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Meet Sharon Ledwith’s Scribe, Amanda Sault!

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.Scribe Tools

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.

Really? How?

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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March is nearly over! If you want to get The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis while it’s still on sale, head over to our bookstore and pick up either ebook for $0.99 or the paperbacks for $3.00 OFF with the promo code:  TIME.

Travel through time with Sharon Ledwith’s Favourite Character!

 

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!

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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.

Lit stageTreena 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.