The second book in the thrilling time-travel series that Children's Literature called upbeat, adventuresomeIn this sequel to the critically acclaimed The Golden Hour, sibling rivalry between twins Xanthe and Xavier threatens to keep them The second book in the thrilling time-travel series that Children's Literature called upbeat, adventuresome
In this sequel to the critically acclaimed The Golden Hour, sibling rivalry between twins Xanthe and Xavier threatens to keep them trapped in the past forever.
The Twilight Tourist Frequent Flier Club, an elite organization, sends its trial membersXanthe and Xavier Alexander, and Rowan and Nina Popplewellon a mission to Egypt, 58 b.c.e. This trip seems like a snap for the veteran travelers . . . until Xanthe is mistaken for a goddess by none other than Cleopatra. Desperate for some independence from Xavier, Xanthe just can't resist a little meddling. Escapes from mummy-filled tombs and fights with sword-wielding gladiators are among the many highlights in this thrilling adventure.
Awards and praise for the trilogy:
A Book Sense Pick!
International Reading Association Fiction Award
Southern California Booksellers Association Children's Book Prize
Fun . . . for all lovers of fantasy, and thediversity is welcome.Detroit News and Free Press
Engaging . . . smart. The Newark Star-Ledger
One of the few fantasies with any African-American characters . . . Booklist
Fills the gap between Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events. Time Out New York Kids
It's refreshing to have African American teens as main characters without their race being a main theme of the book . . . this action packed fantasy will appeal to adventure readers and those who like time travel or historical fiction . . . readers will eagerly await the next trip.VOYA, 4Q 4P...Continua Nascondi