The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis

The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis

by Sharon Ledwith

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The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis by Sharon Ledwith

When 13-year-old Amanda Sault and her annoying classmates are caught in a food fight at school, they're given a choice: suspension or yard duty. The decision is a no-brainer. Their two-week crash course in landscaping leads to the discovery of a weathered stone arch in the overgrown back yard. The arch isn't a forgotten lawn ornament but an ancient time portal from the lost continent of Atlantis. Chosen by an Atlantean Magus to be Timekeepers--legendary time travelers sworn to keep history safe from the evil Belial--Amanda and her classmates are sent on an adventure of a lifetime. Can they find the young Robin Hood and his merry band of teens? If they don't, history itself may be turned upside down.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987976045
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing
Publication date: 06/17/2015
Series: Last Timekeepers , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 384 KB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Michelle Mollohan for Readers' Favorite The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis (The Last Timekeepers, #1) by Sharon Ledwith tells the tale of Amanda Sault and four of her classmates. They get busted in an epic school food fight. When they are given the option of avoiding suspension by doing some gardening, they choose the latter, thinking they've gotten a sweet deal. Little do they know that their lives will forever be altered. During their backbreaking landscaping, they get to know each other. While cleaning an overgrown backyard, the group discovers a buried, weathered stone arch. Amanda unlocks the key on the arch and they are hurtled to the lost continent of Atlantis. It turns out the arch is an ancient time portal. An Atlantean magus bestows the title of The Last Timekeepers upon the group of misfits, and along with the title comes the monumental task of keeping history protected. Amanda and her crew find themselves in England, circa 1214, tasked with finding the adolescent Robin Hood and his merry teens. If you are looking for a young adult, easy to read story chock full of action, adventure, teen angst and time-travel, look no further! The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis (The Last Timekeepers, #1) by Sharon Ledwith is your one stop shop to fulfill all your literary needs. The characters are down to earth and written as befits their age and maturity (or lack thereof). There are comedic moments interwoven throughout and enough adventure to keep the reader riveted until the end, whether you are within the targeted age range for the tale, or a little older like myself. This is a tale I look forward to reading to/with my daughter when she is several years older (currently 6).
VanK More than 1 year ago
The Arch of Atlantis is targeted at 12–14 year old readers and follows eighth-grader Amanda Sault and her schoolmates from a disastrous school food fight (and fighting with each other) to an abrupt time-travel mission where they have to learn to work together and stop an evil being from changing history. On the warning side, I was a little bored with how wordy some parts of the book were — some over-the-top similes and hard-to-follow paragraphs. The main characters were very stereotypical and felt dated to the 1990s, but that’s neither good nor bad. It does, however, make for a LOT of crass insults and threats flying across every page, so be aware of that. There’re also two or three slightly gory scenes (reasons why I put this book in the young YA category rather than middle grade). Another thing to think about: Sometimes authors use their books to open new perspectives for readers, teaching us new things about other cultures or lifestyles. Other authors use their books simply to preach their beliefs at you. I felt like The Arch did a little of both, mainly in the beginning of the book. If the latter doesn’t bother you, or if you can make yourself get past that short hurdle, then you’ll be in for a fun remainder of the story. On to the things I really enjoyed! First of all, the concept is brilliant. Obviously, I love a great modern-day tale crossing over into legend and lore! Sharon Ledwith gave the time-travel aspect an outstanding touch by using “old English” speech to liven up the reader’s connection with the past. It worked really well. I also had some good chuckles at the confusion the medieval characters often experienced at the modern-day characters’ idioms and lingo (take “Tweet”, for instance). The descriptions, language, and characters of “the past” were extremely well carried out and made for my favorite part of the book. All in all, The Arch of Atlantis was a fun adventure. A little slow and stereotypical at the beginning, but definitely worth reading through. If you’ve wondered what Robin Hood might’ve been like as a kid; if you like younger YA reading; if you like time travel, crystal powers, mysterious missions, or anything to do with Atlantis … you’ll want to check out The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis.
TheStuffofSuccess More than 1 year ago
I read this book on the heels of some powerful mysteries and thrillers.  I loved this book and the fun break it gave me from the more thought provoking books.  This is exactly why I read YA books in the midst of all the other books I read.  This book is exciting and fun.  It also involves the feature of time travel.  It felt like a journey to the center of the earth book but with the twist of time travel.  And this book had just enough history and factual events to keep me interested and entertained.  Loved it.  5 Stars. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion. 
BookwormReflects More than 1 year ago
The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis By Sharon Ledwith When five eighth grade students get into a food fight at school none of them thought it would lead on an adventure through time, the five students are sentenced to yard duty as punishment for their crimes shortly after they arrive at Melody’s home the stumble upon an arch that was buried in her back yard. Once they excavate the mysterious arch they are whisked away to Atlantis where they meet up Lilith who is in charge of keeping watch over the gate, she informs them they are the last timekeepers and must travel through time to stop an evil magus from changing time. Not only is this an original novel in itself but also a retelling of a classic story, Robin Hood, as the teens travel back to Nottingham on their search to stop Belial. The author does a wonderful job in crafting this novel, blending the two stories seamlessly such as when you think the timekeepers are going to inadvertently change history themselves the author weaves the story back to the original. The only problem I had with this novel is in the beginning when we are getting to know the characters. The author would call them by their first name and a paragraph or so later start using their last names to refer to the characters, as she is building the foundation of the story I would get lost thinking, “Okay, who is Treena and Mui?” when they are actually the same person. So be sure to pay attention to the characters last names as you go along, other than that this was a great young adult novel, it was highly unique and entertaining to read.
J_Kramin More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I love stories re-told & was excited to see how the author would get this group of spirited kids back to Robin Hood & help keep history on the right track. I find myself dipping into more young adult reads these days. It's books like this that make it enjoyable. There are things in there for adults as well. You'll be happy you read it. I look forward to future releases.