In book 2 of this trilogy, Abby and Derick begin their second semester at Cragbridge Hall, the most prestigious secondary school in the world. But when Grandpa Cragbridge admits them to the Council of Keys--a secret group of people who have keys to travel back in time--strange things begin to happen. One by one, members are found unconscious and unable to wake, their keys stolen. Now Abby and Derick must scramble to figure out who is behind the attacks before they become the next victims, which would give their enemy the power to change the past forever. This is a page-turning, time-traveling history adventure with themes about choice and consequence and believing in yourself to do hard things.
About the Author
Chad Morris grew up wanting to become a professional basketball player or a rock star. Neither of those plans quite panned out. While going to college, he wrote and performed sketch comedy and eventually became a teacher and a curriculum writer. He lives in Utah with his wife and five kids. Chad would love to teach at Cragbridge Hall. Unlike Oscar Cragbridge, he hasn't really invented anything, though his young son once sketched out blueprints for a machine that would turn celery into cookies.
Read an Excerpt
"Derick pushed his bulky legs forward, running with his head slightly lowered and his two-foot horn leading the way. He barreled ahead, feeling the weight of his steps, the thickness of the skin at the top of his legs rubbing against his tough body. It wasn't really him, of course. Derick's real body was hooked up to sensors and straps suspending him from the ceiling in an avatar lab. The hightech equipment allowed his movements to control the robot avatar. What he did, the rhino did. And what it felt, he felt. It was as though Derick really was a hulking beast. "11 . . . 10 . . . 9," Dr. Mackleprank counted down. "You'd better hurry, Derick. You're doing better than ever, but I'm not sure it will be enough. A real white rhino can run up to thirty miles per hour and Rafa may be able to go that fast." As the teacher spoke, Derick could hear his classmates cheering him on from behind the viewing window. It was definitely one of the louder days in Zoology. Their yells fueled him to move faster. He knew they were all gathered in one of the large rooms outside the created animal habitat, watching intently. The habitat, complete with trees, boulders, and watering holes, was a place where they could practice being animals. If they studied hard, passed all their tests, and excelled enough with the avatars, they could one day interact and play with the real animals nearby in the school's zoo."
What People are Saying About This
"A perfect blend of mystery, humor, and time travel. I want to go to Cragbridge Hall."-Tyler Whitesides, bestselling author of the Janitors series
"A fantastical futuristic read that should engage kids and families."-Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 STARS This sequel stands up to the first book. I did not put the book down once I started reading it. It is full of imagination, fun history facts, heroes, fun inventions, battles. It is full of adventure, and a clean read. The plot starts out with second semester starting at Cragbridge Hall. A school for genius. Abby's grades are not good. Some don't think she should be in the school at all. That she got in just because her Grandfather pulled strings. Muns sends message to the four teens that helped defeat is plan to change history last time to stay out of his way. He is determined to change history in big ways. To do that he needs to get two keys. They can watch history at Cragbridge Hall from any angle or point of time. It would be fun to watch some history like that and would make me want to learn more. Abby & Derick's are in danger even while they are at school. But they don't want to stay back and do nothing to help stop Muns. While Abby is at the bottom of the class the same can't be said for her twin Derick. He is super smart, and most things come easy for him. Derick wants to be in the special avatar group after school and tries out for it. Besides learning about history, exploring your world it also had some good lessons being taught. I would definitely read more books in the Crabridge Hall series in the future. I was given this ebook to read for purpose of giving a honest review of it. publication: March 4th 2014 by Shadow Mountain 352 pages ISBN:9781609078096
This series is so WONDERFULLY WONDERFUL! Fast-paced action! Intriguing inventions! Friendships! Courage! It's all in there! Abby, Derick, Carol, and Rafa are attending the most amazing school in the whole world! They get to first-hand witness history by traveling back in time. But this is not just a history lesson...this is a full-out fight to protect history...even if it means bad things must repeat themselves. There are only a few members of the elite Council of Keys and now someone is attacking them and taking their keys to gain control of 'the bridge' between our time and the past. Abby and Derick are caught up in the power struggles of adults while trying to maintain their school grades..not an easy feat... They will be given tests of 'choice and consequence' and will be asked to do hard things. But Abby and Derick are not ordinary teenagers...they are the grandchildren of the inventor and designer of 'Cragbridge Hall.' And Derick and Rafa as skilled with the avatars! (Wait until you read how those come into play :)