Beyond the Longcase Clock by Hayley Patton sounds like a heck of a lot of fun. I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for time travel stories and the way this one is presented is so fascinating. Also, I really love the cover.
An ancient spell gone wrong. A legacy of time travel. The latest unsuspecting heir. Sophia just wants to earn enough money to go climbing by helping her father in his antiques shop. But when strange visions interrupt her work, she struggles to understand their meaning. Little does she know that they depict the past. Flung back in time with her younger brother in tow, Sophia must get to grips with life in Victorian England before they make one mistake too many. But a dangerous man is watching. When he discovers their secret, the siblings embark on an arduous journey through distant lands that will push them to the brink of survival. With no way home and her brother’s future in her hands, Sophia must learn to control her gift or risk losing everything. One wrong move, and they’ll suffer a fate far worse than being trapped in the past forever. Beyond the Longcase Clock is the first book in the YA fantasy time-travel series Chronicles of the Chiliad. If you like fast-paced adventure, vivid historical settings, and unpredictable magical powers, then you’ll love the first instalment in Hayley Patton’s compelling new series.
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