This month we’re taking a closer look at our feature books, The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis and its prequel, Legend of the Timekeepers. Both of these books are on sale right now and for the rest of March in our bookstore with the discount code: TIME. We also suggest you follow this blog to keep up with the author, Sharon Ledwith, as she shares some of her time travel magic with us!
Take it away, Sharon!
When a fantasy author friend asked me who my favorite character was in The Last Timekeepers series, I was flabbergasted. Really? That’s like asking who your favorite child is! So this question got me thinking—if I had to pick one fav character, who would I choose? I decided to take the bait and the answer hit me—Treena Mui.
Treena Mui is the pudgy 14-year-old Chinese drama queen from The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis, who wants to be an award-winning actress when she grows up. She’s introduced in the first book of my middle-grade/young adult time travel series, so you’ll be seeing a lot more of Treena in years to come. In fact, the fourth book in the series will be in her point-of-view.
I think what connects me to Treena is that she’s a lot like me humor-wise. Treena is great with the comebacks, and she’s a natural when it comes to one-liners and puns. That was me as a teen, so I guess I relate to her warped sense of humor. I love to hear laughter, and Treena manages to get the laughs. She’s a cheerful character, who motivates the rest of the Timekeepers by using stolen lines from her favorite movies, or acting out scenes when the going gets tough.
The premise of the whole series goes like this: Treena, her four grade eight classmates, and two offbeat adults get pulled into an ancient time portal from the lost continent of Atlantis by a mysterious Atlantean Magus named Lilith. They are chosen to be Timekeepers—legendary time travelers handpicked by destiny to keep Earth’s history safe from an evil force known as Belial. But there’s one big problem for the Timekeepers: no matter what has happened in history—good or bad—they aren’t supposed to mess with the past. Yeah, that can get a little complicated, especially when the kids can’t use any of their modern gadgets like cell phones or tablets in the past. Each character must rely on their unique talents and gifts to solve the clues given in a written mission to get them back home in one piece.
If you’re interested in traveling back in time with Treena, and the rest of the Last Timekeeper crew, please check out some sample chapters HERE. Connect with Treena Mui on The Last Timekeepers Time-Travel Series FACEBOOK page. And, if you like what you see, take Treena Mui and The Last Timekeeper gang HOME with you.