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Book: The Power Vested In Me Book 1 The Gatherers by A. J. King

Book: The Power Vested In Me Book 1 The Gatherers by A. J. King

categories: Book, Mystery, Magic, H G Wells, Edinburgh Castle, James 1st, Time Travel, Riddles, History, The Kray Twins, Battle of Hastings, Great Plague, Fantasy

A. J. King

Author A. J. Kingabout this book: The book is a fantasy and mystery aimed at young adults, although lots of adults have informed me they have enjoyed the subject matter. It tells the story of 5 teenagers, who as new born babies, are given special powers by a mysterious stranger. Thirteen years later he returns, brings them all together, introduces himself as Starkey and asks them to go on a series of quests for him. These quests involve them travelling back in time to five different periods of history, all of which I had to fully research especially as in some of them they encounter real characters from that time. Their escort to these destinations is the Riddleman, who takes them there, gives them a riddle they need to solve and leaves them returning once they have retrieved a specific item for Starkey.

The book also covers the real life struggles of the teenagers all of whom come from completely different backgrounds; it therefore touches on bullying, poverty and step parents. The children learn about team working, tolerating others and facing up to the consequences of your actions.

An inspiration for the book was David Bowie's Starman. So I have tried to let 'all the children boogie.'

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