"No one can mysteriously disappear leaving no trace. It isn't realistic.""You're right, Emily," her grandfather said thoughtfully. "It isn't realistic. However, a good many things happen in this world that are not realistic, things supernatural."Emily, Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna have grown up on their grandfather's tales of ancestors who mysteriously disappeared from Creighton Hill, the plantation home that has been in their family for centuries. When Grampa's death forces them to move into Creighton Hill, the truth about the supposed disappearances is the first thing on their minds. Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna's, that is. As for Emily, why must they keep at their supernatural hogwash?Could it be that their family really does just have an unusual history of early deaths? Most people seem to think so. But Grampa's research has uncovered something different.When mysterious writing matching descriptions found in ancient accounts begins appearing to the children, they know something's up. They must find out what really happened to their ancestors, and work together to discover the reason behind the mysterious writings.Creighton Hill is the first book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.
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Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment.
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Creighton Hill based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I am so excited to dive into the rest of this series! The concept of "Time Captives" was incredibly fascinating and literally had me glue to my seat! It reminded me a lot of Narnia when I first started reading, but it really has its own unique flair. Right along with the Hubbards, I was questioning what things could mean and how it would affect them throughout the novel. Hands down, George is my favorite character! I really liked Abigail as well, but George really grabbed my attention as a character. Plus, his experience in Calhortz made my heart squeeze. I started to understand more of what a Time Captive is while reading his story. I will mention that I am eagerly wanting to hear more of Abigail’s story. "Creighton Hill" was a very enjoyable, quick read. I recommend it to fantasy readers who like a story with young, strong heroes. *(I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own and was not required to write a positive review.)*
I loved reading Creighton Hill! It is an amazing start to the Time Captives series by Morgan Elizabeth Huneke. Full of suspense and intrigue, the book was beautifully written, and I was genuinely disappointed when it ended. I am looking forward to continuing the series. The prologue begins with Grandpa telling a story to his grandkids: Jill, Emily, Allan, and Joey. One day back in 1800, a boy named George Hubbard disappeared. Opinions as to what happened to him were varied; however, one thing was agreed upon, no trace of him was ever found again. “Ever since that day, every twenty years, a child twelve years of age, born a Hubbard, in this very house, has disappeared mysteriously, leaving no trace. Next time…next time it might be one of you!” Seven years later, the children’s grandfather dies. When their family moves into the old family house, the kids take into account their grandpa’s stories. But no sooner do they move in before strange things start to happen. They see writing appear and disappear in front of their faces. When finally a portal of sorts appears before them, it is clear they have a choice: to ignore what they know or to do something about it. As impulsive kids they chose the later. When they show up in a strange land called Calhortea, they remember the riddle of sorts that had appeared several times to them. “When these words are spoken, A land will appear, The wind through the trees, Birdsong loud and clear. Though all this seems pleasant, Things aren’t as they seem, A stryte rules this country, But now hope gleams. Ten at the first and four at the last, From foreign parts, traveling fast Defeat the strytes, for this is your quest, You will not go home till you’ve done your best.” With those cryptic words to guide them the kids set off on a quest that may be more than they are expecting. There are many things I did enjoy about the writing. Several times the story’s point of view changed to one of the time captives from earlier years. It was done well, and gave the story a different feel to it. The main characters were a little immature, but I have some high hopes for the rest of the series.