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About Legend of the Timekeepers:
Lilith was a young girl with dreams and a family before the final destruction of Atlantis shattered those dreams and tore her family apart. Now refugees, Lilith and her father make their home in the Black Land. This strange, new country has no place in Lilith’s heart until a beloved high priestess introduces Lilith to her life purpose—to be a Timekeeper and keep time safe.
Summoned through the seventh arch of Atlantis by the Children of the Law of One, Lilith and her newfound friends are sent into Atlantis’s past, and given a task that will ultimately test their courage and try their faith in each other. Can the Timekeepers stop the dark magus Belial before he changes the seers’ prophecy? If they fail, then their future and the earth’s fate will be altered forever.
A Bookaholic’s Fix Review:
This is truly an incredible story. I read The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis not too long ago and enjoyed it immensely and yet I was unprepared for this one. While the other was a brilliantly written middle grade fantasy, this one is more appropriate for a slightly older audience- not that there is any inappropriate content, I just think some of the importance of the story would be lost on younger readers.
The story sucked me in from the very beginning and didn’t let go. It was fast-paced and speedy readers could easily finish it in a single sitting (and obsessive readers will want to). The details of the world Ledwith created transport you to another place and time and show you a story unlike any other. The lands of Atlantis and Egypt (the Black Land) are brought to life through rich descriptions and you can easily picture the way the characters see each place.
The characters themselves are amazing; each one detailed and full of life. The story starts off with the exodus from doomed Atlantis. A young girl and her two remaining relatives have to leave before the island sinks. The girl and her father settle in the black land. Lilith is a little out of place in her new home and through awkward encounters, she manages to befriend the proud and judgmental Tau and the fashion savvy firecracker She-Aba. They trio then get thrown into an adventure to preserve the timeline of events hat must be. The friends find themselves far from home (100 years in the past) and the meet a cast of incredible characters to help them on their journey. There is plenty of witty dialogue and action to go along with the tale of an epic quest that leads to self-discovery. (There is also a very cleaver twist on history and myth but since I don’t do spoilers you have to read it for yourself.)
overall, I was highly impressed with this book and I wish there were a rating higher than 5-Stars to give it. I am really excited about this book and I hope that the author continues this mesmerizing world. I look forward to reading more timekeeper adventures (both sets!)
Title: Legend of the Timekeepers
Series: The Last Timekeepers, Book # 0.5
Author Name: Sharon Ledwith
Genre(s): Young Adult, Time Travel
Tags: #YAlit #timetravel
Length: Approx. 147 pages
Re-Release Date: August 1, 2015
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing http://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com/
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“Why are you here?” Lilith asked. “You’ve already got your life seal.”
“I have more questions for Istulo.” She continued to stare at the disk.
Lilith sighed. “My name is Lilith. What’s your name?”
Her shoulders relaxed slightly. A hint of a smile broke out on her face. Her upturned nose wiggled. “She-Aba. I was born here in the Black Land. Both my parents arrived from Atlantis fourteen years ago yesterday. My mother gave birth to me the next day.”
Lilith perked up. “That would make today your birthday!”
She-Aba beamed. “Yes. That’s why I’m here. For my birthday last year, I had my life reading done by Istulo. But recently, there’s been a hiccup in my plans. It’s like my life seal rearranged itself, and now I’m confused. I’m here for a reaffirmation.”
“What’s the problem?”
She-Aba traced her life seal with the tip of her perfectly shaped fingernail. “My lifetime occupation was supposed to be to design clothing for the people of the various positions in the court and temples.”
Lilith smirked. “That makes perfect sense.”
“I know, right? So why, all of a sudden, would my life seal change from designing clothing to something completely different?”
Lilith arched a fair brow. “How different?”
“Well, instead of clothing people in lavish robes and gowns for others to appreciate, the seal suggests that I’ll be doing the opposite by covering up and hiding the truth. I don’t understand it at all. I thought my life was all planned out for me.”
“I thought mine was too, until my country blew up and slid into the ocean,” Lilith muttered.
“Hey, look at the bright side, at least your hair isn’t red like mine.”
Lilith eyed She-Aba carefully. “What’s wrong with red hair? My uncle has red hair and it suits him fine.”
She-Aba moved in closer. “If you haven’t noticed already, there aren’t many redheads around here. The natives think red is magical, and anyone with red hair is considered a freak of nature.”
“That’s ridiculous!” Lilith said loud enough to cause an echo down the marble hallway. “Is that the reason why those artists were rude to you? Because you have red hair?”
“Red is a very powerful color,” a raspy voice said from behind both girls.
Lilith and She-Aba jumped. They slowly turned to find Istulo hovering over them.
Wearing the same white gown and orichalcum headband Lilith saw her dressed in before, Istulo nodded slightly before she said, “Red represents the essence of life—if we are drained of blood, we are drained of energy. The people of the Black Land understand this, and therefore red is reserved only for their gods and goddesses.”
Lilith giggled. “Don’t tell She-Aba that, she’ll think she’s a goddess.”
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Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/young adult time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, and is represented by Walden House (Books & Stuff) for her teen psychic series, MYSTERIOUS TALES FROM FAIRY FALLS. When not writing, researching, or revising, she enjoys reading, exercising, anything arcane, and an occasional dram of scotch. Sharon lives a serene, yet busy life in a southern tourist region of Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, one spoiled yellow Labrador and a moody calico cat.
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