Delivering another superb novel Leibowitz has done his many fans proud with a truly exceptional read.
"A Powerful and fascinating foray into the future of science and its unforeseen consequences"
Only Slater knows the prehistoric temples are not built correctly,
but what will happen if he interferes in the past?
Slater is the son of Mason, but he will never be a chip off the old block. Although his father is responsible for Aveburgh henge, Slater is more interested in learning about the ceremonies held amongst the stones.
Torn from a solstice celebration into a real-life nightmare, Slater's talent for reading ley lines upsets dark forces.
Ancient magic pulls him back in time to reveal his connection to primeval secrets. There, he is teased by formidable priestesses who teach him the power of earth energies. Slater’s ability to solve problems under pressure is his strongest weapon against terrifying shamen who want only one thing from him – his death.
For fans of Jacky Gray’s Hengist: People Of The Horse series, Slater may well prove the best to date and like the best offerings in its genre it begins with an idea and follows it by exploring its implications. This is something Gray does particularly well. Using time travelling across the aeons to propel her central story. Many authors would be content to throw in a handful of cursory facts to substantiate a historical setting, but Gray certainly isn’t one of them. She’s clearly done her research with the result being a narrative that appeals to the mind as much as it does to our thirst for adventure and as the title suggests, much of the interest comes from the nature of Slater’s character. Through a cleverly woven plot that holds together and the relationship between Slater and Aurala, we are reminded that small events can often have enormous consequences.
Book four in Gray’s wonderful series for young adults, Slater maintains the standards set in Gray’s previous releases, but with increasingly broader appeal. In part, this is down to the increasing complexity and familiarity of Gray’s alternative universe, though overwhelmingly down to her ability to tell a cracking good story. It is recommended without reservation.
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