Hey everyone! My name is Sharon Ledwith, and I’m the author of The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis. I’d like to introduce Amanda Sault—one of my protagonists from The Last Timekeepers time travel series.
Say hi, Amanda…
Wait, wait, I’m not ready! I’m trying to get this poem down …oh crap, never mind! Uh, hey Sharon! Hi everyone!
Hmm. Did I catch you at a bad time?
Sort of. Look, can we just get this interview over with? I still have to study for a math test, and you know how much I suck at math.
I totally get it. Okay, tell the readers what subject you do like.
That’s easy—gym—especially if we get to go outside. Unfortunately, living in White Pines where winter feels longer than summer, doesn’t always allow for that. I also love, no wait, breathe poetry. It’s the one thing I shine at. I’ve even been published in the town paper, the White Pines Weekly. I guess that’s why I was picked over the others to be the Timekeeper Scribe.
Slow down, Amanda. You need to explain to everyone what a Timekeeper is first.
Sorry. My bad. Okay, make yourselves comfortable, and I’ll try my best to explain. What I’m about to share with you is a secret, so you can’t tell anyone. Not that anyone would believe time travel is possible, ’cause I sure didn’t. That is, I didn’t until it happened to me. Yeah, you heard right, I’m a time traveler—er, correction, I mean I’m a Timekeeper. That’s a little different.
I don’t get to go into the past whenever and wherever I want. I’m summoned, along with four of my classmates, the local white witch, and history professor by a time portal we dug up called the Arch of Atlantis. BTW—I’m sure you’ll get a chance to meet the other Timekeepers all in good time. Pun intended.
Don’t get cute. Continue please…
Okay, here’s the skinny version, a Timekeeper’s job—our prime directive—is to protect the past, keep it from changing, no matter what. Even if you don’t like how it ends up in the history books. And that’s the hardest part. Not interfering. Just keeping history as real as it was written. And sometimes that sucks.
So, tell us what being a Last Timekeeper means.
It’s not as ominous as it sounds. We’re supposed to be Earth’s last chance to restore the balance in the time period where this evil douche-bag named Belial chooses to slither in. Lilith told us that if we don’t accomplish our mission—in the form of a riddle written by yours truly—then all of what we know will be rewritten the way Belial wants. And that’s the scary part. Evil would triumph over good.
Hold up, Amanda, details please. Who is Lilith?
We met Lilith when we were pulled through the Arch of Atlantis by a radiant, spiraling light. Believe it or not, she exists in Atlantis, or what’s left of it. She’s the Fiftieth Magus of the Arcane Tradition and the guardian of the seventh Arch of Atlantis, and apparently one of the First Timekeepers. I know it’s a mouthful, but that’s what she told us. And who’s gonna argue with a 12,000 year-old woman? Lilith also said that we’re to be part of a greater good—whatever that means—to secure hope for a new tomorrow. Yeah, right. No pressure there.
Ha! I bet that upcoming math test trumps being a Timekeeper!
I wouldn’t say that. I’ve learned so much, and have met some great friends on our last Timekeeper mission. Now, if only there was some way to ditch Jordan Jensen in the past…
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