely watches the first 4 seasons. It is a pretty interesting show and it brings Bradley's acting to its full potential. He is quite the character on the show and has a funny personality that I believe would fit the part of Luca very well. 


If you have read the River of Times series by Lisa Bergren I would be so happy if you would help me find women to play the roles of Gabi, Lia, and Alessandra. I have been having such an extremely hard time finding women who I believe would be right for the roles. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! I am thinking about giving away a book, probably The Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz, if someone impresses me enough with their character choice... so, keep that in mind. I would give away one from this series, but sadly I don't own any of them, and if I did I wouldn't be able to get myself to give them away. If I do giveaway a book it will be for U.S. ONLY!


Keep an eye out for the cover reveal of the last book in the series, Deluge! Lisa has mentioned that it should be done soon, and she might even reveal it on Christmas! EEP!


I have a board on pinterest dedicated to The River of Times series and it is still growing. As of now it has close to 200 pins!!! I would love for you to check it out! :)

Click HERE to view it!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!


  1. Bradley James is the only actor I'm familiar with on this list. I've never pictured him as Luca, but I wouldn't complain much if he got the role of Luca if they ever put it on the screen, lol. Can't think of any one to play the ladies at the moment, though, but if I do, I'll try to let you know.


    1. Thanks for commenting Grace! I wouldn't mind much either obviously if he got the role for Luca. Please let me know if you think of anyone for the girls! :)

  2. I'm not very familiar with any of these actors. But judging by looks... I love your choices for Marcello & Greco!! :D Luca... not so much. I'm sorry, but I just have a very hard time picturing the guy you picked as Luca. :/

    Sorry, but I have no idea for the girls! But if I do think of any ideas, I'll let you know. ;)

    1. Thanks Aerykah! I like my choices for them too, and it's okay, not everyone's going to share my opinion on all of them either. I like input, so if you know who you would pick for Luca I would love to know! Again, thanks, and if you do find anyone for the girls please let me know. :)