Storm at the Edge of Time [NOOK Book]

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Suddenly, a visit to an ancient stone circle whisks her back into the past. She has been summoned, along with Arni, a boy from Viking times, and Tyaak, a half-alien boy from the 26th century, to search the past, present, and future for three broken sections of a magical wooden staff. As the trio experience each other's worlds, they find deeper mysteries to probe and problems to solve, which could affect the entire time line of the planet.
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Storm at the Edge of Time

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Overview

Suddenly, a visit to an ancient stone circle whisks her back into the past. She has been summoned, along with Arni, a boy from Viking times, and Tyaak, a half-alien boy from the 26th century, to search the past, present, and future for three broken sections of a magical wooden staff. As the trio experience each other's worlds, they find deeper mysteries to probe and problems to solve, which could affect the entire time line of the planet.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
This science fiction time-fantasy is set in Scotland's wet and wild Orkney Islands. The time alternates between the present, past, and future, with Janie, a teenage girl who thinks she might have supernatural powers, Arni, a Viking boy, and the green-skinned, wild-haired Tyaak. Urkar, a mysterious Druid-like character from prehistory, brings them all together. Their mission is to save Orkney's standing stones, the world, and maybe even the universe. Young science fiction fans will probably find it easiest to identify with Jamie, a reluctant and believable heroine. Her relationships and growing understanding of Tyaak, who is only half human, Arni and Urkar help make the book more than just a series of fast-paced adventures.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-Service, a versatile science fiction writer, departs from the humor of her recent books to tackle a time-travel story. Middle-schooler Jamie Halcro resigns herself to a boring vacation on the Orkney Islands, where her parents are bird-watching. Much to Jamie's disappointment, their cottage doesn't even seem to have a resident ghost. Her feelings change when a visit to an ancient stone circle whisks her back into the past. She has been summoned, along with Arni, a boy from Viking times, and Tyaak, a half-alien boy from the 26th century, to search the past, present, and future for three broken sections of a magical wooden staff. Only when the staff becomes whole again will an uprising of evil powers be defeated. There is scarcely room in this brief novel for all three adventures, but Service pulls it together with a light touch. Readers will particularly enjoy the conversations among the characters as they struggle to understand one another's times and customs, and will be treated to a bit of authentic Scottish atmosphere along the way.-Ruth S. Vose, San Francisco Public Library
Carolyn Phelan
Urkar, the Neolithic mage who built a stone circle still standing in Scotland's Orkney Island, watches in alarm as a storm gathers force at the edge of time (in other words, the Dark is rising). To help him regain the power to fight back the forces of darkness, he recruits three of his descendants: Arni, a Viking lad; Jamie, a modern American girl; and Tyaak, a boy from the future. Together, the children travel to each of their three time periods, searching for Urkar's three lost staves of power. The story is told mainly from Jamie's point of view and starts off slowly, with Service switching from one time to another, sketching in each character's society, personality, and concerns. After Urkar unites the three children and dispatches them to fulfill their quest, the pace picks up rapidly, and the ending is as swift as it is inevitable. Although the second half of the novel is plot driven and less involving than the earlier chapters where characters are being introduced, this is still an entertaining time travel adventure combining elements of historical fiction, science fiction, and fantasy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802735577
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 3/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 13 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Pamela F. Service is also the author of The Reluctant God.
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