Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis by Sharon Ledwith


When Amanda Sault and her four classmates are caught in a major food fight at school, they are given the choice of suspension or yard duty. It was a no-brainer. A two-week crash course in landscaping leads the kids to discover a weathered stone arch buried in an overgrown backyard. Instead of a forgotten lawn ornament, it turns out to be an ancient time portal from the lost continent of Atlantis. Chosen by an Atlantean Magus to be Timekeepers—legendary time travelers sworn to keep history safe from an evil force—the five children, along with two offbeat adults, are sent on the adventure of their lives to save the Earth from an uncertain future. The Timekeepers’ first mission lands them in England in 1214, where they must find an adolescent Robin Hood and his band of merry teens before history is turned upside-down.
Paperback, Limited, 227 pages
Published July 12th 2012 by Musa Publishing (first published May 12th 2012) 



One thing that stood out to me throughout this whole book was that it never slows down. It was a non-stop roller coaster once the adventure begins and doesn't stop until the last page. I am not sure if it's going to far to call this a re-imagining of Robin Hood, but with a spin of it being on his younger version. 

The author does a great job in keeping with the voices of the young characters, from the current day, as well as the 1214 versions. It was a trip for the reader,  jumping to change to the almost Shakespearean language when they travel through time.

These teens are hyper-non stop characters that let their tongues get the most of them in some places. Very sharp and intuitive thinkers. They will keep the reader on their toes as well. 









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