"This is an incredibly charming series. As much as I loved golden boy Archer, Reagan is the one who stole my heart. I notice the author claims to have been a 'geeky teen' herself, so perhaps that is how she nailed the character development, from geek to hero. (I also was a 'geeky teen' so I could be biased.) But it seems to me that the heart and wit and adventure, that are the author's style, are in full force in this third book." - Bookish, Amazon Reader
"If you are new to the Hengist books, Reagan works well as a standalone novel. The book makes clever use of wit & humor to ease up the narrative whenever it gets too serious. As with the other books in the series, Jacky continues to write with a refreshing honesty; creating a reality that isn't unnecessarily padded up for the younger reader's benefit." - Moterwriter
"I'm not a math nerd, but thoroughly enjoyed looking for patterns along with Reagan. I picked up this book because I have an unnatural obsession with the chalk horses of England and was not disappointed! This is a very good coming-of-age story which shows young people making decisions that will define them and shape them into persons of character." - Lisa Rikand, Author, Girl the Reaper
From the Author
I have always be fascinated by Wessex's white horses and as the connections between them were revealed to me, I became immersed in the mysteries of the whole area, spending many a happy hour with maps and dowsing rods! I have been fortunate to meet a raft of fascinating people along this journey who have opened my eyes to the realities of earth energies and the truth about crop patterns. I only hope that I have done justice to Reagan's tale and maybe sparked off some questions that readers will be inspired to answer for themselves.
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Here's one of my favourite scenes:
'And might we know the names of these two friends of Archer, son of Sedge?'
'I think it's better you don't know our names.' Kalen understood Reagan's idea and played along nicely.
'I see. A couple of highly-educated men, who make a secret of their names, working on a world-changing project. And claim to be friends of Archer, son of Sedge.' With each point, he looked at a different one of his men as though seeking their opinion. Each one stared back without expression, an oft-played sport. He rubbed his chin as he considered the idea. 'I don't suppose you can tell us more about the nature of this mission?'
Kalen too met the eyes of each Renegate, ignoring Reagan who shook his head, a look of desperation on his face. Finally, the tutor turned to the leader with a cool gaze. 'I could tell you more,' he paused dramatically, 'but then I'd have to kill you.' Looking casually at the others, he added, 'All of you.'
The man's face twitched for an instant as though he appreciated the game being played out here. He looked at Reagan. 'Could he do this?'
Reagan nodded gravely. 'Easily. With his bare hands.' He shook his head as though anticipating the carnage.
The leader matched his grave tone and shaking head. 'In that case, I have no choice ...'