The Order of Time
Scott P Southall
"If you're into
secret societies, time-travel, dangerous artifacts, deadly assassins,
evil priests, and vengeful gods then I've got a story for you..."
Publisher: Seaview Press Holdings
Publication date: 21st January 2020
Genre: Middle Grade / Fantasy
Format read: eBook
Source: Courtesy of Smith Publicity
Anastasia and Edward
Upton are eleven years old twins who are different in almost every way.
Despite this they are inseparable and the best of friends. They tackle
the highs and lows of sixth grade together whether they are fending off
bullies at the elite Blake Academy or examining rare antiquities as the
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Then: life gets complicated.
discover that their friend and mentor, Dr. Gregorian, is part of a
secret society called the Order of Time. It turns out that time is not
fixed, it's a fluid continuum where changes to the past can create
ripples all the way through to the present. It unwittingly falls to the
twins to travel back through time to ancient Egypt where they must
overcome deadly assassins, evil high priests and vengeful gods in order
to prevent disaster. Together Anastasia and Edward must navigate all
obstacles to preserve the past and find their way back home.
The Order of Time is
an action packed time travel adventure featuring 12 yo twins
Anastasia and Edward and how
their fascination and visits to the Smithsonian
Museum of Natural History lands
them in the centre of a deadly plot to alter the past.
has created two strikingly different protagonists. Anastasia is Maths
and Science smart and athletic. A master of Martial Arts. She likes
to stick to the rules. Edward is a bit of a rebel his interests lean
towards History and Art. Where Edward backs down Anastasia takes the
bullies full on quite often protecting her brother. Rather than feel
jealous, Edward admires his sister’s athletic abilities. It was
well portrayed how the two compliment each other, each using their
different strengths to solve problems.
not entirely unique Southall uses the tried and true formula of power
crystals and magic portals in this time travel fantasy.
was action aplenty as the children travel back in time to Ancient
Egypt and plunge themselves into the local culture,
conversing with Nefertiti and
engrossed by the Ancient History and Mythology aspects of the story.
Southall introduces ideas on problem solving and small facts relating
to Science and History. A couple of political digs may go over the
Middle Grade reader’s head but, if they are open to it, it’s a
good starter for a political conversation.
concept of time travel through the combination of portals and
crystals and how changes to the past have a rolling effect on their
present was well portrayed and easy to understand.
The Order of Time is
a fabulous debut. Totally captivating!
some content on mythology includes the demon of the afterlife.
My rating 5/5
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Scott Southall is an American author and banking executive. He grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C. playing sports,exploring the woods behind his house, and stretching his imagination by reading any book he could get his hands on.
He attended Georgetown University where he earned a degree in business.
Scott spent the first fifteen years of his career as a management consultant working with Fortune 500 companies around the world. In 2006 he changed careers and became a banker. While he loves to bank, telling stories is his true passion. The Order of Time is his debut novel.
Scott and his Australian wife Kylie live with their family in the paradise which is also known as Sydney, Australia.
This review is part of the Book Lover Book Review Aussie Author Challenge
I like the sounds of this. I am a fan of time travel stories.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.