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, their fractals, once activated, will illuminate the planet and change the world for the better.
In France, Jesse enters the domain of a terrifying witch and her fanged wolfhound guarding the crystals. In Oregon, Nikki can’t make friends but must gather an ace team to search for an abandoned crystal mine.
In New Zealand Chaz must explore sacred Maori caves, but has to convince a fearsome soothsayer, and her zany cave guide, to let him look for crystals.
How do Jesse, Nikki and Chaz manage to ditch nosy parents?—overcome being lost?—avoid falling to their death?—evade primeval curses, fierce changelings and supernatural phenomenon? To find out, read The Crystal Chain, an extraordinary exploit filled with daring, magic, mystery and the paranormal.
A glossary at the end is helpful for readers 11 to 14 with additional information on crystals, mines, arctic sea ice melting, the International Space Station, how world time zones work, keeping clock time in space, interstellar communications, famous astronomers and more.
Judi has been writing magical realism fiction and crime stories for several years. The Crystal Chain is her first published novel for young readers. Her short fiction tales have been published in regional publications in midcoast Maine.
Watch for Judi's new paranormal mystery series beginning with The Reluctant Ghost of Brivalle Castle during the summer of 2019.
Crystals Inside Your Body!
“The human body is a “vibrating” linkage of solid and liquid crystals that form an over all energy pattern for the total body. Each organ, gland, nerve system and cell functions at some level of crystalline structure.”
– The Crystalline Properties of the Human Body – Davis AHS