I received this book from The Cadence Group who will probably never send me another book again because it took me a long time to get this one read and reviewed, but I hope they will if this book is any indication of the quality of the materials they're marketing. It is a great story!
Gregory and Yolanda are typical middle school kids who have no plans and really no desire to time travel. In fact, they don't really know anything about it. Their science teacher has talked about these strange things called wormholes, but who really listens to their teachers? It's kind of like that teacher on Charlie Brown "wah-wah-wah-wah-wah-waaaah." Right? So when Gregory finds a red monocle, he has no idea it's about to change his life. Perhaps the tingling feeling ought to have given him a clue that something big was happening, but he missed the clue.
All he knows is that the tunnel he can see when he puts the eyepiece on is irresistible. Scary, but irresistible. Have you ever been in a situation like that? You wanna do something, but you're really scared to. But you can't not do it, you just can't. That's what it seemed like when Gregory sees the tunnel entrance. And this is when the story starts to get really good. I love a good bit of suspense. It keeps me reading! His first visit through the tunnel is not much fun. It's a bit scary, very dark, AND he gets called a demon and beaten up. That would probably be enough to keep me out of there for good, but you'll notice I say his first visit...
Of course Gregory goes back, this time with his friend Yola, but only because the two of them think things have gone very wrong with the world. A big sign for Yola is that one of her favorite books, the story of King Arthur, has changed! It's all different, all wrong. It turns out that Gregory, the TAKER of risks and Yola, the KEEPER of stories, have to right things inside the tunnel - the land of King Arthur and the evil Morgan LaFey - to keep their own world in balance. It's a big responsibility and fraught with danger. Merlin is there to help, along with Palemon, but Merlin is weak, and his help is as well.
Are they up to their tasks? Can they avoid the dangers awaiting them, rescue the sword Excalibur in time, and save the world? Read this very exciting and suspenseful story and find out!
If you're interested in reading a guest blog entry by the collaborating authors of this book, you can check it out here.
Fans of Fablehaven, The Alchemist, and King Arthur stories are sure to love this novel. It's the first in a series. Available at the WOMS library. THANK YOU Cadence Group!