The Wicked Passage

The Wicked Passage

by N.M. Singel

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Thirteen year old Blake Wyatt dug his bloodied fingers into the splintered railing of the ancient ship, struggling for footing in the violent storm. He wants desperately to wake from this nightmare...but he isn't sleeping. The mutiny is real and the great Christopher Columbus is about to be murdered-Dagonblud's latest victim in his quest to erase the world's history by stealing its past, with control of the future as his ultimate reward.

It's up to Blake, the youngest in his family of sapphire travelers, to master his incredible new powers so he can sneak through time, find, and destroy the Tolucan leader. But Dagonblud has other plans.

Will Blake ever see his family again? or will Dagonblud eliminate the last sapphire traveler standing between him and world supremacy? Strap yourself in to see how a bizarre assignment from a substitute teacher quickly turns deadly in this epic thrill-ride through time. The only thing that is certain is that Blake's life, and the world around him, will never be the same.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013875975
Publisher: Mitchell-Morris Publishing
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Series: A Blake Wyatt Adventure , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
File size: 920 KB

About the Author

N.M Singel is a Rhodes Scholar nominee and an honors graduate of the theater program at Purdue University. She studied Shakespeare and English literature at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England and was the recipient of the Irene Ryan acting scholarship for her performance at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. She has written two plays and several short stories. The Wicked Passage is her first novel.

Ms. Singel lives in Las Vegas where she has been managing her husband's medical practice while she pursues her passion as a full-time novelist. She is the mother of two beautiful bulldogs, Guinevere and MacArthur, who are the inspirations for her Rellium series.

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The Wicked Passage: A Blake Wyatt Adventure 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book when it first came out, I did have to wait for a bit for it to ship since it seemed to have flown off the shelves. It was totally worth the wait. Its an attention getting book not only for young readers but for all ages. The historical references were spot on and provided a more real adventure. ***June 8, 2013.....I was lucky enough to have met the author of this book and she was kind enough to let me interrupt her lunch and signed my copy!!! Thank you Mrs. Singel!! I'm anxiously awaiting the next adventure of Blake.
penandtome More than 1 year ago
Blake Wyatt must reunite with his family to restart time and save the Chronicle world. Follow Blake as he faces storms at sea, imprisonment, poisoning, and physical attack. The tale is supported through materials taken from actual historical journals. This adventure is a blend of historical fiction, fantasy, and time travel. Too many dashes.
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
13 year old Blake Wyatt is an ordinary teenager with a fairly ordinary life. He doesn't much care for history class and he's seriously considering quitting the football team. When Blake discovers he is the youngest descendant of the Sapphire Travelers, those with the ability to travel through time, things start spiraling out of control. He quickly learns that his world is much bigger than he once thought it to be. Ultimately he learns to take responsibility for his actions as he gains a greater appreciation for the things he once took for granted. Wicked Passage intertwines the classic story of good verses evil along with a dose of history, plus the excitement of time travel thrown in for good measure. This is a tale which will intrigue young readers while promoting good values and an appreciation for historical events. The Wicked Passage comes highly recommended and earns our Seal of Approval.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
The Wicked Passage is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
AvidReader59IK More than 1 year ago
Great Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure Novel The Wicked Passage is a wonderful new book by Rhodes Scholar Nominee, N.M. Singel. With an exceptional mix of historical fiction, fantasy, and time travel, the adventure of Blake Wyatt will captivate young readers and their parents/teachers alike. Singel's extensive writing background shines through, as well as her ability to create great characters and an amazing plot. Can't wait for the next installment. Great Read! 5 Stars - Highly Recommended.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Stephanie D. for Readers Favorite "The Wicked Passage" by N M Singel is an inventive mix of fantasy and history for young adults. Blake Wyatt just wants the school day to end but then his very odd substitute teacher has to go and reveal that Blake and his sister Erica are shadow travelers. They inherited this legacy from their father, who died many years ago. Now Blake finds himself in charge of an ancient book, "The Chronicle of the Rellium", which he mustn’t on any account open. So what is the first thing he does, thinking this is all just nonsense? Suddenly Blake finds he is having to protect one of the world’s greatest explorers, Christopher Columbus, from the evil Dragonblud of the wicked Tolucan empire. Dragonblud is out to destroy history and needs the Chronicle in order to do that. But he reckoned without such smart, feisty opponents. Erica is every bit as tough as her brother, and with the magical help of someone from their own past, they battle evil. Determination is a key element in this story. It is not going to be easy for Dragonblud. This is a very entertaining and exciting book, really well-written with lots of clever touches in the language and the twisting plot. We get parabulls and talking bull dogs, and the Chronicle itself has quite a lot to say too. All the characters are complex and realistic and develop through the story. There is a lot of action in the form of storms, murder attempts and imprisonment, to give but a few examples. It is the sort of book that once you start reading, you can’t stop. It is gripping, original and very, very good.
2020Reader More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! I started reading The Wicked Passage last night and couldn't put it down until I finished it this morning. The characters seemed real and the story moved fast. I am really looking forward to reading the next book.