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Into the Dim Hardcover – March 1, 2016
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Where Should You Time-Travel To?
You’ve found the legendary Nonius Stone! Take this quiz to help decide where the Dim should take you.
1. Okay, let’s start with the basics. What’s your favorite part of history class?
a. Looking at pictures of ancient artifacts
b. Learning about the powerful leaders who shaped history
c. Reading about culture and art
d. Studying ancient philosophers
2. Traveling thousands of years into the past can make you pretty hungry. What’s your ideal snack?
a. Fresh figs
b. Cereal and legumes
c. Vegetable soup
d. Dried fruit and nuts
3. Remember, you need to blend in! What’s your favorite ancient accessory?
a. Lots of fun jewelry and makeup
b. A colorful cloak
c. A large hat to shield you from the sun
d. Some pretty pins to add flair to your outfit (and hold up your tunic)
4. You might have some downtime while you travel. What would you do to pass the time?
a. Play board games like checkers
b. Relax in the public bath
c. Write sonnets to impress your lover
d. Watch some sporting events
5. Hopefully, you’ll get the chance to admire some art. What would you most like to see?
a. Elaborate architecture
b. Realistic sculptures
c. Detailed oil paintings
d. Epic poems and plays
Mostly a’s: Ancient Egypt.
You’ve been just dying to see the pyramids—as they’re being built! Come walk along the Nile and read some hieroglyphics while you’re at it.
Mostly b’s: The Roman Empire.
You love to hang out with large groups of people, so why not spend some time in one of the largest empires in history? Just make sure you come back to the present before it falls.
Mostly c’s: The Italian Renaissance.
You’re an artist at heart, so travel back to the Renaissance to absorb the rich culture. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to create your own masterpiece.
Mostly d’s: Ancient Greece.
You love a good Greek tragedy, so it’s about time you actually saw one performed in the time it’s written! And maybe stop by the Olympics, too, while you’re at it.
"Debut author Taylor adeptly blends the fantastical and the historical as she sends her reluctant heroine back to the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine in order to save her mother. Taylor’s writing is bright with detail and her plot dense with action as Hope learns to be brave and resourceful when circumstances turn dire."
"Janet B. Taylor’s absorbing novel keeps the action moving with well-timed revelations, deftly drawn historical events and personages, and a sparks-flying romance."--School Library Journal
"Readers will connect with Hope and her anxiety and quest to fit into the world. This book immerses readers into a fast-moving, action-packed story with great characters and an excellent historical setting. Supporting characters are fun and bring much to the plot and development of Hope’s character... This is recommended as a wonderful addition to existing science fiction and historical fiction collections."
"Historical-fiction and romance fans will be thrilled with this strong addition to the genres."
“Into the Dim is a time-travel adventure that will leave readers breathless. Janet Taylor has woven a story that will capture action seekers and romance lovers and pull them along for the ride.”—Joelle Charbonneau - New York Times bestselling author of THE TESTING trilogy
"Janet B. Taylor's Into the Dim shines bright. This debut time travel novel captures the imagination and takes the reader on a fascinating journey to 12th century England, deftly weaving historical characters like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Thomas Becket into the drama. Rich with period detail, and an intriguing lead character, this is YA science fiction at its best." --Rysa Walker, author of The Chronos Files Series
“Janet B. Taylor’s Into the Dim is one truly enjoyable read. A fast-paced, time-travel adventure with rogue Tesla science and Middle Ages history, it will make you want to jump back into the English court, after a proper round of smallpox and typhoid vaccines, of course.” —Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood
"The perfect blend of mystery, sci-fi, action, cute guys, romance, history and gorgeous Scotland!" —Justine magazine
“A total page-turner full of action, interesting history and a timeless romance (literally!). Be sure you have time to read this book in one sitting—I promise you won’t be able to put it down.” —Marin L., 16 (Girls Life reader)
“Why You’ll Love It: Three words: Young Adult Outlander. …It’s the first book in a series, promising forbidden love, high stakes and epic thrills in the Scottish highlands.” —Paste Magazine online
"“Fantasy, historical events, and time-travel all combine for a suspenseful and fun trip to the medieval period.” —Bustle
"“You don’t want to miss this time-traveling adventure, thrilling romance, and rich, historical tale.” —The Columbus Dispatch
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