Deep inside a mountain crater an angel materializes before three stunned teenagers sending them on a quest to find 20 enchanted crystals. These are no ordinary crystals. Once activated, they will light up the entire planet.
And change the world for the better.
In France, Jesse enters the domain of a terrifying witch guarding the crystals. In Oregon, Nikki can’t make friends but must gather an ace team to search inside a dark and dangerously abandoned crystal mine.
In New Zealand, Chaz must explore a sacred cave but first has to convince a fearsome soothsayer to let his team go inside.
How do Jesse, Nikki and Chaz ditch nosy parents?—overcome being totally lost?—evade primeval curses and fierce changelings?
In the Crystal Chain you get a heaping serving of science, magic,
And the paranormal.
A glossary with even more science is helpful for readers 11 to 14 .
Twins Aimée and Juliette are shocked by their parent’s pronouncement, “You're going to boarding school.” So unfair! Still, no amount of crying changes their sentence. Soon, they quit the quiet countryside of France for the Abbey, an uncommon school for girls with paranormal abilities. The uncommon becomes the unbelievable when a gyrating timeline-vortex hurls them back to the 1600s, to an outlandish abbey run by a mysterious sisterhood. Once there, the girls discover their own roommate is possessed by a ghost ruining her life. Never ones to dodge a mystery, the twins set out to solve Charlotte’s haunting. They must trek through a beast-filled and forbidden forest to seek help from an impulsive wizard. To avoid the Abbess and her rules, and a bevy of unforgettable characters, the girls scheme their way around and create a detective team of the highest order.
What is the time-travel detective team up to now?
—Twins Aimée and Juliette, and Charlotte and Lil.
New friend, Kalin is haunted by seeing the explosion murder of her brother, Finn. The 'seeing' was a vision no one else saw
– yet Finn is gone –
disappeared under shadowy circumstances. The team vows to help Kalin and they gather clues from a magic waterfall where they learn there is something odious about Finn’s disappearance. The team begs permission to time travel from their 1600s school, the Abbey, to current-time Ireland.
Renegades try and stop them as they make their way by train and ship from France to the wild west coast of Ireland and Kalin’s summer home. No parents allowed. But the girls let Charlotte’s chauffeur, Gustav, escort them. After all, he has a car. Gustav, once a French Spy, has a little magic of his own.
Join the paranormal detective team in this second book of the series.
Judi Valentine grew up hanging out in the dense woods and granite mountains of Maine. She was always scribbling about something and when adventures popped into her head she decided to pen them into stories. Her first fiction novel was published in 2017 followed by the time travel series.
Coming soon, final book of this series, fall of 2022: THE ABBEY IN PERIL.
In the last decade, Judi has enjoyed writing fiction for young readers and crime stories for the not so young. As a practicing PhD Nutritionist she has had science articles published in Maine and Maryland.