The Place of Voices

The Place of Voices

by Lauren Kerstetter Lynch


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Anna is devastated by a fire that left her orphaned, dependent on an uncle she never knew existed and far from the only home she has ever known. Brendan struggles with a life limited by crippling illness and a family torn by the loss of his mother. Tzutz Nik faces an arranged marriage to the prince of a ruthless dynasty in order to unite their fractured kingdoms.

A mysterious invitation gives them each an opportunity to escape their struggles for a while and view their lives from a new perspective. Deep in a remote jungle, amid long-forgotten ancient ruins, they discover the true meaning of sacrifice. In the shadows, a relentless evil presence lurks, threatening to lead them astray. Will they triumph over their adversary or be trapped in his web of lies?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500364885
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/18/2014
Series: TimeDrifter Series , #1
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

LAUREN LYNCH has lived in nine of the United States, but currently calls a log cabin in North Carolina home, along with her husband, teenage son, two dogs, a cat, five chickens and even the occasional bat. For more information, visit:

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The Place of Voices 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doing reviews makes me read genres I normally wouldn’t and that’s a good thing. The book covers an entertaining and mind enhancing storyline about three young people being led by their spirit animals to a different time and place where they learn to put everything in the right perspective. The wide time-span concerning their original births is creating a mind-boggling scenario. Once the readers envision the time when Maja built temples, then the story turns back to the middle of the 20th century. There is an evil force throughout the story forcing Anna, Brendan and Tzutz Nik to face their greatest fear and try to overcome it. It’s an interesting read about how young people can be influenced by fantasies and learn to cope in their normal world after being sent back. Though it appears like a dream to them, they remember enough of their lives with the animal spirits to have it make an impact on themselves and people around them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Journey from Victims to Victors “The Place of Voices” by Lauren Lynch draws Anna from 1929, in Italy; Brendan from 1957, in Washington State; and Tzutz Nik from 432 A.D., Central America, into a shared life-changing adventure that points them to Jesus. The Mayan characters extracted from history, and the scenic panorama endemic to three different countries create an educational and fun read grounded in Christian truths. The characters are well crafted and remain true to type throughout the book. Lauren Lynch has included discussion questions linking the action and events in the book to biblical truths at the end of “The Place of Voices.” Anna, Brendan and Nik are all running away from personal tragedy when they meet. Anna has lost both her parents in a fire that she believes was her fault. Brendan is suffering from polio and believes his mother’s death was his fault. Nik is a Mayan princess who will be forced to marry a warrior she has never met and unite two kingdoms to ensure peace and prosperity. The three unlikely heroes from different countries and different historical times become united in friendship and in something much stronger and more enduring. A brilliant touch, Anna, Brendan and Nik are all drawn into the adventure by animal guides that they can easily relate to from their own individual cultures and countries. Jesus is, after all, the great Way Maker.
pswinn More than 1 year ago
Although I feel this book would be a great read for young adults I feel adults will love it as well. Anna is almost 13 and when her parents die in a fire she is sent to live with an uncle. Brendan, also has suffered loss, his polio was passed to his mother who died. Both of these children are visited by some special animals, for Anna , it is a koala, and for Brendan, an elk. That is when the mystery and magic happen for these two. as they are carried to a magical place they are joined by Tzutz Nik, a princess from 432 A.D. As the three join forces they go on an amazing adventure and learn a lot about love and life. The author did a great job on an entertaining story that will have an appeal to a variety of readers and one that teaches an amazing lesson about what we go through in life and how to deal with it.
Ann12 More than 1 year ago
Adventure filled with fantasy! I enjoyed the lovely descriptions and the moral values presented throughout. I think this story would be great for YA. The narrator had a very pleasing voice as she portrayed all of the accents throughout her wonderful narration,
ShareeS More than 1 year ago
The Place of Voices is a creatively written book where the author incorporates historical fiction, fantasy and time travel to tell the story. This is the first book in the Time Drifters Series and it is a great beginning that will entice readers to read the entire series. Lauren Lynch is a gifted storyteller. The Place of Voices is similar The Chronicles of Narnia. For those that enjoy fantasy and deep meaningful works of literature, this is a great book to read. I enjoyed the allusions in the story. I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago