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Key to Aten

Key to Aten

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by Lynn Sinclair
     
 
When Jodi touches her sleeping friend's arm to wake him, she is plummeted into his dream--into Aten, a strangely beautiful but terrifying world, peopled by warring clans who fight with bows, arrows, and all too real daggers.  Aten also holds enormous human-hunting spiders, voracious cannibals, violent slave-traders, a mysterious group of women who live apart

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When Jodi touches her sleeping friend's arm to wake him, she is plummeted into his dream--into Aten, a strangely beautiful but terrifying world, peopled by warring clans who fight with bows, arrows, and all too real daggers.  Aten also holds enormous human-hunting spiders, voracious cannibals, violent slave-traders, a mysterious group of women who live apart in their own fortress--and a new love for Jodi.
 
Torn by her desire for the safety of home in her own world and for the love of a young Aten clan leader, Jodi is unaware that she alone has the key to Aten, the key that can either take her home or save Aten from its own destruction.
 
An exciting, romantic fantasy, the first book of the Chronicles of Aten. Ages 12 to adult.

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Gr 7 Up-An enjoyable, if flawed, adventure story. When she finds her friend Neil asleep in the woods, 16-year-old Jodi Greer touches his arm, expecting to wake him. Instead, the ground opens up and pulls her into Aten, the world of Neil's dreams. There she meets and falls in love with Caden, next in line to be leader of the Dani. While trying to find their way home, Neil and Jodi discover that Neil's father has been held captive on Aten since he disappeared three years earlier and that Aten is actually Earth many years in the future. Jodi's first-person narration lacks immediacy and limits knowing the impressions of other characters. There are too many coincidences: Jodi happens to be wearing a necklace that identifies her as a Nera-a powerful group of women-that she happened to find a month before; she gets thrown in jail just as the Neras' leader is escaping; and the leaders of two of Aten's clans discover that they are half-brothers. The characterizations are a bit wooden, and certain plot elements are easily predictable. However, Sinclair does sustain a mood and pace that keep readers wanting to know what happens. Try this with those who aren't quite ready for the nuances of Madeleine L'Engle's An Acceptable Time (Farrar, 1989).-Lisa Prolman, Greenfield Public Library, MA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974648170
Publisher:
Brown Barn Books
Publication date:
05/30/2005
Series:
Chronicles of Aten
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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