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Creighton Hill (Time Captives) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 8, 2015
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About the Author
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment. To learn more about Morgan and her work, visit: www.morganhuneke.com or www.morganhuneke.blogspot.com
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The concept of "Time Captives" was incredibly fascinating and literally had me glue to my seat! It reminded me a lot of Narnia when I first started reading, but it really has its own unique flair. Right along with the Hubbards, I was questioning what things could mean and how it would affect them throughout the novel.
Hands down, George is my favorite character! I really liked Abigail as well, but George really grabbed my attention as a character. Plus, his experience in Calhortz made my heart squeeze. I started to understand more of what a Time Captive is while reading his story. I will mention that I am eagerly wanting to hear more of Abigail’s story.
"Creighton Hill" was a very enjoyable, quick read. I recommend it to fantasy readers who like a story with young, strong heroes.
*(I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own and was not required to write a positive review.)*
There were a few tiny little bits that I didn't enjoy in the story. For example, I got tired of Emily's constant grumbling and complaining and of her and Joey's constant bickering. Though, I guess that's the way it was with my brothers and I at times (my poor parents!). The only other thing was this: I wanted more! I think that Morgan would have helped herself out a lot if she had painted her world for me a little bit better. What would I see and smell, or hear, or feel? Some people don't like lengthy descriptions, but I felt that for Calhortea to come alive, I needed some more description.
All in all, I can not wait to find out more about this new and fascinating world. I will definitely be reading Book 2.
A land will appear,
The wind through the trees
Bird song loud and clear,
Though all this seems pleasant,
Things aren't as they seem.
A stryte rules this country,
But now hope gleams.
Ten at the first and four at the last,
From foreign parts traveling fast,
Defeat the strytes, for this is your quest.
You will not go home till you've done your best."
Meet the Hubbard's. For the last 200 years a child of the age of 12 has disappeared every 20 years. It is now the year 2000. Who is next? Having grown up listening to Grampa's stories, Allan (12), Jill (11) and Joey (10) all believed his tales. Emily (14), forever the skeptic and a truly obnoxious teenager is very disdainful. Anna, the youngest sibling believes but she is not seeing the magic writing like the other four. With Grampa now deceased, the family is living at Creighton Hall. It is not long before they are going through the portal in the attic to a new and dangerous world. They will meet the kalicans, pirates and most dangerous, the strytes, who are a race that do not like humans or merpeople so capture and enslave them.
As the children's story develops, the author also takes us back in time to spend some time with George, the first Time Captive, and Abigail who lived for 40 years with the kalicans. George is imprisoned in Crannig Castle with Camthalion, an elven scholar who has been tasked to study the Time Captives and see why they do not age. The country is ruled by King Mudan and Queen Toarna.
A well-written book for youngsters. We read it aloud to our 7, 10 and 14 year old. IMPORTANT to note that this book does not have an ending. It is a part of a trilogy and you will be left begging for more at the end! It is a Christian book but not overly heavy. If you like the Chronicles of Narnia you will most likely enjoy this. We have already started reading the second book in the series so I would definitely recommend this one. I purchased this book for my Kindle. I was not required to write a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz