The latest in the critically acclaimed, authentically detailed series transports readers back to the California Gold Rush.
When Xavier, Xanthe, Nina, and Rowan are sent after a time-travel runaway to the California Gold Rush, they’re faced with some of their toughest challenges yet: testy gunslingers, greedy prospectors, and worse, a society that doesn’t treat all of its members equally. But if they work together as a team, they can find their missing time traveler and, in the process, uncover the dangerous secret behind the Owatannauk Hotel’s time-bending powers.
Full of Wild West adventure, the latest entry in Maiya Williams’s series also offers readers a thought-provoking portrait of a time that was even more complex and colorful than most may realize.
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 the diversity is welcome.” Detroit News and Free Press
“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 . . .” VOYA, 4Q 4P
|Publisher:||Abrams, Harry N., Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Maiya Williams was an editor and vice president of the Harvard Lampoon and a writer for the TV shows Rugrats and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She is currently a writer and producer for MAD TV and lives with her husband, three children, a Labrador retriever, a Schnorkie, two guinea pigs, and a variety of fish in Pacific Palisades, California. This is her third novel, a sequel to her critically acclaimed books The Golden Hour and The Hour of the Cobra.